Explore Khajuraho Via a Train Tour
Khajuraho the word has been derived from the Sanskrit word ‘kharjrur’ meaning date palms because the palm trees are being available in abundance there. Khajuraho nestles in Chattarpur district Madhya Pradesh, the internationally famed place is known for its ancient temples which belonged to medieval ages. In the past, this city has been named as Kajuraha and today it is famously known as the temple city of the central India.
This place is world famous for its erotic and sensuous sculpture and having the finest temples of the world which has been exquisitely carved in stones. The temples have been constructed during the reign of Chandela Rajput around the 10th and 16th century. Since then, the life of this city began as an empire. Today, it is a small village but during the Chandela’s era it was a large city of the medieval Rajput kings. It used to be the cultural capital of the Chandela Rajputs who ruled this part of India for about two centuries. These constructions of temples mark the most significant period and are made up of sand stone. This place is considered to be a saga of Indian art and culture carved in stone by stone craftsmen.
The most intriguing thing to notice about these temples is the erotic sculptures which are carved on the walls that surrounds the temple, but cannot be found inside the temple or with deities. The sculptures reflect the desires of a common man. The reasons behind the sensuous sculptures only being at the periphery of the temples could be that to reach or meet god one has to leave their desires and be pure at heart. Khajuraho had numerous temples in the past, the history records shows that it had 80 temples but now only 25 remained in pretty good state till date.
Khajuraho is one of the seven wonders of India adding on to India’s pride and now it also comes under the UNESCO World Heritage Site and Archaeological Survey of India. The Khajuraho Weekend Train Tour will take travelers to a journey to this heritage delight and let them experience a rich exploration of central India via train. The tour starts from Delhi and will take you to the place known for its sculptures – Khajuraho. In addition to this tour, you can merge it with other aspects of central India like wildlife. The Khajuraho Wildlife Train Tour will not only take travelers to the sculpture city but it will also make travelers familiar with the fascinating wildlife. It provides an in-depth knowledge of diversely rich flora and fauna of central India with destinations like Panna, Bandhavgarh and Kanha national park.