Friday, September 21, 2018

Rock cut temples and monasteries

Pancha Rathas, Mahabalipuram

Pancha Rathas are some of the most surprising structures not only in Mahabalipuram but in the whole Southern India. This group of ornate, monolithic...

Masroor Rock Cut Temples (Masrur Temples)

Undeservedly little known wonder of Himalayas is an amazing temple complex - Masroor Temples. Surprisingly little is known about these unique structures, hewn more...

Adivaraha Cave Temple

One of the few finished monuments in the magic ancient city of Mahabalipuramn is Adivaraha Cave Temple. This rock-cut temple contains beautiful sculptures representing...

Aurangabad Caves

The not so far Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves have overshadowed the values of another complex of beautiful cave temples - Aurangabad Caves. Aurangabad Caves...

Ravana Phadi, Aihole

Aihole - the ancient capital of Chalukya dynasty - contains more than 125 temples and many among these temples are cut in rock. Many...

Pitalkhora Caves

OOnce upon a time, more than 2000 years ago Pitalkhora Caves belonged to largest temple complexes of Buddhists in India and nowadays this is...

Bagh Caves

One of the most surprising monuments of ancient Buddhist art is found in remote, collapsing Bagh Caves. Here in 1818 were discovered significant monuments...

Kanheri Caves

The exotic jungle of Sanjay Gandhi National Park at the outskirts of Mumbai hosts large basaltic outcrop. This basalt massif in contains 109 rock-cut...

Udayagiri Caves, Khandagiri Caves

Two hills - Udayagiri and Khandagiri near Bhubaneswar - are located only some 150 - 200 m apart and contain unique monuments of ancient...

Pandav Leni Caves

Well known attraction of the vicinities of Nashik city is Pandav Leni Caves - rock-cut Buddhist temples. The most used name of these caves...