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Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #1 of 45 attractions in Aurangabad
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Pune India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The sculptures were awesome and grand mind boggling however the stench in the caves from monkeys and bats was really stiff ling if you have allergies avoid them. Ellora The Ajanta Caves sadly due to poor preserving conditions the paintings are no more just black shadows on the wall in a few years they will also vanish.

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Bangalore, India
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

One of the beauties of the world. Although ASI is trying a lot, but private corporation help is absolutely needed since this is one of the treasures of our country.

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bury st edmunds
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Absolutely stunning and worth the travelling. Our guide was excellent and really enhanced our understanding and enjoyment.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

We LOVED the Ellora Caves and wished we had more time to spend there. Prior to our trip some people had stated once you see one cave you've seen them all...I disagree. The vibration in the Hindu and Budhhist caves, the elaborate carvings were just were amazing!! Ajanta is also worth travelling to but we thought Ellora was the best.... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Brilliant! how the caves were formed and man made back 4000 or even more years. Entire colony or a city of over lakh people. Followed by Buddhism teaching center and much more.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Both caves are must. Do not hesitate to wake up early for your long drive to Ajanta caves. The sooner you start the more time you will have to explore. Full day is the good time to spend there. As well as at Ellora caves, you will see the birthplace of our civilization. It gets you wonder how many else... More

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Mysore, India
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I really liked both these sets of caves, which are not really caves but temples carved out from solid rock. The Ajanta caves are older, smaller and more intimate that the Ellora Caves which are often large, spectacular and awe inspiring. Like many of the great Indian sites, rubbish is strewn around at Ellora and at both sites a small... More

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Botucatu, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Simply wonderful!!!!! Do not miss! Both of them. I could not tell which one is better. But if you have to choose, I would go to Ajanta

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The scale is amazing, it's all monumental. I loved the paintings. ASI must be really taking care for such heritage.

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Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Yes, the woh factor is there when you arrive at Ajanta & Ellora caves. They are definitely worth the trip to India itself, just to see them. Unesco World Heritage Sites, indeed and with good reason. They are impressive and ungorgettable. Highly recommended! Make sure you have at least a day to spend at each one.

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