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Ellora Caves:

Ellora Caves are situated in Aurangabad district.Ellora caves have gained worldwide reputation for their beauty & majesty. Here, Indian art & architecture have attained their culmination, the legends from Buddha, Hindu & Jain mythologies have been immortalised here through sculptures & frescoes.
 

Total thirtyfour caves having three groups caves. Buddhist 13, Hindu 16, Jain 5 caves. The cave number 16 called Kailas is supposed to be one of the wonders of the world carved in a single rock.

The caves are declared 'World Heritage' by UNESCO. Also a holy place, as it has a temple of Sri Grhishneshwar, one of the twelve 'Jyotirlings' in India. Sri Laksha Vinayak Ganesh temple is one of the 21 'Adya Peeths' of Sri Ganesh. Jyotirling Kund, Shiv temple built by Sri Janardan Swami. Jain temples. Relics of a fortress of Sri Shivaji's Grand father Sri Maloji Raje. New excavation site. Rock Art Gallery & Resort.


The Vishvakarma cave of the Buddhists has intricate interiors with structures of intricate interiors with structures of dwarfs, dancing and playing musical instruments, while cave 32 belonging to the Jain faith is decorated with exquisite carvings

Marching Destination:
By Road: Ellora Caves are about 394 km away from Mumbai, 30 km away from Aurangabad.
By Rail : Aurangabad is nearest Railway Station.
By Air : Chikalthana (in Aurangabad) is nearest airport
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