Marvellous Travel Experience in India
07 August 2012
Photo - Sculpture outside a Hindu temple in Khajuraho
I took the Royal Rajasthan on Wheels to tour around Rajasthan, India in December last year. That was the first time I took a train tour. The cabins were not too big but well-appointed and comfortable. The train made our trip effortless and enjoyable. It took us to Taj Mahal and other major tourist attractions. The place that I found most amazing is not Taj Mahal but the Hindu temples in Khajuraho, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Those temples were built of stones which were put together with mortise and tenon joints. In other words, they are held in place just by gravity. The statues and carvings on the walls of the temples are extremely beautiful. Some of them depict sexual or erotic acts. Some people call them the "Kamasutra" temples. However, as a matter of fact, only about 10-20% of the statues have sexual themes. I think the place is a must-see for travellers visiting India.