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Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

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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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  • The Kailash temple cave is the best of the lot (separate entrance fees apply). Absolutely amazing to think how this would have been carved from the top down... and the level of detail in the... 
    The Kailash temple cave is the best of the lot (separate entrance fees apply). Absolutely amazing to think how this would have been carved from the top down... and the level of detail in the...  more »
  • A place one should visit in a lifetime.We had been to this cave this month. It was a bit tiresome....but an astonishing experience that the cave was carved into such beautiful artistic sculptures... 
    A place one should visit in a lifetime.We had been to this cave this month. It was a bit tiresome....but an astonishing experience that the cave was carved into such beautiful artistic sculptures...  more »
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  • 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.

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