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Ajanta Caves

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Address: Ajanta Caves Road, Aurangabad 431117, India
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Private Tour: Ajanta Caves Day Tour in Aurangabad
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Aurangabad Private Tour: Ajanta And Ellora Caves Sightseeing Day Tour

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Ajanta Caves are a must see!

I read tons of reviews before going to the Ajanta Caves so thanks to the Trip Advisor community for making my visit special! This is a must see destination akin to Ankor Wat in... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I read tons of reviews before going to the Ajanta Caves so thanks to the Trip Advisor community for making my visit special! This is a must see destination akin to Ankor Wat in Cambodia. We stayed in Aurangabad and hired a driver for the 2 hour each way trip (well worth the $40). The key is to leave very... More 

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Kota, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Buddhist Jatakas ( stories) depicted on huge cave walls & ceilings.Numbered from East to West, they are in a horse-shoe gorge of River Waghora. Rightfully a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO in the 1990s, being in Ajanta is a lifetime experience. All caves are eloquently rich, but special attention to Cave Nos.1,2,4,9, 10,16,17,19,24,26. Some visiting tips- Site is closer... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After seeing ellora i find ajanta is same coz iam not a archeologist. Hence i short my visit for half day. If you are travelling with aged parents then dont go for short visit. take rest after visiting caves ....coz old people need complete rest. and visit to ajant caves is little bit tiring from aged persons point of view.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beyyond imaginenation Excellent environment Happy atmosphere & Very Good place in world lam glad to see the creation of man

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Cannot tell ..No words to explain..Can say this generation cannot believe that the art of sculpture.We are fortunate to visited this place and planned to visit once again with my grand sons in 2019.

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ajanta caves a treat for history lovers. It's the place where you have around 29 caves with statues lord Buddha and stories painted on walls of caves and Preserved very well by the government.Please note that the best time to visit this place is the Rainy season to enjoy the beauty of this place. If you are visiting any other... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Even though I liked Ellora caves better, I enjoyed a lot this site. It is about 2 hours from Aurangabad so it is good to plan your trip. The site itself is an explendor. The caves are well conserved if you consider the age. The place is also well kept and organized. I took a guide to walk around and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ajanta Caves are a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples. Many visitors explore the Ajanta Caves in conjunction with the nearby Ellora Caves. The most popular cave is cave 1. A viewing platform across the river affords an excellent view of the entire Ajanta site. The natural beauty of the area makes it clear why the monks chose the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When planning my trip to India I was not sure if it was worthy to go to Ajanta. Guess what... it is. Ajanta caves is a must in your trip. I went to J P international and arranged the excursions with them. It was 27000 rupies to go from Aurangabad, wait and then go back to the hotel. It takes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully crafted paintings and nice to see the Indian art of the ancient time. Paintings are truly marvelous(Unfortunately most of the paintings are damaged due to water leakage etc.). Concept of 3D paintings was from the ancient times and it gives the "Beyond Imagination Power of artist". Also color combination, history of kings and Buddha's are crafted beautifully. Physically challenges... More 

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