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Khajuraho Temples, Khajuraho

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Visit the majestic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Khajuraho Temples, a series of both Jain and Hindu temples noted for their elaborate Nagara-style structures and collections of erotic art. The temples, dedicated to various Hindu and Jain deities, date back to the 10th century. Admire the architectural marvel and detailed carvings that adorn the temple structures, or take a guided tour to learn more about the history of the complex. Exploring the temples, you can observe a staggering amount of intricate carvings and statues, 10% of which are erotic in nature. Plan your visit to Khajuraho Temples and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Khajuraho family vacation planner.
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  • Quite tricky to get to, this site declared rightly a Unesco World Heritage site is not be missed. 22 temples were hidden for centuries by the jungle and then riascoperti by the British in the 19th century. Built around the year 1000, impress the multitude of sculptures, statues, friezes. Famous compositions of some positions of the kamasutra Bylaw, which represent only a part of the sculptural heritage.
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  • It is a must see place in India if you have little bite of interest in art, craft , sculpture and history. This country is so rich in history, culture, costume, tradition ,etc. Wherever I go in India ...  more »
  • A place to visit and enjoy. You have option to guide that you can use or not. In my case we went with a guide in Spanish and it was really great because but there are many details that are lost. They're not filming.
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  • Architecture can't be summed up in words!! absolutely beautiful and calm. The must, must visit place if you want a piece of beauty and history. Very well maintained. The sculptures are so divine. Genius architecture!!
  • Entire Khajuraho is divided into group of temples with biggest and move visited being Western group of temples. Other groups are far and scattered and hence really few tourist can be seen. Most reasonable options is to hire an auto to take you around to visit all of the temples which can be easily covered in a day. The temple grounds are neat, clean and visitor friendly. It is a group of temples situated in a closed boundary and is called southern group of temples. Depicting an old form of temple art, these temples are a gem of Indian art and culture. A leisure stroll in the open area alongwith fabulous sculpturing renders this place a must for art lovers. Unnecessary hassling by the guides can be avoided by downloading the app provided by the government which narrates the temple details without money bargaining. In the evening there is a sound and music show near the temples. As per my experience, it should be enjoyed first and then next morning the temples should be visited. This makes the experience more rich, enjoyable and also you understand the background culture better.  Khajuraho group of monuments is a UNESCO world heritage site and is well know for the its stunning architecture. The monuments are situated in Khajuraho town in Chatharpur district of Madhya pradhesh. There are basically 3 sets of temples which are the Western group which are the biggest, the eastern group and the Southern group.  The symmetry and geometry of the temples are stunning. The depiction of sexual art on the walls of temples are unbelievable specially when we think these were built about thousand years ago. The images at Khajuraho temples are a matter of great research for art historians and main source of attraction worldwide. The erotic sculptures at the Khajuraho temples are of different significance to different people.  Each temple at Khajuraho stands on a high platform with a distinctive upward direction to their structure. The Western group of temples lies in the center of green meadow and kaleidoscopic flowerbeds. This group of temples is included in World Heritage site and showcases one of the most remarkable sculptures of Khajuraho. The most notable among these temples are the Jagadambi temple, the Kandariya Mahadeva temple and the Chitragupta temple. The temple of Lord Vishnu built by Yasovarman is also known an important temple.  Of the southern group of temples the Duladeo and the Chaturbhuja temples are very famous. The Duladeo temple, built in1100-1150A.D. is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is situated 1km. south of the Khajuraho village. The Chaturbhuja temple, 3km from the town is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
  • Very famous temples of India. Great art work of Stones..
  • Historical and architectural wonder... beautifully maintained by the people there.
  • The temples are well maintained with nice surrounding.. Wonderful art works on all temples....

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Where to stay in Khajuraho

The worldwide fame of the Khajuraho temples has given rise to a vibrant tourist industry; consequently, this relatively small town offers a range of accommodation facilities. Most hotels concentrate along the airport road and main temple road, varying from luxury international chains to low budget lodgings. Five-star deluxe outlets with spas, pools, landscape gardens, and views of temples tend to lie closer to the airport, while economy accommodations surround the eastern group of temples and follow the Khudar River. Some family-friendly, affordable establishments have good views of the temples, and a few of the mid-range hotels feature lovely rooftop restaurants.
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