UNESCO World Heritage Sites Of India
THE KHAJURAHO GROUP OF MONUMENTS
(Declared UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986)
The temples of Khajuraho are perhaps the most visited tourist sites after the Taj Mahal in India. The proximity of this small village near Agra has made it a hot tourist destination. Today famous for its erotic sculptures, the temples of Khajuraho tell something more than the eroticism it portrays.
Built in the 10th century by the Chandela kings, the temples of Khajuraho are engulfed in mystery about the reason of their creation.The sculptures on these temples are a creed apart and excellence par beyond their imagination.
The temples of Khajuraho suggest a simple Hindu theory; to attain salvation one should cross the barriers of all that lures you. Purification of soul and mind is more important than that of body, to be nearer to God.
The Western Khjauraho temples have an entry fee pertaining to the law and standards of UNESCO and ASI. This small place is easily accessible by Train Road and have few flights from Delhi and Varanasi. Orchha, is another place which is a must visit when in Khajuraho, which is around 4 hours driving distance from Khajuraho.