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Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves are the most fascinating and mysterious ancient monuments. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ajanta Caves are rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotions through gesture, pose and form. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Ajanta has been a recipient of the legacy of the Gandhara and Mathura schools of art of the Kushana period; the Sarnath school of art of the Gupta period; and the Amaravati school of art of the late Satavahana and Ikshvaku periods. The monastery continued functioning here at least till 8th century CE and then the site was forgotten till its rediscovery in 1819.
Tourist Attractions
Ajanta Caves, View Point, Ajanta Caves Information Centre                   Caves Weekly Off : Monday
Getting There
Nearest Railway Station : Jalgaon 55 km / Aurangabad 100 km       Nearest Airport : Aurangabad 100 km
Nearby Cities : Jalgaon 55 km, Chalisgaon 100 km, Aurangabad 100 km

Nearby Tourist Places
Jalgaon 55 km, Aurangabad 100 km, Ellora Caves 104 km, Ghrishneshwar 104 km, Daulatabad Fort 110 km

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