Visiting the stupendous Ajanta Caves

Visiting the stupendous Ajanta Caves

I made a trip to the Ajanta caves one year after my visit to the astounding Ellora caves. Although geographic proximity and common theme of these places suggests to include them into one itinerary, I'm glad I took time to settle my thoughts and sort my impressions out. It allowed me to take a fresh ...read more »

The Kanheri caves – a huge complex of rock-cut Buddhist monuments in Mumbai

The Kanheri caves – a huge complex of rock-cut Buddhist monuments in Mumbai

We went to the Kanheri caves in the end of the monsoon last year and I found it the best time to visit - not only the rock-cut Buddhist monuments were impressive, but their splendor was complemented by the lush greenery around. Looking at the vastness of green, it was hard to believe this endless ...read more »

The splendour of Ellora Caves

The splendour of Ellora Caves

It's been more than a month since I came back form my trip to Ellora caves, and I'm still at a loss for words to write about my impressions. Admiration and deep aesthetic pleasure came as no surprise, but there was something more to this place - the concentrated dose of beauty allowed me to ...read more »

Rock-cut caves of Maharashtra (Elephanta, Karla, Pala)

Rock-cut caves of Maharashtra (Elephanta, Karla, Pala)

The epitome of rock-cut architecture of Maharashtra is represented by the caves of Ellora and Ajanta, of course, but I haven't been fortunate to visit these places yet. However, I've been lucky enough to explore some other caves around Maharashtra - Elephanta, Karla and Pala just to name a few. The Caves of Elephanta I've been ...read more »