Friends in Khajuraho Homestay,
guides are not licensed guides, however they have
extensive knowledge of, and are passionate about
their own culture and customs. They will happily
show you round the old village of Khajuraho,
telling you all about the Hindu culture and
religion, their local customs and traditions, and
of course about the history of Khajuraho and its
temples. If you wish, they may also take you
around and show you picturesque neighbouring
villages and breathtaking landscapes of the
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!
Local guiding rates
Please note that our guides are not licensed
to take guests within the Khajuraho temples.
If you want a guide who will take you to the
temples as well, you will have to hire a licensed
one for a higher cost.
Click here to find out more about Khajuraho.
Click here to find out what
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
shop, 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 also.