Travel Tips & Advice on “india”

On the Road to Orchha, India: A Once Powerful Kingdom

Driving through India is never boring, always interesting and one of our favorite parts traveling through this country. Whether it is a line of women carrying milk to pour over Shiva’s lingam (penis) on the way to a local Shiva Temple, brilliantly yellow mustard fields in bloom, or more than 10+ persons packed into a jeep, you never […]

Khajuraho: Eastern Group of Jain Temples

We began the day with an early morning tour of the Eastern Group of Jain temples. I really hate to say, “Been there and done it” all the time but after visiting the mother lode of all Jain temples, think 863 Jain Temples at beyond incredible Palitana, we have “been there and done it.” The […]

Khajuraho: The Large Western Group of Temples

New guide Govinda came to the hotel at 3:00p and we drove a short distance to the Western Complex of temples, the largest of the three. Three of the most important and popular temples in Khajuraho are found here: Kandariya Mahadeva, Lakshmana, also known as the Chaturbhug Temple and Varaha, all completely different. It is […]

Khajuraho: Most Important Lakshmana Temple in Western Group

Lakshmana Temple, also known as the Chaturbhuj temple, is arguably one of the most beautiful and exquisitely carved structures at Khajuraho. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple was built during 930-950 AD by Chandela king Yashovarman. It has rows of sculptures of gods, goddesses, apsaras, mithunas (loving couples), other erotic sculptures and scenes depicting the daily […]

Khajuraho’s World Famous Erotic Sculptures

Khajuraho is considered one of the seven wonders of India, second only to the Taj Mahal, but is primarily known for its erotic art and carvings although only 10 percent of the temples have erotic sculptures. Why was erotic art carved on temples? There are as many theories as there are days in the year. Below is […]

Welcome to The *****Radisson Hotel, Khajuraho

It is a short 10 minute drive from Khajuraho Airport to the five-star Radisson Hotel considered to be one of the best hotels in Khajuraho. The two-level hotel is beautifully located in the middle of expansive and lovely grounds with 86 comfortable guest rooms, Wi-Fi in all public area and rooms, private balconies, Business and Fitness […]

Jet Airways Economy Class from Varanasi to Khajuraho

The Varanasi airport is modern, up-to-date and easy to get around if your luggage isn’t overweight and there isn’t heavy fog in Delhi. Most airlines begin their route in Delhi, stop in Varanasi (VNS), and then continue on to Khajuraho (HJR). Fog in Delhi? Your flight will be delayed. When booking flights, also be aware […]

The Important Buddhist Site of Sarnath, India

It is a short ride from Varanasi to Sarnath located on the outskirts of Varanasi where Lord Buddha is said to have delivered his first sermon after enlightenment; preaching his four noble truths. The Buddha was enlightened in Bodhgaya and then went to Sarnath seeking his five former companions, taught them what he learned and […]

The Astonishing Evening Aarti Ceremony in Varanasi

Every night around 6:15p, a massive and colorful Aarti Ceremony takes place at Dashashwamedh Ghat (steps leading to the Ganges River). Thousands of worshippers along with thousands of tourists cram the land area and take to boats to watch from the water, all hoping to take that perfect National Geographic photograph and it is considered […]

A Quick Tour of Varanesi, India

Tourists usually disembark their early morning boat ride on the Ganges and begin walking through narrow lanes in the old section by the Ghats to see life around the riverside. The old city from Dashashwamedh Ghat in the South to Manikarnika Ghat in the North is a maze of narrow lanes, by-lanes, and filled with thousands […]