Khajuraho (Rajasthan & The North)

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The temples of Khajuraho, buillt during the Chandella dynesty, are some of the greatest masterpieces of Indian art and have become known the world over due their erotic carvings. About 20 temples remain today that fall within two different groups; Hinduism and Jainism. UNESCO argue they ‘strike the perfect balance between architecture and sculpture’ and as a result the temples of Khajuraho have UNESCO World Heritage status. Greatly influenced by the tantric school of thought, the Chandela Kings promoted various tantric doctrines through the royal monuments. Although Khajuraho has become famed for its intricate erotic carvings, visitors are also delighted with the depiction of battles and every day life.   Khajuraho lies to the southeast of Orchha and is just a short flight from Varanasi. It’s also possible to fly directly from Delhi to Khajuraho.

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