Ajanta Caves is one among the most splendid Buddhist caves in India. The caves have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. There are about 30 caves at this site of Ajanta, of which cave number are 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya- grihas. Rest of the caves is comprised of monasteries. These caves portray the semi- mythological history. You can see here several paintings based on Greek and Roman works. Some other paintings resemble to Chinese style. People seeking to discover architectural beauty and history can book Ajanta holiday packages as the destination has a lot to tell them.
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Sightseeing in Ajanta
On your Ajanta trip, you can come across the marvel of the region. Tourist attractions on Ajanta mainly comprised of its caves, their beautiful paintings and various miniature sculptures. Caves of Ajanta are finest specimen of creativity of that era and gorgeous paintings create pictorial stories related to the region and its cultures. Exquisite sculptures captivate your sight, their fine detailing enhances the aesthetic beauty of the Caves.
History of Ajanta Caves
The origin of Ajanta Caves is related to the 19th discovered in the year 1819. The caves were discovered coincidentally by British soldiers during their journeys in the Deccan Plateau. Situated far from the crowd and left unexplored for such a long time, the caves were covered by shrub, dirt and stones. All these caves were empty. After that, Government was informed about this discovery. Archaeologists were called for the task of carrying excavations at the site, which is presently identified as the Ajanta Cave Temples. From that era, much detection has been done at Ajanta to bring our amazing findings. Till day, 30 caves have been found here. century AD and it is said to be