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Ajanta Caves

Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #2 of 45 attractions in Aurangabad
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves
Description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
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Mahabalipuram, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

Nestled in the of a cliff and facing cliffs on the other side it's hard to believe they were able to build these 2000 years ago. The paintings in some of the caves have been preserved incredibly well too. Would have been better to see outside of the dry season though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

It is around 110 kms from Aurangabad There are no good hotels near Ajanta, so no point staying there. Cars and buses go upto a point from where special buses will take you near the caves There are a total of thirty caves. The climb is steep. If you are unable to climb porters are available Use a government guide.... More

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Summer is the main reason, which puts away Tourists to undertake the trip to Ajanta caves. They must make it a point to carry caps and umbrella to protect themselves from oppressive heat. My advise to tourists visiting Ajanta, is to start the trip early before 9 am, so as to complete the trip by 11 or 12 before the... More

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Senior citizens will find it difficult to climb in Ajantha caves for whch u have dholi.Never plan during march to June.The best time will be Dec to Feb,it is hot where u have to walk more than 4 kms

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Nashik, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This march visited ajanta caves.. Imp points to be noted -Start off early as u need min 3-4hrs to complete -wear hat and slip ons/sandals not shoes as u need to remove at most of d caves -Do carry water,powerful torch -If u r really interested in knowing the story behind d paintings hire a guide..even u can get d... More

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

Very interesting and sophisticated complex. You need almost full day to enjoy it. Murals and sculptures, temples and scenery, all are very beautiful and waiting for you to enjoy them.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Incredible sight, 30 rock-hewn caves of between 2200 and 1400 years old, with partly intact wall-paintings of 1500 years old. The location at a sharp curve in a gorge is fantastic as well. For me Ajanta was more impressive than Angkor Eat and Khajuraho

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Edinburgh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Sure, it doesn't have the glamour or obvious beauty of the Taj Mahal, but we really enjoyed our visit to these caves. And while Ellora has the monumental main temple, the reclining buddha in cave 26 was my highlight of the weekend. The setting of Ajanta - a horse-shoe shape over a steep drop into a river valley below was... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Ajanta Caves are about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BC to about 480 or 650 AD.The caves include paintings and sculptures, masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.Paintings in Cave 1,Cave 2,Cave 17 are excellent.One should trek to top of the cave, to the source... More

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We took a taxi from our hotel (INR 2700) and reached Ajanta caves around 10.30 am. There is a shuttle bus from the car park to the ticketing counter. We had to climb a flight of stairs to reach the entrance of the caves. Caves 1,2,16 & 17 have brilliant paintings. All the caves are maintained very well. Things to... More

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