Ellora is a famous archeological site, located 32kms from Aurangabad city of Maharashtra State in India. It is a World Heritage site, visited by tourists from all corners of world. It is built by Rashtrakuta dynasty who ruled large part of Indian subcontinent between 6th and 10th centuries. Ellora is well known for its 34 monumental caves having Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples built between 5th & 10th century.
The rock-cut shrines of Ellora in Maharashtra are magnificent artistic creations and are superb examples of Indian Art. Here Caves 1-12 belongs to Buddhist religion, caves 13-29 belongs to Hindu religion and caves 30-34 are for Jain religion. The Buddhist caves which are profusely ornamented carved on a large-scale, differ from the Ajanta Caves in their arrangements, subject and details. Here Buddha is always shown with its 6, 8 and 10 Bodhisttvas.
How to reach
In order to visit Ellora caves, Aurangabad is the best place to reach. Ellora caves are just 32kms from Aurangabad city which well connected with raod, train and flights from rest of the other important tourist destinations and cities of India.
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