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Ellora Caves in Aurangabad

·  Summer: 20 to 43° C (Hot)
·  Winter: 10 to 32°C (Very Pleasant)
·  Monsoon: June to September

Best time to visit:  October to March

Opening Time: 9 a.m.
Closing Time: 6 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Every Tuesday

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Rs. 10
Children:  Rs. 10 (En
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  Rs. 25
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  INR 250
Children:  INR 250 (E
Cameras:  N/A
Video Camera:  INR 25
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellora Caves in Aurangabad are renowned for 34 impressive caves that are carved out of volcanic rock. Locally famous as ‘Verul Leni,’ it is the pride of Maharashtra.
Displaying the flawless and impeccable illustration of art and architecture, Ellora Caves define the concept of ‘Unity in Diversity’ in India. Out of the 34 caves in Ellora, 17 are dedicated to Hindus, 14 to Buddhists and remaining to Jains.
Ellora is home to the huge 8th century Kailashnath Temple (located in Cave 16) that portrays the scenes from the holy books of Ramayana and Mahabharata. The temple is created out of a single solid block of stone. The caves depict the harmony that exists between Hindu, Buddhist, Jains and other religions.
Some of the highlights of Ellora Caves, which visitors shouldn’t miss on their trip, are Cave 2, Cave 6, Cave 11 and 12, Vishwakarma Cave, Hindu Caves and Jain Caves.

Road: MSRTC (Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation) buses are available to reach Ellora Caves. You could also drive in from Mumbai and Pune as the road condition is relatively good.

Railway: Aurangabad Railway Station (located about 29 km.) is the nearest railhead to conveniently reach Ellora Caves. Regular bus and taxi services are available from the station.

Airway: Aurangabad Airport (located about 36 km.) is the closest way to reach Ellora caves. Regular flights are available from the major cities of the country.