I took a weekend trip to Ajanta and Ellora with YP and AS. The caves at both locations have been declared as World Heritage Sites and this turned out to be my fourth and fifth visit this year to a World Heritage site (others were historic monuments in ancient Kyoto, Himeji Castle, shrines & temples of Nikko in Japan last January). There's a Chinese saying that goes "rather than reading ten thousand books, it's better to travel ten thousand miles". I cannot agree more. My travel experience this year has greatly enriched my knowledge on history and culture from different countries.
Needless to say, I was floored by the grandness of the rock-cut temples in Ellora and the intricate frescos depicting myths and history in Ajanta. You can check out some of my pictures in my Ellora/Ajanta: December 2005 photo album.