Khajuraho, a small town in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
The name was given to the city date palms (kajur), in the thickets of which for centuries the pearl of world architecture was hidden - the temple complex of Khajuraho.
English army captain Burt, accidentally opened the world after the oblivion of the temples of Khajuraho, and came to Victorian indignation when he saw the figures depicted on the walls of the temples. And, in fact, there are no analogues in the world of the temples of several religions, which are decorated with erotic and religious motifs.
Khajuraho is a must-see for an inquisitive tourist. The finest carving, the complexity of architectural solutions create a mysterious labyrinth in which everyone finds a hidden meaning, meaning and secret message. Therefore, it is not surprising that in a city with a population of 10 thousand people, packed Boeing buses with tourists go every day. Here people come not only to look at the historical monuments included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, people coming to understand the culture and philosophy of India come to Khajuraho.
Who has not heard about erotic reliefs at the temples of Khajuraho ( Khajuraho )? These mysterious images, in which religiosity is connected with pornography, have been exciting the Europeans imagination for almost 200 years, since the English military in 1838 opened this group of 11th-century churches in the village wilderness. Khajuraho is still a village in which one can see almost primitive life. However, now the market street with hotels and restaurants has added, for the sake of tourists flooding this place - connoisseurs of art, and newlyweds. Khajuraho is a cozy place for rest.
Most of the temples are in a well-groomed park, several freestanding temples are 5 km away from the main park in the village. The shortage of this wonderful place is extreme poverty of the population, which stands in striking contrast to the wealth of tourists, which makes souvenir sellers unbearably miserable and bothersome creatures, and ordinary villagers - with dignified beggars. In the village, many locals tend to invite a tourist to the house, pose for him for photos, and feed him and show how exotic they are to live in order to get some money for this "ethno-excursion". Unfortunately, this side effect of civilization, which has come to a remote Indian village, is able to poison the romantic mood of Khajuraho.
Complementing the beauty of the whole ensemble, the temples change color slightly during the day, making the transition from a warm pinkish hue at sunrise to white under the midday sun and again warm pink at sunset. In the evenings, dramatic artificial lighting by searchlights snatches them from the darkness of the night and they shine brightly white against the backdrop of a silvery moon.
In Khajuraho in March, the annual festival of classical Indian dance is held, where dancers from all over India come. Dancers of different styles appear on the court in the background of the temples, making an indelible impression.Get Started