The world famous Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves are located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Aurangabad is the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra and also known as City of Gates, Ajanta and Ellora Caves are major tourist attraction of Maharashtra.
The fastest option to Reach Ajanta and Ellora Caves via Aurangabad is flight from Mumbai, else go by bus or train.
The distance between Pune and Aurangabad is about 235km, then Aurangabad to Ellora distance is 31 km.
Ajanta Caves is located at a distance of 100 km from the city centre of Aurangabad.
Ajanta Caves and monuments include rock cut sculptures,ancient Indian art and paintings. There are 29 rock cut Buddhist cave and masterpieces of Buddhist religious art.
Ellora Caves has one of the largest rock cut complexes in the world. The largest single monolithic rock excavation is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kailasanatha Temple in Ellora is a large rock cut Hindu temple, carved out of one single rock. The Kailash temple is notable for its vertical excavation,architecture and Dhwaja Stambha.
Bibi Ka Maqbara is one of the most famous tomb, commissioned by Aurangzeb for his first wife. The city of Aurangabad is also famous for Bibi Ka Maqbara,Daulatabad Fort,Tomb of Aurangzeb,Panchakki and Grishneshwar Temple.