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Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ellora Caves, a series of 34 temples carved in the Charanandri hills. The majestic, stone-cut cave temples were built between the fifth and 10th centuries, carved into a tall basalt cliff in an uninterrupted sequence. Despite some of the structures being dedicated to Hindu deities, and others serving as Jain and Buddhist monasteries, the temples harmoniously coexisted for hundreds of years. Admire the architectural splendor, elaborate detailing, and intricate decorations of the massive, multi-religion complex. Use our Aurangabad planning tool to arrange your visit to Ellora Caves and other attractions in Aurangabad.
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Ellora Caves reviews
One of the best life experience we had, seeing the beautiful architecture & rock carvings by our ancestors. It’s one of the wonders you don’t want to miss
One of the best life experience we had, seeing the beautiful architecture & rock carvings by our ancestors. It’s one of the wonders you don’t want to miss more »
A wonderful place of historic and cultural importance. UNESCO world heritage site. The Kailasa temple is awe inspiring and the acoustics in the cave 10 is incredible. Do take along a guide as there..... more
A wonderful place of historic and cultural importance. UNESCO world heritage site. The Kailasa temple is awe inspiring and the acoustics in the cave 10 is incredible. Do take along a guide as there..... more »
We visited there early morning as we went in summer. Be ready to walk a lot and carry a hat. Huge caves of historical importance but marred by the numerous aggressive hawkers who sell their stuffs...
We visited there early morning as we went in summer. Be ready to walk a lot and carry a hat. Huge caves of historical importance but marred by the numerous aggressive hawkers who sell their stuffs... more »
Excellent experience. Magnificent structures and views all around. Locals are really not helpful and give all false information. There are a total of 34 caves among which I felt Cave 16 which is the centre one as soon as we enter and Cave 29 which is a bit far are excellent. For cave 16, If you are fit enough try to climb the hill for the top view. En route to Cave 29, you will get a waterfall and the view is really amazing. Even though this is inside, Cave 29 is huge make sure you don't miss it. It's a holiday on Tuesday(check once before you leave). It will take around 3-4 hours depending on the time you use to take pics. Overall a nice experience. Note: You won't get food inside only water so make sure you get something to eat. Since the overall duration will be more.
Amazing buildings carved from the top to the mountains. This place has Hindu, Buddha and Jain temple side by side which is a living example of religious harmony existed in India. One of the caves has a 3 story building which will surprise any one who is working in the architecture field. This place has also a nice waterfall which is falling from the top of the building. A nice place to visit with family.
Amazing caves. It was indeed a pleasure visiting this place. Please take the tickets online to avoid the queue. You can avail the taxi inside to visit caves 32, 22 and 27. It was amazing. The waterfall is breathtaking and you can also go below the fall. Each cave has its uniqueness. Kailash temple is an architectural marvel. The top view is amazing. Some of the Caves have multi-stories. You might need one full day to visit all the caves properly. Watch the caves closely so that you can see the mural paintings also in the ceiling and walls. Please check the day, it will be closed all Monday.
This place is simply amazing, we thought we can see all the caves in about 2 hrs but we were truly mistaken, it would take close to 3 and half to completely see all the caves. They also have great garden in the compound where you can sit and relax. The authorities have maintained the cave premises very well... It's a must see place... Truly recommended
Absolutely fantastic, this visit here is the highlight of my stay in India so far, it's really impossible to describe. There isn't very much I can add to the hundreds of reviews already posted, here are some of the 200 photos I took on the day. If you get the chance to see the caves and the kailash temple don't hesitate, just do it, you won't be sorry.
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