The Temples at Khajuraho were built between 900 to 1200 years ago by the Chandela rulers and are a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Vishnu, Shiva and Jain temples are really running in their detail and the intricacy of the carvings. They are also well known for the sexually explicit carvings on some of the temple walls and there has been a good bit written about that aspect. One aspect that is not so well known is that these temples were abandoned around the 14th century and the forest reclaimed its own. Legend has it that like the discovery of Angkor Wat, a British Captain T.S. Burt stumbled “Indiana Jones” style onto these amazing structures and they were rediscovered for the world!