Khajuraho - The Town Dotted With Temples
Visit the rural yet antique town of Khajuraho
, which is India's unique gift to the world. This Temple City of India located in Madhya Pradesh and is known for its immaculate architecture, erotic sculptures and eminent Khajuraho Dance Festival. More than the town what attracts tourist to this town are the erotic carvings on the Khajuraho temples. You should come to see this unusual temple treasure that has been recognized as a world heritage site. These temples are the representation of the eulogy to life in various forms and moods. The sculptures are like poetry on stone and was built by the Chandela rulers in a short span of time between 950-1050 AD. Though tried their best to withstand the time, out of the initial 85 temples only 22 are remaining. The rural life of Khajuraho is an important reason that tourist come to explore here. Khajuraho is a very small town where the best mode of exploration is foot while a round of cycling will add to the zeal.
Khajuraho - Festivities That Rules the Hearts
Though the temples are the major attraction of this petty town, the annual Khajuraho festival in February and March is the best time to visit this town, when the whole area is drenched with the dance fervency. The Kendriya Mahadeo temple acts as the backdrop for this festival that draws the best classical dancers from all over the country. At night, when the sun goes down and the lights are illuminated in the temples, they appear like a dream-like ethereal stage. This event is held to celebrate the magic of the rich culture of the country that is beautifully expressed in the various forms of dances performed here. The list includes Kathakali, Odissi, Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi. This week long event has earned an international status and every year huge crowd of tourists gather in this small towns to witness this festival. Besides, there are excursions that will take you to the attractions that lie a few kilometers from the main town. There are museums and lakes where boating takes place. Two forts atop lofty hills also welcome the tourists, while the Panna Diamond mines located nearby are the one of the places that cannot be missed.
Khajuraho is the most visited tourist destination in the world and you must visit it for the eccentric yet exclusive offerings that it oblates. You cannot miss this temple town of the country where monuments seems to have abstained themselves from the tides of time.