Ellora Cave, Ajanta & Ellora

Ellora Cave

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About Ellora Cave

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    • Entry: Paid
    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Saturday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Sunday: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 9.00 AM - 6.00 PM

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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Kuldip jalamkar

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  • Kuldip jalamkar
  • Lives in Pune
  • 4 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  584 readers

"Ancient India"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 16, 2017
Ellora also called as Verul in local language is situated around 30km from Aurangabad, Maharashtra. You can reach there by 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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Pradeep Ramachandran

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  • Pradeep Ramachandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 889 photos
  • 189 Reviews
  •  72 helpful votes
  •  72635 readers

"UNESCO world heritage site"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 24, 2016
Must visit this place by all Indians. One of the old heritage site. This should have been crafted in BC 4TH century. 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.
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Jamna Rajora

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  • Jamna Rajora
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  813 readers

"Historical place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2015
One must see to understand the far-sighted mindedness of the makers and how many labourers were employed to create this structure without bricks, stones and other building materials.
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Rajesh Reddy

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  • Rajesh Reddy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  2345 readers

"Heritage of India but it is not well-maintained"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2015
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 and mannerless people urinating there. Otherwise it is a good place.
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Amandeep Gupta

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  • Amandeep Gupta
  • Lives in Bhopal
  • 5 photos
  • 2 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1485 readers

"Stunning place to see the Indian architectural beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 20, 2015
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 the rocks like Jain Caves, Shiva Caves etc. And all these caves are numbered accordingly.

Various foreign visitors also come and get 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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Tridibnath Saha

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  • Tridibnath Saha
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 10 photos
  • 2 Reviews
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"Nice and beautiful Caves"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Aug 30, 2015
This is worth a visit. The Caves are so beautifully designed and the statues carved 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 plain 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. It's an awesome huge architecture with so many carvings and statues all around the walls. Post Monsoon and Winter is a good time to visit.
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Pankil Patel

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  • Pankil Patel
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  • Lives in Pune
  • 14 photos
  • 6 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"Way back in 7th Century A.D."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jun 29, 2015
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 13-29) 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 liters 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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Arun Viswam

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  • Arun Viswam
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 13 photos
  • 3 Reviews
  •  6 helpful votes
  •  2126 readers

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

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 22, 2015
Must visit place, Kailas Temple in Ellora is the main attraction. In my opinion Ellora Caves to be added into the list of Wonder's in the world. It's really a wonder. Three generations worked for the final perfection.
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Raghuvaran Ch

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  • Raghuvaran Ch
  • Lives in Khammam
  • 2 Reviews
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"Historical heritage, worth visiting"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted May 14, 2015
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 Indra Sabha cave, is the one of the interesting cave there. The reverberations of the sound waves are really awesome, and it's a must visit spot among the caves.
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Ssuresh Raavi

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  • Ssuresh Raavi
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"Well preserved, visit during day time"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted May 9, 2015
Here ancient Buddha sculptures which is even now sturdy and classy. The government for still preserving this amazing wonders, take a time to visit this place during day as it will take lot of your time to finish.
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