AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised
by UNESCO located just 55kms from Jalgaon city and 105kms from Aurangabad City of Maharashtra, India.
There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas
and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and
were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings
in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the
fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings
shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas,
incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed
on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique.