"Ajanta & Ellora caves" Top 5 Page for this destination Aurangabad by SirRichard
Aurangabad Travel Guide: 165 reviews and 628 photos
Aurangabad has a few interesting highlights, but is mostly known for being a basecamp for the visits to the famous buddhist/hinduist/jainist caves with carvings and statues located near Ajanta and Ellora, 2 tiny villages not far from Aurangabad.
The city is located some 250 kms east of Mumbai. I took a night train to arrive here, and from here I took a guided moto-rickshaw to make a day trip to Ellora (1 day) and another to Ajanta (another day) to see the caves.
My guide was called Yunuskhan (Yunu for friends). I met him by chance (as most of the fundamental things in life). Coming down from the train, having slept very very little, my first contact with Aurangabad was a tall thin guy with a moustache holding my arm and telling me hello, sir, guide sir, cheap, don’t worry, be happy.
As I saw a whole bunch of same looking guys after him with the same intentions, I thought: what the Hell, if I will have to get one sooner or later, let it be sooner, and so I’ll get rid of the rest. And that was the beginning of a beautiful friendship… (continued in the travelogue).
This little motor-rickshaws were handful and cheap to move around. And not only around the city, but also outside it. In... more travel advice
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