Descent from the hill above the Ajanta Caves. This is the spot where British officer, John Smith, descended in 1819.
Cave # 10 on far left(shades over the entry). #9 and #10(large protected arched opening) on the lower right.
Looking south along our descent.
Caves 10 and 9
Cave #2 on right
Bodhi Tree(Ficus religiosa)
Looking up the Waghura('Tiger') River at the entry to the path of the caves.The view spot on upper left.
International tourists-local physician and wife + ronsival
Cave 1 - Amod(local guide and historian) and Priyan on left.
Amod demonstrates how advanced this was, far beyond European contemporaries. Depth of field, multiple planes depicted, perspective.