Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Ajanta Caves, Part 2

The Ajanta Caves are so vast and offer so much to explore, they require two entries.

Part two of the exterior view, this time looking back toward the beginning of the cave route.

The cave with the most impressive entrance. Besides the beautiful and detailed facade, take note of how set back it is from the original rock face. That's a tremendous amount of rock removal!

Inside, a beautiful and elaborately-carved hall and a stupa - a mound-like structure where Buddhists meditate - at the end of it.

Also in the same hall, detailed painting between arches.

Taking a little break outside.

The cave with the best carving, heavy in detail and intricacy.

Another view of the carving and a reclining Buddha in yet another cave. The Buddhists were busy!

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