AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognised by UNESCO far near from Jalgaon city of Maharashtra,
India. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were
discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD.
Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries.
All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a maqbara built by Prince Azam Shah, son of Emperor Aurangzeb,one of the Mughal Emperors,
in the late 17th century as a loving tribute to his mother, Rabia Durrani alias Dilras Banu Begum. The comparison to the Taj Mahal
has resulted in a general ignorance of the monument. This monument is also called the Dakkhani Taj or the Taj of the Deccan.
The monument's name translates literally to 'Tomb of the Lady', but has earned the nickname 'poor man's Taj' because it was originally planned to rival the Taj Mahal (but was prevented from doing so due to budgetary constraints--Aurangzeb gave Azam Shah Rs. 7,00,000 only for the construction, where Taj Mahal's cost was Rs. several crores).