Ajanta Caves World Heritage Site

Official name
Ajanta Caves | UNESCO
Country
India
Continent
Asia
Location
Maharashtra State, Aurangabad District , Soyagon Taluka, Lenapur Village
20.5531° Lat, 75.7002° Lon
Code
242
Time Zone
Asia/Kolkata, IST +0530
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 1983. The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence.