Photo Friday – Ajanta Caves in India

20 Jul

The Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are located about 100 kilometers outside of Aurrangabad, India (it takes about 7 hours on a train to get to Aurrangabad from Mumbai) and while the oldest of the caves date back to the 2nd century BCE, they weren’t widely known until 1819 when a British tiger hunting party stumbled across them.  The caves are a series of 30 rock-cut caves that depict Buddhist religious art.   They range from small and very simple to multi-storied ornate spaces.  They’ve been fairly well-preserved, with some of the interior cave paintings still in decent condition.


2 Responses to “Photo Friday – Ajanta Caves in India”

  1. Teri and the cats of Curlz and Swirlz July 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    I stopped by from ‘Looky Here’… I love everything about your blog–as I am mostly an ‘armchair’ traveler, I always enjoy seeing where others travels take them! Love the layout of your blog–crisp and clean, and the photos are awesome, and then there’s your writing! Yep, there is a book there!

    • Ashley July 22, 2012 at 9:53 am #

      Thanks for such kind words!

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