Ajanta Caves, Ajanta

4.7
#2 of 511 in Parks in Maharashtra
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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  • Amazing place for the cultural tourist. Would advise to carry a light bagpack and bottle along with slippers. Several caves require removal of footwear, one should also keep hydrated and definitely vi...  more »
  • The caves were carved out between second century to sixth century and still they are in very good condition. The basalt rock cut caves makes the visitor feel as if they are touching a piece of history...  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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