Ajanta & Ellora - Aurangabad
Let me give you all a flavour of my travel to Aurangabad,India at Ajanta & Ellora Caves. If you wish to experience the flavor of ancient Indian culture you must visit Ajanta Ellora. For this you better opt for Ajanta Ellora Tours in India. The amazing & yet charming pictures and crafts of those days will make you creazy.
The Ajanta caves depict the story of Buddhism, spanning a period from 200 BC to 650 AD. The Ellora caves, 34 in number, are carved into the sides of a basaltic hill, 30 kms from Aurangabad. The finest specimens of cave - temple architecture, they house elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors. These structures representing the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, were carved during the 350 AD to 700 AD period.
They are completely Buddhist, exceptional in that they mingle three forms of Art - architecture, sculpture and painting. You can consider it as a heritage Tours India. The fabulous frescoes and paintings describe episodes from the Jataka stories and the life of Lord Buddha. So, in Ajanta Ellora adventure tour you get taste of both the history and cultural of ancient India. Thus you have a learning experience from this particular India culture tourism package i.e. Ajanta Ellora cultural tourism package.
The guided tour to Ellora also included a visit to the Grishneshwar Temple, Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara, and Panchaki. The first stop was the Grishneshwar Temple. It is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Shiva in India.
The Daulatabad Fort is a majestic fortress built atop a rocky hillock. The fortress dates back to the 9th century when it was called Devgiri. It was Muhammad Bin Tughlaq who gave it the present name – Daulatabad, the “City of Wealth”. Tughlaq even shifted his capital from Delhi to Daulatabad for a short period of time.
Our next stop was the Ellora Caves, which are a group of 34 caves built in Buddhist, Hindu and Jain styles, demonstrating the religious harmony that existed in India even in those days.