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.

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