Ajanta Caves – Buddhist paintings and sculptures

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures which are examples for the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting. The caves depict masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.


Ellora Caves – a glimpse of Indian Rock cut architecture

The builders had to just carve the temple out from a hill side, no need of transporting stone or other materials. Sounds simple, right? Actually no! The fact that you are going to carve the top floor before even conceptualizing the ground floor should require some kind of imagination and planning! The temple has been carved top to bottom and front to back and has taken several generations of work and planning.


Somnathpur revisited

>Date of travel: 1st August 2009Place: Somnathpur, Karnataka My first visit to Somnathpur temple was brief and the place was mesmerizing enough to long for another visit. Somnathpur is at a distance of about 35 kms from Mysore (45 mins drive) and presents innumerable opportunities to experiment with the camera Read more…