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Ajanta Caves

Address: Nr. Jalgaon, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #3 of 35 Attractions in Aurangabad
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Richly decorated Buddhist caves contain frescoes and sculptures.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Go for it! If you love Indian History. This place cannot be avoided. Every cave has a tale. Read it before you go and 4 - 5 hours at the place.

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

just don't miss it. one of the most amazing mural paintings in the world. breathtaking and emotionally touching. If you want to avoid the crowd visit on a week day.

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Delhi
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

A visit to the secluded gorge of the Waghora River, where the 31 Ajanta Caves are located, is one of the greatest experiences the world has to offer. The paintings in these caves, dating from the 2nd century BCE to the 6th century CE, are acknowledged worldwide as perhaps the finest art of humankind. In terms of technical virtuosity, paintings... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

They were so amazing and interesting and it is so unbelievable to think that all those years ago they were able to create all these amazing carvings and drawings. The area around the caves is beautiful and we even got to see some monkeys. The only thing I didn't like was the hassle we received from the stall holders on... More 

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Noida, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Another world heritage site. Well maintained, certainly better than Ellora. Canteen is much better and toilets are clean and always nearby. So was the case with crowd - relatively smaller and better behaved. It may be a good idea to hire a guide, more for showing hidden treasures than for stories. Also, do visit cave no. 26, the most lively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Ajanta is truely a special place indeed too think that these caves are not as old as they say with the art still visible is something else. Not only did we find out that the paints were made locally from the minerals in the local area which you can buy, but its the still the same here the same way... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Ajanta caves are really spectacular - a must see. Check out my review on the Ajanta and Ellora page.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

ok ...it was nice weekend ...... at ajanta and elora... aurangabad tourism is realy good......... we traveled in 2010... the temperature is usualy high

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

For those interested in history, this is one of the most important places in India probably. It is difficult to imagine how the caves would have been made 2000 years back. Though much of the paintings are damaged over the years, good efforts are being made for preservation. The whole area is kept very clean and litter free. It is... More 

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Kolkata
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The buddhist caves are just unimaginable marvels of classic Indian art and sculpture. It usually takes 4 hours to properly explore the caves...It is very well maintained by ASI. Its bound to make travellers feel mesmerised and spell-bound.

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