Ellora Caves (Verul Leni)

Why?
  • Marvellous exquisite carvings and spectacular workmanship
  • caves are divided into Hindu, Buddhist and Jain caves
  • Include rock-cut temples, viharas and mathas, built between the 5th and the 10th century.
  • Reflects the religious harmony prevalent during 5th to 11th century in India
  • Represent one of the largest rock-hewn monastic-temple complexes in the entire world
  • Famous for the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, the great Kailasa (Cave No. 16)
  • Most remarkable Digambara Jain shrines , built in the ninth and tenth centuries are the Chhota Kailash (Cave No. 30), the Indra Sabha (Cave No. 32) and the Jagannath Sabha (Cave no. 33)
  • Best time to visit is during the Ellora Festival of Classical Dance and Music in March
  • Known as the "Deccan Trap", with brownish red coloured channels (near Cave No. 32) through which the volcanic lava once flowed
Location
  • 23 km from Aurangabad Railway Station
Timing
  • 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Closed on Tuesdays
Entrance Fee
  • Rs.10 (Indians, SAARC and UNISTEC citizens)
  • Rs.250 (Foreigners)
Restaurants nearby
  • Maharaja Restaurant (0.4 km)
  • Kailash Hotel (0.5 km)
  • Ellora Restaurant (1.8 km)
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