There's nothing like strolling around the Mall when you're in a pensive mood. With the White House to the north, the Capitol to the east, and the Supreme Court just beyond that, you are truly in the center of the western world. It's a very powerful feeling.
The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. One of 28 World Heritage Sites in India!