Step into rustic Ajanta - a village that hides in its historic bosom, a set of 30 caves.
Regardless of the fact that the Ajanta Caves were chiseled in the olden Days, they still retain their glamour and heritage splendor.
Brimming with stone sculptures and colorful paintings, the caves at Ajanta are splendid. Most of the paintings have retained their luster simply because they've been protected from harsh sunrays.
These caves are constructed within a horseshoe shaped hill on a granite ravine. Cloaked in thick greens for centuries, the Ajanta Caves remained un discovered till a Britisher happened to notice them in the year 1819.
A Unesco World Heritage Site, the Ajanta Caves are categorized as Viharas and Chaityas. Essentially meditation havens for Buddhist monks these caves exude peace.
The history of Ajanta can be traced back to c.200 B.C. to 650 A.D.
Explore the Ajanta caves that were carved by Buddhist monks, who retired into these fascinating sanctuaries and gave vent to their creative prowess in the form of sculpted walls, pillars and cave halls. The vibrant paintings that we see etched on the walls of Ajanta caves were painted with colors made of organic and natural substances.
The rock cut caves at Ajanta were carved during two distinct phases in history, the Hinayana Phase and the Mahayana Phase.
See stone sculptures of Lord Buddha in different moods and poses. Walls painted in bright frescoes depict episodes from the Jataka tales. Every cave features a theme and each cave has its own history and legend.
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