Ellora Caves, Ellora

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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 Ellora planning tool to arrange your visit to Ellora Caves and other attractions in Ellora.
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  • There are 34 caves in Ellora. Cave No. 16, 10 and 12 are important. The inscriptions on the stone inside the mountain after excavating by men are really amazing. All are man-made without any modern eq...  more »
  • Ellora houses most amazing, unimaginable sculptures. There is so much to see and so much to learn from this place. A must visit for Students, artists and heritage lovers.  more »
  • Breath taking architecture to see , good place for hisorical place lovers as well as photographers , you can enjoy full day here , nearby many hotels are available , good food , nice to visit after ra...  more »
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  • 1. Incredible 2. Get ready to feel proud on being an Indian... Again. 3. So intricately carved sculptures on the toughest of rocks.... 4. So beautiful.... Even after thousands of years..... Even surviving the madness of people like Aurangzeb... 5. Just keep wondering how they would have made this. 6. Wondering about the understanding of complex engineering the makers possessed... And if u are religious minded then u will enjoy it more.... Feel proud of our heritage and what mind boggling expertise our ancestors had.... Feel obliged...feel to raise ourselves to be deserving of this heritage. 7. Sit there and meditate... Imagine the monks and students roaming, discussing serious science and philosophy and all the aspects of life.....
  • If you wants to fully enjoy the experience, you must read extensively about the history of Ellora caves before visiting. Each and every sculpture here is meaningful. There are total 34 caves and it may take around 2 days to explore each one in details. But if you're short on time, important caves are no. 10, 16, 29 & 32. No. 16 is marvelous wonder of the history.
  • Fantastic place with Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves. Plan to spend at least 3 hours if you want to see them all. They are spread out over a kilometer but there is a bus. It can be hot and exposed to sun. There's no restaurant on site but there are numerous for stalls on the street outside of the entrance. It's about an hour's drive from town.
  • Its a international tourist destination and well maintained by Government of India. It's one of the oldest historical place where idols, paintings of gods and goddesses are carved from the mountains. There are more than 30 Caves to visit and takes 1 and 1/2 days to complete them.
  • What to say about this marvel. Hundreds of years history behind these 32 caves. It would take a whole day and 2 mans effort to visit all these caves. Shiv ji is yet another attraction in these caves. Overall a great experience I must say. During weekend, students from various schools visit this place to experience the history.

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