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Ajanta Caves

Introduction
Ajanta Caves are UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and are locate close to Jalgaon town at Maharashtra, India. They are 29 rock-cut cave monuments including paintings and sculptures. They are about 2nd BCE old. These caves are discovered by an British army officer of Madras Regiment in 1819 when he was in a hunting expedition. These group of caves get their name derived from nearby village called Ajanta. Among 30 excavations, five caves number 9,10, 19, 26, 29 are chaityagrihas and the rest are viharas. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and center around Buddha, Bodhisttvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and Jatakas.

The following is the list of the Great Indian Heritage Sites . Please click on the one you wish to visit for more details

Worl Heritage Sites in India
Agra Agra Fort Agra Humayun's Tomb
Agra Ajanta - Ellora Agra Khajuraho Temples
Agra Sanchi Stupas Agra Mahabodi Temple Bodhgaya
Agra CST - Terminal Mumbai Agra Qutub Minar
Agra Fatehpur Sikhri Agra Red Fort Complex
Agra Hampi Monuments Agra Bhimbetika - Rock Paintings
Agra Mahabalipuram Agra Sun Temple - Konark
Agra Pattadakal Monuments Agra Mamallpuram - Group of Monuments
Agra Champaner Monuments Agra Churches & Convents of Goa
Agra Jantar - Mantar - Jaipur Agra Nanda Dev- & Valley of Flower
   





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