Ellora Cave

Ajanta & Ellora

14.4/5(26 Ratings)

Ellora Cave Overview

Ranked 3 of 7 sightseeing in Ajanta & Ellora

What travellers are saying about Ellora Cave

Experience scale
  • Excellent 5
  • Very Good 3
  • Poor 1
  • Good 1
  • Terrible 0
  • Below Average 0
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Travellers recommend
  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
Facilities available
  • Food available for purchaseFood available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilitiesBathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowedCamera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowedWearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/StorageLockers/Storage

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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM

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55% voted as clean

Reviews and Ratings

Srijo D

Srijo D5.0/5

7 reviews

Kailash temple cave 16 truly a world heritage site

Ellora caves is a must visit for the history buffs, architecture enthusiasts,photographers, nature and adventure lovers!It became a world heritage site in 1983 and has more than enough reasons to be!Do's - 1) Hire a guide; approved guides ask for 1200/- for the hindu and buddhist caves so we shared btw two grps and hired an unofficial guide costing us 400/- each. He will tell u abt the main hindu and buddhist caves from outside the entrance of the caves and then your free to roam and explore the beauty.2) Wear hat, apply sunscreen and carry a lot of water as you will have to walk a lot.3) Take an entire day for Ellora Caves; cave 16 will in itself take you 1-1 1/2 hrs if not more4) Do visit the Jain caves ; you dont need the mtdc buses which claim that the jain caves are 2kms away and charge you an extra 50/- for it. If you love walking, just walk that bridge and visit atleast one jain cave as the architecture is different there.5) Stay at Kailas Hotel which is just adjacent to this historic Ellora Caves! This is an absolute must!6) Food in the vicinity is mostly veg but you will love it. Try the mesal pav, aloo paratha and the maharasthrian thali there.7) Do buy crystals if your into it coz they are damn cheap and beautiful. Beware of fake sellers.8) Try to visit cave 16 early in the morning around 6am to avoid the crowd and enjoy the vibes this cave provides.9) Try and visit during monsoons to view the waterfalls surrounding this area.Don'ts -1) Avoid making your backpack heavy as you need to walk a lot here.2) Don't be in rush! Take time and enjoy the aura of this place3) Dont club your Ellora day tour with Ajanta. Just dont!4) Don't throw garbage around the area, please, its a historic site. We hated to see those plastic bottles lying around here and there. Just it already (mainly to the school students visit out there) Its your motherland, keep it clean!We made another visit the next early morning to Kailash temple and enjoyed the aura this mysterious place makes you feel!AN ABSOLUTE MUST VISITTuesdays are closed and timings are from sunrise to sunset.Best time to visit : MonsoonsEntry fee : 30/- per person, no extra charge for dslr

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  • Kailash temple cave 16 truly a world heritage site
  • Kailash temple cave 16 truly a world heritage site
  • Kailash temple cave 16 truly a world heritage site

Kuldip jalamkar

Kuldip jalamkar5.0/5

3 reviews

Ancient India

Ellora also called as Verul in local language is situated around 30km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. You can reach there by msrtc bus or taxy. There are 34 caves which are open for visitors include Hindu, Buddha and Jain religion cave. Carvings in caves are beautiful. Don't forget to read or watch some related videos on YouTube or hire guide during visit. Such a deep story carved in each frame, whole day fall short to understand all caves. Caves are closed on Tuesday.

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  • Ancient India

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

225 reviews

UNESCO world heritage site

Must visit this place all Indians. One of the old heritage site. This should be crafted in BC 4TH centurey. unbelievable work and can't imagine this type work in this century as well. It is now certified as world heritage site by UNESCO. nearest town is aurangabad. many rich hotels and budget hotels available in this city. from this city we can go by bus book a cab.

Jamna Rajora

Jamna Rajora4.6/5

1 review

Historical place

One must see to understand the far-sighted mindedness of the makers; and how many laborers were employed to create this structure without bricks and stones and other building materials.

Rajesh Reddy

Rajesh Reddy3.2/5

10 reviews

Heritage of India but it is not well-maintained

i visited ellora caves along with my family a few weeks back. The caves hold a lot of history about the culture and heritage of india. but the sad part is the caves are not at all well lit. and wherever there are dark places , the place has become stinky due to uneducated mannerless people urinating there. otherwise it is a good place.

Amandeep Gupta

Amandeep Gupta5.0/5

2 reviews

Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty

These cave are worth to visit. I planned to visit these places after the Shirdi temple darshan.It takes around 2 hours from Shirdi and you can hire car or other public buses are also available.A minimal amount can be spent to buy a ticket that is required to visit the caves.When you actually enter the caves you will be shocked to see how beautifully the architectures had crafted their skills on the mountains and build these beautiful caves.Further the whole place is divided into many caves where different Indian religion god and goddess are crafted on therocks like jain caves, shiva caves etc. and all these caves are numbered accordingly.Various foreign visitors also come and are very attracted to the beautiful temple crafted on the rocks.Overall this place visit is a must if you ever happen to visit Maharashtra.

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  • Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty
  • Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty
  • Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty
  • Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty

Tridibnath Saha

Tridibnath Saha3.9/5

2 reviews

Nice and beautiful Caves

This is worth a visit. The caves are so beautifully designed and the statues curved are so amazing that it creates a huge admiration and respect for the people from the old days who built it without any modern equipment.'In Ajanta caves you need to climb a lot, but this is more in plane land and easy for even elders. in some cases you need to climb few stairs as the architectures are 2 stories. Better to start a little early in the day to avoid heat. Kailash Temple over there, I think, is the best of all. its an awesome huge architecture with so many curving an statues all around the walls.Post monsoon and winter is a good time to visit.

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  • Nice and beautiful Caves
  • Nice and beautiful Caves
  • Nice and beautiful Caves
  • Nice and beautiful Caves

Pankil Patel

Pankil Patel4.3/5

6 reviews

Way back in 7th Century A.D.

Ellora () Caves is located approx 30 KM North-West of the city of Aurangabad.The site is collection of Buddhist(caves 1-12), Hindu(caves 1329) and Jain(caves 30-34) cave temples.Try to get good guide with you as the caves are supreme art of sculptures. The caves can be seen created up to three storeys high and some of them are really huge.Don't miss the main caves 10,11,12,16,21,22,25,27,29,32,33.Note: The water & food stall only available near Jain caves, there is no other than this, so try to carry a 2 litters of water per person during the visit.Some time they are allowing to drive your vehicle to approach the Hindu & Jain caves.If you are more interested in waterfall & green surrounding then visit this place in monsoon(July & August), else winter (Nov-Feb) is the best time to visit this place.

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  • Way back in 7th Century A.D.

Arun Viswam

Arun Viswam5.0/5

3 reviews

It can be in the list of Wonder's of the World

Must visit place. Kailas Temple in Ellora is the main attraction. In my opinion Ellora Caves to be added in to the list of Wonder's in the world. It's really a wonder.Three generations worked for the final perfection!

Raghuvaran Ch

Raghuvaran Ch4.6/5

2 reviews

Historical heritage, worth visiting

Ellora caves are worth a visit. Tourists, interested in knowing ancient cultures and facts, can get a good insight by visiting this place. I would like to recommend to hire a tourist guide to explain you every sculpture in detail. The Indrasabha cave, is the one of the interesting cave there. The reverberations of the sound waves are really awesome, and its a must visit spot among the caves.

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Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Carved statues
Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora
Closer view of carvings