Mark Read


India's most titillating town is famed far and wide for the erotic stone carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of World Heritage–listed temples. The Western Group of temples, in particular, contains some stunning sculptures that together make up some of the finest temple art in the world.

As we all know, sex sells, and so Khajuraho is fully on the tour bus map, but despite this it's a delightful, quiet little village, where it's easy to while away several days walking and cycling between stunning temples and enjoying the easy-going traveler vibe. The town also makes a reasonable base for nearby Panna Tiger Reserve .

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