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Aurangabad and Pune - India 2006

Around Aurangabad, I visited the World Heritage -listed Ellora cave temples, which are the pinnacle of Deccan rock-cut architecture.
The Buddhist caves of Ajanta date from around 200 BC to AD 650, predating those of Ellora. They were forgotten until 1819, when a British hunting party stumbled upon them. Their isolation contributed to the fine state of preservation in which some of their remarkable paintings remain to this day.
I stayed a few days in Pune, which is a place where old and new India interweave, narrow streets take on the atmosphere of a traditional bazaar town (all from Lonely Planet)
Blue horn cow Prayer Statue Ellora Ellora visitors Ajanta painting
Ellora Ajanta upper caves Ellora Buddha hand Ganesh temple Pune
Apt building Pune Mirror images Ajanta painting Weaver Ajanta buddha
Caravan Ellora detail Display Half hidden Ajanta
Food cart Lady in Pune Deity on the clock Studying magnificent art Ellora
Bibi Ka Maqbara Caravan Ajanta Wood collection Girl in red
Courtyard Pune Inside Kailasa temple Ellora Breakfast Caravan Ellora smudge of red
Ajanta glow Buddha and disciples Striped horns Caravan of migrant laborers Ellora
Ellora Ajanta Big buddha Couple Two trucks
Road stall Ellora detail Working women Ellora Kailasa temple Ellora
Ajanta Ajanta cave temple Bibi Ka Maqbara Aurangabad Ajanta Cool dudes
Bhagwan adept Homeless in Pune Buddha head Ellora Porous
Pillars Ajanta Ajanta Ajanta Stacked