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Ajanta Caves World Heritage Site.

Ajanta Caves World Heritage Site.

 Ajanta Caves

Distance from Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves

It takes 1 full day to see Ajanta Caves

Just 100 to 110 km from Aurangabad is Ajanta Caves.

You can start your onward journey by booking a bus service or a taxi with us .  

It takes 3 to 4 hours to reach. (including time required for tea and breakfast)

It may take 4-5 hours to see the caves

Ajanta Caves Aurangabad Times

Ajanta Caves are closed on Mondays and public holidays

It is open for viewing from Tuesday to Sunday from 0900 AM to 0530 PM.

Ajanta Caves Ticket Price

Indian passengers Rs.30

Foreign Citizen Rs.500

No ticket for children below 15 years

The interesting important history of Ajanta Caves

  • Ajanta Cave, which attracts Indian as well as foreign tourists with its beautiful form, was built in AD. Even though it was created in the 2nd to 4th century BC, its beauty still attracts everyone. This is the cave that shows the legacy of Buddha Dhamma to the whole world.
  • Here you can see various expressions of Gautama Buddha.
  • Ajanta Caves rests on the banks of the Vaghur River
  • From the sculpture of the cave, it is said that this cave may have been built during the time of a king who believed in Buddha Dhamma.
  • However, some historians say that Ajanta Caves may have been built during the Satavahana dynasty.

Discovery of Ajanta Caves

  • On April 28, 1819, John Smith, a British officer of the Madras Native Infantry, while hunting in the Ajanta Caves area, saw Cave No. 10 and discovered Ajanta Caves. First of all, he saw cave number 10 where his name is still engraved.
  • There are 30 caves in Ajanta Caves out of which 30 are partially built so there are 29 caves in Ajanta.
  • Out of 29 caves, 5 caves are Chetya and 24 caves are viharas which are meant for Buddhist monks.
  • When seen from the sky, Ajanta Caves looks like a horse’s navel.
  • This cave is the oldest in India.
  • Due to this, UNESCO included it in the list of World Heritage Sites in 1983 and preserved the historical architecture.
  • On April 28, 2019, the discovery of Ajanta Caves completed 200 years.

The main purpose of making Ajanta Caves

  • It is a great place for meditation, worship, and contemplation for Buddhist monks and common people.
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  • Ajanta Caves
  • Ellora Caves
  • Aurangabad Caves
  • Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple
  • Bhadra Maruti Temple
  • Deogiri Fort
  • Bibi Ka Makbara
  • Panchakki
  • Siddharth Garden
  • Soneri Mahal
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum
  • Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Pitalkhora Caves
  • Kailas Temple
  • Aurangzeb’s Tomb
  • Khandoba Temple
  • Shree Sai Tekdi
  • Kachner Jain Temple
  • Mhaismal Hill Station
  • H2O Water Park
  • Bhangshi Mata Gad
  • Malik Amber Tomb
  • Shri Rajureshwar Ganapati Rajur
  • Lokuttara Buddha Vihar (Chouka)
  • Prozone Mall
  • Sant Eknath Maharaj Samadhi Mandir
  • Jayakwadi Dam

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