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Ajanta Caves

Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #2 of 40 Attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
Owner description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
Owner description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
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Galway, Ireland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

This was the highlight to our recent visit to India. If you're in doubt whether Ajanta is worth a visit, doubt no more: anyone with an interest in art will rejoice here not just because of what you see but of where you are: the bend in the river, nature's joy surrounding you and the peaceful setting all add to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

108 km from Aurangabad city is located a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples some dating back to 2nd century BC. These caves called 'Ajanta' after the nearby village's name preserve some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India. The caves are located in horse–shoe shaped bend of rock surface nearly 76 m in height and were excavated... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

A must see by everone. Picturrous location situated on hill. Best time is from Aug to dec. Must hire a lisecenced guide to explain the stories behind paintings.painting are beautiful and painted with natural colors.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

Amazing architecture and cave paintings. Awe inspiring artistry in many of the caves. The guides are a nuisance - when negotiating with a guide (official or unofficial), clealry ask him how long will he conduct his tour. He should at least show you around for 2 hours. And he should not ask you to look at the caves after cave... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

Simply the best cave paintings in the world and would recommend every one to visit again.Though photography is not allowed with flash, to protect the paintings, one can take a snap of them with bit of camera skills...Overall, a nice place for history and archaeology enthusiasts..

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Pune
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

3d painitngs, different natural colors make you spell bound. Always work with Guide to understand things, u will learn a lot. Although all caves are not preserved but a few are.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It was a trip with family, totally 7 of us. It was a fun trip. We drove from mumbai to Ajanta. It took us a whole day to enjoy this place. Some of the caves were closed for restoration, but the caves that were open to public are maintained quite ok. Clean, nice place. There are 'doli' available for people... More 

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

Ajanta caves ought to be among the Seven wonders of the world. Keep an entire day for the visit. The only downside is the road quality from Aurangabad to Ajanta.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This place is actually heart of Aurangabad. However, it is little far from main aurangabad city (approx 100+ kms). It takes almost 2 hours ride from main aurangabad city to reach ajanta caves. But believe me......... its totally worth it. The basic mode of transportation here is ST bus boarding from aurangabad central bus stand. You need to board a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

C1 ( 2014.12.11 ) Wonderful.. Great.. Marvelous.. Excellent.. This sight was beyond description, I think. Many caves had each beautiful point, and many statue, wall paint, sculpture. I can say "Just go and see". Excellent World Heritage.. I was very impressive. Except one point, there was all excellent and perfect. Avoid #71 shop with bad tout. They stood around me... More 

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