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Ajanta Caves - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting

Maharashtra 431117, India

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About Ajanta Caves

Ajanta caves are 30 rockcut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE in Aurangabad. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art, particularly expressive paintings that present emotion through gesture, pose and form. This is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Attractions Near Ajanta Caves

Sindkhed Raja fort
Sindkhed Raja fort79.91km from Ajanta Caves

This is an ancient fort which is located in the Buldhana district. There is a lot of histories behind this fort and the architecture of the fort is so greatful.

Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves80.12km from Ajanta Caves

One of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world, featuring Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monuments, and artwork, dating from the 600–1000 CE period.

Grishneshwar Temple
Grishneshwar Temple80.8km from Ajanta Caves

Grishneshwar Temple is one of the shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva that is referenced in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in the Shaiva tradition of Hinduism which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga.

Bibi Ka Maqbara
Bibi Ka Maqbara82.63km from Ajanta Caves

Built in 1668 the Tomb of Rabia Durani or Bibi Ka Maqbara was erected by Azam Shah, the son of Aurangzeb to commemorate his mother Dilras Begum who was titled Rabia Durani post her death

Daulatabad fort
Daulatabad fort84.3km from Ajanta Caves

Daulatabad Fort is an ancient fortification that rises formidably from the midst of verdant greenery. Often hailed as one of the 'seven wonders of Maharashtra', this architectural marvel is believed to have been built in the 12th century. Also known as Devgiri fort

Manudevi Temple
Manudevi Temple85.44km from Ajanta Caves

Situated in the lush green ranges of Satpuda mountains, on the banks of River Tapi, is the Shree Manudevi Temple. It is the supreme family deity of many of the families who reside in the vicinity.

Where is Ajanta Caves

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Aurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi River Basin. It is rich in its historical events and natural beauties. Aurangabad the only tourist district of India having two-world heritage monuments to its credits.

What Visitors Say About Ajanta Caves

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akshay Kavungal
akshay Kavungal
This 30 Buddhist cave monuments which dates back to 2nd century which was located in the centre of a dense forest. Private vehicle was not allowed, so we should take the msrtc bus for 4kilometers through the dense forest. The caves are quiet interesting, because of the sculptures and the paintings inside the caves. Some of the caves are incomplete and there is also a beautiful waterfalls and a viewpoint in the top of the hill.
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akshay Kavungal
akshay Kavungal
This 30 magnificent caves which are arranged in ajanta are built around 2nd century. It was located in the centre of a forest and hills. The caves are very colourful inside and there is a waterfall and a viewpoint in the top of the hill. Private vehicles are not allowed inside the forest.we should take the msrtc bus to reach th caves.
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akshay Kavungal
akshay Kavungal
This 30magnificient rockcut Buddhistcave monuments are built around the second century AD. It is located in the centre of a forest. Private vehicles are not allowed inside this forest. So we should take the Msrtc bus to reach this caves. The caves are arranged in  the side of a huge hill and they are all in a uniform line manner. The caves include paintings and rock-cut sculptures described as among the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art.