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    Awesome unexplored weekend getaways near Delhi & Mumbai
    Lonar can be clubbed with a weekend at Aurangabad exploring the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. The meteor crater rim is around 1.8 kms in diameter. The trek down to the lake to solve the mystery of perennially full lake in dry Buldhana district of Maharashtra.

    Posted: 10-10-2017 12:38
    A confluence of religions in stone
    The New Indian Express
    The patronage that Buddhism received from merchants and the monks, made its presence strong in Ajanta, which was in the cross roads of a trade route. “One can find two kinds of caves in the Ajanta — one is the Chaityas and the other is the Viharas ...

    Posted: 10-10-2017 07:45
    Offbeat: Here's to the many undiscovered stars in India
    Times of India (blog)
    India has 36 Unesco World Heritage Sites that includes –besides the Taj Mahal and other Mughal monuments in and around Agra—the Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta Caves, Sanchi, Pattadakkal, Brihadeeshwara Temple, Nalanda, Rani Ka Vaav, hill forts of ...

    and more » Posted: 07-10-2017 00:49
    Why entrepreneurs are being viewed as social smugglers
    Economic Times
    Yet, if one visits the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, we learn how yakshas were considered sacred. A corpulent yaksha sat on one side of the Buddha and a bejewelled yakshini sat on the other. They were linked with symbols of affluence and abundance.

    Posted: 06-10-2017 23:44
    10000 Reasons
    VUE Weekly
    While there, she visited the Ajanta Caves, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back over 2,000 years. “When we went to see [the paintings], I was just blown away,” Giacomini says. “One in particular was of a 1,000 little Buddhas sitting together ...

    Posted: 05-10-2017 02:29
    Architectural marvels of India on display
    The Hindu
    They start with pictures of Lothal, the remnants of Indus Valley civilisation that dates back to around 2500 BC, proceeding through the Great Stupa in Sanchi to the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, and the Elephanta caves in Maharashtra. Viewers get a ...

    and more » Posted: 05-10-2017 00:24
    From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, here's our top 10 most popular destinations in India
    Plunge Daily
    Speaking of wildlife and Tigers, the Ajanta Caves were discovered when a British tiger hunting party accidently spotted it. The caves of Ajanta are carved into a giant cliff face and is decorated with Buddhist, religious art. Located in Maharashtra ...

    Posted: 29-09-2017 13:52
    Dress it up this Dussehra
    The Asian Age
    “Try the Kanchi sari that infuses traditional korvai weaving of Kanchipuram in textures like organza, khadi and silk and is painted with the frescos of the ajanta caves in natural dyes of hand-painted kalamkari,” advises fashion designer Gaurang Shah ...

    and more » Posted: 29-09-2017 00:54
    Photographer Benoy Roy shares travel experiences firmly etched in his memory and captured on his camera
    Daily News & Analysis
    Ironically, today, all my travel photography seems impacted by a strong sense of history that lends every image a perspective — whether it is the ruins of Hampi, the Golconda Fort or the Ajanta and Ellora caves. They say travel opens your mind and senses.

    Posted: 27-09-2017 18:03
    World Tourism Day: From architectural wonders to exotic locations, 10 must-see destinations in India
    Economic Times
    Ajanta Caves: Ajanta Caves were first discovered in 1819, when a British tiger hunting party stumbled upon them. These 30 marvellous caves have been carved into a giant cliff face, decorated with Buddhist religious art. According to the Archaeological ...

    and more » Posted: 27-09-2017 08:47