Ellora Caves

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Aurangabad, India

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Vipin Vipin
691 reviews
Rocktastic Feb 11, 2013
The Ellora caves are a series of 34 caves which were built into the rock during the sixth to tenth centuries. The vast majority of them are Buddhist and Hindu caves, with four or five of them relating to the Jain faith. It is classed as a World Heritage Site and regarded as one of the most important archaeological sites in India. The caves are quite a visit, and I would plan half a day to see them at a steady pace. Towards the end of it, it is possible to skip through some of the caves as you get tired of seeing them! Also, not all of them are highly complete. There are some caves which have been wonderfully preserved and others that were abandoned very early on in the building stage. This is quite nice though, as you get to see the “various stages” and appreciate how hard it must have been to carve such wonders out of the rock. You cannot wear shoes inside the caves (socks are permitted) so wear something that’s easy to take off for entering and exiting! A decent-sized water bottle is also essential, as there are no snacks/drinks available for purchase in the main cave area. For a decent-value fee, you can access an audio guide and the commentary is very helpful. Overall, I think this is a very worth site to see if you are in central India.
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Aurangabad says:
Best time to visit the Ellora caves are during or after raining season (June-September), because only after the rain you will a see a beautiful natural waterfall coming from top of the caves , and you normally you won't see this scene in other seasons.

BTW Pictures are awesome.
Posted on: Mar 20, 2013
jeminigirl says:
Pics are amazing Vipin =)
Posted on: Feb 11, 2013
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jay_k999 jay_k999
3 reviews
Ellora Caves (Commonly called Ajanta or Verul Caves) at Aurangabad city,India Apr 20, 2011
If you are travelling to India and travelling to State called Maharashtra you should not miss this place. These caves are marvel and if you wonder how they did that ..its simply they started to carve from top and reach to the foundation. There are many mythological scenes painted with gold and natural colors which are still lasted for centuries even though few entities tried to ruin them by burning.These are two differnt places at outskirts of town called Aurangabad,some 7-8 hrs by road from Mumbai; 4 hrs from Pune Airport.Ajanta and Ellora are located at different site and It takes two days to actually see both of places. Aurangabad is the place to halt with reasonable hotels and moderate food. You may check some photo in this link http://www.webshots.com/search?query=Ajanta+%26+Verul+(+Ellora+)+24%2F11%2F2006
mskadu mskadu
12 reviews
A very beautiful example of well-preserved caves Mar 12, 2009
Ellora is beautifully preserved set of caves. a Must visit if you are in Aurangabad, India. It is also a very green place. In the rainy season you can also see some wonderful little water falls. Make sure you have a good rancoat with you.

And yes, watch out for the monkeys. Dont worry, they are friendly and dont bite!

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