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Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #1 of 43 Attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Buddhists were the first to make these cave temples. The architecture are rock-hewn adaptations and are excavations from the western end and has 26 caves. It is located about 104 Kms from Aurangabad city.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The amazing carvings . Ajanta is appox 100 KMs from Aurangabad . The carvings were very beautiful and we had a guide who explained the carvings and history behind each and every cave

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Two hour journey to Ajanta one way. Roads are fairly good bur expect a bumpy ride at places. Archeological site. Good guide essential. Ellora caves about 45 minutes away but too crowded on holidays. Visit mid week for a quiet experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

it is worth to visit them both. Ellora and Ajanta are quite different and both worth seeing. Nowadays it is possible to go to Ajanta by car from Aurangabad. The official guide was a little bit disappointing, At the end he was looking to other guests and skipped the last important cave.

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Gandhinagar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

these caves are amazing, wonderfully painted and carvings. truly next to Tajmahal. it is amazing that how they painted those caves of Ajanta with raw colours and how they beautifully made those carvings in Ellora. Must must visit atleast once. More than one is not even a bad idea. if shopping from hawkers at Ajanta- must bargain heavily.

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Vadodara, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

one must visit Ellora caves once in his life time to acknowledge sculptural excellence , Zeal and Zest of that era.Public guides and proper transportation will help tourist to save loot by local autos.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Amazing, beautiful, astonishing--- probably are very meagre adjective to describe this place. being one of the worlds heritage site, this place is totally "worth a visit". sad to see some painting getting destroyed. even the explorer himself chiseled his name!!!! visit in monsoon. surrounded with natural beauty ajanta caves will surly take your breath away.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Both the caves are the most fascinating and it wasn't too crowded both times that I visited. Once wasn't enough so I travelled back to admire and enjoy the beautiful carved sculptures. The Ajanta caves include beautiful Buddhist paintings that are masterpieces ! Both are must see !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This place is simply stunning. It's not very crowded so the visit was really enjoyable. It's best to go with a guide in order to learn all about the place.

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

liked the mystic of ellora and grandeur of ajanta setting disliked the crowd making noises and behaving recklessly in places of worship

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