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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  • I'm not going to "review" the caves themselves: they are utterly extraordinary and entirely worth a trip of any length, in my opinion. But here are some tips on going there: 1) Avoid all public holida...  more »
  • “It's very difficult to describe what one experiences there and its done best with a first-hand experience.” Travel: We hired a cab (OLA outstation) from Aurangabad which took around 2 hours to reach ...  more »
  • Excellent experience. Marvellous would be such a small word to describe the beauty n austerity of this place. It should be in thr bucket list of all.  more »
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  • A truly masterpiece of religious art. Nice crafted caves. Wonderful location and amazing architecture. Nice spot for a weekend gateway or Picnics​ spot. Good food is also available here. Arrangements for overnight stay is available with budget rooms.
  • One of the most beautiful cave in India. If you love historical place , you will love it. Its huge so may take some long time to visit it completely. I will suggest to visit after taking lunch, Bcoz it will take long time to complete & no food stalls inside. Avoid the summer time.
  • The caves are a classic example of our history and our rich culture and heritage. Must visit if you are in Maharashtra people from all over the world come to visit these caves. A whole mountain has been carved into beautiful caves, working the caves you can find all sizes of Buddhas carvings. Life history of Buddhas can be seen this place. If you like visiting historical places this one has to be on your list.
  • An architectural marvel and rock heritage which connect to the ancient past of Mahayana Monasteries and display greatest number of Jatakas. The place require lots of walking to explore the caves in detail. Moreover beautiful carvings and paintings takes you in the glorious ancient past.
  • The artists in India are really aliens. Because other then this, there is no way to carve such a huge block of Rocky mountain and then further create all the paintings and sculptures that you find it there. Great to make you humble in front of such massive structures. Must visit

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