Ellora Caves

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These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological exploit but, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

Year of Inscription: 1983

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These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India...

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Recommendations for Ellora Caves

  • Kailash Temple, Cave no 16 - Prerana Nair
  • Panchakki, ellora caves , aurangzeb tomb - PRITAM KASHYAP
  • The Jain temples were pretty impressive - Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero
  • Kailas Temple - If you are really short on time and cannot visit the rest of the caves, this one is a must! - Teja Amladi
  • All the caves are good. Must visit caves are no. 10, 16, 32. - Akshar Godhani
  • Climb on the hill above the caves 20-29 and you will see a group of caves surrounding very beautiful water troughs (picture attached). hardly any one goes there because of steep hill climb but if you like trek's then climb and follow water stream and you'll love the natural beauty of the place. - Prasun Bheri
  • Kailash temple - Sanghamitra B. Jayant
  • THE KAILASHA TEMPLE!! You can't afford to miss this architectural marvel, its a must visit. - Shashank Manu
  • Cave #16, 10 and 32 are must see. - Sarita Arya
  • Daulatabad fort - Ajay Reddy

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