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Lakshmana Temple

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Address: Western Temples, Khajuraho 471606, India
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Beautiful carvings

This is not a large temple in area but has wonderful carvings completely covering the buildings. It does not take too much time to see and is surrounded by lovely manicured... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Louise D
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is not a large temple in area but has wonderful carvings completely covering the buildings. It does not take too much time to see and is surrounded by lovely manicured grounds. The carvings depict many sexual acts and are complete with many animal carvings mixed throughout . Worth a visit to see the quality of carvings.

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This temple is unequivocally the best preserved out of the 20 odd temples. Bring a flashlight to see the inner sanctum and especially bring binoculars. The variety of X-rated carvings is very impressive and will convey a very open society. There are many sexual positions explicitly shown, even beastiality with expressions of disapproval from the community. A MUST.

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Thank Robert L
Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing temples, beautifully restored and a treasure to visit. Go off season so you have the grounds to yourself. The guides are really bad, so get a guidebook or just enjoy the splendid carvings without a guide.

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Thank DRP1958
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is beautiful and a must see. There are steps leading up to the sanctum sanctorum. Not recommended for people who cant climb

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Allahabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you see this lakshmana temple carefully, then rest all is just same. Must visit and best sculpture , design....

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bangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kandariya mahadeva temple is the larger, much photographed, more famous temple... But the lakshmana temple is more intimate. The sculptures are closer, intricate and more voluptuous. Worth a visit for sure.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must see temple which is famous for erotic carved images. One must take a guide along with who can explain the meaning and story of carved images nicely.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best best erotic temple so good for couples.amazing sculpture and Architecture if you want to see than must to watch it.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stone and artistic excellence depicting the mythological side and daily life of those days. Superb crafting and is rightfully preserved as a world heritage site. A Must Visit...

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

This is the temple for all the naughty Kama Sutra carvings you've heard about. It's the main draw of the temples but ultimately underwhelming.

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