Ellora Caves

Situated in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Ellora is one of the world’s largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comprises of ancient structures and pieces of art, which date back to the period of 600-1000 CE. The cave 16 out of these caves has the world’s largest monolithic rock excavation. This rock excavation is known as the Kailasha Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Featuring the sculptures of gods, Ellora Caves have more than 100 caves. Being a popular tourist spot, Ellora Caves are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located at a distance of 29 km from Aurangabad.

About Ellora Caves

Situated in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Ellora is one of the world’s largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and comprises of ancient structures and pieces of art, which date back to the period of 600-1000 CE. The cave 16 out of these caves has the world’s largest monolithic rock excavation. This rock excavation is known as the Kailasha Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Featuring the sculptures of gods, Ellora Caves have more than 100 caves. Being a popular tourist spot, Ellora Caves are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India. It is located at a distance of 29 km from Aurangabad.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Ellora Caves is a historical site located in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The caves of this monument are excavations from the Charanandri Hills. These caves were excavated during the rule of Hindu dynasties such as Rashtrakutas and Yadavas. These caves were known to be a resting stop for pilgrims as well as a worshipping site because of its temples and monasteries. These caves were also popular as they were located on the South Asian trade route.

Monument Information

Address

Ellora Cave Road, Ellora, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431005

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Lal Aurangabad Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Daulatabad Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Ellora Caves Bus Stop

Opening Hours

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

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 30 °C, Minimum: 20 °C

    Summer : Maximum: 38°C, Minimum: 22 °C

    Winter : Maximum: 22 °C, Minimum: 10 °C

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

Facilities available At the Monument

  • Signages
  • Visitor circulation path

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Contact Details

  • Mr. M.S. Chauhan
  • Phone: 91-240-2400620, 2400602
  • E-mail: Circleaur.asi@gmail.com

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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 ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 600
₹ 600 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 40
₹ 40 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax

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