Know Indian History – Architectural Wonder – Monuments – World Heritage Sites in India – Ellora Caves Maharashtra

Ellora caves besides being on the list of World Heritage Site list of UNESCO are also world renowned for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, in form of Cave No. 16 The great Kailash or Kailash Temple.
Ellora caves are true reflection for the multi religious faith of Indians as there are 12 Buddhist (caves 1–12) caves, 17 Hindu (caves 13–29) caves and 5 Jain (caves 30–34) caves. All these 34 monasteries and temples are extended to cover an area of more than 2 KM. Ellora caves are the best illustration for the world renowned spirit of tolerance and characteristic of ancient India as there are monuments of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism situated at same and one place.
At the Ellora caves rock-cut temples and viharas and mathas dedicated to Hindu, Buddhist & Jain religious faith respectively were built in the era from A.D. 600 to 1000. Cave No 10 is single largest temple, Cavern of the Ten Avatar (Cave No 15] and Kailash Temple (cave No 16) are the most impressive.
Most of the tourist clubs Ajanta Ellora cave tour with Aurangabad as the base city, as Ellora caves are located at road distance of just 29 KM from Aurangabad. There is very good effective bus service available between the two cities.
One thing is sure Ellora caves are the best and perfect illustration for Indian rock-cut architecture.


Vital Tourist Information : Ellora Caves

Location :
Ellora caves are located at road distance of just 29 KM from Aurangabad.


Near By City : Aurangabad


State : Maharashtra [India]


Region : Western India


Best Time to Visit :
Winter is the perfect time for visiting Ellora caves, so plan your pleasure tour of Aurangabad city in October - March months.


Spoken Languages :
Marathi - Urdu - Hindi - English


Travel Tips :
Ellora caves remains closed for public on Tuesday and remains open from sunrise to sunset on all other days of week.
There is nominal entrance fees.


How To Reach : Ellora Caves Aurangabad


Basic Travel Info :
From Aurangabad regular Bus service is available for road journey to Ellora Caves. Tourist cal also hire a taxi.


By Train :
Aurangabad is important rail station. Regular direct train service is available from many cities.


By Bus / Road :
Aurangabad is easily accessible by road. State transport corporation buses ply from various cities. Overnight luxury bus service is available for cities like Pune, Mumbai, Nagpur etc.


Air Travel / Nearest Airport :
Aurangabad airport is located at distance of about 10 km from the city heart, domestic flights available for getting here.