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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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I wonder how they made it! Just Mind blowing!

My self with wife and 5 year old kid started from Aurangabad by Car to visit this Ajanta cave. After around 100km car ride, from car parking, we walked around 300 meters, after... read more

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Udupi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My self with wife and 5 year old kid started from Aurangabad by Car to visit this Ajanta cave. After around 100km car ride, from car parking, we walked around 300 meters, after surviving from shop keepers who want to sell something to us (we are Indian, i wonder what will happen with foreign tourists) we reached a bus stop!... More 

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Aurangabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good place to visit the cave sme time with family or friends had fun after long time visited the caves

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Thank royalram16
Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Simply awesome. Once one has reached the top of the hill, and the entire extent of the caves are revealed, the view is one that remains for a lifetime. Quite humbling to note that even two thousand years ago the level of artistry achieved by the people then is unsurpassed even now! Truly a world heritage site!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A spectacular display in religious artwork through sculpture and carving. the caves are hand-wrought and really a remarkable feat of human ingenuity for the sake of realizing the true nature of being.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ajantha caves opens @ 9am till 5pm. It is better to start early to escape the heat and crowd. Visited in the month of Aug 2016 hence the weather was pleasant with occasional drizzle. I guess this is the right month to visit Aurangabad which turns green due to the monsoon and can see waterfalls flowing down the caves. Since... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very good for history lovers.. Amazing paintings.. with finest details.. cave 26 is too good.. The journey to all the caves is a bit tiring for old people and children..

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I along with my family visited Ajanta caves on 14th Aug 2016 during our two day visit to Aurangabad. It is around 110 kms from Aurangabad. We hired a taxi from Aurangabad and it takes around 2-2.5 hrs to reach Ajanta from Aurangabad. After reaching Ajanta, one has to go to the ticket counter by bus. AC & Non-AC buses... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great and very pleasant location.. Very well maintained by MTDC. But no good hotel available around to stay and eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

About 110 kms from Aurangabad, these ancient man made caves were created over several 100 years some going as far back as 2000 years ago, decorated with colorful wall paintings and impressive carvings. These are mostly dedicated to the Buddha and depict scenes from His life. You should have at least 2.5 - 3 hrs for a quick exploration. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajanta Caves are located about 100 Kilometers away from Aurangabad city. Ajanta has 29 caves in total. These caves portray the fine art and architecture of ancient India. The sculpture work and paintings are simply mind-blowing. Most of the caves house statues of Lord Buddha in different positions and poses. The paintings depict stories from the Jataka Tales (that is... More 

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