Aurangabad Caves

It’s magical how the sculptures nestled in these caves are almost unscathed by time. Each cave has a different story to tell with a quaint sense of tantric Buddhism: from the huge Buddha figure in Cave number 7 and the skimpily clad women adorned with tassels and ornaments in Cave number 3 to an incomplete vihara (a monastery) in Cave number 1 and a shrine dedicated to Buddha in Cave number 2. The entire site is intertwined with corridors and Indian-styled shrines. Admiring the stunning depictions of men and women give you a sneak-peek into the society of that ancient era. Located a few kilometers away from the heart of Aurangabad, the site is under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India. What’s important to note is that one gets a charming bird’s eye view of Bibi-ka-Maqbara, another incredible monument, from here. A tour of the entire site would take you anywhere between 4.5 to 5 hours. It’s a steep walk up and down hill; so it’s important to go well prepared. One of the famous monuments of Maharashtra, the Aurangabad Caves lure a flock of tourists during the holiday season.

About Aurangabad Caves

It’s magical how the sculptures nestled in these caves are almost unscathed by time. Each cave has a different story to tell with a quaint sense of tantric Buddhism: from the huge Buddha figure in Cave number 7 and the skimpily clad women adorned with tassels and ornaments in Cave number 3 to an incomplete vihara (a monastery) in Cave number 1 and a shrine dedicated to Buddha in Cave number 2. The entire site is intertwined with corridors and Indian-styled shrines. Admiring the stunning depictions of men and women give you a sneak-peek into the society of that ancient era. Located a few kilometers away from the heart of Aurangabad, the site is under the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India. What’s important to note is that one gets a charming bird’s eye view of Bibi-ka-Maqbara, another incredible monument, from here. A tour of the entire site would take you anywhere between 4.5 to 5 hours. It’s a steep walk up and down hill; so it’s important to go well prepared. One of the famous monuments of Maharashtra, the Aurangabad Caves lure a flock of tourists during the holiday season.

Monument Information

Address

Grishneswar Temple Road, Aurangabad, Maharashtra - 431101

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Aurangabad Chikkalthana Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Aurangabad Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Aurangabad Central Bus Station

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 25 Minimum: 20

    Summer : Maximum: 43 Minimum: 24

    Winter : Maximum: 25 Minimum: 10

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (October to March)

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Food
  • Toilets
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Locker facility

Contact Details

  • Dr. Dilip Kumar Khamari
  • Phone: 0240-2400620, 0240-2400602
  • E-mail: Circleaur.asi@gmail.com

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax