Where is Ajanta Caves, Facts and History of Ajanta Caves

Where is Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad , Maharashtra. India

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE., address of Ajanta Caves is Gautala Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra 431117 and lat Long is 20°33′05″N 75°42′12″E

Where is Ajanta Caves Located in Aurangabad , Maharashtra. India

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Facts about Ajanta Caves

Name Ajanta Caves
City Aurangabad
Address Location of Ajanta Caves Aurangabad , Maharashtra -431117
Country India
Continent Asia
Came in existence 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE
Built by Walter M. Spink
Area covered in KM 250 feet
Unesco heritage 1983
Ref No of UNESCO 242
Coordinate 20°33′05″N 75°42′12″E
Near by Airport Aurangabad Airport
Near by River Waghur

History of Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra state of India are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The Ajanta Caves site are mentioned in the memoirs of several medieval era Chinese Buddhist travelers to India and by a Mughal era official of Akbar era in early 17th century. They were covered by jungle until accidentally “discovered” and brought to the Western attention in 1819 by a colonial British officer on a tiger hunting party. The Ajanta caves are located on the side of a rocky cliff that is on the north side of a U-shaped gorge on the small river Waghur,

 

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