Ajanta Caves

Aurangabad, MH - 431117
Type: Landmarks
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The Ajnata Caves are situated in the district Aurangabad of the state of Maharashtra in India. The caves are famous the world over for their ancient Buddhist paintings. The rock cut caves are 30 in number. The caves are dated from the 2nd Century BCE to 650 CE and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Ajanta Caves exhibit some of the masterpieces of ancient Buddhist art. The paintings depict a variety of themes from the Jataka tales and Buddhist scripture. The caves were discovered by a British official while he was on a tiger hunt. The past lives and the rebirth of the Buddha are vividly painted in the caves. The paintings use natural colors derived from rocks and minerals. The charisma of the caves pulls visitors from all over the world! The caves are located on a horseshoe shaped cliff near the Vaghora stream. The caves once served as residences of Buddhist monks. 

You need to pay entry fee to visit this attraction. A nominal fee per camera is also charged if you are carrying one. You need to park your vehicle in the parking area and take a government operated CNG vehicle to reach the site. 

Besides this landmark, there are two more landmarks listed in Aurangabad. There's also six attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Ajanta Caves on the map above.

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Entry Fees Indian: Rs. 10.00
Foreigners: Rs. 250.00
Per Camera: Rs. 25.00

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