the many-splendoured delights of Ajanta compiled by Subramanian Swaminathan
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Layout of the Caves

The caves, lying deep inside the Sahyadri Hills, are hollowed out on the deep face of a horseshoe-shaped hillside with the Waghora river flowing through it.

The caves are aligned in a horseshoe form. There are a total of 29 caves.

The general arrangement was not pre-planned, as they sprang up sporadically in different periods.

The caves are numbered not on the basis of period of excavation, but on their physical location.
Enchanting views of the caves
A narrow pathway connects the caves to go on a pilgrimage to the highest achievement of Indian Buddhist art

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