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Jan 6, 2010 - Jalgaon

Another train took us to the town of Jalgaon, which we used as a base to explore the nearby cave temples of Ellora and Ajanta. To visit Ellora, we hired a taxi for the day as it was ~4 hours away. An incredible World Heritage Site of 34 Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples awaited exploration. The carvings and paintings dated from the 6th century and were incredible. The Hindu Kailasa Temple is the largest monolithic sculpture in the world and looks similar to photos we've seen of Petra in Jordan. On our second day we took a bus to the...

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Mar 29, 2007 - Jalgaon

Today I had to visit Ellora Caves and get back to Jalgaon for my 0830 train tomorrow morning to Varanasi. Headed to the bus stand and after some bloke trying to convince me I actually wanted to go to Pune, which is completely in the wrong direction and sod Varanasi I boarded the bus to Ellora. The journey is about 40 minutes from Aurangabad. Ellora Caves are again.... another 'World Heritage Site'. The highlight is the Kailasa Temple. Dedicated to Shiva it is the worlds largest monolithic sculpture, hewn from the rock (200,000 tonnes) by...

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On another jaunt...

Mar 26, 2007 - Jalgaon

A 17hr journey on the train does not really allow you to do much except for think a lot. There were a few things that deserve a mention. A Swedish guy who seemed to not have any luggage for his 2mths around India trip seemed to think that the inside of the carriage was his photographic studio and everyone, including me, was his subjects. The Indians are too nice not to say anything as he shoved a camera in their faces whilst they were eating. Wanker is all I can say. Did you know India produces wine, traveled through lots of vine yards. The...

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On another jaunt...

Jan 23, 2007 - Aurangabad and the Ellora and Ajanta Caves

Hello Everyone, Well I left Mumbai on Sunday night on my first overnight train trip. When I arrived at the station, I was greeted by a porter who told me that there was a problem with the tracks and that the trains were leaving from Dadar, a suburban station. He then tried to charge me 300 rupees, which is alot of money. I'm not sure what service he was planning on providing for 300 rupees as I immediately walked away and went to the information booth in the station. The man there told me which train to catch to Dadar and I was on my way in...

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