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Ellora Travel Guide

Ellora in Maharashtra is a spectacular heritage site, filled with some of India’s best-known and much-admired examples of art and architecture. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellora is famous for its 34 Caves hewn out of volcanic rock, each one bearing marvelous examples of paintings and sculptures. Caves 1 to 12 are Buddhist sites dating back to 500 -750 AD while Caves 13 to 29 are Hindu. Caves 30-34 are Jain. The most impressive and monumental structure at Ellora is the Kailash Temple (Cave 16), carved out of a single solid block of stone to resemble Lord Shivas mountain abode in the Himalayas.

The skill of the countless nameless Indian artists at Ellora leaves you mesmerized and breathless. You are sure to walk away with some great insights into India’s rich cultural heritage.

Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays but open rest of the week from 9 am to sunset.


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