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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. A visit to Ajanta Caves represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ajanta tour planner to plot your vacation.
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  • Visited in April 2015 – Is a whole day trip to know it well - is a UNESCO world heritage site - One needs to take the bus organized by the tourism management to reach the caves entrance – it is an out...  more »
  • Just by being more far away from the city than Ellora these caves are less touristy hence much more enjoyable than Ellora. I loved Ellora too but it was just way too overcrowded. Ajanta is probably a ...  more »
  • It was a good experience for me visiting ajanta......one of the first world heritage sites of India (1983)....the beautiful rock-cut caves...the viharas....chaityas...the beautiful paintings depicting...  more »
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  • This place is amazing. It is a world heritage site. Caves here are very old and are made into stones with beautiful carvings and paintings on them. This place always has crowd of native people and foreigners too. Paintings from here are world famous. Along with historical walks, we can roam here to soothe our eyes by watching beautiful greenery here and enjoy beside banks of river here. So come and experience Ajanta.
  • Beautiful caves indeed! Great architecture and carving done here. The place lets you know the skill of Indian artisans long back in absence of modern technology. A really good place to visit!
  • Best art by Ancient Indian. Salute to their AMAZING CREATIVITY. To visit full site required 3-4 hr. Well maintain site by Government of INDIA Best period for visit July - February
  • Probably the historic highlight of Maharashtra. One of the oldest caves in India, and one of the rare ones which are still in very good condition. A must visit for all explorers and even common tourists.
  • Very nice area with lots of caves and sightseeing. It was first discovered by the British army while searching for something. It has a huge sculpture of Buddha laying. It is very very beautiful