Passions oozed sublime with every fondle of chisel along the architecture of the Khajuraho temples. Temples of Khajuraho depict earthy desires that encompass humans feelings in the brown colour of the Khajuraho sculptures. Commonly known as the 'Temples Of Love', Khajuraho Temples are regarded to be a 'World Heritage Site'. Situated in Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho temples has the largest group of ancient temples each decorated with innumerable erotic Khajuraho sculptures of extraordinary grace and delicacy. The historical and mythical Khajuraho sculptures, reflect the spiritual and physical love.
Khajuraho Temples - A forbidden attempt
A tourist's must, the temples at Khajuraho are preceded by many theories in relation to their construction. Out of 85 temples in Khajuraho, there are just twenty temples left over to watch. Khajutaho temples are segregated into different groups as The Western , Eastern and Southern groups, each assigned with unique specialty. The Western Group is the largest and paramount group with most of its constituent temples laid out roughly in two rows. The eastern group of monuments, situated in close proximity to the Khajuraho village, includes three Brahmanical temples known as Brahma, Vamana and Javari and three Jain temples, the Ghantai, Adinath and Parsvanath. The Brahmanical temples are located along or near the Khajuraho-Sagar, while the Jain temples are situated farther south and are conveniently approached by a metaled road. The southern group of monuments comprises the Duladeo and the Chaturbhuja temples. The Duladeo is about a kilometer south of the Khajuraho village and half a mile southwest of the Jain group of temples.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
During the month of February/March, the serene and drowsy town of Khajuraho is changed to a mesmerizing social center. It is the time when the festival of Maha Shivratri draws pilgrims from all over the region to commemorate the marriage of Shiva. The festival also sees one of India's premier dance events - the Khajuraho Festival of Dance, a showcase for all forms of classical dance. This seven-day dance celebration is a unique treat for connoisseurs from all over the world. The Khajuraho dance festival showcases various classical styles of Indian dance such as Kathak, Bharat Natyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali.
State Museum of Tribal & Folk Arts
The museum in Khajuraho boasts of the fine compendium of masterpieces of tribal and folk art. Exquisite artifacts from all over Madhya Pradesh is on display at the Chandela Cultural Complex also get fascinated with grandeur of rich tradition of tribal and folk arts and crafts. It represents the best of Indian culture and tradition and synthesis with foreign cultures that came through trade and invasions. The State Museum has more than 500 representative items of terracotta, metal craft, woodcraft, tribal and folk paintings, tattoos, jewelery and masks.
Excursions From Khajuraho Temples
If you can dare to keep your attention away from digression, Khajuraho beckons you for yet another spectacular show of the city. Apart from marveling the erotic Khajuraho sculptures photos also set sightseeing tour to nearby places. Walk and watch Khajuraho, it reveals its secret one after another.
Green haven of cascading waterfalls, and herds of blue bulls, sambars and chinkaras comprises the show pieces of Panna National Park. Besides Panna National Park sanctuaries like Ken Gharial Sanctuary is a treasure trove of long snouted crocodiles.
A medieval city that has captured charm and time since ages displaying its grandeur in forts like Jehangir Mahal, Laxminarayan Temple as well as many other shrines and memorials.
Banisar lake and Ranguan lakes are some of the most beautiful picnic spots near Khajuraho with facilities of boating and water sports like Boating & Angling.
How To Reach Khajuraho
- Air : The routes to Khajuraho are simple as it has daily domestic flights to and from Agra, Varanasi and Kathmandu.
- Rail : The nearest railway station is at Mahoba, Satna and Jhansi.
- Road : Khajuraho has frequent bus services and good roads to and from the major cities of India including Panna, Mahoba, Satna, Jabalpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Agra and Jhansi.