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AjantaAlora caves

About 107 kms. from the city of Aurangabad, in the form of a gigantic horse shoe. These caves comprise Chaitya Halls, or shrines, dedicated to Lord Buddha and Viharas, or monasteries, used by Buddhist monks for meditation and the study of Buddhist teachings.ElloraCaves, Nestled in the crook of the Charanadari hill in Deccan is a series of ancient temples and monasteries hewn out of the moutainside. Situated on the ancient north- south trade route or the dakshinapatha, the tiny mountain village of Verul – mutated today to Ellora -was a well- known stopover for traders, priests and pilgrims who plied the route to the western ports.

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