Khajuraho is a village in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 385 miles (620 kilometres) southeast of Delhi. Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous
|Khajuraho Fact File|
|Location:||24°51′N 79°56′E / 24.85°N 79.93|
|STD Code :||07686|
|Language Spoken :||Hindi ( Bundelkhandi )|
|Best Time to Visit:||September to April|
The whole area was enclosed by a wall with eight gates, each flanked by two golden palm trees. There were originally over 80 Hindu temples, of which only 25 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 8 square miles (21 km²).
Today, the temples serve as fine examples of Indian architectural styles that have gained popularity due to their explicit depiction of the traditional way of sexual life during medieval times. Locals living in the Khajuraho village always knew about and kept up the temples as best as they could. They were pointed out to an English man in late 19th century and the jungles had taken a toll on all of the monuments.