Ajanta

Ajanta is one of the world's greatest historical monuments, recognized by UNESCO, located in India. There are 30 caves that were discovered in AD 1819. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. All of the paintings show heavy religious influence and center around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The Ajanta caves preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India.

Ellora

Ellora is one of the most wondrous and breathtaking places in India: the Incredible Indian Cave Temples. The 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side-by-side in the wall of a high basalt cliff. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments traditionally dated from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological marvel, but also with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India