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Visit a premium display of Indian classical art dating back many centuries at Aurangabad Caves. Twelve caves divided into three groups make up the system, where sculptural carvings of various Buddhist religious deities date between the 2nd and 7th century CE. Many describe the seventh cave as the most fascinating of the lot: like a snake, this corridor adorned with sculptural embellishments encircles a central shrine. Carved Buddhist gods and goddesses fill the corridor, which features recesses at regular intervals. Go on your own, or inquire with a local tour operator to arrange transportation and a guided visit. Using our international travel planner, Aurangabad attractions like Aurangabad Caves can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Tours to Aurangabad Caves
$174 BOOK WITH VIATOR Aurangabad, Ellora, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort Sightseeing Aurangabad, Ellora, Grishneshwar Temple & Daulatabad Fort Sightseeing
Duration: 5 to 6 hours
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$517 BOOK WITH VIATOR Aurangabad Private 3-Day Tour with the Ajanta and Ellora Caves Aurangabad Private 3-Day Tour with the Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Duration: 3 days
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$522 BOOK WITH VIATOR Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour (3 Days) Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour (3 Days)
Duration: 3 days
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$119 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Custom Tour: Aurangabad Sightseeing including Ellora Caves with Guide Private Custom Tour: Aurangabad Sightseeing including Ellora Caves with Guide
Duration: 8 hours
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$94 BOOK WITH VIATOR Aurangabad Sightseeing with Monuments Entrances Aurangabad Sightseeing with Monuments Entrances
Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Aurangabad Caves reviews
Even in December, we were some of the only visitors to these caves. They are beautiful - though not as grand as Ellora or Ajanta, - but we enjoyed the quiet. There are 2 separate sites here, but...
Even in December, we were some of the only visitors to these caves. They are beautiful - though not as grand as Ellora or Ajanta, - but we enjoyed the quiet. There are 2 separate sites here, but... more »
These beautiful rock-cut Buddhist temple caves are located just a few kilometres from Aurangabad City. One needs to climb up the hill to visit the caves.
These beautiful rock-cut Buddhist temple caves are located just a few kilometres from Aurangabad City. One needs to climb up the hill to visit the caves. more »
A must visit place as Ellora Caves are world famous Heritage sites in India. Very calm and quite although some of the statues are destroyed but a must visit place in life time. Best time visit this area / place is during winter (Nov to Feb) as climate will be awesome. Suggested to visit first in the morning as you will require to spend at least 3 hours to complete. Parking is available outside and there are entry fees and if you are late, there will be lot of rush. A best place for kids to explore !
The place is so beautiful and calming, the people who work there are good at their job and helpful. They have good maintenance of the outside area of the caves. But the government should know and understand that these historical monuments are precious and need to be taken care of. These monuments give each city an identity and thus give value to our nation. The caves are not at all maintained from the inside, It smells dirty and also the walls are getting more dirty and infectious. There are statues of Our supreme Buddha which are not properly maintained and there are no rules for visitors to showcase respect towards those statues. People who take photographs are so disrespectful towards the place and statues. I think people should learn to show some respect towards our monuments which showcase our history.
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