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The caves at Aurangabad

We didn’t know that there were cave temples at Aurangabad. It is only when we reached Ajanta that a fellow visitor told us about the twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill near Aurangabad. “Sculptural carvings of Aurangabad Caves reached are among the highest achievements of Indian classical art and can be compared to the best paintings of Ajanta,” according to Wikipedia.

Small in number,  these caves have been totally overshadowed by their more famous cousins in Ajanta and Ellora. A dedicated trip to explore these temples in more detail is certainly necessary and probably will be undertaken in winter.

 

 

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About thecrestedjay

I am passionate about football, jazz, classic rock, classic movies, crime, science fiction and P G Wodehouse. And also about NBA, western and Indian classical music. Since the wife will also read this blog, I cannot reveal my other passions in public. Have one son who plays the guitar, spent some time as an animator and now works for a digital marketing and advertising company. I also have one (1) wife. I spent a lot of my time on my music and books collection. I also have a passion for travelling but not a great deal of time and money to spend on this. Hopefully, in the future, I'll be able to do so.

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