Ajanta and Ellora caves, considered to be one of the finest examples of ancient rock-cut caves are located near Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra, India.
The most incomprehensible aspect about the Ajanta and Ellora caves is that they had been crafted with the aid of hand, with onle a hammer and chisel.
Caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist, while the caves at Ellora are a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain. Funds for the construction of the caves were provided by various rulers.
The incredible Kailasa Temple (also known as the Kailash Temple), which forms Cave 16 at Ellora, is undoubtedly the most famous attraction. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his sacred abode at Mount Kailash.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit the caves is from November to March, when it’s cooler and dry.
The Ellora caves are open from sunrise until sunset (around 5.30 p.m.)
The Ajanta caves open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.