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Khajuraho Group of Monuments

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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments in Khajuraho Hindi, a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 mi) southeast of New Delhi, are one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India. The name Khajuraho, ancient "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning date palm.

I recently set off for a Heritage Tour in Khajuraho and rejuvenated myself with sights that were both mystifying and soothing. The expedition has imprinted memories that often drives me back to that era of Chandela Dynasty. The Temples in Khajuraho tell tales of the affluent culture and architecture of the then dynasty. The expedition was quite an experience that flavours my Heritage.

Nestled among the timbered plains of the Centrally located state of Madhya Pradesh, Khajuraho is now a world heritage site under UNESCO. My Khajuraho Temple Tour was an expedition which I never wanted to put an end. There were lots to explore and sight see and I earnestly wished that I had planned a longer vacation in Khajuraho. The pastoral vibes, the humble and cordial hospitality from the village folks made the jaunt more memorable. Besides sight seeing I did enjoy shopping amidst the local bazaar sipping a refreshing cup of tea.

My Khajuraho Heritage Tour started off during early March and it was perhaps the best season to visit the Temples. I wandered myself among the Temples discovering many sights that were both enthralling and marvellous. The structures of the Temples sometimes seem to me frozen and spell bounded humans artistically carved and preserved so as to depict many untold tales that contemporary world would never get to know.

My Khajuraho trip was part of my India Tours Heritage Packages and hence I could not stay longer to explore and unveil every secret concealed among the various architectural works in the temples.

It was always my life long dream to pay a visit to the famous Khajuraho Temples and I have made that dream come true. I went back from the trip loading sacks of memories of the marvellous and breath taking sights the temples offer. Khajuraho Temples are quite an ideal heritage site for a heritage tours.


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