Ellora Caves

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  • Address: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad- 431102, Maharashtra., India
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +91-240331217
  • Ticket Price: 10 INR
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Cave, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

Ellora Caves - Review

The Ellora Caves in Maharashtra are the finest examples of rock cut architecture in India. It is a World Heritage Site as designated by the UNESCO. These caves are known for Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples. These were built during the 6th and the 9th centuries during the rule of the Kalachri, Chalukya and the Rashtrakula dynasties. It is a collection of 34 caves cut out from the straight face of the Charanadri Hills.

The Buddhist caves here include large halls and various rooms that were earlier used for the purposes of dining, sleeping and cooking. There are many carvings of Lord Buddha and the Jatakas and also of many Buddhist saints.

The Hindu Caves were constructed mostly during the reign of the Kalachuri dynasty. A few caves were also built in the reign of the Rashtrakula dynasty. All of the caves are so different from each other but equally beautiful. The most important Hindu cave is known as the Kailasnath Cave. This was designed as a dedication to Lord Shiva’s abode in the Kailash Mountains.

The five Jain caves in the Caves all belong to the Digambara sect and were built strictly maintaining the authenticity of the Jain culture. These caves are not as large as the other caves but outshine all others in the aspect of art and designs.

The other important caves are- The Dashavatara, Rameshwara, Dhumar Lena, Ravan ki Khai, Nilkantha, Kumbharvada, Gopilena, Chota Kailash and the Jagannath Sabha.

Ellora Caves Information

  • Photography is allowed free of any extra charge.

Ellora Caves Ticket Prices

  • Rs 10 per person (for Indians and citizens of SAARC and BIMSTEC countries).
  • Rs 250 for foreigners.

Ellora Caves Opening and Closing Hours

  • Actual hours are from sunrise to sunset each day.

How To reach Ellora Caves by Public Transport

  • The nearest airport is the Aurangabad Airport.
  • The nearest railway station is the Aurangabad railway station.
  • Take a taxi or a state bus to Ellora from Aurangabad. Its about a 2 hour drive.

Restaurants Near Ellora Caves

  • Maharaja Restaurant
  • Kailash Hotel
  • Ellora Restaurant
  • Shanjini Restaurant
  • Shivani Restaurant
  • Akash Restaurant
  • Dishan Family Garden Restaurant
  • New Mayur Family Garden Restaurant
  • Suruchi Dhaba
  • Crystal Bar And Restaurant
  • Hotel Anand Restaurant
  • Sai Ram Dhaba
  • Tinus Dhaba
  • Zoom Dhaba

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  • Ellora Caves Address: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad- 431102, Maharashtra., India
  • Ellora Caves Contact Number: +91-240331217
  • Ellora Caves Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Ellora Caves Price: 10 INR
  • Best time to visit Ellora Caves(preferred time): 10:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Ellora Caves: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ellora Caves

  • 95% of people who visit Aurangabad include Ellora Caves in their plan

  • 48.24% of people start their Ellora Caves visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ellora Caves

Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

94.27% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ellora Caves

People normally club together Ajanta Caves and Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple while planning their visit to Ellora Caves.

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Ellora Caves, Aurangabad Reviews

  • A Great place with historical worth to visit during rainy seasons. Great scenic beauty. There are 100 caves among which you need a lot of time to travel all the caves. Each cave you will find numerous sculptures on wall of the cave. If you are there during rains no worry as you can rent umbrellas at cheap rate of ₹35 per umbrella. Which you need to pay when you return the umbrella. Go with you your friends eat great foods and enjoy the scenic beauty and click great photos.

  • Awesome place to visit The best ever caves I visited in recent time in Maharashtra. I salute the guys who work here and keep the area super clean. the garden is very very beautiful . Also beautiful temples. you can easily spend here a day without any problem and with your family , the availability of food is outstanding and very economical price. I loved this place too much. like to visit at least once in a year.

  • Ellora caves was good to see. But we need some good time to watch it completely and take some good photos of our choice.... If we go through the package with others in same cab surely we cannot spend much time... Anyway my visit was great and had covered many places inside.... Take care guys and have a great visit to Ellora... Do not miss trayambakeswaram temple in that temple... If you can see the temple when it is raining that would be the best view

  • It's amazing. Most of the people think that Aliens built that. All are wrong. These type of caves built by human with spiritual powers. In ancient days human was so much powerful. He had divine,spiritual powers. You can simply pick a rock cut by using your spiritual power. This is the perfect example of that. Science can never touch the feet of sprituality.if you don't have any faith in spirituality than go with Aliens🤣🤣

  • Amazing architecture and feels great to visit and the place. Overall well kept. But not giving a high five because in some caves, people have used it in few places, causing bad smell. It would be so much more useful to have facilities in the compound since it is a large complex and it takes a minimum of 3 hours even if you visit the most important caves only.

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