Cities Covered :
Thursday: Arrive this morning in Khajuraho, a city which exudes passion, eroticism, dance, and other forms of creative arts depicted in the sculpture and images of its temples. These 9th to 12th century temples illustrate the magnificent architecture during the times of the Chandela dynasty. The 85 temples were built in North Indian "Nagara" style, though only 20 of them have survived the harsh weather conditions over time. Return to the train this evening and travel even further back in time to Varanasi.
Khajuraho is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 385 miles southeast of Delhi. Khajuraho complex remains unique in the landscape of temple architecture of India. It has the largest group of Hindu temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The name Khajuraho is derived from the Hindi word "khajur" meaning date palm. The city was once the religious capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of one hundred years. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a World Heritage Site.
Adinath Temple, Ajaygarh Fort, Banisagar Lake, Brahama Temple, Chattarbhuj Temple, Chaunsat Yogini, Chitra Gupta Temple, Chitragupta Temple, Chopra Tank, Dhubela Museum, Dulah Deo Temple, Erotic Sculptures, Gangau Dam, Ghantai Temple, Hanuman Temple, Jagdambi Temple, Kalinjar Fort, Kandariya Mahadeo, Kandatya Mahadeo Temple, Ken Gharial Sanctuary, Ken Nature Trail, Lakshamana Temple, Laxman Temple, Majhganwa Diamond Mines, Panna, Matangeswara Temple, Pandav Falls, Panna, Panna National Park, Parsvanth Temple, Parteshwar Temple, Parvati Temple, Raneh Falls, Ranguan Lake, The Museum, Versha Temple