Introduction : The UNESCO world heritage site of Ajanta is one of the finest preserves of Buddhist glorious past and religious art. A wonderful example of man’s excellent creativity devotion and will power, the Ajanta caves are the repositories of some of the finest paintings associated with the life of Gautam Buddha.
The Ajanta caves are situated, at about a hundred kilometers from Aurangabad, in the state of Maharashtra, in India. The rock caves, excavated in the horseshoe shaped gorge of the Waghora River in the Sahyadri hills lie in a picturesque location. The wonderful cave shrines at Ajanta and Ellora are cut out of rock by hand, and are regarded as one of the most astonishing examples of architectural heritage of India. Standing tall they are the living example of Buddhist glorious past.
How to Reach :
- Air : Nearest Airport is Aurangabad airport, which is 30 Kms from Ellora and 106 Kms Ajanta. It is well connected to Delhi, Mumbai and other cities of India.
- Rail : Aurangabad is nearest railway station, which has the trains from all Mumbai and Other Indian cities.
- Road : Ajanta is well connected by good network of road with Mumbai, Nasik, Jalgaon, Aurangabad and other towns of Maharashtra.
Best time to visit : Ajanta is a popular spot with tourists throughout the year and can be visited any time in the year.
Visiting Days : Ajanta Caves are open on all days, except on Mondays and national holidays when it remains closed.
Timings : Ajanta caves are open from 9 in the morning till 5.30 in the evenings.