The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city was once the original capital of the Chandela Rajputs, a Hindu dynasty that ruled this part of India from the 10th to the 12th centuries. The Khajuraho temples were built over a span of a hundred years. 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 22 now stand in a reasonable state of preservation, scattered over an area of about 8 square miles. Village in Madhya Pradesh, central India, former capital of the Candella monarchs, and site of 35 sandstone temples – Jain, Buddhist, and Hindu – built in the 10th and 11th centuries. The temples are covered inside and out with erotic relief sculptures symbolizing mystic union with the deity. The Parshvanatha Temple has the finest array, providing outstanding examples of medieval Hindu art as well as some of the world's most sensual images. the temples of Khajuraho never underwent massive destruction and a number of them have survived. They are fine examples of Indian architectural styles. Click Here For India Tours     Travel Destinations   Adventure Tours in India Temple Tours in India   Ayurveda and Yoga Tours Historical Tours of India   Hill Stations in India Hotels Chains in India   Beach Holidays in India Honneymoon Destinations   Fairs and Festivals in India Wildlife Sanctuaries in India   Mosques in India

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