Ancient caves that depict a religion.
If exploring ancient Indian caves to gaze at some of the most stunning masterpieces sounds like something that is right up your alley, then the Ajanta Caves in Maharashtra is a stop you definitely must make. The Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to a collection of about 29 caves dating back from the 2nd century BC to 6th century AD, where the artwork within is generally designed to reflect the Buddhist religion. The caves form a unique horseshoe-shape, each representing different forms of Buddha – some adopt the older Theravada tradition and use symbols such as footprints as a representation, while others follow the Mahayana method and have colourful statues and murals dedicated to the religious tales. Whatever the method, you are bound to amazed at these cave artworks, withstanding the test of time and tide.