We arrived in Maihar after a 15 hour overnight journey on the train from Delhi enjoying an Indian picnic dinner in our cozy private compartment which was outfitted with bunk beds. The journey was well spent getting to know each other and I could see that the group chemistry and dynamics was going to be great!
Our host in Maihar Ambica Beri welcomed us to her beautiful compound and her hospitality made us feel instantly at home. The Maihar house gardens and studio are lovely and nearby Art Ichol as breath taking as the pictures we had seen.
After the morning of looking around the facilities, we decided to drive to the Khajuraho temples, known for their explicit erotic stone carving. It ended up being a 2.5hr drive each way on a very bumpy road. It was ambitious for our first day but the temples were inspiring and they more than made up for the terrible guide we got.