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Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #1 of 40 Attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Went in September to Aurangabad to see these caves for the first time. Because I was there for barely three days, I was a little short of time to efficiently arrange travel through public transport. Hence I had decided to engage a car with a driver for my entire trip starting from Aurangabad airport. This driver was Mr. Taqui (Mirza... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

While residing in Aurangabad for 11+ years we had numerous occasions to visit Ajanta and Ellora caves as we made it point to take our guests (relatives and friends) to experience these unforgettable pieces of marvel. And believe me, every time we went, we realized something more from the same works of art. While Ellora is just around 40 km... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This was one of the top things we did in 6 months of India. Not the easiest places to get to and aurangabad hasn't got much going for it but these 2 sites will make up for it. Breathtaking views and incredible history with some of the oldest artwork in India.

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Houghton, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm forgetting which is which, but the one in the U-bend of the river valley with the temples carved by hand into the side of the cliffs is super impressive and amazing. Maybe it's a good thing they were lost so long and then re-found. I did get carried in a chair although it seems tacky and colonial, but I... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I had been to Ajanta- by Public Transport from Aurangabad. Got a bus from Ajanta Bus Stand towards Jalgaon- got down at Fardapur. Purchased entry ticket from the counter (Rs. 20) where I was forced to keep my backpack- though, I found out later that it is not compulsory to keep it there. A small walk (about 3-5 min) gets... More 

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Cowan Heights, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Fantastic carvings, sculptures and paintings made over 2200 years ago by Buddist pilgrims in Ajanta and carvings by Jain monks made between 600 and 100 AD. Impressive and beautiful considering when they were made. Should not be missed.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's just a must visit when planning your trip in India. Discovered by pure chance, covered be a deep jungle for centuries, it's pretty much a well preserved piece of ancient architecture but also paintings and carving, some of them very educational:-)

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Coimbatore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It was a mind boggling to see the Kailashnath Temple,Cave16 @Ellora Caves. Can't imagine how they hv chiseled this master piece some 1500yrs back. My blog here with pics: http://wp.me/pv4Sy-Gy

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Antwerpen
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Wen one has read a lot about a site, one sometimes expects a disappointment but these exceeded our expectations. The scale of the sites and the settings were fantastic and one could spend hours studying the detail of the decorations. It is vital to have a good guide and one with a powerful torch as, even with the best guidebook,... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

very near to the temple.tuesdays holiday. timongs of visit 11a.m to 1p.m --2p.m to 4p.m b\nice to see the sclptures beautifully carved .still they can do the renewation so that many foreigners will enjoy

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