A month of this New Year 2015 has already passed by in a blink of eye, and here we present our new edition with a new
destination showcase. This month we are strolling and gazing at the wonders of UNESCO World Heritage site Khajuraho. Read on
to know why this city is accredited by UNESCO and also known as the City of Love. Also introducing the cultural
extravaganza – Khajuraho Dance Festival and region’s favourite recipe for you prepare and savour. The flavours of this edition
are sure to inspire you to visit India again and again!
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Clarks Bundela, Khajuraho
Situated in the 18 acres of lush green grasslands on the banks of river Khuddar, Clarks Bundela, Khajuraho is just 10 mins drive from the 9th century temples.
With 104 tastefully decorated rooms and suites overlooking the pool or the greenery, Clarks Khajuraho offers unparalleled comfort for your luxurious vacation in Khajuraho.
Dining includes a multi-cuisine restaurant, coffee shop, a lobby bar with poolside barbeque and bar facility. Other amenities offered are all the modern room features, cricket net, badminton, tennis court, shopping arcade, a jogging track, indoor games, salon, Spa, gymnasium, Yoga center, lockers and laundry service.
Banquet and conference facilities can take in groups of all sizes from 80 to 7000 guests.
Khajuraho Dance Festival
Khajuraho Festival of Dances is celebrated at a time when the hardness of winter begins to fade and the king of all seasons, spring,
takes over. The most colorful and brilliant classical dance forms of india with their roots in the ling and rich cultural traditions across
the country, offer a feast for the eyes during a weeklong extravaganza here.
Indian traditions of dance have been considered to be divine in origin and The aura of these masterpieces has not dimmed over many centiries.
These dances materialize against the backdrop of the glorious temples of Khajuraho, which stand a testimony to the glorious past of India's cultural
richness. This temple complex glows with the warmth of sandstone which is ornamented with the sinuous curves of sculpture unparalleled in their beauty.
Khajuraho Dance festival presents a bouquet of the best of Indian dance forms and a showcase of Indian culture. Truly an experience !
When: February every year Where: Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
A historic city widely acclaimed for its lovely temples, Khajuraho in the State of Madhya Pradesh is located in the woody planes of Bundelkhand
region. The erotic carvings that swathe Khajuraho’s three groups of World Heritage–listed temples are among the finest temple art in the world.Apart from the
poetry carved temples, Khajuraho is well known for the cultural extravaganza – Khajuraho Dance Festival. The city also offers excellent shopping opportunities for souvenirs and mementoes.
The UNESCO acclaimed Temples
The centuries old temples are ornamented with most striking, erotic and aesthetic sculptures that expose the philosophy in the
Hindu religion. The erotic images that adore the beautiful shrines depict the innocent form of love, a manifestation of
stimulated human sentiments.
Located on the outskirts of the Kajuraho town, Ajaigarh Fort shows the architectural talents of the Chandela Kings.
A hub of classic monuments and sculptures, the Kalinjar Fort has a magnificient history. This colossal fortress contains numerous temples and structures within it, which replicate the creative expertise of the Chandela dynasty.
Sound & Light Show
The Light and Sound show on the Western Group of temples complex the reminds the life and times of the great Chandela Kings and mark out the story of the exclusive temples from the 10th Century to the present day. The 50-minute fascinating show is held in every evening and it runs in Hindi and in English.
From the Kitchen...
Sabudana Khichdi is a central Indian favorite delicacy, and is particularly popular in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. This is healthy, quick and delicious snack, which you can try at home and surprise your family with new flavours.
1 cup sabudana(sago)
1/2 tsp Sugar
2 Green Chillies chopped lengthwise
1/2 cup peanuts
1 boiled and peeled potato
2 tsp Oil
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Pinch Hing (asafoetida)
2 tbsp grated fresh Coconut(optional)
1 tsp Lemon juice
Salt to taste
Few Coriander leaves
Few Curry Leaves (optional)
Wash the sago thoroughly and soak for 6-7 hours. Fluff again with a fork and check if each pearl has softened.
Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin and hing. Let it crackle, then add the green chillies‘n curry leaves.
Add the chopped potatoes and stir well. Let them cook till they are light brown on the outside. Add sabudana mixture and mix gently. Let it cook for 10-15 mins, stirring occasionally.
Then add crushed peanuts, sugar and salt. Stir and mix well.Add the grated coconut and garnish with coriander leaves.Sprinkle some lemon juice over it and serve hot.