Ajanta & Ellora – Inspiring artists for last 1600 years
Rock cut caves where masterpieces of Buddhist art can be seen.These are a group of monastic caves which housed several Buddhist monks and learners.
- Ajanta Caves date back to the time between 2nd century BCE to 480 or 650 CE.
- On 28 April 1819, a British officer named John Smith, of the 28th Cavalry, while hunting tigers, “discovered” the entrance to Cave No. 10 when a local shepherd boy guided him to the location and the door.
- These caves were declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the year 1983.
- Visit each cave
- Visit Kailasanatha temple
- Visit Grishneshwar temple
- Visit Daulatabad fort
- Visit Jain caves
How to reach there
Aurangabad is only 100 km from Ajanta and 30 km from Ellora. You can hire a local taxi or travel by the state-run buses to reach the Ajanta Ellora Caves. The highway that connects Aurangabad to Mumbai is also well-connected to various parts of the country such as Delhi, Indore, Bijapur, Udaipur and Jaipur.
Aurangabad is well-connected to Mumbai and Pune by rail. The Jalgaon Station is the closest rail head to Ellora. If you disembark at this station, you can opt for local transport to tour the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
- Aurangabad (30 kms away)
- Buddhist caves ( 80kms away)
- Shirdi (206 kms away)
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