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Address: Ajanta Caves Road, Aurangabad 431001, India
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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These caves are absolutely amazing Considering they started excavating in about 200 BC. Truly breathtaking. You have to remove your shoes before entering the caves and no flash... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

These caves are absolutely amazing Considering they started excavating in about 200 BC. Truly breathtaking. You have to remove your shoes before entering the caves and no flash photography allowed. Some caves are more spectacular then others. Well worth the long drive to get there but once you are there, you have to pay for a bus to get to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If anyone wants to visit Ajanta, please do it immediately. The paintings in the caves, despite the best efforts of conservation, are in a delicate state. The marvelous cave paintings of Ajanta are slowly dissapearing.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best to visit during winters between November to February. Requires a lot of walking and climbing and can get tiring. The sculpture and paintings are breathtaking considering that these were made lonnng.... back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A must and take your time enjoying it. Hire a guide who will explain the details of these old caves, their history and the work that went into creating the. It is amazing how a British soldier stumble into finding them about 200 years ago while out on a hunt.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were simply floored by the sweeping scale of sculpture and paintings, given the context of time. Not seen a better commentary of Buddhist history and anecdotes in my travels so far. reasonably well-maintained, although, we may have already lost some of the grandeur to the ravages of nature.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Gets a little tiring but definitely worth experiencing at least once. Not advisable to travel in summer; it can be quite hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A must visit. The caves are magnificent and beautiful. Avoid visiting in summers as the rocks get hot and it is difficult to walk with bare feet.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The caves are full of old painting that are surely going to take you back into 2nd Century BC. Along with the entry fee, you would be charged a fee for the lights too, that are placed inside these caves. The heat from these lights don't damage the paintings anymore as they used to do earlier. A good initiative from... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajanta caves were discovered by British soldiers in the early 19th century. There are aound 30 caves which have paintings on verandahs, inner walls and ceilings. Sculptors symbolize Buddhist Stupas and rooms for monks called viharas. It is a wonder to see the caves which are scooped out on this particular horseshoe rock, in the middle of the Deccan Plateau... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Be careful of the so called guides and the shop owners who will follow you for selling souvenirs. There are multiple tickets to be purchased i.e. at parking they will charge you for car as well as visitors, then while going to the caves the bus fare, at the caves again ticket to enter and finally when you are coming... More 

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