Ajanta Caves – A prelude to Second Era of Caves


When we visited Ajanta-Ellora in January this year we were pretty much dumbstruck at the ways in which these caves were excavated. Our first post on this magnificent picture gallery spoke of the earlier Chaityas and Viharas i.e. Buddhist temples and prayer halls respectively. You could read about them here:


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Kanchipuram: it’s more than just silk sarees


Famously known as a ‘temple town with more than a thousand temples’, Kanchipuram is the capital of Tamil Nadu. We decided to hop on 576 – the air-conditioned bus from the T.Nagar Bus Terminus to go on our spiritual journey, last Friday. Only about 75 kilometres away, it took us less than three hours to get there.

There are other ways to get into town in case you aren’t okay with the bus:

  • You can drive by yourself (you might want to try Zoom Car)
  • You can hire a cab to drop you off (but that’s going to be expensive because you might have to pay the cab to get back to Chennai)

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