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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho, India
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Unbelievably beautiful temple site with intricate carvings and all so meticulously maintained. A place to contemplate and get away from the hustle and bustle that is India.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unbelievably beautiful temple site with intricate carvings and all so meticulously maintained. A place to contemplate and get away from the hustle and bustle that is India.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kandariya might be derived from Kandara, meaning cave. Shivalinga sits deep inside here and can be seen in full majesty upon entering the cave like entrance

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Calcutta, West Bengal, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

The sheer intricacy of the architecture is mind blowing. Do not miss this. To think that this was done more than a 1000 years ago....

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

The sculptures are really crazy and would be racy even in today's standards. A must see if you come to Khajuraho.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

One of the temples in the western union complex, ticket costs 500 rupees for 4 temples in the complex, this one is part of the complex. You can go inside of temple, you need to put off your shoes. It smells like pee inside and maybe bats poo together. For me nothing specific inside, except of the smell. From outside... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Kendrinya Mahadev Temple is one of the major attraction is the list of Khajuraho temples and this temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and you can see the historical Shiva lingam here. Really a major attraction of Khajuraho temples.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Specially in the night with the light show it look great and You have to be there in the evening to get a glimpse of it. Make sure you take enough water with you as it is get hotter during the day time.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This temple is the biggest and most maintained in the complex. Spend some time to see the carvings and sculptures at this temple. This gives a very good insight into the culture, art and science of that time.

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Kanpur, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Its amazing to see that even in those ages these were the temples that were made the carvings are relly nice and in modern times they are not able to even replicate them, make sure you take a guide

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Its very old heritage site declared by unesco. It is the largest if western group of temples in the khajuraho complex built by chandela rulers. The diety is loard shiva.

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