Madhya Pradesh is dotted with several destinations boasting a variety of tourist attractions that are rich in history, spirituality, culture and much more. Jhansi, Khajuraho and Orchha are destinations that are reminiscent of our glorious historical past. The ancient monuments at these places not only give us a sense of our legacy but their architecture also leaves us completely spellbound. While Orchha boasts of ancient and beautiful monuments dating back to nearly thousand years, Khajuraho has several beautiful temples that are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Orchha ‘Hidden Place’ and the name is fitting of its concealed platforms, domes and spires rising out of dense jungle
Khajuraho derives its name from the Hindi word 'khajur' which means 'date' as the city walls were adorned with date palms. During ancient times, Khajuraho was known as Khajurpura
Though the common perception is that the Khajuraho temples are rich in erotic and sensual sculptures, only around 10% of these sculptures depict sensuality, the rest of them displaying various aspects of daily life like potters and farmers at work, musicians composing etc.
The Archaeological Survey of India has ranked Khajuraho monuments as the best preserved monuments of antiquity
The temples of Khajuraho are believed to be the high point of Indian architectural genius during the medieval times