Khajuraho is a group of the Hindu and Jain temples. The Khajuraho temples are located south of Jhansi, Madhya Pradesh, in India. These temples were built between 950 and 1050, during the reign of the Chandela Dynasty.
Why it is special: The name itself was derived from Sanskrit. According to legend, two golden date palm trees were planted at the entrance of the Temple complex. The Temples are designed like most other Hindu Temples. The amazing fact is that, there were 85 such temples spread across 20 sq.km in the 12th century. These temples had exquisite carvings and intricate details symbolic of the Indian art of that period. These temples are an amalgamation of both Hinduism and Jainism, two diverse religions.