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Gallery: Khajuraho Group of Monuments

It’s hard to put into words the beauty of these temples. The Khajuraho Group of Monuments is a group of Hindu and Jain temples in Madya Pradesh. They are one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India, and known in particular for sculptures depicting the Kama Sutra.

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There are about 20 surviving temples out of the original 85.
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They are made out of sandstone.
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The stones were not attached to each other using mortar.
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Incredibly, they slot together using very precise joints!
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They are covered in intricate sculptures depicting important aspects of human life according to Hinduism.
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Kama Sutra imagery makes up about 10 per cent of the sculptures.

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TOP TIP: Avoid the hotter months of the year to visit these temples. There is very little shade so you stand a good chance of heat stroke in the summer months.

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