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Ajanta Cave No.1, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

The Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the finest examples of rock cut monuments, is situated in Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India. Ajanta caves are excavated in the semi-circular scarp of a steep rock about 76 m high. These rock cut caves at Ajanta are considered to be one of the finest examples of Buddhist rock-cut architecture in the world.

Shown here is the Cave No.1 at Ajanta. The Cave No.1 has one of the most elaborate carvings depicting the life of Gautama Buddha. The painting of Padmapani and Vajrapani – two bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism can also be seen in this cave.

Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad is situated about 59 kms from Jalgaon Railway station in Delhi-Mumbai rail line.