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Ajanta Caves

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Address: Ajanta Caves Road, Aurangabad 431001, India
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+91 97660 08389
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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$63.00*
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Private Tour: Ajanta Caves Day Tour in Aurangabad
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$71.00*
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Aurangabad Private Tour: Ajanta And Ellora Caves Sightseeing Day Tour

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Ajanta together with Ellora were some of the highlights of a trip full of highlights. They are not by chance listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its history and details make... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ajanta together with Ellora were some of the highlights of a trip full of highlights. They are not by chance listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its history and details make it a must see place. We made base on Aurangabad to explore the caves.

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

It's a combination of excellent engineering and art. To carve a series of very detailed chambers and walkways upon the rockface of a horseshoe shaped hill... !! Unimaginable. The paintings inside are fading indeed. Some are still very detailed, others are getting merged into the stone background. The unfinished caves would give an excellent example of how much work had... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It shows the high standards reached by Indian artists thousands of years ago, quite unimaginable with the accessories available in those days.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The caves are in an OK condition and I am glad to have been able to take my young son to see this. A good guide is an essential part of the viewing process and must be included.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never seen this type of painting in my life. It is unbelivible to me. One time more i visited this place

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What is Ajanta , cant be described in words. Once i saw that place i asked myself , how its possible to create this that too thousands of year ago.I can write whole night about ajanta but one must visit to explore what sooooooo special about this place. No words...

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We only had the weekend, so we used a private driver that we organized at the airport. We got there early to beat the domestic crowd. We paid 10 each at the first gate, 16each to get the bus to the complex, and 500 each to enter the complex. Before you get to the buses, you have to run a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has 29 Buddhist cave monuments carved into a wall of rock 250 feet high that include paintings and rock cut sculptures. Among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art particularly expressive paintings presenting emotion through gesture, pose, and form.They were covered by jungle until accidentally "discovered" in 1819 by John Smith, a colonial British... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ajanta Caves, i have alwayas wanted to visit ancient caves and what better than Ajanta. It is one of the UNESCO's world heritage site. The archiological survey of India is taking better care of it. I appreciate that they have bus facility to go up the hill near caves so that there is be no traffic of private vehicle which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had started from Ellora, and booked a taxi from Anis, who we met as we left the Ellora caves. He is very knowledgeable about the caves and is happy to go round with you and tell you all about them, or to let you make your own way round, so I'd recommend using him. His phone number is +91... More 

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