Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world due to its remote location among the mountains and jungles. A temple in Chambal Valley was similarly hidden due to the presence of dacoits in the surrounding rugged mountains and deciduous forests. After all, these neck of woods were once the hunting grounds of the Bandit Queen, Phoolan Devi. The fear of the dacoits was such that passengers used to lock themselves in the bathrooms when their trains passed through the fringes of the valley. This same fear meant that a 1000-year-old temple complex was virtually off-limits to the outside world for years.