• Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad
  • Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad

Ajanta and Ellora, Aurangabad

Ajanta – The first Buddhist cave monuments at Ajanta date from the 2nd and 1st centuries B.C. During the Gupta period (5th and 6th centuries A.D.), many more richly decorated caves were added to the original group. The paintings and sculptures of Ajanta, considered masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, have had a considerable artistic influence. These caves are excavated in horse–shoe shaped bend of rock surface nearly 76 m in height overlooking a narrow stream known as Waghora.

Ellora – with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological exploit but, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

Contact Person

Superintending Archaeologist Archeological Survey of India,
Aurangabad Circle,
Phone Number: 0240-2400620
Email: Circleaur[dot]asi[at]gmail[dot]com




Nearest Airport - Mumbai Airport (96 Km away) 
Nearest Railway Station - Aurangabad (30 Km away)


Min. +13° celsius
Max. +42° celsius


Several Star and Budget hotels are available.

Medical Services

General Medical Facilities (Chemist, Doctors, Ambulance) are available.

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