The Ajanta Caves are situated at a distance of 107 km north of Aurangabad district of Maharashtra in the Indian state. Ajanta cave includes paintings and rock cut sculpture that describe the finest example of Indian history. Ajanta caves are marvelous feet of Buddhist religious art that impact Indian art that followed.
Ajanta caves were built in two phases. The work of first group starting around the 2nd century while the 2nd group of the cave was built around 400-650 CE. The site of Ajanta cave is in the protection of Archeological Survey of India. Ajanta caves have paintings that portray the past life and rebirth of Buddha.
Ajanta cave has been carved into a massive rock of the Deccan Plateau. The rock is layered horizontally and somewhat variable in quality.
Ajanta Caves are mentioned in the history of several medieval eras. Caves were covered by the forest until accidentally discovered and showed to the western attention in 1819 by a colonial British officer. Ajanta caves are located on in the side of the rocky cliff. Ajanta cave is the major tourist attraction. It is about 59 km from the city of Jalgaon, Maharashtra, India and 350 km from Mumbai. Ajanta caves were built in that period when both the Buddha and the Hindu gods were concurrently admired in Indian culture. According to scholars Ajanta caves were financed and built by Hindus.