Aurangabad Caves

Aurangabad Caves Timings, Entry fees, Online Booking

The cave Temples were cut between the 6th and 8th Century.

Cave 1Vihara of the 7th Century.
23.16 mt Verandah with 8 pillars.
On the West is a Buddha on a lotus seat supported by Nagas.
Outside the Verandah there is a row of sitting Buddha
at the left end of the wall.
Cave 2Chaitya-hall. Belongs to the 7th Century.
Seated Buddha occupies the Shrine,
his feet on the lotus, his hands folded in the attitude of preaching,
and over his shoulders are celestial beings.
Cave 3Pillared Verandah has a hall supported on 12 richly carved columns.
In the front of the shrine which is occupied by large seated Buddha are two groups of Votaries, male and female.
The total depth of the cave is 24.99 mt and its width of 19.20 mt.
This is one of the most completely developed and among
the latest of the Buddhist Cave temples in India.
Cave 4Is a Chaitya-hall of the Hinayana system.
Cave 5Not much interesting.
Almost a 1.5 Km away to the east in the same range of
hills are the second group of excavations.
Cave 6Features of Chaitya-hall and Vihara. The shrine contains a
Huge Buddha with attendants.
Cave 7Large inner Cell with an imaging chamber.
6 cells which served as living quarters for monks.
The sculptures are characteristic of Mahayana mythology.

Aurangabad Caves Timings: 6:00 am – 6:00 pm. Daily.

How to reach Aurangabad Caves?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 15 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at  Aurangabad which is  12 Km away.

By Road

  1. Taxi is available from the Bus station to Caves. The direct bus is available from Railway station and Bus station.

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