Hello travelers of the world! We hope everyone is keeping those travel dreams alive! As travel restrictions are slowly lifting around the world, we know you will able to fulfill your wildest dreams of wanderlust… eventually! Travel is coming back, don’t worry! To keep you in the spirit of travel, we have selected an incredible destination in India, the UNESCO Temple Caves of Ellora.
The temple “caves” are quite impressive, carved into a 2-km long natural escarpment in Central India. These incredible temples were carved in succession over a 1000 year period by Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monks who all lived in harmony. This site features over 100 temple caves, 34 of which you can still visit. It is one of the most incredible things I saw in India. Over time the temples became more intricate and the construction more challenging. The pinnacle of this archelogical zone is the temple located at Cave 16, which is known as Kailasa Temple. The temples were designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1983.
Kailasa Temple is massive man-made structure that was carved out of a single large rock feature. It is the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, close to twice the size of the Parthenon in Athens. It’s hard to imagine how impressive it is, as it is one of the most impressive man-made structures I’ve seen anywhere in the world. This is a destination worth planning a trip around!
We hope our latest desktop wallpaper will brighting your spirits. Since 2018 we have been creating desktop wallpapers as a monthly feature as a fun way of showcasing pictures from some of the amazing places we’ve visited. We hope you enjoy our latest installment and are looking forward to our July wallpaper coming soon! Stay safe everyone.