Friends in Khajuraho Homestay,
guides are not licensed guides, however they have
extensive knowledge of, and
passionate about their own culture and customs.
They will happily show
round the old village of Khajuraho, telling you
all about the Hindu
religion, their local customs and traditions, and
of course about the
of Khajuraho and its temples. If you wish, they
may also take you
around and show you picturesque neighbouring
breathtaking landscapes of the Bundelkhand region.
Kind and honest, they will make sure that you are
happy and answer any
questions you may have about our incredible and
intriguing India. All this
with a big bright smile on their face, which you
are unlikely to forget!
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see & do in and around Khajuraho.
Vijay has been the head of his family since he
was 16, after his father
Govind Das passed away in July 2003. Despite the
hardship which this
involved, he fulfilled this responsibility with
great devotion, making
sure that he completed his education at the same
time. Vijay has five
sisters who are now all married. From looking
after his family from such a young age, he has
become a very caring and respectful person,
always happy to help others.
After his father's passing Vijay learnt the art
with his uncle, and since 2003, he has been
running the family
Lakshmana Handicrafts. As well as leading the
Friends in Khajuraho
adventure, he occasionally takes part in
social and environmental actions for the
French association Partage et Culture Sarasvati
and for the German NGO Blue Bank.
Ravi is Vijay's only brother and the youngest of
the seven siblings. He is the most academic of the
family, and during
all his school years he was not only the best
pupil of his school, but he
also won awards in the entire disctrict of
Khajuraho and featured in
local newspapers for it!
Ravi holds a BSc in Maths as well as certificates
in Hotel Management and in Computing. He has
completed 6 months of German studies at the Goethe
Institute in Kolkata and Delhi, and is still
studying the language on is own in Khajuraho.
His name is Nitendra but everyone calls him
"Bhaiya", which means
"little brother". Bhaiya lives in the old village
of Khajuraho, and he
is a good friend of our family. He is friendly,
funny, and honest. He
also speaks quite good French, and he knows some
Italian and Spanish