Located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, Ajanta Caves are among the World Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. The 30 caves of Ajanta were discovered back in AD 1819 by some British Army officers. Religious influence of Buddha and the Jatakas can been seen in the paintings of Ajanta.
Ajanta takes one back to the 2000-year-old history of India. The caves have been successful in preserving the ancient times of the country. Ajanta Caves are counted among the finest examples of Buddhist architecture. This can be witnessed through all the paintings and sculptures of the caves. Each and every piece of rock used in these caves is enough to bring forth the entire life of Lord Buddha. There are shrines in these caves which are completely dedicated to Lord Buddha and Monasteries. People from all over the world visit here to have a closer look of India’s past and pay homage to Lord Buddha.