Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries

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Day 1

Sun rays through a flower. Kandariya Mahadev Temple in the background.

Photo of Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

This article is about my most memorable trip Khajuraho, one of the most popular tourist places in Madhya Pradesh. Famous for its erotic sculptures, this place is best example of ancient architectures in the world.

The temples built by the Chandela Rajputs are depicting various concepts of art, meditation, lifestyle etc. The unparalleled beauty of its sculpture make it one of the famous World Heritage Sites in India.

A temple at Khajuraho

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

After visiting Orchha fort complex, we left Orchha in the evening. We hired a taxi to reach Khajuraho. We reached at night and stayed in a hotel near the temple complex.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Parshwanath Temple

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Next day after breakfast, we started our exploration to the ancient temple complex. We hired a guide who had taken training from my tourism institute. He was a very knowledgeable person. He took us to the temples one by one and explained very interesting stories, legends and the concepts behind all these erotic sculptures.

A beautiful statue inside a temple dedicated to Three gods, Brahma , Vishnu and Mahesh.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave
Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Handicrafts and show pieces.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave
Day 2
Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

The temples are categorized into three groups: Eastern, Western and Southern. Enjoy few photographs that I captured during my trip. This trip is also special for me as it was first time I was escorting a guest from Taiwan.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Monochrome of a temple.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave
Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

We were amused by the deep concepts behind those temples and the carvings. We took lunch at a nearby restaurant and in the afternoon started our return journey to Gwalior.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Meditation at one of the temples.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave
Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

A visitor clicking the sculptures of temple.

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

Statue of Lord Ganesha in one of the many temples!

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

A metal statue of Varah Avtar of Lord Vishnu!

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

There are many popular temples which are dedicated to different gods and goddess.

Kandariya Mahadev Temple, Parshwanath Temple, Brahma Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Chausath Yogini temple etc are popular among all.

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Silhouette of the temple!

Photo of Graceful Khajuraho! - Travel Diaries by Umang Dave

Frame in the frame!

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

Architectural beauty of one of the temples of Khajuraho!

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

Kandariya mahadev temple

Photo of Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India by Umang Dave

How to reach:

By Air: Khajuraho Airport is located about 2 km from the city.

By Rail: Khajuraho Railway Station is around 5 km from the main city.

By Road: Khajuraho is connected by road to cities like Jhansi, Orchha, Bandhavgarh and Chattarpur. Taxis are available between all these places.

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