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.
Mid-March - end June
June - end September
Annual rainfall -325 cm
Late November To Mid-February
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 Ellora Caves.