Kolkata to Aurangabad..or Jalgaon

#1 Aug 10th, 2009, 21:21
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I want to take the train from Kolkata to see the Ajanta caves in Aurangabad...but I can't seem to find the route. Someone said the best way was to go to Jalgaon from Kolkatta, but I looked and couldn't find any trains. Can someone please help? I'm so confused.
#2 Aug 10th, 2009, 21:27
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There are trains from Howrah (HWH) to Jalgaon (JL)

These are the train numbers
2130, 2810, 2834, 8030
#3 Aug 10th, 2009, 23:25
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The faster trains will only call at Bhusaval, so simply go outside Bhusaval station and catch a bus to Ajanta Caves.

The Gitanjali Express (train 2860) seems best timed, Howrah 14.00, Bhusaval 13.30.
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Lavalover, we did Jalgaon-Ajanta-Aurangabad-Ellora-Aurangabad-Jalgaon this May. But then we were coming from Madras and going to Ahmedabad - Jalgaon fell in between, conveniently. As Steven Ber says, Bhusaval is better connected to Cal than Jalgaon but that means additional road ride in a Lal-dibbi - Red Box as the state buses are nicknamed. We took them to spend less. Awful but fun and most importantly awfully cheap. Let me know if you have any specific queries. I may have some tips and pictures :-)
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as somebody mentioned(hwh-cstm) gitanjali(2860) express is best suited for you.
get down at bhusaval to go to ajanta.
if you catch mail (2810)or anyother train such as jnaneshwari(2102) you can get down at jalgaon.
do you want to see ellora also ?
in that case you can go to manmad from jalgaon from there you can catch train to aurangabad.
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Getting down at Jalgaon will be convenient if you wish to visit Ajanta caves. There are cheap hotels too around Railway station area. Just don't expect star hotels. But they are decent. Ajanta caves are 50kms from Jalgaon. Will take an hour to reach.
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The arrival times at Jalgaon are poor and a person would need to look for a hotel late at night.

Howrah-Jalgaon trains.

However, if a person has to depart Howrah late at night, then Jalgaon may be a better option.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post The faster trains will only call at Bhusaval
In 2007 we took a car from Bhusaval to Jalgaon. It was a ride of an hour for 450 rs.
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Is there sufficient hotels to stay near ajanta ellora? I am planning to go with my familiy on coming january. I will start from howrah. I am not finding any direct train to aurangabad!! Jalgaon will be ok? I want to cover ajanta ellora in 2 days. Is it possible?
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Originally Posted by santattech View Post Is there sufficient hotels to stay near ajanta ellora? I am planning to go with my familiy on coming january. I will start from howrah. I am not finding any direct train to aurangabad!! Jalgaon will be ok? I want to cover ajanta ellora in 2 days. Is it possible?
Bhuswal will be ok? I am thinking about Janeswari Exp.
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Originally Posted by santattech View Post Is there sufficient hotels to stay near ajanta ellora? I am planning to go with my familiy on coming january. I will start from howrah. I am not finding any direct train to aurangabad!! Jalgaon will be ok? I want to cover ajanta ellora in 2 days. Is it possible?
Bhuswal will be ok? I am thinking about Janeswari Exp.
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Originally Posted by santattech View Post Is there sufficient hotels to stay near ajanta ellora? I am planning to go with my familiy on coming january. I will start from howrah. I am not finding any direct train to aurangabad!! Jalgaon will be ok? I want to cover ajanta ellora in 2 days. Is it possible?
Jalgaon will be fine. Dont expect five start hotels but you will definitely get basic, clean hotels. Ajanta is 50 kms from Jalgaon. Ellora must be 100km (approximately). Jalgaon Aurangabad is 160kms. 2 days is alright for Ajanta and Ellora. Its quite hot now, so be prepared for it.

There are not many hotels to stay near Ajanta, but some decent hotels at Ellora.
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Train no Train name Dep Arr Time taken
03061 HWH LTT SPECIAL HWH 08.15 JL 15.00 30.45
12860 GITANJALI EXP HWH 13.50 JL 13.38 23.48
18030 SHM LTT EXPRESS SHM 15.00 JL 21.09 30.09
12810 HWH MUMBAI MAIL HWH 20.15 JL 21.44 25.29
12950 PBR KAVIGURU EX SRC 21.25 JL 00.20 26.55
12130 AZAD HIND EXP HWH 21.50 JL 21.54 24.04
12321HWH MUMBAI MAILHWH22.00JL03.2429.24
12834HWH ADI EXPRESSHWH23.55JL02.2026.25
Jalgaon is best option,you can stay at Jalgaon or near Ajanta Ellora in hotel and the best option will be MTDC accommodation near Ajanta Ellora. www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/mtdc/HTML/.../resortshotels.aspx
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What is your plan after Ellora?

For Ajanta Jalgaon is better than Bhusaval. If you are taking a bus you will have to take another bus from the T junction.

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