Looking into my fashion & travel diaries, today is all about my visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Sight – The Ajanta-Ellora Caves or The Elephanta Caves.
If you’re a travel geek, you must know about these and if you aren’t then you here’s a little something you should know:
The Elephanta caves, on an island 11 km from Mumbai, are proud to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site as also those of Ajanta and Ellora near Aurangabad which boast of the glorious architectural experiments for Buddhist, Hindu and Jain monks and devotees. The creation of the World Heritage Monuments at Ajanta, started in 2nd century BCE and was completed only in the 5th – 6th century CE, tracing the entire journey of the evolution of Buddhist architecture.
And here are some amazing paintings that spell out serenity in each sense of the word.
The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain.
The island has two groups of caves in the rock-cut architectural style. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All caves were painted in the past, but only traces remain. The larger group of caves, which consists of five caves on the western hill of the island, is well known for its Hindu sculptures. The primary cave, numbered as Cave 1, is about 1.5 km (0.93 mi) up a hillside, facing the ocean. It is a rock-cut temple complex that covers an area of 5,600 m2 (60,000 sq ft), and consists of a main chamber, two lateral chambers, courtyards, and subsidiary shrines. It is 39 metres (128 ft) deep from the front entrance to the back.
Now, about the outfit that I sported. This look is all about style and comfort and suits the rocky, trekking terrains of the caves so well! Besides, this look all so good because it is here all the way from the Jabong closet!
The look is chic and ridiculously casual! A denim Jeans, a Cotton Top, a light knit shrug, a pair of classy converse and a scarf. A rad pair of rugged sunglasses will add to the goofy-ness ! *wink*
And trekking up the rocky terrains in the scorching Indian heat became so much more fun!
The best part about the whole look was that it would save you from the heat and the tan so well, while it’s also equally trendy! I mean look at the trendy shrug!
And it looks equally classy too!
And to add to the touristy look, a hat shall always work! *wink*
So, go ahead and create the best out of your travel geek look!
And, also, while you’re at it, don’t forget to find a little paradise in here.