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The Ajanta Caves

The caves are located in Aurangabad District in the Indian state of Maharashtra, India. The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta, some of which date from the 2nd century BC. These are considered to be the finest masterpiece of Buddhist art and architecture. These historical man made caves comprise of beautiful paintings on the walls and ceilings, depicting the life of the Buddha.

There are 29 caves excavated in the south side of the canyon. They vary from 35 to 110 ft. in elevation above the bed of the stream. Many masterpieces of the Buddhist art are preserved inside the cave. The caves depict the scenes of everyday life of the monks.
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