Ajanta, Ellora & Aurangabad Travel plan.

#16 Mar 3rd, 2015, 19:52
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nagpur to jalgaon to ajanta ellora aurangabad

I have a similar situation and will be travelling from Tadoba to Nagpur and then train from Nagpur to Jalgaon. And have travel plans exactly as you have listed.

I have a question though, where do we get the buses to Ajanta from Jalgaon.

Do we have to book beforehand.

Also, to room for the night, would you be able to suggest a safe and accessible area to bus and train stations.

Thanks.

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Originally Posted by asishdas View Post Is it must for you to travel by Air? In my opinion, travelers from Kolkata visiting the circuit that you had mentioned would do well if

1. Board any train going towards Mumbai/Pune;
2. Get down at Jalgaon Station;
Jalgaon happens to be nearest Rly Stn on Kolkata-Mumbai route. Ajanta is just 60 odd KMs from Jalgaon. Jouney time by Bus: 1.5 hrs. to 2 hrs. max. Most of trains from Kolkata reaches Jalgaon in the afternoon/evening or at very late night. Therefore, it may be necessary to spend a night at Jalgaon and proceed to Ajanta early morning next day. There are buses leaving Jalgaon early morning and reaching Ajanta Cave before opening of the gate of the Cave.
3. In my opinion, one can complete visiting all the Caves comfortably within half a day. A Guide will be necessary.
4. There are direct buses from Caves to Aurangabad. One can avail those buses to reach Aurangabad by same day evening. Distance: 100 KM appox.;
5. Night halt at Aurangabad;
6. Visit Daulatabad Fort, Ellora Caves etc.
7. Can proceed to Mumbai or Kolkata. There are direct trains to Mumbai. But in case of Kolkata, there is no direct train. If the traveler wishes to return to Kolkata, he may take a train to Nagpur (there are convenient direct train) and from Nagpur he can catch another train (eg. Geetanjali Exp) to reach Kolkata.

We followed the same route up to Ellora. Thereafter, we took Aurangabad -> Pune -> Mahabaleswar -> Goa -> Mysore -> Ooty -> Chennai -> Kolkata.

Hope, this helps.
#17 Mar 3rd, 2015, 20:40
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Originally Posted by roadnottaken View Post I have a question though, where do we get the buses to Ajanta from Jalgaon.

Do we have to book beforehand.

Also, to room for the night, would you be able to suggest a safe and accessible area to bus and train stations.

Thanks.
Regular buses to Ajanta leave from the bus stand in Jalgaon. We just went to it and boarded. It is at the other end of the town as the railway station.

If you refer to a hotel in Jalgaon see my post #7
#18 Mar 3rd, 2015, 22:55
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Those days the Bus Stand at Jalgaon was not very far from the Railway Station. I do not know the present status, though! The Buses for Ajanta used to start from the Jalgaon Central Bus Station. As regards the Hotel, we choose a budget Hotel fairly close to Bus Stand. Sorry, I forgot the name of the Hotel. But when we traveled, I did not have idea of accommodation availability at Jalgaon. I just asked people about Hotels near Bus Stand and they very kindly guided me to an area which had cluster of a few Hotels. We went there blindly and had chosen one Hotel. The point I want to make is that you will not have any problem even if you do not have any pre booking of Hotels.
#19 Mar 17th, 2015, 18:35
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Hi, I am also going to ajanta / ellora from tadoba end of march. can both ajanta and ellora be done on the same day?

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