Sex in the Temples (Khajuraho Sex Temples in India)
Western Group sex temples in Khajuraho, India.
You can’t tell Jaime and I that there are sex temples in India — grand temples that feature erotic depictions of sex, orgies, oral sex, anal sex, bestiality, random sexual positions no one on earth can possibly maintain — and not expect us to book the first train ticket there to see them. Just sayin’. So, obviously, when I read about the Khajuraho Sex Temples in Khajuraho, India, we immediately added it to our India itinerary. Because, obviously.
The temples are a Unesco World Heritage Site. And, perhaps, the naughtiest of Unesco World Heritage sites at that. Now, don’t get me wrong, the group of monuments is an impressive site in itself. Gorgeous temples. Indo-Aryan architecture. Intricate carvings. Stunning artwork.
It’s just that those temples, that architecture, that artwork, happens to be, mostly, sexual.
The largest complex of temples in Khajuraho is the the Western Group. These structures are the best preserved and feature some of the most striking…and most erotic… etchings in India. It’s the only complex in the city that you have to pay to get into but it was well worth the 250 rupee ($4) admission price. Once in you could spend the hot afternoon gawking at the debauchery of carved orgies of men, women, elephants, horses.
There are other, freer, temples in Khajuraho, and they are worth seeing too. But you can’t skip the Western Group if you’re in Khajuraho. Actually, you probably shouldn’t miss them if you’re in India at all. Or in Asia. Or on Earth. Because where else int he world are you going to see this amount of raunch on this sacred of a building?
The Khajuraho Sex Temples were definitely a highlight of my India travels.
And the closest to sex I got in three months in India.
Khajuraho Temple Image Gallery: