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Facts About Ajanta Ellora Caves

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The ancient Heritage site is an astonishing discovery that dates back to thousands of years. Carved into hillside rock, Ajanta and Ellora caves are frequented by tourists from all over the world. The 34 caves at Ellora and 29 caves at Ajanta were discovered by John Smith, a British Officer in 1819. The most outstanding specimens of the rich ancient architectural heritage the brilliant sculptures and mural of these caves are extraordinary. To get an excellent view and perspective of the site you must opt for a full day Ajanta Ellora Caves tour, but before that one must learn about all the interesting facts.

  1. Ajanta and Ellora Caves are listed under UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
  2. The sculptures and other structures of these caves are carved out of stone using only a hammer and chisel.
  3. The Ajanta Ellora caves are comparatively high, that is 70 meters from the ground level, which is unlike other caves discovered in India.
  4. Ajanta Caves date back to the time between 2nd century BCE to 480 or 650 CE. On the other hand, Ellora Caves were discovered after Ajanta that is between 5th and 10 century CE.
  5. Ajanta Caves display Viharas and Buddhist monasteries and Ellora Caves consists of religious centers for Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain.
  6. A photographer’s paradise you can take some marvelous shots and take back home ample of fond memories.
  7. In order to capture the sprawling greenery of the jungles, it is best to visit the Caves right after the monsoons.