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.