India Revealed: The Caves of Ajanta, Ellora, & Elephanta, Mumbai
RECENTLY UPDATED FOR 2019! With more than 130 high-resolutionimages, maps and a detailed tour itinerary, this is the definitiveguide to India’s ancient caves: Ellora and Ajanta near Aurangabadand Elephanta in Mumbai.Built by Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monks as mountain retreats,India’s magnificent rock-cut sanctuaries, monasteries and templesoffer travelers an unrivaled cultural experience, transporting themback to the formative stage of art and architecture for India’sindigenous religions.This Approach Guide serves as an ideal companion for travelersseeking a deeper understanding of this fantastic landscape,profiling India’s three premier rock-cut religious sites: Ajanta(Buddhist), Elephanta (Hindu) and Ellora (a mixture of Buddhist,Hindu and Jain).What’s in this guidebook★ Comprehensive look at rock-cut art and architecture. Weprovide an overview of India’s rock-cut art and architecture,isolating trademark features that you will see again and again asyou make your way through Ajanta, Elephanta and Ellora. To makethings come alive, we have packed our review with high-resolutionimages.★ A tour that goes deeper on the most important sites. Followingour tradition of being the most valuable resource forculture-focused travelers, we offer detailed tours of the mostimpressive and representative caves at Ajanta, Elephanta andEllora, walking step-by-step through their distinctive artistic andarchitectural highlights. For each, we present information on itshistory, a detailed plan that highlights its most importantarchitectural and artistic features, high-resolution images and adiscussion that ties it all together.★ Advice for getting the best cultural experience. To help youplan your visit, this guidebook supplies logistical advice, mapsand links to online resources. Plus, we give our personal tips forgetting the most from your experience while on location.★ Information the way you like it. As with all of our guides,this book is optimized for intuitive, quick navigation; informationis organized into bullet points to make absorption easy; and imagesare marked up with text that explains important features.★ NEW! Customers can now print this guidebook with our newPDF-on-Demand service. See the final chapter in the book fordetails.