Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad
Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad - Address, Ticket Price
Address: Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad- 431117, Maharashtra, India
Ticket Price: 10 INR
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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About Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad
It is located just a few kilometers away from Jalagaon city on one side and Aurangabad city on the other. There are 30 caves here and among these a few caves are Buddhist shrines. These were discovered around the early part of the 19th century for the basic purpose of serving as resting and praying places for the Buddhist saints called bodhisattvas. Research says the caves were built in the 2nd century and the paintings also date back to that time and been completed over the next two centuries. These mainly include paintings of Lord Buddha and incidents from his life and the Jatakas. Some pictures also reflect the Greek and Roman styles and in some parts you will also feel the essence of Chinese mannerisms.
There are many large statues of Lord Buddha here carved out from single rocks of the cave. The change in architecture from one part of the hall to the other, reflect well the change in the movement from Hinayana to Mahayana Buddhism. The other type of hall has narrower and high monasteries with the shrine or ‘stupa’ as the main focus. Some caves have fantastically carved verandahs and windows and some in a way to let abundant sunlight to come inside. The later viharas are more beautifully done than the plain ones that were constructed earlier on. There are caves inside of various sizes and designs but one common aspect is that all of these are based on Buddhist styles and culture.
Ajanta Caves Information
- Cameras to be used without flash.
- There are many shopping outlets outside these cave areas. These are ideal for you to collect souvenirs on your way back.
- There are lovely resorts where you can take some rest and refresh yourself for the day ahead.
Ajanta Caves Ticket Prices
- Entry is free for Indians below 15 years of age.
- US $ 5 for foreigners. (Paid in equivalent amount in Indian currency).
- For still / video cameras- Rs 5.
How To reach Ajanta Caves by Public Transport
- The nearest airport is the Aurangabad Airport.
- The nearest railway station is the Jalagaon Railway Station.
- Take a taxi from the town to reach the caves.
Restaurants Near Ajanta Caves
- Maratha Darbar
- Kream n Krunch
- Golden Crown Restaurant
- Castle Executive Restaurant
- Amrapali Restaurant
- Hotel New Banjara Restaurant
- China Town Restaurant
- Indian Street Restauran
- Tandoor Restaurant And Bar
- Kafe Dor
- Chimney Restaurant
- Green Park Restaurant
- Good Times Restaurant
- Food Lovers
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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.
Ajanta caves is Historical place in the Aurangabad district. 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. Excellent place for Trip and with Family member especially in month of August to October.
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.