Asia | India | Maharashtra | Aurangabad – ellora & ajanta
leaving mumbai at 6am, i travelled by train to aurangabad. found a great hotel and did a bit of shopping.
the next day i posted a couple of parcels that i couldn’t in mumbai due to the holiday, and caught the bus to ellora caves. some of the caves had very good sculpture and overall they are quite impressive and make a great day out. we caught a jeep back to town and a one point there were 19 people on board with the roof full of goods. after dinner i got my bags together for the trip to ajanta the following day.
after a 2 1/2 hour bus ride i arrived at ajanta and left my bags in a cloakroom. the caves here still had traces of the artwork that once decorated them, again the sculpture was very good and my only complaint was that it was hard to see some of the detail as the lighting was dim, but still recomend a visit.
caught a bus to jalgaon and got a nice hotel for the night and said a final goodbye over dinner to my dutch friends with whom i had been travelling for the last couple of months. next up is a train to varanasi.