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Friends in Khajuraho Homestay,
Khajuraho is a small town in the Indian State of
Madhya Pradesh. It is
located in the district of Chhatarpur, about 620
of Delhi. Its population is of about 20,000
Khajuraho is also the main town of the Bundelkhand
region, a geographical region
divided between the states of Uttar Pradesh and
Madhya Pradesh, and
where people speak the dialect of Bundelkhandi.
Bundelkhand is a very
important region of India and it is also unique in
many ways, one of
the most obvious reasons being that it is located
at the heart of
India. And there are the evergreen forests of
Chitrakut, the beautiful
lakes of Charkharis, the diamond mines of Panna,
the palaces of Orchha,
and of course the Kama Sutra temples of Khajuraho,
to name a few wonders of the
The Khajuraho group of monuments is listed as a
UNESCO World Heritage Site.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in
India, Khajuraho has
the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain
temples, famous for their
erotic Kama Sutra sculptures. The temples were
built over a span of 200
years, from 950 to 1150. They suffered destruction
by early Muslim
invaders between c. 1100-1400 AD as various
disfigured statues at the
temple complex attest. There were originally over
84 Hindu temples, of
which only 23 now stand in a reasonable state of
scattered over an area of about 21 km. Today, the
temples serve as
fine examples of Indian architectural styles.
(More information on Wikipedia.)
As a small town, Khajuraho is very pleasant, as it
is not very affected
by road traffic. It is a lovely and peaceful place
to visit, especially
after travelling through busy, noisy Indian cities
for a long time.
Besides, some breathtaking, extended landscapes
surround the town, and
tourists often go sightseeing on rented bicycles.
inhabitants are friendly, and many will often
offer to guide you
around. For many visitors travelling in India,
Khajuraho is one of
their favourite destinations.
to find out what
to see & do in and around Khajuraho.