The World Heritage Site of Ajanta stand out distinctively because of their architectural splendour, Buddhist legacy and artistic masterpieces, including narratives painted on the walls of ‘chaityas’ (prayer halls) and ‘viharas’(residential cells). The caves are decorated with fascinating fresco paintings that arethe finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly pai Buddhist religious art with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales, where the expressions come alive even after centuries.Ajanta is located on an ancient trade route known in ancient literature as ‘Dakshinapatha’. Most of the donors at Ajanta, especially of the earlier caves, were traders. Evident from 100 inscribed and painted inscriptions narrating stories of these donors that also included monks, kings, ministers, and others.
Best time to visit: Autumn, Fall & Winter – September till March