Ellora Caves Tour
All days of the week except Tuesday
What this tour is about:
The Ellora caves are about 30 minutes away from Aurangabad city. They date from the 6th century A.D. to 12th century A.D. In total, there are nearly 100 caves in the hill range out of which 34 caves are famous and visited by many tourists.
Along the cliff face, starting from south to north, are the twelve caves of the Buddhist group, which appear to be the oldest. After this come the caves 13 to 29 of the Hindu group, which include the famous Kailasa temple, and, finally, caves 30 to 34 of the Jain group. Thus the Ellora Caves not only bear witness to three great religions (Buddhism, Brahminism and Jainism) but they also illustrate the spirit of tolerance, characteristic of ancient India, which permitted these three religions to establish their sanctuaries and their communities in a single place, which thus served to reinforce its universal value.
In 1983, the caves at Ellora were declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
How it works:
We will pick you up from your hotel at 9 a.m. and drive 30 minutes to the caves. At Ellora the caves are at the base of the hill so, there is no climbing. The vehicle takes you right to the cave entrance. After spending about 2.5 to 3 hours at the caves, we will return to Aurangabad in time for lunch.