Ellora Caves are in Maharashtra state located in western part of India. Aurangabad in Maharashtra is the nearest major city for Ellora.
Aurangabad is about 400km (250miles) in a tentative northeast direction of Mumbai (erstwhile Bombay). Ellora is another 30km (19 miles) north of Aurangabad.
Location of Ajanta and Ellora Caves with approximate distances.
See Also : Where is Ellora?
Ajanta Locaton Map
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.
Ajanta & Ellora are a lot larger and overwhelming than you would have imagined. A little preparation can make your sightseeing insightful, memorable, and satisfying.