Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Known as 'The World Heritage Caves' it has magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well-carved sculptures of Ellora.

Updated: June 16, 2022

Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations. Known as 'The World Heritage Caves' it has magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well-carved sculptures of Ellora.
The rock-cut caves containing carvings are the finest example of Indian paintings and sculpture. Ajanta and Ellora caves by the river Waghora, are the best sites to visit for those who love to travel the past to get a panorama of life in ancient India.
Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples.
The main attraction of Ajanta and Ellora caves are Ajanta Caves, Kailasanatha and other temples, Ellora, Grishneshwar temple, The buddhist cave, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Khuldabad, Daulatabad Fort and many more.
Ajanta Caves, which is now included in the list of UNESCO World heritage Sites is located around 99 km from the town of Aurangabad. Ajanta caves depicts the Buddhist culture and their stories through various sculptures and paintings.
While Ajanta and Ellora caves are known as the world famous Buddhist monuments, it has also other Hindu and Jain temples to visit.
Grishneshwar is located at a distance of around half a kilometer from Ellora and 11 km from Daulatabad near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. It is an ancient pilgrimage site where one of the twelve Jyotirlinga manifestations of Lord Shiva is found.   
The buddhist cave has Shrines and paintings of Buddha, all encompassed in about 12 buddhist caves.
Bibi Ka Maqbara, also Known as Dakkhani Taj or Taj of Deccan is situated about 5 km from the Aurangabad city.
Daulatabad Fort also known as 'the abode of wealth' is 14 kilometer away from Aurangabad City in Daulatabad. It is situated on an isolated conical hill from a 600 feet high mesa-like flat terrain.

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