Do you think sex has always been regarded as a taboo in India? Eroticism, that too on temples? Just unthinkable ! Wait, you have to change your perception in Khajuraho.
A travel to Khajuraho, in Madhya Pradesh would take you to the land where eroticism meets religion. Built between 950 and 1050 AD, by the Chandela kings, Khajuraho remained forgotten for long. Only in 1838 a young British officer, while passing by the place, heard about the temples from the locals and could not resist the temptation to visit the site. Since then Khajuraho has continued to lure the travelers across the world.
Beautiful stone friezes of gods, goddesses, kings and heroes, courtesans, couples in carnal embrace would greet you as you travel to Khajuraho. Although the sculptures depict the human passion with utmost details, a distinct aesthetic appeal marks the sculptures in Khajuraho.
How to Reach Khajuraho
Khajuraho is a renowned destination in Madhya Pradesh. The erotic sculptures on the temples are a big lure for tourists from all corners of the world. The sculptures represent some of the most exquisite specimens of art and architecture in medieval India. Huge numbers of tourists come to Khajuraho every year. The strategic location had made Khajuraho easy to reach Khajuraho from any part of the country.
The airport in Khajuraho is well connected to many cities in India. During tourist season, the Flights frequency is often increased. From the airport the town is quite close by and can be reached by a tourist coach, bus or taxi.
Khajuraho has its own Railway Station which is just around 5 km from the main town. At present only a few trains from selected destinations arrive at this station. The nearest major railway station is the Mahoba Junction situated 75 km away. Trains from major cities in India stop at the Mahoba station. From here one can hire a taxi or bus to reach Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is well connected with many cities in and around Madhya Pradesh by road. The road to Khajuraho is connected to National Highway Number 75 and is easily accessible from all across the country. Both state transport and private operators provide ordinary, semi-deluxe and deluxe buses for traveling to Khajuraho. Private taxis and coaches are also available to reach here.
Shopping in Khajuraho
Khajuraho is a prime destination in India, which draws a huge number of tourists every year from across the world.
Shopping in Khajuraho would turn out to be a pleasant experience if you know what to buy and where. The ace craftsmen of Khajuraho have over the years developed a tradition of handicrafts and handlooms. Textile weaving is a major craft in Khajuraho. You may pick up from the variety of saris and other Indian wear while shopping in Khajuraho. Miniature stone-carved replicas of erotic sculptures are hot favourite items for shopping in Khajuraho. They display great flexibility and imagination! If you are looking for souvenirs to take back, these are of course the best bet.
The city is small and the shopping areas are few.
- The major one being in opposite the temple complex near the Gole Market.
- Also hang out at Oswal Complex and City Center for shopping in Khajuraho. Both are located close to the city center.
- Apart form the government emporia, numerous private outlets where you would also find usual assortment of various crafts from all parts of Madhya Pradesh.
Most of the premium hotels have big-small shopping arcades where you would get a variety of items for shopping.
Places to Visit in Khajuraho
- Western group of Temples
- Eastern group of Temples
- Jain group of Temples
- Panna National Park
- Rane Falls
Last Updated on : September 12, 2013