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Nov 18, 2008 - Jalgaon - about 60kms north of the Ajanta Caves

I walk to the station only ten minutes from my hotel and its hot and humid. I arrive at 6:000am and check the board. Ah, the train is on time and it should be as this is the origin. I am up and over the passenger bridge in this huge station with passengers sleeping and sitting everywhere. There are twelve platforms to give you some idea how big it is. So here I am on Platform six and there's a train but is this the correct train? No conductors or guards so I walk to the front of the train as that’s usually where the ‘snobs’ sit. My carriage...

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Jan 20, 2006 - The Caves of Ajanta

One of the side trips that we took from Aurangabad was a day trip to Ajanta. Ajanta is a World Heritage Site of 30 caves that dates from 200BC to AD650. The caves were then abandoned for the building of Ellora (entry to come) and forgotten about until 1819 when a British hunting party stumbled upon them. There caves are cut into the steep side of a gorge. The caves have incredible paintings in them that are still quite beautiful and in almost every cave there is a statue of Buddha. We got there about noon and of course it was bloody hot....

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