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Ellora Caves @ Ellora (Maharshtra)


Ellora Caves: 

Ellora is a marvel of Engineering that was made during AD 600 to 1000. Its construction approach was not from bottom to top but from top to bottom. in another way, its construction started from the top and came down to the bottom. It is one of the largest temples in the world made with rock cutting. 

This is human-made caves which have structure from Hindu, Bodh, and Jain religion, Big mountain has been cut in such a way that you will not find any joins in structure.

Kailasha temple a chariot shaped monument is the main attraction in Ellora Caves as it is the biggest structure among all there. 

As it is an example of real engineering (ancient times), it has been considered a UNESCO world heritage site. It is tough to explain in words.

It is situated in Aurangabad District in Maharashtra, one of the best tourist destinations in Maharashtra and India. 


Ellora Caves Timing:  

08:00 AM to 05:30 PM - Every Day (Except Tuesday as it is Closed on Tuesday)

Best time to visit: All time. During the summer, it's very hot.


Entry Fees:  You have to pay Rs. 40.00 / Each for Indians, SAARC Nationals & BIMSTEC Nationals. For other foreigners it's Rs. 600 /Each. Children below 15 Years is FREE.



Ellora Caves

Ellora Cave Rd, Ellora, Maharashtra 431102 (INDIA)


Special occasion:

There is no such special occasion but during holidays lots of visitors visit the place especially during the summer holiday. 

Places to visit near Ellora Caves:

  • Shree Ghrineshwar Jyotirlinga
  • Shree Bhadra Maruti temple
  • Tomb of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb 
  • Ahalya bai holkar Talab (Pond)
  • Bani Begum Lake
  • Government botanical garden
  • Daulatabad Fort

Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the cave. In a certain place, they charge for parking but in some places, it is free. I prefer to pay and park as it gives safety to vehicles. Better to park your vehicle inside the campus from where buses run to Ellora Caves' visit. 

How to reach Ellora Caves: 

By Air: The nearest airport is in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) which is around 30 km from the Ellora caves. You can hire taxis from there or you can take public transport from Aurangabad to reach the Ellora cave.

By Rail: The main railway station is in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) which is 31 km from the Ellora caves. It is well connected with other Indian cities. You can catch buses or private taxis from Aurangabad to reach here.

Buses: The nearest main bus stand is in Aurangabad. You can find multiple buses from different places like Mumbai, Pune, Shirdi, Nashik, etc. 

Private Taxis/ Autos: As Ellora caves are a very famous tourist destination, you will find lots of private taxis at very reasonable rates. 


Distance from nearby cities

  • Mumbai: 342 km
  • Pune: 257 km
  • Aurangabad:  31 km     
  • Kolhapur: 486 km
  • Satara: 365 km
  • Shirdi: 103 km 
  • Nashik: 175 km
  • Bangalore: 959 km


Accommodation in Ellora: 

Lots of lodges and hotels are available around the Ellora Caves or city with different price ranges. As it is a very famous tourist destination, lots of visitors visit there every day.


Food & Restaurant in Ellora:

Lots of restaurants or food centers are available near the Ellora Caves as it is a very famous tourist destination in Maharashtra. 


Few Photos:

Visit Date: 08 May 2017



  1. They used paint using the light reflected by keeping big tub type filled with water....


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