My story from Lunch Table to Khajuraho
I was discussing with my office colleague about my Solo trip to Khajuraho & she showed some interest as this place was in her bucket list too, as she not been on such trips before she wanted experience. I was dreaming about this place from quite a while, finally the day came.
Khajuraho, it’s a small town in Madhya Pradesh, summing up images of timeless beauty and serenity. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known to attract tourists from all over the world who come looking for India’s rich past and traditional legacies. Indeed, strolling down the corridors of these temples is a completely enchanting experience. In one of the par-chary the king was asked “Why we have women sculptures around the temple” the king proudly mentioned” Woman at any place increase the beauty, brings balance, peace and make certain place more pure and assertive”.
These temples were the best examples of Civil structures from past, made from sand stone, In Perfect shape, placed uniquely to form stories.
It’s a small town with a diameter of 7Km each side, but full of surprises. I like small towns but looking at the minimum level of facilities provided by Govt. I always feel taking extra caution.
Utter Sampark Kranti goes till Mahoba and the last 4 coach changes and goes to Khajuraho directly. So, don’t get confuse if you are not able to see Khajuraho as last station. This train is quite comfortable.
Train was delayed by an hour but we woke up early and could see a running movie out of the window. It was all because of April I guess. Seemed a small town with some greenery and very less population. Our driver was on time and picked us from the station. Hotel was about 6 km from the station.
On the way I could only see small house with declined roofs very less house of cements, lot of animals specially cow, Buffalos and Goats. I could not see any hospital on my way but all the luxury hotel properties were around including Oboroi, Taj and Clarks inn etc, the city is full of home stays which gives you the best view of the temples and offer you homemade food, I wanted to opt for a homestay but looking at my partner’s comfort choose to stay in hotel.
We started our day after dropping our stuff in the hotel and took some rest and headed towards the eastern group of Temples – A large vicinity comprises of some amazing piece of work. All temples were standing so beautifully and proudly carrying rich history of India.
As there are couple of temples you can’t really decide which side to go first. We didn’t opt for a guide as thigs were quite easy to understand and I have read about the temples. Our Today’s agenda was to visit The Western Group of Temples, Eastern Group of Temples, Kandariya Mahadeo Temple, Lakshmana Temple, Matan Eshwar Temple, Adinatha Temple.
It’s hard to distinguish between the temples you will feel all one kinds but every temple has its own history. The beautiful sculptures on the temple walls few tell a wedding story, some are full of love series, some are sad and some notorious.
The evening Sound and light show will take you back in history and the mesmerising voice of Mr. Bachchan will bring the ancient era back for you. Do stargazing sitting in the lawn. An hour show runs in Hindi and English both. It’s well organised, Sound was clear, Limited seats, amazing music, magic lights no matter how much I talk it will be not be enough. I was speechless after the show.