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Unveiling Khajuraho

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Khajuraho is an old town situated in Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh. Famed all over the world for magnificent structures of stone, Khajuraho offers enthralling excursions to wildlife parks and waterfalls. The place is exclusively famous for its group of monuments that attract tourists and history-lovers from every corner of the world. One can explore the magnificent architectural brilliance of the temples that cover most area of Khajuraho town.

World’s leading luxury train, The Maharajas’ Express offers Heritage Tours India that cover Khajuraho and takes the tourists on an unforgettable escapade to the spellbinding temples that reflect rich Indian history. The Indian Panorama tour takes the guests to the land of sensational and mesmerizing temples in Khajuraho. Besides Khajuraho, the tour also covers Jaipur, Ranthambore, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Gwalior, Varanasi and Lucknow.

Western Group of temples: The western group of temples consist of six temples, each having their own significance and importance. The temples are named:

1) Devi Mandap– Situated exactly opposite to Lakshman Temple, Devi Mandap is a subsidiary shrine made of carved stones.

2) Varaha Mandap– Supported by 14 short pillars, the mandap has a symbol of Varaha (an avatar of Lord Vishnu with a boar’s head). The statue is made of a single block of sandstone.

3) Lakshman Temple– Facing the Devi and Varaha Mandap stands Lakshman Temple, one of the largest and oldest temples in Khajuraho Group of Monuments. Dedicated to Hindu mythology god Vishnu, the temple faces eastwards.

4) Kandariya Mahadev Temple– Most elegant and largest temple in Khajuraho Group of Monuments, Kandariya Mahadev Temple measures 30 m in length and 20 m in width.

5) Mahadev Shrine– Installed with daunting lion figures, the sanctum is small in size depicts the rage and importance of Hindu mythological god Lord Shiva.

6) Devi Jagadambi Temple– The temple has some of the most appealing structures of all temples in Khajuraho with only one balcony.

The Western Group of Monuments in Khajuraho has the highest number of temples and offers the guest with a memorable expedition of Indian heritage. The guests get extraordinary travel facilities on the Heritage Train Tour that make the entire experience of Khajuraho royal and regal. Moreover, the tour itinerary also includes luxurious off-board transportation for all guests. When the guests return to the comforts of the Maharajas’ Express they get to savor delicious meals served in the train’s own dining restaurants Mayur Mahal and Rang Mahal. The overall traveling experience on world’s leading luxury train is packed with exciting memories and luxurious on-board amenities.