A little village in the district of Chhatarpur
in Madhya Pradesh, India. Khajuraho
belies its size by its widespread fame all over the World.
Ensconced in this little township are temples carved out
of stone and paradoxically they depict Kama sutra
and erotic art. The temples belong to medieval Hindu religion in India.
The Khajuraho temples were built over long
a period more then two hundred years. The temples date back
to 9th century AD to 11th century AD Khajuraho was the capital
of Chandelas Hindu rulers of Rajput descent.
Consequently the temples suffered from pillage and plunder
by Mogul invaders. Of eighty temples about twenty now remain
in good condition.
The temples depict explicit sexuality among humans on external
walls, and were thought to have been learning grounds for
young princes reaching adulthood. Some believe that they
depict tantric sexual practices of medieval times.
Temples worth visiting are:
Lalgun Mahadev Temple
Devi Jagadambi Temple
Khajuraho is 45 kilometers from Panna
National Park. It is very well connected by Air
with New Delhi and other metros in India.
By rail it is linked with Jhansi which
is 175 kms while lot of buses ply in between. Another ail
and road route is Satna town which is 117
kms. Khajuraho to Bandhavgarh National
Park is six hours ride.