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Travel Khajuraho India

The Temples of Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, India, are famous for their erotic figures depicted in various Kamasutra positions. The so-called Temples of love were built from 950 to 1050 AD by the rulers of the Chandela dynasty and have since 1986 been declared a Unesco World Heritage Site. The fine stone carvings are great masterpieces of Indian art and architecture.

Khajuraho's temples of love

January 9, 2013

Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh was cultural capital of the Chandela rulers of Bundelkhand, who built these temples between 950 AD and 1150 AD. When the dynasty began to decline, so did Khajuraho’s importance. The temples were eventually swallowed up by the surrounding jungle, until they were rediscovered in the 1800s by a British soldier. Today, the otherwise nondescript town is a popular destination with tourists from around the world flocking to its magnificent temples, which are now a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.