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Driving Direction to Ajanta

Driving Direction from Pune to Ajanta

Distance: 339 km
Driving Time: 7.00 hours

Start from Pune and drive out towards the State Highway (SH) 27, on reaching a roundabout take the first exit to reach Ahmednagar located at SH 60, drive on and you will pass by Smart Stone Motels, where you can halt to grab a bite or to use clean washrooms.
Restart your journey and get onto the road again, continue driving towards SH 60, on this route there is a popular Shani Shingnapur Temple, drive for 35 kms on this road take a turn right to stay on SH 60, you will pass by a petrol pump where you can fill in your fuel tanks, and get the tyres checked.
Get back onto the road again and follow signboards to get onto Dr Ambedkar Road/Major SH 8, drive on and follow the direction boards to get onto Dr Ambedkar Road, which leads to Aurangabad city where you may stop for some refreshments, use washrooms.
After crossing Aurangabad look for sign boards and keep driving till you reach a T-point and from here take a left from Ajanta Caves T Point.
From here follow the sign boards directing towards Ajanta Caves and you will reach Ajanta.

Driving Direction from Mumbai to Ajanta

Distance: 453 km
Driving Time: 10.00 hours

Driving out of Mumbai, get on to the Eastern Express Highway/NH3 and drive straight on the Eastern Express Highway/NH 3 till you cross Hotel Bhagat Tarachand and in case you want to stop for breakfast you may do so at Hotel Bhagat Tarachand where the specialty is Kuttchi Beer, which actually is a delectable chaas served in beer bottles.
Once you have had your fill, continue driving down the smooth roads of NH 3.
After driving for about 146 kms on NH 3, take a left to stay on the highway and on this route you will come across the Siddhivinayak Temple, which is a world renowned temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesha.
You can stop here to see the temple and offer prayers and then continue driving on NH 3 and take the first exit at the roundabout of NH 3 and ensure to keep your car to the left and after a few kilometres, you will pass through Nashik.
For all those who have a sweet tooth, Pande Mithai shop in Nashik is a must visit as this is the oldest sweet shop in Nashik and offers a large variety of Indian sweets including Khurchand wadi (a Nashik specialty) that is worth giving a try.
Get onto the road and continue to follow NH 3 and you will cross a petrol pump soon where you can refuel your car tank, as you have a long way to go and after this it is a straight drive till Malegaon or Dhule where you may stop to take a break and to stretch your limbs.
To make your way to NH 6, take a right from College of Agriculture, Dhule and in case you haven’t got your tanks filled in, please make sure you get that done here, as you might not find another petrol pump for a long time.
Turn right after approximately 58 kms to get on to SH185 and from here it is a drive of another 54 kms before you take a right turn to get onto the Major State Highway 8.
Ensure that you stay at Major State Highway 8 and after about 17km ahead, take a right to reach the Ajanta Caves T Point and from here follow the sign boards directing you towards Ajanta Caves.

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