Khajuraho is located in the Chattarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. It is located centrally in India and it is about 620 km from the capital Delhi. It is famous for the medieval Hindu and Jain temples. It is considered as one of the seven wonders of India and has got the position of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Khajuraho got its name from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning date palm. Its original name was Khajurvahaka. The Khajuraho holiday packages are a visit to the temples of Khajuraho. They are great tourist attractions on account of the beautiful art, architecture and sculptures.
Khajuraho was the cultural capital of the Chandela Rajputs. It took a span of 200 years to build the temples of Khajuraho. The work began in 950 and ended in 1150. After this the rulers shifted their capital, but Khajuraho continued its legacy. The entire area has a boundary wall that has 8 gates. Each gate is adorned by two golden palm trees. Only 25 out of the 80 temples are in a respectable condition and are being preserved. And it is scattered over an area of 20 sq km. The Khajuraho holiday packages attracts tourists from all over the world come to see these pieces of art.
The Khajuraho temples were made of sandstone in which no mortar was used by the builders. The sculptures were put together with tenon and mortise joints and were in fixed position due to the gravitational attraction. The architraves and columns weighed almost 20 tons. The sculptures of these temples are either yellow or pink in color. The Khajuraho holiday packages are a tour into the lives of the people of 10-12th centuries. They were built for the different sects of followers like the Jain, Vaishnava and Shiva sects.
There are three geographical divisions of the temples of Khajuraho. They are the eastern, western and southern. Of them the western temples are the most attractive. The Kandariya Mahadeva temple is the largest and most note worthy temples of Lord Shiva. It is 31 m high. The temple of goddess Kali, the Chausath Yogini is the oldest temple that was probably built in 900. The Chitragupt Temple is dedicated to Surya, the Sun God. The Devi Jagadamba Temple is the temple of the Mother Goddess. The Lakshmana is the oldest and one of the finest temples of Khajuraho and all of them are worth watching in the Khajuraho holiday packages.
The Parsvanath Temple is a Jain temple that is famous for the intricate carvings. The external walls of the temples have erotic sculptures that have nothing to do with the internal part of the temple. The interiors are beautifully carved. In order to keep the tourists attracted, light shows are organized every evening. Another attraction of the Khajuraho holiday packages is the Khajuraho Dance Festival that is organized every year in the months of February and March. Classical dancers from all over India participate in this festival. Special celebrations are organized on Shiva Ratri.
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