Myles Harrington

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Gone Caving

In India on June 24, 2010 at 8:46 pm

One of India’s most exquisite anthropogenic sites is based 60km from a crappy town called Jalgaon in Maharashtra state. This was a good 16 hour train ride from Agra and on the way south where I need to be heading for my July 8th departure out of India. It seemed like a logical stepping stone on the tourist trail and a way of escaping the hustlers of Agra.

The entrance to the Ajanta Caves

After an average train sleep on the top bunk, I stepped off in the one street town of Jalgaon pretty weary. After surveying the scene I decided not to stay a night but checked in to a dorm anyway so I could use the facilities for the day and catch up on some sleep in the afternoon. I bought my bus ticket out of there for that evening to Mumbai, had a cold water bucket shower and started the mission to get to the Ajanta caves. A rickshaw, a local bus for an hour and a half and then after walking through a crappy tourist shopping complex, another bus for the last 4km.

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