Ajanta Caves-World Heritage Monument

Ajanta Caves dates back to the 2nd century B.C. They cover a span of 800 years where the Buddist monks created the magnificent paintings narrating the story of Buddha in his cycle of incarnations.

Traveling to Ajanta is like traveling back into the 2000-year-old ancient history of India preserved in the caves of Ajanta. They are located near the city of Aurangabad,Maharashtra.The caves paintings and sculptures described by the government’s Archaeological Survey of India as “the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting”.

By using simple tools like hammer and chisel, the monks carved out spectacular figures attracting the walls of these structures. These paintings depict the story of Buddism,extending the periods from 200 BC to 650 AD. This makes the Ajanta caves an interesting spiritual tourist attraction for Buddhists and scholars and researchers of Buddhism.

The Ajanta Caves are a World Heritage site and has been included in the World Heritage list of monuments.

The nearest railway station is Jalgaon,59kms. There is an excellent roadways connectivity with Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Shirdi, Jalgaon.

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