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Ajanta Caves

Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #2 of 44 attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves
Description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
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Maharashtra
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Out of the 2 caves, Ajanta is exemplary. Probably because of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the maintenance is excellent. You need to spend atleast 2-3 days for these caves if you want to do justice to the beauty. Never take guides from outside (many on offer) as they hardly know anything. Please hire the ASI/ Govt. guides who can... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Good work by Archeological Survey of India, in preserving this place. Lighting is excellent. Much better that Ellora. No need to hire guide, the gurads can explain better for just 20-50 rupee. There is a restaurant, which provides over priced meals.

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Pune, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Last Visited : October 2013 How to Reach: We reached from our hotel by City Tour Bus , @ 400/- per head cost with a guide, which can be booked from the hotel in the morning. It took 3.5 hrs to reach from our hotel Panchavati with a 15 min food/toilet break. Tourist bus dropped us inside Ajanta Caves Area... More

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

The mesmerizing paintings on the walls of Ajanta caves, made presumably almost 2000years ago,are still filing the tourists' mind and eye with wonder. It is really too pathetic that such wall-paintings are slowly giving in to nature's destruction,which can never be fully avoided,and fading of such masterly done paintings are reminding us to spread this message to interested travellers,that "Ajanta"should... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The caves are well preserved and was hard to believe all the work was done just with a chisel and rock and all the colors used for the painting were derived from herbs. All the caves are Buddhist caves. Definitely a must visit, but should be done before the Ellora as they are much better and bigger. Did not use... More

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Iam someone so fortunate to experience this wonderful Place. There are Paintings that go back Centuraries, and yet it seems they were painted Yesterday. I have prints of the Paintings. One of them depicts A Prince who is greatly saddened with all the wronge that has happened to his subjects and he is thinking how to solve their problem. Its... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

A great afternoon out, although they lack the scale or eminence of Ellora, they're far more intricate and well preserved (thanks Japanese government) and the setting is significantly more impressive. You don't need a guide and I'd recommend a maximum of 2 hrs to see the caves. The bus goes regularly from Central bus stand in Aurangabad and is cheap... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Magnificent Caves worth the long road trip to see. Spend as much time as you can admiring this spectacular place. Worth all the hassle and touts. An amazing experience. Definitely try and see prior to Ellora or it may lose some its shine.

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Freeport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

World Heritage Site, the Ajanta Caves are the ultimate in Buddhist Caves. The 30 magnificent caves fall into two groups - the 2nd - 1st century BC and the later group the 5th - 6th century AD. They are cut into the volcanic lava of the Deccan in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills 35 to 110 feet above... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

this is a wow place you get see the beauty of sculpting and paintings. i liked this place but i didn't liked people who just pull put their cams and go shooting the pics.. without any understanding.

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