The tourist attractions of Ellora is spread over the 34 or so rock cut caves in a row. The centerpiece is probably the massive Kailashanatha Temple which is entirely carved out of the volcanic basalt mount.

On either sides of Kailashanatha Temple are a series of Buddhist, Hindu and Jaina caves, all ranging from 1000 to 1500 years old.

The general layout of the caves, architectural details, mythical & spiritual themes, sculptural artistry and to some extend the natural beauty of the surroundings are the major highlights.

And of course for those keen on history and archeology, Ellora is a great place of study. The ambient is still sublime with the air of an ancient spiritual center.

Shiva and Parvati Mural at Ellora Caves
Ellora-Mural

Shiva and Parvati Mural at Ellora Caves

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Shiva and Parvati Mural at Ellora Caves
Ellora-Mural
Cave 16, also known as the Kailasanath Cave or Temple, is the unrivaled centerpiece of Ellora Caves.
Kailasanath Cave
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Ajanta Cave 19
Ajanta Cave 19

What is the best time to visit Ellora?
What is the best time to visit Ellora?

Ajanta Locaton Map
Ajanta Locaton Map

Ajanta Locaton Map

Preparing yourself for Ellora Caves
Preparing yourself for Ellora Caves

Ajanta & Ellora are a lot larger and overwhelming than you would have imagined. A little preparation can make your sightseeing insightful, memorable, and satisfying.

Geology of Ellora
Geology of Ellora

How to reach Ellora ?
How to reach Ellora ?

Where is Ellora?
Where is Ellora?

Other attractions around Ellora?
Other attractions around Ellora?

History of Ellora
History of Ellora

Where to stay at Ellora?
Where to stay at Ellora?

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