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The Ajanta & Ellora Caves
The caves are located in the Indian state of Maharashtra, near Jalgaon. They are considered to be the finest Buddhist masterpieces and the greatest Buddhist architecture and art creation.
The Ajanta and Ellora Caves are famous for the fact that they were cut and constructed by hands.
The caves were built in two phases starting around the 2nd century BCE, with the second group of caves built around 400–650 CE according to older accounts, or all in a brief period of 460 to 480 according to the recent proposals of Walter M. Spink. The site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India, and since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The Ajanta caves are about 59 kilometres from Jalgaon railway station on the Delhi – Mumbai line and Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line of the Central Railway zone, and 104 kilometres (64 miles) from the city of Aurangabad. They are 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Ellora Caves.