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Last updated: 09/21/2007
This tour takes you through the architectural wonder temples of Khajuraho replete with beautifully sculpted detailed erotic figures and a fascinating jeep safari to Pandav Falls & Panna National Park
Day 01 : Arrival Khajuraho. Transfer from the airport to your resort. Check in with traditional arti , garlanding & tika ceremony. Post lunch is at leisure.
kahjuraho is famous for its temples.The temples are unique in architecture and stunning in their ornamentation. They stand on high masonry platforms, and have three sections : the ardhamandapa' or the entrance, mandapa' or assembly hall and garbha griha' or the sanctum sanctorum.
The larger temples have additional sections. Each compartment has its own roof, each roof higher than the one before, all rising in tiered succession culminating in the towering shikhara' (pinnacle) over the inner sanctum. The whole entire effect is visually stunning. The distinctive architecture of the temples is further enhanced by absolutely superb sculptures inside and outside the temples that leave you mesmerised. Indeed, it is these exquisite sculptures that give Khajuraho its well-deserved fame.
Evening visit the Eastern group of temples in cycle rickshaws.The Eastern group of temples consists of three Jain temples in an enclosure and four others scattered around the old village of Khajuraho. Don't miss seeing the famous sculpture of the damsel removing a thorn from her foot : in the Parsvanath temple (Jain group). The southern group has two temples : the Duladeo, which is fairly close to the Jain (eastern) group, and the Chaturbhuj temple, adorned with a huge, intricately carved image of Lord Vishnu.
Dinner & overnight in Khajuraho.
Day 02 :Post breakfast visit the western group of Temples.The carvings and frescoes depict a variety of moods of every aspect of human life : from the mundane to the sublime. Exquisite carved images of gods and goddesses, apsaras' (celestial maidens) and animals (both real and mythical), soldiers, dancers and musicians, frozen in stone as they go about doing a variety of activities, decorate the temples. The temples are replete with beautifully sculpted and detailed erotic figures in a mind-boggling variety of positions, of voluptuous maidens and handsome men, which have aroused much discussion and several interpretations regarding their relevance and meaning. Contrary to what you may have heard, the erotic sculpture is less titillating and more amazing as you marvel at the creativity and craftsmanship of the people who chiselled life into stone.
The largest temple of the western group, and the most magnificent, is the Kandariya Mahadeo Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.Do take along a guide who will explain everything in detail and make your visit really interesting. Other temples in the group are Chausath Yogini, Chitragupta, Vishwanath, Lakshmana, Matangeshwara, Devi Jagadamba, Parvati, Lakshmi and Varaha temples, each with its own history, presiding deity and points of interest.
Post lunch take a jeep safari to The Panna National Park (542 sq km) ,just 60 km away near the Ken River where you could sight tigers and panthers, if you are lucky as well as herds of chinkara and sambar and several other wildlife species. The spectacular Pandav falls enroute and other waterfalls in the area are popular picnic spots.
Evening is at leisure to explore the town on foot & go souvenir shopping around the bazaars.Dinner & Overnight at Khajuraho.
Day 03 : Departure Khajuraho : Post breakfast depart for onward destination.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation in a premium hotel with breakfast & all taxes, all excursions by private vehicle & language speaking guides, entrances to monuments & parks & jeep safari.
- Exclusions -
- Any other expenses of peronal nature not mentioned above
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