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Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours
Ajanta Ellora Caves History:
Ajanta Ellora caves location is a specimen of Indian architecture these man made caves were built as secluded retreats of the Buddhist monks, who taught and performed rituals in the Chaityas and Viharas. It is believed that the monks used simple tools like hammer and chisel to create the masterpieces in Ajanta Ellora caves. Stories from the Jatakas have been beautifully depicted on the cave walls which can be seen while going through Ajanta Ellora.
The sculpture conveys the preachings of Buddha.The Ajanta Ellora caves map shows that there are 34 caves at Ellora dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The caves at Ajanta specifically depict preaching? during the Buddhist era. The caves at Ellora are a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain architecture, preaching etc.
Ajanta Ellora Caves Timings, Trust and Festivals:
Ajanta Ellora caves trust looks after the maintenance and the day to day functioning of the place.
The last week of November each year witnesses a four day Ellora Ajanta Festival. The festival is held at Soneri Mahal another historic 17th century architectural marvel in Aurangabad. The festival is a blend of Indian culture and various renowned singers and dancers from all across India perform here. This is the best time for Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours.
Ajanta Ellora Caves Timings:
The Ajanta Ellora Caves Timings are 9.00AM to 5.30PM. The Ajanta Caves remain closed on Monday and Ellora Caves remain closed on Tuesday. Ajanta Ellora Caves Timings open remain the same on national holidays and these are high rush days.
For Indians below 15 years free of Charge and US$10 per head for Indians above 15 years. Foreigners will have to pay $5.00.
Ajanta Ellora Caves Location:
The Ajanta Ellora caves location is near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The caves are around 99 kilometers from Aurangabad. Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours is a discovery of John Smith, a British Army Officer while on a hunting expedition in 1819. The caves are a World Heritage Site today. Aurangabad is a major city in Maharashtra and is well connected by Air, Rail and Road. Ajanta Ellora Caves Location amidst hills is mesmerizing.
By Air : According to the Ajanta Ellora caves map Aurangabad has a domestic airport which has direct flights from various metropolitan cities in India.
By Rail : Aurangabad is directly linked to Mumbai and Pune according to the Ajanta Ellora caves map. Jalgaon is the nearest railway station 59 kilometres from Ajanta.
By Road : Ajanta Caves are connected to a network of excellent roadways with Major cities like Mumbai, Pune, etc.
Local tour buses, taxis etc are easily available for Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours from Aurangabad.
Other attractions on the Ajanta Ellora Caves Map are:
Bibi-ki-Maqbara is a beautiful place and an example of Persian Art and architecture and is called a replica of the Taj Mahal.
Chawk Masjid Shayista Khan and Lal Masjid are important places to visit.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves Five Star and Budget Hotels:
There are various hotels in Aurangabad to stay in while on Ajanta Ellora Caves Tours.
Hotel Rama International
Hotel President Park
Hotel Aurangabad Ashok
Department Of Tourism Office: P-2, 5/8, Cidco N2, Vithal Nagar, Vidyanagar Aurangabad, Aurangabad - 431210