A UNESCO world heritage site, Ajanta, is known for the Buddhist rock-cut cave temples, chaityas (“chapels”) and viharas (“monasteries”). Beautiful detailed carvings on the walls, pillars and entrances as well as different set of paintings are some of the things that are really eye-catching. The intricate design of the chaitya pillars and fresco-type paintings of Ajanta are of prime interests.
The beautiful paintings in the premises show the legends of Buddha and other deities. The paintings that are found in Ajanta are very much similar to Sigiriya in Sri Lanka, Bamiyan in Afghanistan, temples of Tibet, Nepal, China and Japan. You can also refer to the Ajanta Travel Guide to get more information about the city. The caves were discovered by a British officer who was on the hunt and found these caves.
These caves were carved out by the monks by using some simple tools of that era. It is considered that the caves were built during 220 B.C to 650 A.D. Ajanta caves have a specific emphasis on Buddhist culture in their carvings. These caves fascinate people by their fine architecture and facades they house. To know more about this city, you can go through the travel guide Ajanta.