Looking at Ajanta and Ellora caves I marvelled at the grit and determination of the ancient people of this country, or how else could they have made such masterpieces.
All my life I had though Ajanta -Ellora were a few km away, the old hisory text books always mentioned it as Ajanta- Ellora, and hence the misconception, it came as a big shock that its 110 km, and it takes a whole day to visit both.
While Ajanta is wholly dedicated to Buddha and Buddhism, Ellora has caves dedicated to Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Though both set of caves are uncomparable , I personally liked Ellora. The carvings showing the marriage of Shiv and Parvati the Hindu deities is amazing and so is the cave dedicated to Lord Buddha, where the roof has been carved to look like it is made of wood.