You are in: Asia -> India -> Ellora Caves, and traditional search or Image Gallery will yield results of this site only
Ellora Caves
Site number:
Type of site: Cultural
Date: AD 600-1000
Date of Inscription: 1983
Location: Asia, India, Maharashtra State, Aurangabad District, Khulatabad Taluk, Verul Village
Image Gallery
Up to 75 images are shown here. Click on each for more details or on Image Gallery for more images.
Description: Ellora Caves, extending over more than 2 km, are made up of 34 monasteries and temples which were hollowed out side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, close to Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. By means of its continuous sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, the site perfectly illustrated the civilization of ancient India. Ellora - is not only an achievement of unique artistry and technological exploitation, it also illustrates the spirit of tolerance characteristic of ancient India, seen through its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
  Ellora is an archeological site, 30 km (18.6 miles) from the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Famous for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture.The 35 "caves" – actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills – comprised of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The 12 Buddhist (caves 1-12), 17 Hindu (caves 13-29) and 5 Jain caves (caves 30-34), built in proximity, demonstrate the religious tolerance prevalent during this period of Indian history. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. For 360 degree imaging of this site, click here.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
World Map