Ellora Caves

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  • Address: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad- 431102, Maharashtra., India
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  • 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

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.

  • Photography is allowed free of any extra charge.

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

  • Actual hours are from sunrise to sunset each day.

  • 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.

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  • Crystal Bar And Restaurant
  • Hotel Anand Restaurant
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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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  • Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellora_Caves
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  • 95% of people who visit Aurangabad include Ellora Caves in their plan

  • 45.1% of people start their Ellora Caves visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Ellora Caves

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

90.24% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ellora Caves

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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures
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  • Superb place. Art work done in caves is awesome. Most of the idols are not in good shape. But over all place is nice and you can spend lots of time here. One cave with temple is huge and it's beautiful. There are other small small caves and they are beautifully done. One cave had a small waterfall and pond. It's a nice view. Most of the work is broken. Now govt has started preserving it. Wear good quality shoes.. You have to walk a lot.😀 Place is beautiful and good for photography Parking lot is available and it's free Entry fee is 50rs for Indians and 600 rs for foreigners.

  • Superb place. Art work done in caves is awesome. Most of the idols are not in good shape. But over all place is nice and you can spend lots of time here. One cave with temple is huge and it's beautiful. There are other small small caves and they are beautifully done. One cave had a small waterfall and pond. It's a nice view. Most of the work is broken. Now govt has started preserving it. Wear good quality shoes.. You have to walk a lot.😀 Place is beautiful and good for photography Parking lot is available and it's free Entry fee is 50rs for Indians and 600 rs for foreigners.

  • Expressively and uniquely engraved statues on the wall of the temple style structure narrating an ancient tale of Hindu Gods and their legends. Beautifully carved individual statues ( which also includes some damaged ones) inside caves across the area and only few surfaces have ancient natural colours intact struggling with weather. This tourist attraction is being preserved by the Maharashtra government.

  • It's such a beauty where you will find some so advance age of human being! Such a great architecture even now we cannot imagine the thing they have done 2000 years ago. Must visit once in a lifetime!

  • Part of ancient history. Great place for tourism. Great piece of art. Government doing well in preserving it. Guides available. QR code system for entry and exit.

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