Ajanta Caves

Why?
  • Known all over the world for their exquisite paintings and rock cut caves that date back to 2nd century BC.
  • Described as 'the finest surviving examples of Indian art, especially painting' by the Archaeological Survey of India.
  • Masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with depictions of the Jataka tales and figures of the Buddha
  • Built around 76 m above the ground overlooking a narrow stream, which is known as Waghora.
  • A stupa is worshipped here and these caves exhibit the imitation of wooden construction to the extent that the rafters and beams are also sculpted.
Location
  • 3 km from Aurangabad Railway Station
Timing
  • 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Mondays
Entrance Fee
  • Rs.10 (SAARC and BIMSTEC citizens)
  • Rs.250 (Foreigners)
Restaurants nearby
  • Maratha Darbar
  • Kream n Krunch,Nirala Bazar
Gallery
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