Ellora Caves

Ellora Caves Entry fees, Opening Timings, Route info, History

Ellora Caves Timings

S.NoDayOpening Timings
1Sunday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
2Monday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
4Thursday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
5Friday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
6Saturday6:00 am – 6:00 pm
7Sunday6:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ellora Caves Entry fees

Entry forTicket Cost/ person
SAARC (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Maldives and Afghanistan)Rs.10
BIMSTEC Countries (Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Myanmar)Rs.10
Children ( under 15 years)Free

Ellora Caves Information

Caves 1 to 12Buddhist Caves.  Earliest 500 -700 AD
Caves 13 to 29Brahmanism Caves
Caves 30 to 34Jainism Caves

Taxi Parking is available at Cave 16.

Ellora Caves 1 to 12 (Buddhist Caves)

Cave 1Plain Vihara with 8 cells
Cave 212 massive columns with cushion capitals to support the roof
Cave 3The lotus on which Buddha is seated
Cave 5Largest Vihara with 35.66 mt by 17 mt. 24 pillars hold the roof
Cave 6Pics from Buddhist folklore.
Cave 7, 8, 9Not much to notice
Cave 10Proper Chaitya-hall.
Cave 11 and 12Large 3 storey structures. Cave 12 is bigger of the two.

Ellora Caves 14 to 29 (Brahmanism Caves)

Cave 14Images of Durga, Vishnu, Lakshmi
Cave 15Double-storeyed courtyard.
Cave 16Kailasha. Siva’s mountain abode.
Cave 17Images of Siva Linga, Brahma, Vishnu, Ganesh and Mahishasuramardini
Cave 184 Pillars and Siva Linga
Cave 19Siva Linga in the Garbha Griha
Cave 20Siva Linga and Images of Ganesh
Cave 21Pics depicts Parvati’s marriage.
Cave 22Neelkanth and is a river
Cave 23 and 24Garbha Griha
Cave 25Image of Sun God in a Rath.
Cave 26Same as Cave 21
Cave 27Images of Haldhar Balram, Krishna, Shej Shaai Vishnu, Varah Avatar.
Cave 29It is a group of halls built in the form of a cross.


Ellora Caves 30 to 34 (Jainism Caves)

Cave 30Chota Kailash. Images of Lord Mahavira
Cave 31Images of Jain Gods (Tirthankaras)
Cave 32Indra Sabha. Images of Mahavir.
Cave 34Images of Jain saints and their attendants

How to reach Ellora Caves?

By Air

  1. The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 35 Km away.

By Train

  1. The nearest railway station is at Aurangabad which is 18 Km away.

By Road

  1. The Taxi is available from Aurangabad to the Caves.

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