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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Ajanta Ellora

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 Ajanta Ellora
Located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, the Ajanta-Ellora Caves are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ajanta and Ellora Caves are two different tourist destinations, which are often mentioned together. The reason behind this is that both are rock-cut cave monuments, which feature beautiful paintings and sculptures .

Tourists from all over the world flock to see these caves, which were carved between the 2nd century B.C and the 8th century A.D. Ajanta Ellora cave shrines are cut out of rock by hand, and are regarded among one of the most amazing specimens of Indian architectural heritage. The 34 caves of Ellora and 29 caves of Ajanta were unexplored till 1819, when John Smith, a British Army officer accidentally noticed them when he was on a hunting expedition. Travel to one of the spectacular pilgrimage destinations in Maharashtra, which reminds us not only about the religious fervour of the country but also of the beautiful art that the artisans gave life to with pieces of rock: caves of Ajanta and Ellora. A world heritage site, the caves must not be overlooked as just another tourist destination. The 5 nights and 6 days tour to the caves of Ajanta and Ellora encapsulates all the beauty of a hundred places at once. Visit the 29 caves that were ramped up as retirement places of the Buddhist monks who were experts in rituals that they performed in the Chaityas and Viharas: ancient places of learning and centers of Buddhist cultural movement. 

Build your thoughts with the hammer and chisel that was used to build the creativity that inhibited in the hearts and minds of the artisans who made beauty come alive through layers of carved stone. The Earth Heritage Web sites of Ajanta and Ellora Caves are testimony towards the reality that these would be the unsurpassed rock minimize caves not simply in India but in the whole planet, wherever from tourist go to to this place to have a glimpse of its excellence and exquisiteness depicting the wealthy ancient architectural heritage of India.


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