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Khajuraho Group of Monuments

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5 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
11 hours from Varanassi by train
When to go
November through May
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Khajuraho Group of Monuments

Nina Montagné Seasoned Traveller
153 written opinions

The village of Madhya Pradesh is renowned for temples decorated with erotic sculptures.

My suggestion:
Take the time to visit the lesser known temples; they may lack erotic images, but they are just as beautiful and you'll find fewer tourists.
My review

When traveling in India, most tourists plan to see the Taj Mahal and the erotic sculptures, which depict the Kama Sutra, at Khajuraho. Every day, thousands of tourist laden coaches arrive at this little village, nestled in the Indian countryside, packed with visitors who want to see the temples, the oldest of which dates back to the 9th Century. 

Groups crowd around the erotic sculptures, but these carvings only represent 5% of the incredible works found on the facades of the numerous temples.

I was fascinated by these delicate scenes, all chiseled in marble. I suggest you stay over at Khajuraho, so you can take the time to fully appreciate the site, once the tourist coaches have left.

David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

400 km from Agra, Khajuraho is an absolutely unique archaeological site. Lost in the countryside, the village contains erotic sculptures famous all over India.

My suggestion:
Don't miss one of the most beautiful festivals in India, the Khajuraho Dance Festival, held every year in February or March. Absolutely amazing.
My review

Registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the temples of Khajuraho, with their erotic sculptures, have become a main attraction of tourism in India.

Minors, do not read beyond this point. Adults, follow me for more about the visit. Upon first glance, Khajuraho is a small peaceful village in the midst of the beautiful countryside. "Wait! There are still minors on the page! Shoo!" Let's continue. First, here's the temple of Lakshmana. Ah! Let the festivities begin! Besides the Kama Sutra and Tantric classics, some are really graphic and there are even some scenes of bestiality with a mare. A little less dirty eroticism with voyeurs who fake hiding their eyes. There is also a whole series of funny scenes where an elephant is laughing while watching a couple.

At 35 meters high, the temple of Kandariya Mahadeva is famous for its most improbable erotic sculpture. See that...but how do they do it? This is something to try at home after warming up. The man is doing a "break dance style" headstand, with his head on the ground. The woman then overlaps him, supported by two girls or guys (depending on your own tastes). A two-layered problem: finding consenting friends. Then from a physiological standpoint, with the head down, the man's blood will rush to his head, leaving not much for an erection. In any case, I cannot be held responsible if you hurt yourself. Nice for a visit.

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