6 Most Erotic Places to Visit in India
India is home to many things- a variety of food, diverse language and customs, and, perhaps most surprising, a helluva lot of erotica steeped deep in history. In fact there are numerous erotic carvings etched into the architecture of temples. Though if you think about it, this shouldn’t come as a complete shocker. India did give the world the Kama Sutra and it boasts a population of 1,345,287,731 and counting.
Its not just carvings though. There are numerous destinations that are sensual in that they are surrounded by breathtaking nature which is always a good backdrop for romance.
Here we share six note-worthy destinations brimming with sensuality and erotica.
It’s easy to see why movie directors have chosen this romantic desert oasis to stage their films. Located in the northwestern state of Rajasthan, “The Golden city” wears a crown of ornate Jain temples built from yellow sandstone that glows in the sunset. Jaisalmer Fort, also known as Sone Ka Quila (the Golden Fort), rises out of the gold sands of the Thar Desert where it was constructed in 1156 AD. During the medieval period Jaisalmer accumulated wealth from passing trade caravans. Today its history comes alive in hypnotic amber and honey tones. Visitors can observe sensual carvings within the Shantinath and Kunthunath temples, then enjoy the royal experience at a grand hotel like Fort Rajwada or Hotel Rang Mahal.
2. Konark Sun Temple
Author Rabindranath Tagore wrote of this renowned temple, “Here the language of stone surpasses the language of man.” And it’s a deeply passionate language-the Konark Sun Temple houses many erotic sculptures and brilliantly carved depictions of sensual bliss. Built in the 13th century CE, its history is shrouded in ancient scripture and local folklore. According to the texts, Samba, the son of the Hindu god Krishna, built the temple to honor the Sun god Surya. Its breathtaking structure features 24 wheels and seven horses covered in carved symbols, evoking Surya’s heavenly chariot. The Konark Sun Temple is in the state of Odisha on India’s eastern coast, just minutes away from the divinely serene Chandrabagha Beach and the romantic Lotus Resort.
3. Rainforest Resort
Rainforest Resort in Athirapally, Kerala elevates romance to a new plane. Tourists can stay in a circular, open-air tree house that boasts all the five-star accoutrements while hovering above an enchanting rainforest. In this eco-friendly niche, guests wake to the song of rare birds and admire the 80-foot Athirapally Falls cascading in the distance. The lush forest is home to species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. Rainforest Resort is the ideal place to disappear into the wild with a loved one without losing any of the comforts of home.
4. Taj Lake Palace
Queen Elizabeth, the Shah of Iran, and film star Vivien Leigh have all stayed in this opulent hotel. The 4-acre building was built in the 1700s as a pleasure palace for Maharana Jagat Singh II; it was originally christened Jag Niwas. To this day, its flawless white marble stands out against the pure blues of Lake Pichola. Guests at the Taj Lake Palace are treated like royalty. They are escorted across the lake in a boat and they enter the hotel under a shower of rose petals. Behind the Palace walls lie impeccable gardens and fountains, cementing its legacy as the most romantic hotel on Earth. Lake Pichola is just one of five lakes in the city of Udaipur. Though Udaipur is sometimes called ‘the Venice of the East,’ its beauty is truly unmatched.
The pleasures of Tarkarli, a destination in southern Maharashtra on the coast of the Arabian Sea, provide a feast for the senses. Secluded spots like Tarkarli Beach, Kolamb Beach, and Nivati Beach are less crowded than tourists havens in nearby Goa and are more suited for long, romantic walks over silky white sand. From Bhogave Beach one can watch dolphins leaping through the sea. Tarkarli is not far from Sindhudurga Fort, an awe-inspiring ocean fortress that stretches over 50 acres of island. The ocean fort was built to deter invaders and high tides; its foundation contains more than 4000 mounds of lead. Behind its formidable walls are temples to Hanuman, Bhavani, and Jarimari. Tarkarli’s historical and natural wonders make it a sensual paradise of eastern India.
6. Khajuraho Monuments
Nestled in Madhya Pradesh in the heart of India are some of the world’s most beautiful testaments to the ingenuity and passion of mankind. In the magnificent Khajuraho temples, thousands of erotic carvings are more than just eye candy. They convey the Tantric principle of balance between male and female forces. They celebrate sexual expression and bliss for all people. There were originally 85 Khajuraho temples commissioned during the Chandela dynasty in 950 AD. Today there are 25 temples over 6 square kilometers.