Incredible India: Ajanta Caves, Maharashtra

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Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, Western India is a World Heritage site and ASI protected monument. These rock-cut caves were constructed at various periods in between 2nd Century BCE to 6th Century CE and were used as a place of teaching by Buddhist monks. Ajanta Caves are very popular for their exotic setting, extensive  paintings & brilliant sculptures. Lost to the world until 19th century (after they were abandoned), these caves were rediscovered by a British officer.

Photo Credit: By Danial Chitnis (originally posted to Flickr as Ajanta Caves) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons.

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