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Introduction

Ellora is an archaeological site, 30 km (19 mi) from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta Dynasty. Famous for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site.Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 "caves" actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1-12), 17 Hindu (caves 13-29) and 5 Jain caves (caves 30-34), built in proximity, demonstrate the religious harmony prevalent during this period of Indian history.

Area __ sq km
Altitude 513 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-21.0 C-38.0 C Winter--5.2 C-32.0
Language English, Hindi, Marathi
STD Code 02432
Rainfall 734 mm cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

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How to get there

  1. Air :-Aurangabad is the nearest airport. Aurangabad is connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Delhi.
  2. Rail:-Jalgaon is the nearest railhead.
  3. Road:-Regular services of state buses are available from Mumbai, Pune, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Ahmedabad, Shirdi, Nasik, Dhule, Indore, Hyderabad, and Bijapur to Aurangabad, and from Jalgaon to Ellora.

Places to Visit

Hindu caves Jain caves Buddhist caves

Excursion

Aurangabad Jalgaon

Accommodation

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