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Ajanta Caves

Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #2 of 43 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

If you ever get to reach Mumbai (formerly Bombay) and if you are interested to have 2-3 days away inside the country and to be able to visit few architectural wonders of the world then set your compass to Aurangabad. Travel from Aurangabad to Ajanta and park your car at the starting point in the parking lot. Bus service is... More

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

..........but the road from Aurangabad to Ajanta is in a miserable condition. . Its a shame on Maharastra govt...and union govt.as well. They must make the road a world class road . Daily thousands of tourists , researchers are visiting the place through out the globe ..... The govt..should take a pride on that and repair the road.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I thought the caves were absolutely amazing! They are all around the edge of a canyon. Each one is different but all have amazing sculptures, carvings and artwork inside. Some of the larger ones are even lit up. You can also walk up the other side of the canyon to get a view over all of it which was worth... More

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Terrible Road condition . The place is surrounded with lush green, serene cover . Full with historical data and importance . Representative of Secular India

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

Best time to visit: October to March. For the greenery after monsoon and before the onset of hot Indian summer. Total time required: 4-5 Hrs for to and fro journey from Aurangabad city and 3-4 hrs visiting the caves. Total - 8 hrs. Getting there: We took an overnight bus from Mumbai to Aurangabad. Reached Aurangabad at 8am, booked a... More

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

See impressive sculptures and colorfull wall/ceiling paintings. Only illumination inside the caves is very bad. Photographs with flash light are not allowed. Better come along with a good torch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was bored after long travelling distance for Ajanta but when I visited Ajanta I boringness is turned into the refreshment. Such a incredible structure Ajanta caves as much as the Ellora caves. The statues and paintings shows the richness of the ancient india. And the message of Lord Buddha too. Just Incredible !

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Muscat, Masqat, Oman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

historical and amazing what intricate paintings the artists would have achieved so many years ago. a guide is a must to have to point out to you the details which would be impossible to know and appreciate by yourself.

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This was a very interesting trip. I would suggest that visitors arrive early in the morning and start at cave 26, then work back towards the start. If short of time then only visit the "highlight" caves. We found that after a couple of hours there, there was a feeling of "yes, this is another cave.....just like the others". I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Get here through the walking path instead of driving all the way to the entrance, the view its amazing and you will be able to take great pictures from the top. All of these cave are Buddhist, so if you are trying to choose between Ellora and Ajanta, visit Ellora, but if you have enough time visit both. Caves close... More

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