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Address: Nr. Jalgaon | Hiranya Resorts , Aurangabad, Aurangabad, India
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Great historical site.. Very nice place..

We were there last week.. I was really happy to see the ancient art in caves.. Caves site is properly managed.. We had to park our car in parking lot.. There are good facilities... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We were there last week.. I was really happy to see the ancient art in caves.. Caves site is properly managed.. We had to park our car in parking lot.. There are good facilities at the entry site.. From there AC bus took us to caves.. Charges of bus service and other ticket charges are very nominal and affordable.. Caves... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

When you visit Ajanta Caves, first you will wonder that these caves & paintings were carved some time between 2nd century BC to 6th century AD. that means, about 1500-2300 years ago ! So 2000+ years ago few buddhist monks carved such caves and created such world famous painting..I am told by the guide that they used mirrors to reflect... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

What more can one say about Ajanta? One of the wonders of the world. If you are young visit now, you might find some places difficult to get to later on.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Unique art and sculpture history has kept for us, indeed !! Kailash Temple is a gem, but the other caves are worth watching, just to understand the pattern of transformation from Hinduism to Buddhism.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You must visit Ajanta Caves if history pleases you. It's definitely going to leave you speechless. There's so much of substance and history in every carving that you begin to understand the chain of events. The carvings at Ajanta have a great influence of Buddhism. Avoid visiting on weekends, it gets too too crowded and suffocating. Also, try and visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

You can book taxi to Ajanta and Ellora in two days for about 3600Rs in airport. It takes 2.5hr to Ajanta from Aurangabad. The taxi driver may stop in the middle and let you eat lunch. When you get to the gate, just go straight into the entrance without hanging around the store. The ticket is 250RS and also the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lot of stairs to climb. Actual caves are not at that high level. Govt should either plan a less steep pathway or lift. Automate electronic aid should be made available to listen the recorded authentic standard history of the caves being visited. A film may be shown before actually being taken to caves or film may be shown while on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A very well maintained tourist attraction. Located just over 2 hours drive from Aurangabad. Taxi costs 2500 rupees for a return journey. Hired an official guide at around 1000 rupees. He was knowledgable enough and spoke excellent English. I think it is advisable to have a guide as there are many aspects of the paintings that will be missed by... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Its a great sculpture and has good historical value. This should be enhanced by the government . Its carving skills with sight of historical display makes you amazed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Highly recommend a guide else all you will be seeing is some worn out painting in caves. The guide explained about all the interesting paintings - techniques used like that of mono lisa painting ( and much earlier than Da vinci's) , 3d effect ... just to name a few

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Address: Nr. Jalgaon | Hiranya Resorts , Aurangabad, Aurangabad, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Maharashtra  >  Aurangabad

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