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Photo story: Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves of Maharashtra are known for their stunning sculpture that date back to the 2nd century BCE.
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The Ajanta Caves located in Maharashtra are a cluster of Buddhist cave temples that date back to the 2nd century BCE. Known for their stunning frescos and sculptures, these caves are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to Buddhist texts, these caves were used by monks as a monsoon retreat. It is one of the major tourist attractions of Maharashtra and is located 360 kilometres of Mumbai.

These photos were taken by Atanu Paul. All copyright rests with the photographer.

Atanu is a photographer from Kolkata who has been taking photography for 35 years. He is the founder of Photographers Gallery and is part of numerous professional photographers’ organisations. He also designs book covers, is a published author and an avid traveler.

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