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Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tours

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Ajanta and Ellora Caves
The Ajanta and Ellora Caves, both UNESCO World Heritage sites, are among the largest rock-cut monastery-temple cave complexes in the world. At Ajanta, there are 29 Buddhist cave temples dating from 2nd century BC. Meanwhile, the 34 Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist caves at Ellora date from the 6th century AD.

The Basics
Most visitors opt to take an Ajanta and Ellora caves tour from Aurangabad, and it’s possible to explore both sites on a full-day tour. Those in Mumbai can also opt for a multi-day tour that includes transfers to and from Aurangabad Airport, an overnight stay in Aurangabad, and a visit to nearby attractions such as Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort, and the Taj Mahal–inspired Bibi Ka Maqbara shrine.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The best views of the Ellora Caves are from the hills above the Kailasa Temple—wear comfortable shoes or hiking boots if you plan to climb the hillside.
  • Both sites have visitor centers that are equipped with restaurants, shops, restrooms, and parking. 
  • Bring a flashlight to the Ajanta caves—many are dark and poorly lit.

How to Get There
The caves are located in northern Maharashtra, around 250 miles (400 kilometers) northeast of Mumbai. The closest railway stations are Aurangabad for the Ellora caves (around 45 minutes from the station) and Jalgaon for the Ajanta caves (around 1.5 hours from the station); you’ll need to take a taxi to reach the caves. You can rent a car and drive between the two sites, which are about two hours away from each other, but most visitors opt for a guided tour. 

When to Get There
The caves are open to visitors year round, but the best time to visit is from November to March, when the weather is cooler and dryer. The caves can get busy, especially on weekends and national holidays, so plan a weekday visit and arrive in the early morning or late afternoon to avoid the biggest crowds. If you’re hoping to visit both in one trip, be aware that the Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays, while the Ajanta caves are closed on Mondays.

Exploring the Ajanta and Ellora Caves
At Ajanta, rock-cut caves are set around a horseshoe-shaped valley in the Sahayadri hills—an astonishing feat considering that they were created by hand with only a hammer and chisel. The Buddhist caves are adorned with ancient Indian art, including paintings and sculptures that chronicle the life of the Buddha. At Ellora, you’ll find the massive Kailasa Temple, a magnificent temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and flanked by life-size elephant statues. 
Address: Aurangabad, India
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Private 3-Day Aurangabad Tour Including the Ajanta & Ellora Caves from Mumbai

Private 3-Day Aurangabad Tour Including the Ajanta & Ellora Caves from Mumbai

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Tour the streets of Aurangabad and get an up close look at the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves—two unique UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites on this three-day private tour from Mumbai. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip airport transfers from your hotel of choice and fly by comfortable plane to Aurangabad, where you’ll overnight in 4- or 5-star hotels depending on the choice selected when booking.
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  • 3 days
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2-Days Most Popular Ajanta & Ellora Caves Private Tour With Guide And Car.

2-Days Most Popular Ajanta & Ellora Caves Private Tour With Guide And Car.

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Visit some of the top attractions outside of Aurangabad on this 2 days trip to Ajanta and Ellora caves is perfect for travellers who have limited budget and limited time. You will get a chance to see a lot in this smart price tour. Sightseeing Ajanta, Ellora Caves, and Mini Taj Mahal, Expert Guide, Private Air Conditioned Car. included in the tour price. These tourist attractions consist of 64 rock-cut caves, located in close proximity from the city of Aurangabad. Ajanta and Ellora Caves are two of the oldest heritage sites in the world in India. Your visit to India is incomplete without them. It is not just a usual tour but an experience for you to see India in unique way.
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Ajanta Ellora Caves Combo- 2 Day Guided Tour

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Explore Ajanta & Ellora Caves with Mini Taj Mahal and Huge Fort in a 2 Day guided tour with TravelGreed Tourism. Private Air Conditioned car, Expert Guide, All Entry Tickets, Internal Bus Ticket charges are included in this most popular tour package to make your experience hassle-free. No rush. Explore monuments in detail. Walk at your own pace. Knowledgeable licensed guide cum host will ensure your tour will be memorable with a lot of stories and experiences. About the monuments Ajanta Caves: It is the world's greatest historical monument recognized by UNESCO. Ancient wall paintings are drawn centuries before Da-Vinchi and detailed stone carvings are the biggest attraction. Ellora Caves: Ellora Caves is a UNESCO World Heritage site. There are more than 100 caves in Ellora cave complex out of which 34 caves are open for tourists. Mini Taj Mahal and Daulatabad Fort are a masterpiece in architecture.
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Ajanta Caves Guided Day Tour

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Discover Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on this all-day guided tour. The site’s ancient wall paintings that were drawn centuries ago and detailed stone carvings are the biggest attraction here. The paintings and sculptures are considered significant Buddhist art. The site boasts 30 caves, so only select caves will be explored.
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Ajanta and Ellora Caves tour from Aurangabad

Ajanta and Ellora Caves tour from Aurangabad

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One of India's most important ancient attractions, the caves of Ajanta and Ellora are celebrated for their beautiful rock-hewn temples full of intricate Hindu and Buddhist carvings. With this tour, you'll get to see both fascinating sites in just one day, all in the company of a personal chauffeur.
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Private 2 Days Tour: Ajanta Ellora Caves and Aurangabad City

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Aurangabad, which was declared by the Government as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra back in 2010, is a famous tourist hub that greets its visitors with a richly woven tapestry of sights and sounds. The city got its name for being the erstwhile capital of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in the 17th century AD. The town is used as the base to explore the extremely famous caves of Ajanta and Ellora, Daulatabad Fort which is renowned for its strong defense systems, Mausoleums of Aurangzeb and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara famous for its architecture.
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Ancient Ajanta & Ellora Buddhist Caves from Aurangabad

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Explore the world heritage site of Ajanta & Ellora caves, astonishingly carved into hillside rock in the middle of nowhere are these caves. Both There are 34 caves at Ellora dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, and 29 caves at Ajanta dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. The caves at Ajanta are all Buddhist, while the caves at Ellora are a mixture of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain.
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Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour

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Venture away from the bustling city and take a private 2-day trip to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Make your own way to Aurangabad and head to the Ajanta caves which date back to the 5th century BC. Stay overnight in Aurangabad and then explore the Ellora Caves and learn about the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world before making your own way back to your next destination.
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Private Tour: 2 Day Ajanta and Ellora Caves With Transport & Guide.

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Explore Ajanta and Ellora caves in a 2 days guided tour with Aurangabad tours guide. Private Air-conditioning car and professional Guide charges are included in this tour. Ajanta and Ellora Caves are two of the oldest heritage sites in the world in India. Your visit to India is incomplete without them. It is not just a usual tour but an experience for you to see India in unique way.
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Day tour of Ajanta caves

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Make the most of a day at the incredible Ajanta Caves complex on this handy day tour from Aurangabad city. Starting after an early breakfast, you’ll be driven in a private vehicle so you can avoid the hassle of buses or trains. Spend the whole day in the caves cut into cliffs, surrounded by forest, learning about the ancient Buddhist civilization that created the exquisite artworks inside. History and culture enthusiasts won’t want to miss this tour.
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Aurangabad Private 3-Day Tour with the Ajanta and Ellora Caves

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While in India, don’t miss out on this private 3-day tour of Aurangabad and the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Your private guide makes sure you have the time you need in each area to fully soak in all the history you had hoped to, plus your tour comes with two nights of accommodations and all transport to make getting around easier on you. Explore 34 caves at Ellora, dating from between the 6th and 11th centuries AD, as well as 29 caves at Ajanta, dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD.
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The state of Maharashtra, home to the largest number of caves in India, has awe-inspiring Sahyadri Range caves of all sizes, shapes and hues. From ancient rock-cut caves to those with intricate sculptures that have housed reigning deities since time immemorial, these caves are fascinating archaeological legacies. The UNESCO Site of Ajanta contains thirty carved Buddhist caves overlooking a scenic gorge.   Highlights • UNESCO World Heritage - Ajanta caves • The horseshoe shaped gorge with 30 caves. • Ornate facades and beautiful ancient frescoes • Wall paintings depicting the life of Buddha • UNESCO World Heritage - Ellora Caves • Statue of Lord Buddha • The Great Kailasa - UNESCO World Heritage Site • Channels near Cave 32 through which the volcanic lava once flowed
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Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour with flight from Mumbai (3 Days)

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This private 3 day tour cover the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves both UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. Explore 34 caves at Ellora, dating 6th and 11th centuries AD, as well as 29 caves at Ajanta, dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. You will also explore the Daulatabad Fort, monuments in Aurangabad city and one of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Your tour include air ticket Mumbai to Aurangabad & back, airport transfer in Mumbai, two nights accommodations in Aurangabad, all transport during 3 days in Aurangabad, professional guide and monuments entrances.
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