Elephant Sentinels

Carved elephants were a common sight at both Ajanta & Ellora caves which is not surprising since Elephant is deemed a holy animal in both Hinduism and Buddhism. These were on adjacent sides to the Cave 16 entryway.  I put two images together because I was not able to get a picture that included both in one…

The Porters

Ajanta has a few stairways to maneuver the most challenging being the set ascending to the same level occupied by the caves. For those not up to the physical demands, porters are available, I assume for hire. The porters stay with their party for the entire tour of the caves. I saw about a half-dozen people being…