Trip to Ajanta & Ellora caves


Day 1:

After reaching Aurangabad and checking into our hotel, we left for Ajanta Caves by 12 p.m. As we were out of time, we took a shared cab and reached Ajanta Caves by 3:30 p.m.

It is advisable to take the lighting tickets for the Caves. Flash photography is strictly prohibited inside the caves to keep the paintings intact.

The main attractive caves in the area are Cave number – 1, 2, 16, 17, 19 and 26.

These are always crowded too, but since we were in the latter half of the day, we faced lesser rush.

Historical Evidences of each of the caves are written outside the caves. Also you would get them at the website of Archaeological Survey of India (http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_ajanta_caves.asp)

We returned to our Hotel this night after visiting the Ajanta Caves.

Day 2:

We checked out of our Hotel today and hired a Cab for the day. Plan for today – Aurangabad City tour and Ellora Caves.

Aurangabad is itself historically very important. Bibi-ka Maqbara, Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Daulatabad Fort are the main attraction in and around the City. Also, one can view the numerous Gates around the city while travelling – that’s why Aurangabad is also called ‘the city of Gates’.

Bibi-ka Maqbara and Panchakki are well covered with information around the site.

For more information, one can hire a guide at Bibi-ka-Maqbara.

Daulatabad Fort is a great relic of history and can be covered in 1-1.5 hours. Details of the history you can find here – http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_tktd_maha_daulatbadfort.asp. Also one can take a guide for the same.

The main attraction at Ellora caves is the Kailash Temple (Cave 16). Other important caves are Cave number – 5, 10, 12, 21, 22, 29 and 32.

All the information are well written in front of each of the caves.. Also you would get them at the website of Archaeological Survey of India (http://asi.nic.in/asi_monu_whs_ellora.asp).

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