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Ajanta Caves, Ajanta

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#2 of 487 in Parks in Maharashtra
Must see · World heritage site · Cave · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Explore the World Heritage Site of Ajanta Caves, a series of ancient cave temples decorated with Buddhist carvings and paintings. Some of the caves were carved in the cliff side as far back as the second century BCE, while others were added in the fifth and sixth centuries. Take a guided tour of the caves, used as prayer halls and monasteries in their time, abandoned, and then rediscovered in 1819. Admire the statues and murals inside, considered masterpieces of religious art, or get up to the viewing platform situated across the river to enjoy sweeping views of the complex. Using our international travel planner, Ajanta attractions like Ajanta Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Ajanta really needs time, knowledge and a sight for art. It's beyond explanation and beyond words. Thousands of years ago, what was chiselled, that is mind boggling. I can only say that Ajanta must...  more »
  • Ajanta Caves are approximately 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad. Some of the caves worth visit is 1,2,10,16,17,19&26 The carving...  more »
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  • A beautiful and must-see destination. Here we could see and experience the great heritage of the ancient Indian architecture and life style. Obviously, a wonderful landscape.
  • View is nice and beautiful. We get to see the art and culture of the old people. We also get to learn that we should not carve other than the old people and by going there we get a new experience and fun ,in total there are 26 caves but you are expected to see only some but precious as you enter one of the cave you get cooled and stress free from the outer world.

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