Ajanta Caves

Ajanta Caves

Things to do - general
The Ajanta Caves are at a distance of 100 km from Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra India. After being in oblivion for centuries, the caves were discovered by chance in 1819 by a British hunting party. The remarkable Ajanta cavesare listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A tour of the Ajanta caves will make you marvel at the architectural and artistic capabilities of that period. The total number of caves including the unfinished ones is 30, out of which Caves No. 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya caves and the rest are viharas or the monasteries. The caves are hewned out of granite cliffs on the inner side of a 20 m long ravine along the Waghora River.

Country India
Area 764,000 square miles
Languages spoken English,Hindi
Currency INR

Sports and nature

A tour of the Ajanta caves will make you marvel at the architectural and artistic capabilities of that period. The total number of caves including the unfinished ones is 30, out of which Caves No. 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya caves and the rest are viharas or the monasteries. The caves are hewned out of granite cliffs on the inner side of a 20 m long ravine along the Waghora River.

Nightlife

Ajanta hosts some wonderful restaurants and bars and clubs. Most popularly known are: Coco Bongos, Daddy O’s, Senor Frogs, Hard Rock Café, Margaritaville, Pat O’Briens, and The City.

Culture and history

The Mayan civilization was among the original cultures of the New World and spanned more than 3,000 years. The Mayans lived mainly on the Yucatan Peninsula in the eastern one third of Mesoamerica and at its peak had one of the most densely populated and culturally dynamic societies in the world. Mayan culture is known for its spectacular art, impressive architecture, and sophisticated mathematical and astronomical systems which were all way ahead of their time.

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