Tourist Places in Ajanta & Ellora

Places to Visit in Ajanta & Ellora

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Ajanta & Ellora is mostly preferred by travellers from Pune, Mumbai. The go to destination for types of travellers, be it family, kids and couples, Ajanta & Ellora is, however, mostly preferred by Couple, Group. The best season or months to visit places in Ajanta & Ellora are January, February, March, October, November, December. There are 18 tourist places in Ajanta & Ellora, which can be explored by travellers. Local attractions can be visited at any time of the day, be it early morning, afternoon, evening or night, as suitable for travellers. Sightseeing in Ajanta & Ellora can be done by travellers, which will take half a day or one day, but to see all sightseeing places, travellers need to stay in Ajanta & Ellora for 2 days to 3 days.
Travellers can also download HolidayIQ.com's Ajanta & Ellora Travel Guide to learn about places to visit in Ajanta & Ellora, browse through photos & pictures, explore Ajanta & Ellora using a map, and read sightseeing reviews. Recently reviewed tourist attractions in Ajanta & Ellora, which are great places to visit, are Ajanta Cave Two, The Jain Caves, Indra Sabha, Ajanta Cave One, Ellora Cave. Ajanta & Ellora can be visited in summer, monsoon or winter.
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Ajanta & Ellora Tourist Places



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Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
  • Type: Cave
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Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave One, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave One, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave One is built on the eastern end of the horse-shoe shaped scarp. This cave features intricate carvings on its façade, depicting the life of Buddha. Several sculptures are engraved on the entablature and ridges, along with the decorative motifs. The cave... Read More »
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The Jain Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Jain Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Jain Caves at Ellora traces their history to 9th and 10th century. There are five Jain temples in Ellora and all of them belong to the Digambara sect. The most popular Jain shrine is the Chhota Kailash, which is Cave 30. The two-storied Indra Sabha (Cave 32) and the... Read More »
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Indra Sabha, Ajanta & Ellora
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"Awesome acoustics"May 14, 2015
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Ajanta Cave Two, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Two, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Two, which lies adjacent to Cave One, is renowned for the paintings on its walls, ceilings and pillars. This cave has pillared lobby on both the ends and a porch, which is supported by pillars that are ornamented with design. The paintings on the ceilings and walls... Read More »
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The Buddhist Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Buddhist Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Buddhist Caves are one of the earliest structures at Ellora that were created between 5th and 8th centuries. Caves 1 to 5 have been excavated between 400 AD and 600 AD, while the caves 6 to 12 were excavated between mid 7th and mid 8th centuries. These caves mostly... Read More »
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Kailash Temple, Ajanta & Ellora
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  • Entry: Paid
Kailash Temple, Ajanta & Ellora
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Kailash Temple is basically the Cave 16, which is the most popular attraction of Ellora. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is largest rock-cut temple in the world that was chiselled out of 3 million cubic feet of rock. The temple is a multi-storeyed complex, designed... Read More »
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The Hindu Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Hindu Caves, Ajanta & Ellora
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The Hindu Caves at Ellora were constructed between the mid 6th century and end of 8th century. Caves 17 to 29 are the early caves that were constructed during the Kalachuri period. On the other hand, the caves 14, 15 and 16 dates back to the Rashtrakuta period.  ... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Seven, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Seven, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Seven boasts a Naga Dwarpala on the outer flank of the shrine. This cave also features a porched doorway, which resembles the shrine doorway of cave 2. Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Nine, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Nine, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Nine is known among tourists for its Chaitya gathering hall and two early paintings, namely the Frieze of Animals and Herdsmen Naga Worshippers. This cave also features Giant Horseshoe Window on the façade. The carving of this window and pillars are similar... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Four, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Four, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Twenty Four is known for its unfinished pillars that are situated in the front of an aisle. This cave is ideal for learning about the evolution of the pillar style, as visitors can find simple earliest pillars as well as complex octagonal pillars. This cave... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Nineteen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Nineteen basically houses a Chaitya gathering hall, along with disfigured paintings and sculptures. The Chaitya gathering hall in this cave has intricate carving and pilasters. In the centre of this hall, there is a big stupa, on the base of which dancing dwarfs... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Eighteen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Eighteen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Eighteen is famous for the painting of princess looking at her mirror. In this painting an Indian woman is shown grooming herself in front of a mirror. Another scene in this painting depicts the woman after she has done her grooming and her female attendants... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Seventeen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Seventeen features a porch doorway, which has painting of seven past lives of Buddha with Maitreya. The painting on the left door is entirely different from that on the right door. Doorway of this cave is T-shaped and has an image of goddess supported by pilasters.... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Sixteen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Sixteen, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Sixteen is known for its porch doorway that has images of two Goddesses carved on the pilasters. This cave features life-size figure of Buddha seated with his feet down the base. The large veranda in the cave leads to the hall, which houses six cells on each side.... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Eleven, Ajanta & Ellora
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  • Entry: Paid
Ajanta Cave Eleven, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Eleven is themed around the transition from Hinayana to Mahayana. This cave houses one of the earliest images of Buddha at Ajanta. In this cave, Buddha shrine is attached to a stupa, which depicts a compromise between stupa worship and image worship. Religious... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Ten, Ajanta & Ellora
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  • Entry: Paid
Ajanta Cave Ten, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Ten was constructed at the same time as cave nine. This cave houses a Chaitya gathering hall, which is 28.5X2.3 m wide and 11 m high. The cave also has a stupa shrine, which is surrounded by an ambulating passage. Visitors in this cave can see the famous... Read More »
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Ajanta Cave Six, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Six, Ajanta & Ellora
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Ajanta Cave Six is the first important cave of the Mahayana phase. This cave is supported by octagonal pillars that do not bear any capital or base. The pillars are extended at the end of the front and the rear aisles, which allow pilgrims to round about the Buddha's throne.... Read More »
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