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Ajanta Caves

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Ajanta Caves Road, Ajanta 431001, India
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It's a shame I hadn't visited these gems before! Breathtaking is the word... unfortunately don't know how much longer these sculptures and paintings will survive. It is definitely a must-see but the region is relatively a drier and hotter one, so better to go in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sandhya S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ajanta caves are a must-see for those interested in sculptures and history in pictorial form. The climb up to the caves is moderately challenging, as also the circuit from cave to cave, so it is best to pick a few caves to go through, unless...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Ajanta Caves, while only 100km from Aurangabad, takes 3 hours to reach. As they are making it a 4 lane highway, the current roads are very bad and shaking all the 3 hours. Also the initial climb to Cave 1 at Ajanta is steep and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rame123456
Reviewed 6 days ago

The caves are just beautiful and its hard to fathom the fact these were carved centuries ago with such precision. Do hire a guide, it'll make the trip worthwhile. But if you are short of time and have to choose between Ajanta & Ellora (these...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Ajanta Caves certainly lived up to its designation as a UNESCO world heritage site. We arrived in India via Mumbai and then flew to Aurangabad. From there we took a long coach ride to the Ajanta Caves. From a hilltop viewpoint we marveled at...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Thelma K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ajanta Caves is an amazing architectural marvel of 2000 yrs old.The Beautiful Paintings using ever lasting organic ingredients,most intelligently and having exhibited their Brilliance on the Ceilings , apart from the Jataka Tales on the Walls, must be seen by every Indian in one's lifetime.The...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rajahiyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the horrible road journey to get here. We hired a guide which at Rs1,200 seemed expensive but we got so much more out of our visit through the guide. The caves cover an arc of the landscape in a valley, with spectacular scenery....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We reached here from view point of Ajanta caves and view of Ajanta caves is spectacular from top. We got down from view point which is very tough task due to no proper stairs. We spent almost 6 hours to see everything, and it was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Camper57386283324
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ajanta may not appeal to the regular tourist as there are only some parts/caves that have more details visible. So much damage has been done to the caves due to ravages of time and knowing the importance of them that a lot of it has...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The caves were accidentally “discovered” in 1819, when John Smith of the 28th Madras Cavalry Regiment, while hunting for tigers, saw the top of the facade of Cave No. 10. Ajanta Caves are divided into two groups. The more ancient of them dates back to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 17, 2018|
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Response from Haseena2011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes its really an excellent time to visit these places. You will definitely enjoy the places in this season. Pack your back along with the blankets and mufflers if you have children and elder people travelling with you.
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October 30, 2018|
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Response from AmiFreigeist | Reviewed this property |
Go with shoes. The stairs and roads near the caves are made of mostly stones and concrete. In a sunny day it may be hot and It will be difficult to roam around without shoes. If you want to go to the view point after... More