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Ajanta Caves, Ajanta

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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 Caves are 105 KM away from Aurangabad. Due to to the repairing of the roads it was little tiring and it took us around 3 hours to reach there. It is truly a world Heritage. The caves are well.....  more
    Ajanta Caves are 105 KM away from Aurangabad. Due to to the repairing of the roads it was little tiring and it took us around 3 hours to reach there. It is truly a world Heritage. The caves are well.....  more »
  • I went to Ajanta Caves end of March. I am huge history buff and, Ajanta and Ellora were one of the best places I have been in my life. I highly recommend to hire a government guide especially for... 
    I went to Ajanta Caves end of March. I am huge history buff and, Ajanta and Ellora were one of the best places I have been in my life. I highly recommend to hire a government guide especially for...  more »
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  • Awesome place to visit. Try reaching here by 9 am it takes around 4-5 hours to view it completely. You need to remove shoes before entering most of the caves so prefer wearing slippers or loafers.
  • A breathtaking experience. When you think about the kind of tools available in that era, and the grandness of cave 16, 17 and 26 make you think about the planning done to get it right. Further, the area is kind of inaccessible even today (these caves were forgotten at one point in history), which means it would require more effort to create these caves.

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