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15 Aug 2020

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Ajanta Caves
Caves, Geography, World Geography

Ajanta Caves 

Ajanta Caves: Ajanta Caves The Ajanta caves are located in the Maharashtra state of India. These caves date back to 2nd century BC to 7th century CE. This site has 31 rock-cut Buddhist caves monuments that showcase highly decorated paintings and sculptures. These caves were built in two phases in two different times; the first phase is built during the Satavahana Period under the patronage of Satvahana Dynasty (230 BCE-220 CE). The second phase (the caves of Vakataka) is built during the reign of King Harishena of the Vakataka Dynasty. This site got the status of a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1983.

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