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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Best if travelers come to Jalgaon station and the take a bus to Ajanta. Travelers from Aurangabad can make use of share cabs for 150 rupees only. Its a 2 hour bumpy drive to Ajanta. Once there take a Shuttle bus for 15 rupee to the caves. Its a 4km walk from the main road to the caves over the... More

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you manage to get there before crowds, only then you can experience true beauty of these caves. Get with you plenty of water and be prepared to take off your shoes regularly. Obviously the caves are the main reason you want to get there, and they are definitely worth it, but if you're there, try seeing the waterfall on... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Before you go, go to this website and you can print out brief descriptions of each of the caves: http://asi.nic.in/ We brought this with us and avoided using a guide and took our own time walking through the caves. If you want to buy a book describing the caves, there is a small shop at the top of the stairs... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Ajanta provides an overview of Indian Culture dating back more than 2000 years.These are ancient caves which were used for Education & Meditation.Frescos provide base for narrations.Wonderful place to go as family and with friends.July to February are best months.

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Jodhpur, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

These caves are ultimate combination Architect+Engineering. It is a must visit for any traveler. But DO NOT went among children. Also make it in mind that you need to walk a lot. It will be better if a person hire a guide as without guiding you could not understand the reason behind the scenes.

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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Why aren't these caves one of the wonders of the world? These caves are full of good vibes. One can almost feel the peaceful energy here from the ancient meditators. The view is spectacular, and absolutely worthwhile. Take your time here, sit, and look inside, look outside, and enjoy the beauty of the blending of nature with a tranquil historical... More

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