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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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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Its quiet a distance drive from Aurangabad city but worth a visit. Its well maintained and if interested in photography its def worth visiting.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful caves - But it did hurt to see how such a beauty was destroyed by Aurangzeb (if I'm not wrong). Beautiful place for photography.

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Chennai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Please visit this place during early monsoon - jun or jul and surround yourself with history and nature. We visited by Aug 2nd week, by then the rains have come down - could not see the falls but only the marks left by them. ASI has properly barricaded the public from touching and destroying the history - good job. May... More

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krung thep
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

is about 2.5hours ride from aurangabad to ajanta. apart from the misc fee at the entrance, there's parking fee for your vehicle, and you need to buy a ticket at 20 rupees single trip into the cave area which is about 4km. there will be alot of shop owners who will try to befriend you so to entice you to... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India are about 30rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with... More

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Maubourguet, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I think the day we spent here was the most enjoyable of our visit, we stayed in Auragabad at the Lemon tree for a few days which after rushing around Delhi and Kolata it was a restful break mid way through our six week trip, the hotel organised a car and driver, who left the ittinery up to us. We... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Visit this UNESCO world heritage site only once the monsoon sets in as the view is to kill for! Lush green and outstandingly beautiful from the viewpoint. (Walk downhill from there on) You can see an interesting waterfall and the entire cave complex from the viewpoint. if you try to enter from the parking lot area you are simply going... More

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Hyderabad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

These cave are reflection of our strong heritage and culture... some of these caves are even 2200 Years old. I would strongly recommend to hire Govt appointed official Guides, Although their charges seems expensive, but their knowledge on subject is really good, these guides normally charges around Rs 900-1000 per groups, if you are a big group (say 8-10) then... More

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

One of the best places I have ever visited in Maharashtra. Visited 15th August, 2014.Rich in culture and the wall painting and carvings are beautiful and every effort is being made to preserve it and maintain it very well. Make it your first priority if you have only a day between ellora and ajanta. Guides are very expensive, you can... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Beautiful caves, incredible setting in the U of a bendy, sharp cut valley. The caves themselves are not as impressive as nearby Ellora (which are more of a marvel of engineering) but the paintings (some dating from BC) are an amazing window onto early Indian art

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