Ellora Tours makes for an interesting journey through the times. Ellora Caves are 26 km from Aurangabad in the state of Maharashtra. The rock cut caves at Ellora is excavated out of the vertical face of a cliff. Built in linear pattern from 5th to 11th century AD, the caves belong to three major religions, namely, Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Ellora Caves has been listed in the World Heritage Site.
On the tour, you must not miss the Cave Nos. 1 to 12 are Buddhist caves built from 5th century AD to 7th century AD. The three important Buddhist caves are the Cave No. 10, Cave No. 11 and Cave No. 12. Cave No. 10 is called Vishwakarma Cave and is named after Vishwakarma, the architect of the gods. This cave is the zenith of the Chaitya architecture in India. Porches surround the hall of the cave from three sides. Cave No. 11, known as Do Tal, is a three-storeyed structure built in the 8th century AD. The name Do Tal was given by mistake as the ground floor was buried under debris. Cave No. 12 is called Teen Tal as it is a three-storey cave.
How to Reach
Ellora can be reached from Aurangabad, which is well connected by air, rail and road network with all the major cities of Maharashtra and India. The nearest airport and railway station are 30 km from Ellora at Aurangabad. Frequent bus and taxi services are available from Aurangabad to Ellora.
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