cave 19 - ajanta caves - ancient buddhist temples (india)

Cave 19 - Ajanta Caves (India)

This rock-cut cave is carved out from a rock cliff, so it is made of a single piece of stone.­ It was not built, but rather, excavated.­

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Route caves, Maharashtra 431117, India

Photos taken during a 7-week, 7000 Km motorcycle tour across parts of India (Delhi, Rajasthan, Ladakh, Kashmir, Jammu and more) in May-June 2009.­

Ajanta Caves (India) are rock-cut cave monuments dating from the second century BC.­

The caves contain paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art".­

Personally I was more impressed by the nearby Ellora Caves.

For more information about the Ajanta Caves, read this Wikipedia Article.