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Ajanta Caves

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Address: Ajanta Caves Road, Aurangabad 431001, India
Phone Number: +91 97660 08389
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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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nice caves of ajantha..The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 250 feet wall of rock. Textual records... read more

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nice caves of ajantha..The Ajanta Caves constitute ancient monasteries and worship halls of different Buddhist traditions carved into a 250 feet wall of rock. Textual records suggest that these caves served as a monsoon retreat for monks, as well as a resting site for merchants and pilgrims in ancient India.[9] While vivid colours and mural wall painting were abundant in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is absolutely amazing to see what can be achieved with faith and determination. A hammer and a Chizel carved a number of caves straight out from the rock. The details and expressions are just mind blowing. You have to hurry to visit this place before it gets closed down as it is too much vandalized and the Indian government... More 

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Visiting this place would give a clear view of our history once made by the Buddhists Hindus and Jains. Touching those rocks with bare hands gave me immense feel of the art done long back. I would recommend to visit this place who like historical places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Going back 1500 to 2200 years while Europe was in the dark ages a civilization existed that created magnificent art, Temple construction carved from solid rock which would put to shame ANYTHING built in "the west".in the same period and for many centuries to follow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb a monastary or vihara adorned with exquisite murals and sculptures. Access is through a gallery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Ajanta Caves are not on the beaten path. We added three days to the end of our tour of northern India to fly to Aurangabad to see both Ajanta and the Ellora Caves. The caves did not disappoint. I was blown away by the paintings at Ajanta. Eight hundred years before the Renaissance, artists at Ajanta were painting realistic... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little underwhelming after seeing the ellora cave complex, is a long trip to the caves via a car, 1 1/2 hours Still good, some caves have AC.. Tourist get priority over locals, be warned of people following you, they track you back to some over priced shop, honesty freaked me out.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hotel arranged a car/driver($45) for the day trip 100km north of Aurangabad, passing a rural vista of corn, cotton, sugarcane, and grain. The road condition varied with the normal confusion of trucks, buses, tuk tuks, and motorbikes impeding auto progress for over 2 hours each way. Arriving at 11AM we parked(small fee), then walked100m(gauntlet of tourist shops) to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although Ajanta and Ellora Caves are off the beaten path and can be difficult to get to, they are both so worth the visit. We were in awe of the workmanship and craft that went into carving these sites.

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Wow...!!! What a beautiful place..... Construction of fort and very different things present there .... Just amazing place...

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