Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Ajanta and Ellora lyrics in stone have gained international renown and re-designated as Word Heritage Sites. Ajanata Caves, excavated between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD are renowned for Buddhist Paintings and Ellora Caves, spanning the period between the 5th and the 11th AD comprise Buddhist monasteries, and temples of the Hindu and Jain faiths. While Ajanta represents the most perfect example of Indian wall paintings, Ellora, on the other hand, is famous for its architectural design and outstanding sculptures.
Ajanta caves Ajanta caves The Buddhist rock-hewn Ajanta caves, are only about 59 kilometers from Jalgaon (Railway station on Delhi - Mumbai & Allahabad - Mumbai mail line of the Central railways); and from Aurangabad 104 kilometers (From Ellora 100 Kilometers). Read more Ajanta Caves...
Ellora Caves are twenty eight kilometers (18 miles) from Aurangabad. The road passes by the base of the Daultabad fort.
The cave Temples of Ellora, are the product of three religious systems-Buddhism, Brahmanism, and Jainism containing elaborate carvings of gods and goddesses and remarkable memorials of the three great faiths they represent. Read more Ellora Cave...
The cave temples of Aurangabad cut between the 6th and the 8th century are nine kilometers from Aurangabad, near Bibi-ka-Maqbara.
Cave temples of Aurangabad make a worthy prelude to the far more celebrated Ellora and Ajanta. Some of the sculptural work here ranks with the best in India. The site, however, is reached after a hard climb and the group of excavations is separated by one and half kilometer (one mile) across the hillside. Because of this difficult approach the Aurangabad caves are often dropped from the itinerary of tourists. Read more Aurangabad Cave....
Timings of the Tourist Places
Ajanta Caves are closed on Monday and Ellora Caves are closed on Tuesday.