Ajanta is a small village and a site of the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It preserves the mythological and religious heritage of India. Thirty rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments are present here which date back to the 2nd to 7th century. The caves include paintings and sculptures that are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art and depiction of Jataka tales. Ajanta caves are close Ellora caves. Ajanta could be a one-day trip from Araungabad.
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When to visit: best time to visit is October to March. Closed on Mondays.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Jalgaon railway station is located about 60 km (37.2 mi) away from Ajanta.
Nearest airport: Aurangabad Airport (IATA: IXU, ICAO: VAAU) is about 108 km (67.1 mi) away. It takes around 2 hours.
Buses: State transport buses ply regularly from Pune, Mumbai and Aurangabad.
By road: The distance from Jalgaon railway station to Ajanta Caves is around 57 km (35.4 mi) via Aurangabad - Ajanta - Jalgaon Rd. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Aurangabad Airport to Ajanta Caves is about 108 km (67.1 mi) via Aurangabad - Ajanta - Jalgaon Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Ellora Caves to Ajanta Caves is about 103 km (64 mi) via Khuldabad Rd and Aurangabad - Ajanta - Jalgaon Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Pune to Ajanta Caves is about 334 km (207.5 mi) via Pune - Ahmednagar Hwy and Aurangabad - Ahmednagar - Pune Hwy. It takes around 7 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Ajanta Caves is about 426 km (264.7 mi) via NH160 and MH SH 19. It takes around 8-9 hours.
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