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Ellora, also known as Elapura, is an archaeological site. Ellora Caves are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. It preserves the mythological and religious heritage of India. Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cave temples dating back to the 5th to 11th century are located here. In total there are 34 caves, consisting of viharas (monasteries), with the carvings of Gautama Buddha, bodhisattvas and saints. Ellora Caves are close to Ajanta Caves. Ellora Caves could be a one-day trip from Aurangabad.

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When to visit: best time to visit is from October to March.


Nearest railway station: Aurangabad Railway Station is about 28 km (17.3 mi) away.

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Nearest airport: Aurangabad Airport (IATA: IXU, ICAO: VAAU) is about 35 km (21.7 mi) away.

Buses: Maharastra State transport buses (MSRTC)and private buses ply regularly from Pune, Mumbai and Aurangabad.

By road: The distance from Aurangabad railway station to Ellora caves is about 28 km (17.3 mi) via NH52. It takes around 40 minutes.
The distance from Aurangabad airport to Ellora caves is about 35 km (21.7 mi) via NH52. It takes around 1 hour.
The distance from Ellora to Ajanta Caves is about 103 km (63 mi) via Khuldabad Rd and Aurangabad - Ajanta - Jalgaon Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Mumbai to Ellora Caves is about 329 km (204.4 mi) via NH160 and Ghoti - Shirdi Rd. It takes around 6-7 hours.
the distance from Pune to Ellora Caves is about 255 km (158 mi) via Pune - Ahmednagar Hwy and Aurangabad - Ahmednagar - Pune Hwy. It takes about 5 hours.


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