Flash photography is strictly prohibited within the caves, due to its adverse effect on the natural dyes used in the paintings. Authorities have installed rows of tiny pigment-friendly lights, which cast a faint glow within the caves, as additional lighting is required for glimpsing minute details, but you’ll have to rely on long exposures for photographs.

Tourist Information

Ajanta Visitor Centre Closed at time of research, but worth visiting if open for its displays, audioguides and cafe.