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Ajanta Caves

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Address: Nr. Jalgaon | Hiranya Resorts , Aurangabad, Aurangabad, India
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Worth a visit once in your lifetime

These caves are well worth visiting at least once in your life time. Areas around the caves are kept very clean. They could develop the are bit more by building some good eating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

These caves are well worth visiting at least once in your life time. Areas around the caves are kept very clean. They could develop the are bit more by building some good eating places not far from the caves

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Less accessible than the Ellora caves but while you're in Aurangabad you should take the trip. We hired a driver for this one and it was a solid two hour drive. Shockingly, these caves had more tourists than the more easily accessed Ellora caves. You have to remove your shoes before entering most of the temples so wear shoes that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

These caves are situated around 2 hours from aurangabad, and on the side of Hills. It is perfect example of Buddhist arts at that age whopping 2000 yrs back, amazing and absolutely magical experience, it's a must see for someone interested in history and arts of India

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

beatifull caves curved in mountain see it to believe it the paintings are unbelievable ancient look new still it was a hectic trip for us but worth to see MARVELLOUS

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

One can drive from Jalgaon, which has a rail head, or from Aurangabad, which has an airport too. These are rock cut Buddhist temples dating to the BC era and took over 800 years to complete. There are good Maharashtra Tourism hotel and motels to stay on the way which are clean and reasonably priced. The site has guides available... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

These and Ellora Caves were well worth the effort of getting there. They are an extensive collection of wonderfully preserved temples carved into the hillside. Sadly we had only one day for our visit, not nearly enough time to fully appreciate such a monument

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Ajanta is about 107 km from the city of Aurangabad and takes about two hours by road (cab) as the quality of road is not very good. From the parking area, one has to do a 6-km ride by MTDC operated buses. Its a 10-min ride, which means, if you get an option and stand and travel, better prefer it... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

These caves carved by buddhist monks from a single huge rock and re-discovered by a British man trying to hunt in the area are no doubt beautiful and amazing for their carvings and painting. However, their upkeep and maintenance are questionable. Now, that there are international grants and the Japanese foundation research there underway -several measures are taken. I believe... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

A must visit place in India. The caves are carved to make fantastic murals, sculptures and paintings to depict a flowing story - and all these are 1500-1800 years old. Located atound 100 kms from Aurangabad and 55 kms from Jalgaon, nearest rail station is Jalgaon. Tips:- 1. From Jalgaon, the bus terminus just 1 km away (Rs 10 per... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This place is more than 100kms away from Aurangabad. I have started at 10:30 from Aurangabad by bus. It costs just 120 Rupees. You will get taxi. But they will ask for a huge amount of money. If you are ready to spent a full day for Ajanta caves, then you can prefer bus. It will take 3 hours to... More 

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