About Ajanta Caves
The beauty of Ajanta Caves near Aurangabad in Maharashtra is a group of more than 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves. These caves were built over a period of 500 years from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 CE. The complex consists of monasteries, Viharas, worship halls, and living quarters for monks. It was also a resting site for travelers, pilgrims, and merchants in those ancient days. The Ajanta Caves complex has been a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983.
Buddhism in pictures
Most of the rock-cut caves are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. There are several sculptures and paintings depicting the lives and the past of Lord Buddha and other deities. There are paintings of tales from the Jatakamala that are highly expressive and life-like.
Ajanta Caves Timings
09:00 AM to 06:00 PM Tuesday to Sunday
How to reach Ajanta Caves
Jalgaon Railway Station is about 56 km from Ajanta Caves.
Aurangabad Railway Station is about 104 km from Ajanta Caves.
Aurangabad Airport is about 103 km from Ajanta Caves.
Nearby places to visit from Beauty of Ajanta Caves
- Grishneshwar Jyotirling Temple
- Ellora Caves
- Aurangabad Caves (Aurangabad)
- Bhadra Maruti Temple (Khuldabad)
- Bibi ka Maqbara (Aurangabad)
- Panchakki (Aurangabad)
Distances from Ajanta Caves
- Jalgaon – 56 km
- Aurangabad – 101 km
- Nashik – 263 km
- Pune – 336 km
- Surat – 377 km
- Mumbai – 428 km
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