Delhi to Katmandu, Part 5

Delhi to Katmandu, Part 5

In 2010, I went on an amazing trip, from Delhi to Katmandu. I just want to use this Post to share with you some of the photographs I took on the way. Both were amazing countries and India was particularly vibrant and exciting. Some of the photos were taken through vehicle windows, so i apologise for the poor quality.

I don’t propose to write very much, I am supposed to be editing my third novel,  Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, and starting on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures.

The journey continues….

This part will just be focussed on the Varaha Temple in Khajaraho. The temple was amazing and although some of the carvings were damaged they were still outstanding. I will write very little (hooray), I think the photos speak for themselves.

The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are in the town of Khajuraho, October 2010

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The town is in the state of Madhya Pradesh, located in the Chhatarpur District about 380 miles southeast of New Delhi. October 2010.

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The Khajuraho Group of Monuments  has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered to be one of the ‘seven wonders’ of India.

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Lord Vishnu and Goddess Laxmi. – October 2010

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Tantric figure. October 2010

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Sandstone carvings. October 2010

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Sandstone carvings.

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Shiva.  October 2010.

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The intricately sculpted southern wall of  Lakshamana Temple. October 2010.

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Shiva and Godess Laxmi with mythical animals to the left.

The intricately sculpted southern wall of  Lakshamana Temple. October 2010.

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Shiva.


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The grounds were beautifully kept.

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They cut the grass by hand using small scythes.

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Western Group of temples, Chandela dynasty between AD 950 and 1050.

Sculptures inside one of the temples.

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Sculptures inside one of the temples.

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Beautiful Sari.

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Warriors on horseback on their way to battle.

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Warriors on their way to battle.

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Warriors mounted on war elephants, october 2010

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The next few speak for themselves. Southern temple.  October 2010

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The horse is not smiling – October 2010

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Priest with his disciples,  dancing and singing Bhajans – Lakshmana temple – October 2010.

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Procession with drums, trumpets and conches.

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Carved South wall of Kendriya Mahadeva.

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Carved South wall of Kendriya Mahadeva with couple in Mithuna.

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Breathtaking.

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Time to go…

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Front entrance to the hotel.

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Just glad we didn’t have this one.

The end

I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a Part 6 next week. I continue my journey East.

 Photographs copyrighted to Harvey Black.

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6 Comments

  1. Do you think the hot climate has something to do with it? I feel a bit stupid for admiring the architecture in your previous posts! I mean it’s amazing, but they obviously have sex on the brain.

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