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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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London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

My friend and I opted to pay for an official guide to tour of the caves with: It was well worth the money as the guide was a font of knowledge on each of the caves that were included in our tour with him. The art in the caves are the most stunning examples of early art I have ever... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This are caves build on the 2nd century BC adorned with Buddhist sculptures. The detailed work and the preservation of the original paintings in some caves is impressive. It must be seeing.

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Bucharest, Romania
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

..........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 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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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 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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