Explore Architectural Heritage with Ellora Holiday Packages
Carved and constructed between 5th century and 10th century AD, Ellora Caves is a
spectacular historical site that was admired by many experts. It was declared as one of
the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, many years back. The architecturally rich caves
of Ellora represent the three different religions of the world - Hinduism, Buddhism and
Jainism. By Ellora holiday packages, you get the chance of coming across the rich art
of the region that will leave you mesmerized and awed with their beauty. So, on your
Ellora caves trip, you will explore the rich legacy of the country.
Tourist Attractions in Ellora
On your Ellora sightseeing tour, you come across 34 wonderfully constructed caves.
All these caves are having some exclusivity ranging from serene Buddha sculptures
to wonderful wall paintings, In Hindu caves; you can see the life of Shiva along with
various incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Among these caves, you can also come across
Kailas temple featuring vibrant sculptures and detailed paintings. Jain caves also
feature several wonderful sculptures.
History of Ellora
The incredible caves of Ellora were carved at the Charanandri hills during 6th
centuries. As per the evidences, the carving work was started during 550 AD. This
was the era when Buddhism was losing its popularity in India and Hinduism was
gaining a status. The last phase of construction took place in the 10th
the local rulers united themselves to follow Jainism and moved out of Shaivism. While
construction and carving of Ellora caves, the region has seen the period of three
religions. The same coexistence of three different religions can also be witnessed at the
Things to Buy in Ellora
Shopping in Ellora is an interesting experience despite having limited options of buying
stuffs. Outside the Ellora caves, you can see various shops selling semi-precious
stones, beads, silver items, Buddha idols, footwear, attires and diverse accessories. In
these shops, you can also buy paintings of various Hindu Gods.
Best Time to Visit Ellora
Ellora enjoys three weathers – summer, winter and monsoon. Summer season lasts
from March to May and the climate is really hot with temperature between 21°C and
37°C. Monsoon witnesses regular rainfall in month of July to September. The best time
to visit Ellora is during winters from October to February when the weather is pleasant
How to Reach Ellora
Ellora is a popular tourist destination that is located about 30km away from Aurangabad.
It is visited by a number of tourists every year. Before booking Ellora holiday
packages, collect information on how to reach there. It saves your time from facing any
unnecessary hassles for reaching there.
The nearest airport to Ellora Caves is Aurangabad, which is located about 30 km away
from here. The airport is well-connected with major cities of India like Delhi and Mumbai
by regular flights. After reaching airport, you can take bus or taxi for Ellora.
The nearest railway station of Ellora is Aurangabad, which is well-connected with other
cities & towns of India. You can easily get trains from Aurangabad for various parts of
the country. On arriving at the station, you can car on rent or bus to Ellora.
Ellora is connected with whole Maharashtra by state transport buses. From destinations
like Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad, taxis and private buses are also available.