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- KhajurahoFeb 06, 2013
n the heart of the wilderness in the state of Madhya Pradesh located in the centre of northern India lies Khajuraho. It is a place that is far from any other city and here lies an amazing complex of some of the most beautiful temples that you can see in India. The Khajuraho temples are known to be some of the most unique and intriguing in the world due to the thousands of enigmatic sexual sculptures that adorn the temple walls. Arriving to Khajuraho is not that easy but once you arrive you know it was worth the journey. Just wonder around the massive complex by foot or bike and your jaw will drop in amazement that man could build such perfection.
the mystery of the temples:
The temples of Khajuraho are not a creation or a vision of one man alone. They are a unique and intriguing phenomenon that no scholar knows why they were built and what caused this outburst of such utterly passionate, sensual and highly erotic sculptures. Even Indians do not know exactly how to place the story of these temples in relation to their culture and how to present them to the world.
How to get there?
Khajuraho is a small and pleasant town. There is a large variety of accommodation and places to eat. The temples are close to town and are very easy to reach.
The triangle of three main airports: Agra, the city of Taj Mahal; Khajuraho, the city of the erotic temples; and Benares or Varanasi on the banks of the Ganges, are busy with thousands of Western tourists. Most of the tourists that want to visit Khajuraho fly on the busy tourist route connecting Delhi with Agra and continue to Benares. A more interesting way if you have the time, is to get to Khajuraho via land from the south through two other fascinating places: Orchha, a city of magnificent ruins and palaces located in beautiful countryside, or from Sanchi, there is the great stupa and considered as one of the most important Buddhist sites in India.
- KhajurahoFirst to ReviewJul 03, 2012
Visiting during Duvali was a great idea, and the temples were amazing. $20 to walk through them, which was a little bit high. An English friend of mine got in for a few rupees because she "looked" Indian. But you can visit all kinds of other temples in the area as you like, because there's no shortage of them. It's amazing that such thousand year old structures still stand (after restoration).