Maharashtra 431117, India
About Ajanta Caves
Ajanta caves are 30 rockcut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotion through gesture, pose and form. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Attractions near Ajanta Caves
This is an ancient fort which is located in the Buldhana district. There is a lot of histories behind this fort and the architecture of the fort is so greatful.
One of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period.
Grishneshwar Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.
Built in 1668 the Tomb of Rabia Durani or Bibi Ka Maqbara was erected by Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb to commemorate his mother Dilras Begum who was titled Rabia Durani post her death
Daulatabad Fort is an ancient fortification that rises formidably from the midst of verdant greenery. Often hailed as one of the 'seven wonders of Maharashtra', this architectural marvel is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Also known as Devgiri fort
Where is Ajanta Caves
Discover more attractions in Aurangabad, where Ajanta Caves is located
Aurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi River Basin. It is rich in its historical events and natural beauties. Aurangabad the only tourist district of India having two-world heritage monuments to its credits.