This is middle India at its best and it is a hugely popular tourist centre as I bumped into Koreans, Americans, Spanish and even Mexican tourists here. The place has a chain of five-star facilities here from The Radisson, The Lalit Temple View and the Ramada which are all here to cater to this demand. I for one, however, continued to stay in my tried and tested OYO room at the rather affordable price of Rs. 800 / $12 a night. All through my stay there, all I could think was bless that damn air conditioning in my room and the little pool outside the back of the hotel. They kept me cool from the sweltering heat that touched 46 degrees centigrade and, boy, did I feel every degree. It was Khajuraho at its sweltering best.
After settling in at the hotel, I approached the Western Temple Complex of Khajuraho thinking about the famous erotica that these temples were known for. The sculpture on the walls was sharp and almost life like. It consisted of men and woman consorting and making love in various positions like from Vatsayana's Kama Sutra. Nothing was out of bounds here whether abject fellatio or delightful cunnilingus and even multiple orgy-like settings. It is all here in its pure karmic innocence, chiselled in stone.