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    Ajanta Sculptures

    by SirRichard Written Mar 27, 2003

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    Budha sleeping

    Favorite thing: Most of the beautiful sculptures of Ajanta are carved on rock, all with Buddhist motifs. I was specially impressed by this lying Buddha, about 12 meters long. If you wanna see best the details bring a hand torch, although after 1-2 minutes inside your eyes get used and everything can be seen pretty well.

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    Ajanta Paintings

    by SirRichard Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    Inside the caves

    Favorite thing: In some of the caves you can find wonderful colourful detailed Buddhist paintings on the walls, covering all them with incredible details. They are pretty well conserved. Flash photography is prohibited inside, of course!
    All the paintings represent scenes and legends of Buddhism.

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    Ajanta Entrance

    by SirRichard Updated Mar 27, 2003

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    At the ticket box

    Favorite thing: You have to pay 10 US$ to see the Ajanta Caves. At the entrance there are many locals who offer you their services as guides. All that they can tell you is really on any guide book, but as you have to leave your shoes outside while visiting the caves, I took advantage of my guide leaving him outside waiting for me with my heavy rucksack while I comfortably visited the caves. I feel a bit “guilty and colonialist” when I remember using him as a butler, but he was happy because of the tip, and I was happy because of the help, so…

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    Ajanta Caves

    by SirRichard Written Mar 27, 2003

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    Location of the caves

    Favorite thing: Ajanta caves are some 40 kms away from Aurangabad. These famous caves are located in a superb natural scenery, hanging in the walls of an S shaped gorge.
    They were rediscovered by chance by a british army officer who was visiting this area searching for tigers!! They didn’t have a clue that they were discovering 28 wonderful Buddhist caves.

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    Ajanta Cave 9

    by Paul2001 Written Apr 16, 2004

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    Cave 9

    Favorite thing: This is a large chaitya hall with a Buddha carved into a stupa. There are many such halls in Ajanta. Cave 9 is one of the best preserved and also has several paintings.

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    Ajanta Path

    by SirRichard Written Mar 27, 2003

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    A break

    Favorite thing: Most of the caves can be comfortably reached by a paved way all along the cliff, though there are also little and abandoned caves “off the beaten path”, but most of them are closed or ruined.

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