Cave 27 To 29
#12 of 14 Places to Visit in Ajanta-Caves
Distance (From Ajanta Caves Bus Stop): 0.8 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins
Place Location: Beside Cave 26
Transportation Options: Walk/Trek
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 770 m from Ajanta Foot Cave Bus Stop, Cave 27 is a vihara situated beside the famous Cave 26.
Cave 27 is could have been part of Cave 26 and it consists of two storeys, the upper one partially collapsed. The monastery consists of a hall with four cells, antechamber and sanctum sanctorum. Buddha in teaching attitude is housed inside the sanctum. There is a Naga dwarpala on the outer flank of the shrine. The porched doorway of Cave 27 is derived from the shrine doorway of Cave 2.
Cave 28 is an unfinished monastery of which only the pillared verandah was excavated.
Cave 29 is an unfinished chaityagriha in its first stage of excavation and located at the highest level, located between Caves 20 and 21. Here starts a waterfall of Waghur River with seven cascades (sat-kund).
Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM on all days except Mondays.