Ajanta Caves (closed on Monday) - are a world heritage site, cut out from the volcanic lava of the Deccan trap but are much older than Ellora and belongs to 200 BC to 650 AD. The British officers rediscovered the lost site in 1819, by accident. Ajanta displays the complete panorama of the Buddhist development in India with the Mahayana group, Hinayana group and the later Mahayana group. The finest sculptures, paintings on the ceiling and murals worth mentioning are: 'Bodhisattva Padmapani', 'Boddhisattva Avalokitesvara', '17 Jatakas', 'The Birth of the Buddha', 'The Thousand Buddhas', the elephant scattering the lotus, the black princess, charging bull, and the row of dancers with musician.
- Location : 100 Kms from Aurangabad
- Languages : Hindi, English and Marathi
- Temperature :March to June 40 degrees (Max), 25 degrees (Min) - November to February 21 degrees (Max), 10 degrees (Min)
- Popular As : Ajanta Caves
- To See : World Heritage site
- Festival : Ellora Festival in the month of November