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Ellora Caves | India


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Ellora Caves 1* Ellora along with Ajanta and Elephanta, is one of the 3 most famous cave temple complexes in India – built between the 5th century and 10th century.

* Ellora Caves is an archaeological site, which is 29 km North-West of the city of Aurangabad, in the Indian state of Maharashtra built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty.

* There are 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves at Ellora. They were carved out of a single piece of solid rock through the vertical face of the Charanandri hills.

* Ellora Caves – group of 34 monasteries and temples made at the ancient trade route between the nearby Paihan and the important city of Ujjain.

* There are more than 100 rock cut caves but these 34 are located closer together (their entrances are spread along the cliff face for a bit more than 2 km), have common interesting history and magnificent architecture and art.

* Caves are numbered from 1 to 34 starting from the south-east to the north-west.

* One of the popular tourist attractions in Maharashtra state and one of the older UNESCO World Heritage monuments.


7 responses to “Ellora Caves | India

  1. cameranomad June 29, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Lovely pictures. I shall be visiting there soon. Thanks for sharing

  2. andy1076 June 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    oh wow these are amazing! :O

  3. Hamshitha Acharya June 29, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    For sure, Move out to the place. And thank you 🙂 Stay tune as i am going to update more.

  4. Carmen Byrd May 4, 2015 at 6:43 am

    Wow!!! Good collections!! Keep posting 🙂

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