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The beauty of Madhya Pradesh

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Khajuraho Tourism – Enjoy Incredible Attractions

India Travel Notes presents Manish K Sinha

Khajuraho is known for its erotic temples. There were around 85 temples but now only 22 have survived with the ravages of time. These exquisite temples enthrall tourists to come here from far and wide. Though the sculptures carved on these temples depict the most taboo subject, sex, yet the images have got appreciation from tourists who throng here from all across the world.

Some famous attractions of Khajuraho include:

India Travel Notes – Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh

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Western Group of Temples

The sculptures of these beautiful temples are very popular among visitors. Dedicated to Hindu deities of Lord Shiva and Vishnu, these temples are located at the left of the entrance to Khajuraho. Kandariya Mahadeo temples are famous for some of the finest figurines depicted on their walls. The temple has earned acclamations because of the ruins of Chausath Yogini temple. Matangeswara Temple is the only temple where people still worship.
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A Peek Into the Visitor’s Guide to Khajuraho

India Travel Notes presents Leesa Steve

Khajuraho, which is located in the northern region of Madhya Pradesh, is a city well-known for its temples and monuments. Khajuraho has something to appeal to all kinds of tourists. So whether you are a lover of art and sculpture, a lover of wildlife and nature or simply a devout devotee, Khajuraho is the place to be. This temple town was the capital of the Chandela dynasty, whose rulers claimed to have descended from the moon (Chand in Hindi means moon). The rulers of this royal family of Rajputs built 85 temples during their reign (950AD to 1150AD). However today only 22 temples remain. The visitor’s guide to Khajuraho will give you a listing of the famous temples.

India Travel Notes - Khajuraho Tour: An Expedition to the Temple City!

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The temples are categorized into three distinct groups-Western, Eastern and Southern. The Kandariya Mahadev temple, Chausat yogini temple, Chitragupta temple, Vishwanath temple, Lakshmana temple and Matangeshwara temple are the temples that fall under the Western group of temples. A beautiful ‘Light and Sound’ (Son-et-Lumiere) show is presented after sunset in these temples everyday. As the visitor’s guide to Khajuraho will tell you these shows have tickets priced at Rs 90(Indians) and Rs 300(foreigners). The Eastern group of temples include the three Jain temples namely, Parshvanath, Ghantai and Adinath and three Hindu temples namely Brahma, Vamana and Javari. There are only two temples in the South namely Dulhadev and Chhatrabhuj.
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Khajuraho Dance Festival & Information About Khajuraho

India Travel Notes presents M Kumar Gupta

Khajuraho Festival of Dances (February 2014)

The famous temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh State are popular for its archaeological excellence. The temples were built during the Chandela Dynasty between 250 and 1050 AD. The Temples of Khajuraho strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. In the year 1986, UNESCO designated this group of temples as a world heritage site. Khajuraho Temples are very famous among tourist coming to India on cultural India Tours. Per year in the month of February – March, Khajuraho Dance Festival is organized by the Kala Parishad under the Madhya Pradesh government. Popular Classical Dancers from all India performs during this Dance festival at Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh. The aim of organizing this event is to promote cultural heritage and traditional dances of India.

India Travel Notes – Visit Khajuraho, India

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Dancers from abroad also perform during this week long festival in Madhya Pardesh. Live performances of classical dances like Kathak, Kuchipudi, Odissi, and Bharatnatyam, Manipuri are the main attractions of these dance festival. The Festival of Khajuraho Dance is internationally recognized by international dancers and academies. A large number of foreign tourists come to India for classical dances like Khajuraho Festival of Dances.
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Khajuraho Travel Guide: Tourist Places, Khajuraho Tourism

India Travel Notes presents Elvira Filinovich

Khajuraho, also known as the Land of Moon God is one of the best known tourist places in north India. This favourite destination of tourists in Madhya Pradesh was once the capital of Chandela Rajputs. Khajuraho or Khajirvahila literally means the garden of dates presents an exotic view for tourists. This historic land situated in Chhatarpur district beholds a good number of Hindu and Jain temples. Today, Khajuraho is one among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Amazing sculptures and architecture of buildings in this temple town is a fine example depicting Indo- Aryan style of construction. Annual dance festival conducted in Khajuraho temple attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Beautiful carvings seen inside inner sanctum of Khajuraho temples is really spectacular.

India Travel Notes – Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh

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Parsvanath temple, built during the reign of Dhangadeva is an important tourist place coming in the top list of Khajuraho travel guide. You can watch here wonderful stone carvings depicting the images of God. It is a well known Jain temple coming under the group of Eastern group of temples in Bhundelkand region of Madhya Pradesh. Lakshmana temple built by king Yasorvarman is another spellbinding tourist destination promoting Khajuraho tourism. Alluring architecture of this stone temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu presents a fabulous view for visitors. Studies say that, the statue was presented to king Yasorvarman by Devapala. Chausath Yogini temple dedicated to 64 Yoginis is another attractive tourist spot promoting Khajuraho tourism. This ancient temple built in 900 AD is considered as the oldest surviving temple in Khajuraho. Chitagupt temple, Vishwanath temple, Devi Jagadhamba temple, Ghantai temple, Adinath temple, Chaturbhuj temple and Duladeo temple are other temples included in Khajuraho travel guide.
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A Trip to the Khajuraho Temples

India Travel Notes presents Aditya Kapoor

Khajuraho is a popular city in the Madhya Pradesh state of India. The city is known for its ancient erotic temples that were built during the ancient times. According to an official report from the Archaeological Survey of India, there were 85 temples that were initially built but today only 22 exist.

India Travel Notes - Khajuraho Tour: An Expedition to the Temple City!

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These exquisite temples attract a number of tourists from all over the country and this place is a social hub for the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Bisexual (LGBT) community. They are known for the various sculptures and statues that portray different sexual positions as defined in the Kama Sutra.
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Khajuraho Tour: An Expedition to the Temple City!

By Manish Kr Sinha

Khajuraho is located at Chattarpur in Madhya Pradesh. This historic land beholds a number of Hindu and Jain temples. It is mainly visited for its group of temples. The monuments of Khajuraho have been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These monuments display extraordinary artwork and exquisite craftsmanship. Annual dance festival organized in Khajuraho temple invites many visitors from all over the world. Outstanding carvings can be seen inside the inner sanctum of Khajuraho temples which attract people to explore the appeal of elegance.

India Travel Notes - Khajuraho Tour: An Expedition to the Temple City!

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Some popular attractions of Khajuraho include:

Adinath

This Jain temple was built in 11th century. It is dedicated to Adinath, a Jain Saint. The temple is an important constituent of the famous Jain group of temples. Constructed in the shape of ‘sapta-ratha’ the temple is beautifully adorned with exquisite carvings. It’s single towered ‘shikhara’ also gives a graceful look to the shrine. The walls are lavishly decorated with beautifully sculptured images of court musicians. The elegance of carved images is a spectacle to behold.
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Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh

India Travel Notes presents: By Neha Verma

Khajuraho Temples

Khajuraho is the place that is situated in the state of Madhya Pradesh in the district of Chattarpura about 620 kilometers of Delhi. The Khajuraho Temples have been listed in the World Heritage Sites and is also considered in the Seven Wonders of the World. It is also the most popular tourist destination of the country. The most popular thing that is famous in the Khajuraho Temples is the beautiful sculptures.

India Travel Notes – Khajuraho Temples in Madhya Pradesh

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The Khajuraho Temple situated at the central part of the country in Madhya Pradesh. The place is rich at the cultural heritage and the fascinating ambiance of the place. It is the most popular and the attractive tourist destination of the country. Its so popular that an airport has been built in that place so that visitors can easily commute from the place. Tourists who are having less time but more money can easily fly Delhi-Agra-Khajuraho-Delhi. There are many such shops that are in Khajuraho which are run by the foreigners which actually sells handicrafts that are reasonably priced.
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The Enchanting History of Khajuraho – About Khajuraho

India Travel Notes presents: By Leesa Steve

Famous for its magnificent temples, Khajuraho is an art lover’s paradise. This temple -town, located in the Bundelkhand region, which is now the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh, was the capital of the Chandela dynasty under whose patronage the city thrived between 950AD and 1150AD. Khajuraho was the capital of the vast region called Jajakabhukti and it was ruled by Chandela Rajputs. This area spanned over 21sq.kms and had 85 temples which were built by different rulers and ministers. This article unravels several interesting things about Khajuraho which are sure to intrigue you.

India Travel Notes – The Enchanting History of Khajuraho - About Khajuraho

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The name Khajuraho is obtained from the term khajur, which in Hindi means date palms. In the 13th century after the Chandela dynasty declined the temples remained sheltered under the thick covering of date palm trees for many years. This gives the city its name- ‘Khajuraho’.Captain T.S.Burt later rediscovered those temples in 1938. Another aspect about Khajuraho is that it is not only a famous tourist spot but also a well-known archaeological site. The temples and monuments are now under the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) which has identified about 18 excavation sites.
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