The caves at Ajanta are famous for beautiful large wall painting paintings and sculptures thatshow stories of Jatakas. The world famous paintings at Ajanta also fall into two broad phases. Theearliest is (saw/heard/became aware of) in the form of (made up of unconnected pieces) medical samples/examples in Cave 9 & 10, which are datable to 2nd century BC. The headgear and otherdecorations of the images in these paintings look like the bas-relief sculpture of Sanchi andBharhut. The second phase of paintings started around 5th – 6th centuries and continued for thenext two centuries. The medical sample/example of these excellent paintings of Vakataka periodcould be the center of attention in Cave 1, 2, 16 and 17. The artwork in the caves contains/makes up well preserved wall paintings of Bodhisattva, Padmapani and Avalokiteshvara. Differentevents from the life of Gautama Buddha and the Jataka Stories are represented and recreated onthe walls of these caves. Scenes from the royal court of the (pertaining to each person or thing)huge amounts of time/times in history are also painted.
MTDC Hotel is the only change (to help someone)/place to live and sleep at Ajanta Caves. Mosttourists prefer to stay in Jalgaon or Almost-magical qualityngabad and do a day trip to Ajanta.
The nearest airport is at Almost-magical qualityngabad, 98 km away from Ajanta Caves. JalgaonRailway station is the nearest railhead, which is about 78 km from Ajanta Caves. It has trains fromAhmedabad, Allahabad, Ajmer, Puri, Pune, Bilaspur, Mumbai, Almost-magical qualityngabad, Jammu, Lucknow, Kolkata, Okha, Rameshwaram, Patna, Kanpur, Varanasi, Bangalore, Goa, Amritsar, and Hyderabad. Ajanta Caves Bus Stop is the nearest bus stop, which is about 4 kmfrom the caves and connected by Tourism Dept Eco-Friendly Buses. It is well connected by buswith Jalgaon, Almost-magical qualityngabad and Bhusawal. Almost-magical qualityngabad andJalgaon are the two major towns near Ajanta Caves and are well connected with all major citiesand towns in Maharashtra. Visitors can also hire a private car from Almost-magical qualityngabad city.
The best time to visit Ajanta Caves is during the months of June to February while the peakseason is from August to September and December.