Friday, December 19, 2008
INDIA VACATION 2007
ELLORA AND AJANTA CAVES
The Ellora and Ajanta caves are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Ellora consists of 34 caves dating from the 5th to the 10th centuries. The carving is truly amazing. The Kailasa temple, for example, has been carved from one enormous rock.
At Ajanta, 29 caves depict the story of Bhuddism spanning the period from 200 BC to 650 AD. The caves were discovered accidentally by a British army officer in 1819.
Pictured in the photos from top to bottom are: 1) Lord Siva at Ellora, 2) the Bhudda in Cave 10 at Ellora, 3) looking down on the caves from the appoach to Ajanta, and 4) tourists at the Kailasa temple at Ellora.