Aurangabad Gymkhana Club (Hotel)
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... Caves are a series of 34 caves broken into three sections, 12 Buddhist, 5 Jain and 17 Hindu. These caves were excavated out of the Charanandri Hills between 500AD and 1000AD. It represents a period of time when all three religions worked together in harmony. It's a huge site so it was very helpful to have Laxman drive us in his Autorickshaw to each religious section.
... just to close your eyes and hope for the best! It doesn't help that the road is full of potholes so it's a bumpy ride. Anyway, I made it there safely and we walked around the Buddhist cave temples for a couple of hours which was really interesting. They were sort of similar to the Elephanta Caves in Mumbai but these are much older, 2000 years old I think. There's 30 caves in total although they're ...
... and he was there near the entrance as we walked over from our hotel in the morning. We asked him to tell us which are 'not to be missed' caves.
His list included;
Cave # 5 Bhuddist Assembly Hall
Cave # 10 Buddhist Stupa
Cave # 12 3 Story Buddhist Monastery
Cave # 15 Hindu meditation chambers
Cave # 16 Hindu - Kailas
Cave # 21 Hindu Paruti
Cave # ...
... then a metre outside on the pavements there are locals selling all sorts from trinkets to clothing. The markets of Chor bazaar are intriguing - you look like you could find any part for any car with parts all over the place. You also have an antiques market finding beautiful murtees, paintings and cool old school sign. Oh and don't forget the veg and meat market where you can see the live and chopped up parts of the animals on sale, ...
... ostensibly made the very long trip to India from Buenos Aires, where he'd abandoned his job, apartment, belongings, in order to spend some time in a specific ashram and visit some holy sites (the caves amongst them). His deep and serious interest in the more philosophical and mystical aspects of Hindusim had attracted the attention of the local press, and people were recognizing him on the street as a result of some weekend edition articles having appeared in both Marathi ...