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Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #1 of 44 Attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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montreal qc
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

These caves have to be seen at least once in your life time. The ancient craftsmanship is at its best and one is awestruck by witnessing the patience and determination of the carvers. Ajanta Caves are about 2 hours away from Aurangabad and served by regular Maharashtra Transport buses. But hiring a Taxi (INR 2200 for the whole day affair)... More

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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

This UNESCO historic site is worth the side trip. Temples carved into the side of the mountain put you in awe of the effort and craftsmanship. An amazing experience.

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chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

What man can do for great spiritual giants is better demonstrated through their dedicated and skillful work carried forward to many generations without deviating the original plan of the beginner,hard to believe such a marvelous work was carried out thousands of years back.Those who don't believe in god must once visit this place to be convinced there is god,and those... More

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Montreal
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

These caves and temples are incredible in scope. Bring an LED flashlight as the guides use very weak ones that show little. Wear no lace shoes as you are in and out of shoes all the time.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Ajanta caves are all about paintings and stories around the paintings on the caves - styles and colors and jewelry etc. whereas Ellora is about carvings and rock sculptures - stories depicted through the monolithic rock carvings.. both are mind blowing

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Visited Ajanta caves in April 2014. Beautiful piece of art however ill maintained and scorching summer heat makes it a sweltering experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

the caves were impressive. Difficult to imagine that these were carved out of the rock by hand. The paintings in Ajanta were beautiful.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Don't want to tell about Ajanta & Ellora, 'cause you will find it in wikipedia & other websites. Only saying some important tips & infos to travel to these places. Ajanta: => Aurangabad to Ajanta by a private car will take 2.5-3hrs. So leave early from your hotel at Aurangabad. Leave by 8:30-9 am max. => It will take 3hrs... More

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gurgaon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Ajanta Caves: about 100 kms from Aurangabad. Beautiful caves. Excellant paintings and sculptures. Must see for all. Some steps to climb initially, but then more of paved walkway. Be prepared to carry some water. Totally oit takes about 2-3 hrs to visit. The guards at the entrance act as guides for a reasonable amount. Good to hire them to understand... More

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Thane, India
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

How many nations and religion can show their culture and heritage, back to 2000 years ago. This place surely makes me feel proud. These are treasures that can be only felt when you see then with your naked eye. Under some of the caves I was able of feel that I was living with the people who created them. One... More

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