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All days of the week except Tuesday
Sunrise - Sunset

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005, India
+91-240-2343169 +91-240-2331217
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per person (Indians and Citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries )
per person (Foreigners)
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All days of the week except Tuesday
Sunrise - Sunset
visit duration
3 to 4 hours

how to reach ellora caves

The caves are located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon Road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad and can be reached by hiring a taxi or taking a bus. Aurangabad Airport is at a distance of approximately 37 km from the Ellora Caves. Public transport is easily available outside the airport.

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about ellora caves

Locally known as "Verul Leni", Ellora Caves, Maharashtra represent one of the largest rock-cut monastic-temple complexes in the entire world. A World Heritage Site, Ellora is famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave No. 16). The caves are hewn out of the volcanic basaltic formation of Maharashtra, which is known as the "Deccan Trap", with brownish red coloured channels (near Cave No. 32) through which the volcanic lava once flowed. 

The epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture, Ellora Caves has in total 34 caves that are excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri Hills, between the period of 5th and 11th century. The caves are divided into Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain caves, which include rock-cut temples, viharas, and mathas, built between the 5th and the 10th century. There are 12 Buddhist Caves (caves no. 1 to 12), 17 Hindu caves (cave no. 13 to 29) and 5 Jain caves (cave no. 30 to 34), which are built in proximity to demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history. 

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Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Hanu Channi-Tiwary
Lava pathways
Nov 05 2014
Ellora Caves are much closer to Aurangabad than Ajanta (only 30 km away). The caves are also very different in style in comparison to the latter. Built out of volcanic rock formations, some of them still have pathways (with distinctive deep red tinge ...... read more
Smith Kol
Smith Kol
My Ellora Experience
Jun 19 2014
As a student of history I went to ellora with my classmates.Ellora Caves are very old and unique.This place have many history which we must know to know our ancient history.

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