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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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Pune
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Most tourists identify India with Taj Mahal. But to me, Ajanta and Ellora Caves beat Taj Mahal easily when it comes to grandeur. The best time to visit Ajanta (called Ajintha by locals) and Ellora (called Verul by locals) is from July to February (period from 25 Dec to 01 Jan is best avoided due to heavy rush coinciding with... More

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

First thing . No matter what time you reach . This place is hot . I mean dehydrating type hot . So carry ample water , wear comfortable shoes , light clothes and head gear like cap/umbrella /scarf . If you are not researching history whole visit should take around 3/4 hours..Dola is available which is a chair placed on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

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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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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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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