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Ajanta Caves

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Address: Aurangabad 431117, India
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Spectacular Buddhist "Caves"

I loved this site. It is about a leisurely hour drive from Aurangabad, which allows you enjoy the lovely rural Indian countryside. Created in two different time periods - 2nd... read more

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Solana Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I loved this site. It is about a leisurely hour drive from Aurangabad, which allows you enjoy the lovely rural Indian countryside. Created in two different time periods - 2nd -1st centuries BC and 5th century AD. There are 30 "caves" (monasteries and temples) cut into basalt cliffs. The caves were lost to civilization for 1,500 years and were discovered... More 

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

These are rock cut caves with various buddha sculptures built in 2 BCE century. Far from aurangabad.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The sculptures , architecture of this cave has done very beautiful job by precisely carving out this cave an excellent symbol of Indian architecture dating back to 12-13 centuries don't know the precise date...but symbol of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

These are amazing rock caves with various sculptures of Buddha dating back hundreds of years ago. It is such a part of Indian Heritage and history depicting the art which keeps calling the history lovers to itself.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

these are by far the most beautiful caves i have ever visited even though this is my second visit ,i strongly suggest to hire official approved guides to understand the history,or else it could be just a visual treat

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ajanta caves are located far from main city..one of the best place to visit if you are in India or in Aurangabad.these are rock cut caves with marvellous sculptures and fresco paintings ..each cave is having its own story.. December is best time to visit these caves

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Udaipur, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit...here one can see the historical caves of Lord Buddha..caves are too old...Requires 3-4 hours to see all caves..yes one thing to be noted that it is 92 km away from Aurangabad city..not in aurangabad city main area..best time is to visit it in monsoon season which see a view point of falls from mountain

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow is what describes this fascinating place. Our trip in India culminated in this place. My wife and I just adored this place. Here are some tips to maximize your experience. 1. Start at the panoramic view stop. Your driver will as for a surcharge but it's worth it. Try to get it for Rs 150 or less. 2. Few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in India to visit if you are a fan of history and culture. There are about 30 odd rock cut buddhist caves and each one is different from another. Inside the caves there are old paintings depicting religious stories. However some of these have not remained intact. More information can be found on internet. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Buddhist caves of Ajanta are about 110 kilometers from Aurangabad. Once you reach their, you need to get passes for all the caves and special light passes to click pictures at the caves that has the paintings. Flash photography is strictly prohibited at all caves. This heritage sight will provide you with some mind boggling sculpting. You will be... More 

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