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Travel to Khajuraho
A world heritage site, the temples of Khajuraho are India's unique gift to the world, representing a paean to life, love and joy, perfect in execution and sublime in expression. Life in every form and mood has been captured here in stone, testifying to the craftsman's artistry and the extraordinary breadth of vision of the Chandela Rajputs.
The Khajuraho temples were built in the short span of a hundred years, between 950-1050 A.D in a truly inspired burst of creativity. Of the original 85 temples, 22 still survive ,constituting one of the world's greatest artistic wonders. The spectacularly mounted Khajuraho Son-et-Lumiere Show evokes the life and times of the great Chandela kings and traces the fascinating story of the unique temples from the 10th to 20th century.
Khajuraho festival of dance :
Khajuraho Festival of Dances draws the best classical dancers in the country every year who perform against the spectacular backdrop of the floodlit temples. The past and the present silhouetted against the glow of a setting sun, becomes an exquisite backdrop for the performer. In a setting where a earthly and the divine create perfect harmony : an event that celebrates the pure magic of the rich classical dance traditions of India. As dusk falls the temples are lit up in a soft ,dream -like ethereal stage. The finest exponents of different classical Indian styles represented: Kathak,Bharatnatyam,Kuchhipudi,Odissi,Manipuri and many more. With International status under the Government of India's programme categories, this seven day extravaganza held in February is a unique treat for connoisseurs from all over the world.