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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s definitely a must see in India. A complex of Hindu temples. The details are amazing! Beautiful and peaceful spot.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank partiumundoo
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place does not need any introduction. Beautiful carvings and deep artistic meaning to them. Though i would like to see more support for accessibility for people who cannot climb high steps.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank pooja t
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A magical place with mesmerising artwork. In awe with the detailed artwork and glad to be able to visit this place.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank rajeshknagpal
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

The temples are an absolute must see, I enjoyed them much more than the Taj Mahal. I'd recommend to get a local guide to point out some of the details in the architecture that are easily overseen but give life to these ancient places of worship.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Sebas1910
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Reviewed January 9, 2020

I visited the western group of temples aroud 11 am without a guide. Frankly, the erotic aspect of the temples comprises a small part and there is much more to it than that. Khajuraho would benefit from a lot more tourism if they stop focusing excessively on this particular aspect.

With that out of the way, these temples have a meticulous amount of sculpturing over and around them about the daily life, folklore and avatars of the deities with their consorts and devotees all depicted in the respective directions. The ceilings host a mandala, some broken and some in their original form. It easily takes a good 3 -4 hours to observe the western group of temples carefully. Shoes must be removed before entering each temple but the floor is cold in winter, so dress accordingly. Other than this there are the Beejmandal, Dulha deo, Chaturbhuj, Chausath Yogini, Javeri, Bramha and Vaman temples nearby (3-4 km) with an important Maatangeshwar temple right next door to the western group.

I feel there is still a sense of divinity in there although no sacred rites are performed in most of the temples. There are sculptures of Goddess Parvati, Laxmi, Chamundi which are a little different than how they are normally portrayed. One can find sacred trees nearby. The expressions of the apsaras that accompany the deities are worth appreciating. The attention to detail is beyond words although destroyed in places.
Overall they have a lot to offer than the hype.

Date of experience: January 2020
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