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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Although a far off place from Aurangabad, its a nice place where one can see the beautiful idols inside the caves. Transport provisions by MTDC is well appreciated.

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

this place really took us back in time. first of all, it is a solid 2hour journey from aurangabad , so it would be best to make an early start& try to be there by 9.30am which is when the caves are open to the public. it would be best to be armed with light cotton clothes, a wide brimmed... More

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New Delhi, India
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132 attraction reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

The cave construction is just fascinating, Walk along the river and take the climb to the top for the viewpoint. It is a great perspective.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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97 reviews 97 reviews
49 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

I was amused by how the approach to the caves is so well organised. Having expected chaos it was a pleasant surprise when our day went smoothly.The entry to the caves is distanced from the car park and eco friendly busses ferry people to the entrance for Rs 20 each way per person. The climb starts from the ticket office.... More

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Vasai, India
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It's world famous caves, crafted in mountain rock. Amazing craftsmanship, Specifically cave no 1 to 4 . Not an advance technology was available at that time yet huge excavation, sculpture. Amazing. How do they did it ?

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North Carolina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Gorgeous caves, though hot in the sun! Arrive before noontime when the crowds arrive. Make it to the end where the unfinished caves are, those are almost better than the finished ones!

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I liked the architectural arrangement of the caves which were used as temples and nothing I disliked

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Ajanta Caves are @100 km from Aurangabad, Roads are bad sould take you minimum 2 hrs. Start Early. Parking of vehicles @ 4 kms away from the caves. MSRTC bus take you to the caves. Dont wear shoes as you will have to remove them in @ 5-6 caves. Carry lot of water & drinks. REMEMBER NOT TO LITER. Remember... More

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Brilliant! The only cave with cave paintings and they are simply stunning! Must visit before they close them for further restoration, only the dummy caves will be open for viewers!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

How many of you have see the panoramic view of the Ajanta caves from the view point and then walked down the hill to cross the gorge and reach the caves ? Well not many I guess since this is less known and neither do the tourist operators or the car operators tell you. The reason being it is an... More

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