Places near Ajanta Caves
- Ajanta View Point:
Perhaps in the whole country and the subcontinent nowhere is a view point like that of Ajanta. It was here that in 1819 John Smith rediscovered Ajanta. This view point is on the way to Ajanta at 8 km distance, 10 km before Ajanta at Balapur Junction. A must for the AJANTA-PHILIC person. It gives a bird eye view of Ajanta. The view point has been done in an aesthetic architecture and has an attached restaurant.
- Ghatotkach Caves:
A distance of about 14-15 kms from Golegaon towards the left, on Aurangabad - Ajanta highway takes you to this piece of lesser known caves called the Ghatotkach caves. Worth only for an adventure traveler. Access is difficult and SUV is suggested or a mobike will do wonders.
- Vetalwadi Fort:
Although this fort is unmanned and has the nearest town as Soygaon and one can access with an adventures spirit from Ghatotkach caves or the best alternative is to seek help from someone at Soygaon.
- Fardapur Resort:
Is a property of the MTDC nestled with a backdrop of Ajanta ranges. It’s a perfect retreat for the soul seeking some recreation from their daily routine. Most Travelers/ Tourists/ Visitors to Ajanta take retreat here. The Fardapur Resort of MTDC is well acclaimed for its hospitality. Online reservation can be made at www.maharashtraTourism.gov.in or in person at the MTDC office at New Delhi, Head office at Mumbai, Regional Office at Aurangabad, Pune, Nashik, Nagpur and Ratnagiri.
Total Nos of Rooms: 11
Deluxe Rooms A/c: 16
Deluxe Rooms Non A/c: 12
Vihara Restaurant :- The Fardapur resort also has a multi-cuisine restaurant called the "Vihara" named after the residing places of monks in the Ajanta caves. Its famous with the foreigners for it serves the food of their choice. Beer is also served here.