The Exquisite Caves
February 23 to February 25, 2020 (3 days)

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This journey visits the awe-inspiring paintings at the famous Buddhist caves at Ajanta, situated near Aurangabad. Beginning in the 2nd century BC and continuing for 900 years, twenty six caves were chipped out of a horseshoe shaped cliff.  The early followers of the Buddha created an isolated haven, shrouded in the darkness of the caves where they could meditate in peace.   The exquisite Buddhist paintings and sculptures created by using simple tools in the glow of lamps rank among the world's most important cultural treasures and has been declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Although the Jataka tales form the main theme of the paintings, also depicted are scenes from contemporary courtly life all demonstrating a startling degree of sophistication.   In the Ajanta paintings we see the brilliant union between sacred and secular art.

Nearby is Maharashtra state's most phenomenal ancient monument, the Ellora caves which carried on the legacy of Ajanta from the 7th century AD and was subjected to Buddhist, Jain and Hindu influences.   The sculptures at Ellora are massive in form and the entire spectrum of carvings pulsates with life and energy. The phenomenal rock cut Hindu temple of Kailash which is carved out of a hillside is the world's largest monolith is the site's principal attraction. Ellora too, is a World Heritage site declared by UNESCO.


Extensions that may be added before the Exquisite Caves:

In the Footsteps of the Buddha - Peepal Pilgrimage: 8th February to 21st February 2020
The Taj Mahal at Agra - 21st to 22nd February 2020

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Caves Option (Peepal pilgrimage 2020):
Price: US$ 1495 (US$ 435* single room supplement)

February 23 to February 25, 2020 (3 days)

February 23, 2020: Delhi - Aurangabad by air - Ajanta Caves

February 24, 2020: Aurangabad - Ellora Caves

February 25, 2019: Aurangabad - Delhi by air. Departure.


*Forced single room supplement (in case we are not able to room you with anyone else) will be 50% of the single supplement)




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