Aurangabad CavesApprox. Time: 3 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

The amazing Aurangabad caves were excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD. Tantric influences can be discerned in their architecture and iconography. Most of the twelve caves are located in Viharas. Cave 3 and 7are the most fascinating. Cave 3 is supported by 12 finely carved columns and displays sculptures portraying scenes from the Jataka tales. Cave 7 houses an imposing sculpture of a Boddhisattva praying for deliverance.

Courtesy of the India Tourism Board