Situated between Agra and Varanasi at a remote site nestled away from the ancient highways and thoroughfares, KHAJURAHO kept hiding one of India’s most magnificent archeological secrets in its dense green jungle for almost a thousand years.
Now a small town in Madhya Pradesh’s Chhatarpur district, the ancient temple town of Khajuraho was discovered by British archeologists in 1838.
A UNESCO World Heritage site with 25 stunning temples of Hindu and Jain origin famous all over the world for erotic stone carvings and graphic sexual imagery, Khajuraho has become a magnet for archeology enthusiasts and general tourists from India and the rest of the world.
Built over a 20 square kilometer area, the temple town built in Nagara-style architecture with graphic erotic sculptures is attributed to the CHANDELA DYNASTY (950-1050 AD).
A fusion of Hindu and Jain imagery and symbolism suggests that the Chandela era was a time of peaceful coexistence with a pluralistic society.
As to why these temples were built with such intense sexual imagery, historians believe these are depictions of the sacred work KAMA SUTRA and an attempt to entertain the gods.
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Khajuraho remained hidden from the rest of the world for a good part of a millennium until 1838 AD when Captain T.S. Burt, a British engineer discovered the ancient town and reported the findings to the Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.
Here are some of the must-have experiences in the temple town to help you unleash your inner Indiana Jones in a world of ancient archeological mysteries and secrets.
LUXURY DESTINATIONS IN KHAJURAHO
Khajuraho is situated off the beaten path in a remote part of India which has slipped under the radar so far.
In recent years, however, a large number of Indian and international tourists visit the temple town to marvel at its exotic ancient stone art.
Proximity to the PANNA NATIONAL PARK which offers wildlife adventure and to the Paneh and PANDA WATER FALLS and other nature trails in the Vindhya Mountain range has further added to the attraction of Khajuraho.
Now you can combine an adventure with an ancient culture and heritage tour and vice versa.
To cater to both kinds of travelers, a string of 5-star luxury hotels and resorts have emerged in the region, not far from the local airport and the temples.
Resplendent Travel LLP selects the best luxury accommodations for you in Khajuraho to make sure that your stay is hassle-free and checks all the boxes of comfort and elegance.