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“ Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra. The rock-cut caves of both these sites are world famous and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago. Ajanta dates from 100 B.C. while Ellora is younger by some 600 years. The village of Ajanta is in the Sahyadri hills, about 99 kms. From Aurangabad; a few miles away in a mammoth horseshoe-formed rock, are 30 caves overlooking a gorge, `each forming a room in the hill and some with inner rooms. ”
All these have been carved out of solid rock with little more than a hammer and chisel and the faith and inspiration of Buddhism. Here, for the Buddhist monks, the artisans excavated Chaityas (chapels) for prayer and Viharas (monasteries) where they lived and taught. Many of the caves have the most exquisite detailed carvings on the walls, pillars and entrances as well as magnificent wall paintings. Ellora caves, located at about a distance of 30 km from the Aurangabad city. Built by the Rastrakuta kings, the Ellora caves perhaps exhibit the highest examples of India’s rock-cut architecture. Noted for its exquisite carvings and illustrative figurines, the Ellora Caves house in its midst - temples and monasteries belonging to 3 distinct faiths including Hinduism and Buddhism, besides Jainism. The detailing of the intricate carvings actually makes one wonder that man is indeed capable of doing even the impossible.
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Visit the Kailash temple, the largest monolithic structure in the world to believe what we say. Post lunch travel around Aurangabad and visit the local attractions including the Bibi ka Maqbara, a monument dedicated to the queen of Aurangzeb, Begum Rabia Durrani. Built by her son, this monument almost replicates the Taj Mahal of Agra through its designing. The highlight of the Ajanta caves lies in the exotic paintings that adorn the walls and ceilings of the caves. Partly lost to time and excavations, these paintings nevertheless tell a million tales. Primarily depicting Buddhism practices dating back to 650 BC - 200 BC, the paintings are fine specimens of the combination of artistic talents and mineral dyes.
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These caves were accidentally discovered by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunting spree around the early part of the 19th century AD. Hidden amidst the dense forests of the Shahyadri, these caves have been standing still for centuries waiting for someone to come and explore them. No wonder, tourists flock to them in large numbers throughout the year. The Ellora caves are a magnificent example of a temple complex cut from a single rock. It is dedicated to depiction of Hindu gods and goddesses, Jain and Buddhist gods, and their mythology. Ajanta caves are dedicated to Lord Buddha and depiction of his various teachings.
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The reason behind this is that both are rock-cut cave monuments, which feature beautiful paintings and sculptures. Nestled in the semi-arid Sahayadri Hills above the Waghur River, the caves at Ajanta are famous for beautiful paintings and sculptures that depict tales of Jatakas. Built using only hammer and chisel, these caves served as secluded retreats for Buddhist monks, who performed their rituals in the chaityas and viharas of these caves. A symbol of religious harmony of that time, the Ellora complex includes 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. Caves 1 to 12 are Buddhist monasteries, chaityas and viharas, while caves 13 to 29 are the Hindu temples. Dating back to the 9th and 10th century, caves 30 to 34 are the Jain temples.
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|Toyota Etios AC||300 KM||Rs. 3000/-||Rs. 10/-|
|Toyota Etios Non AC||300 KM||Rs. 2700/-||Rs. 9/-|
|Maruti Swift AC||300 KM||Rs. 3000/-||Rs. 10/-|
|Maruti Swift Non AC||300 KM||Rs. 2700/-||Rs. 9/-|
|Maruti Ertiga AC||300 KM||Rs. 3600/-||Rs. 12/-|
|Maruti Ertiga Non AC||300 KM||Rs. 3300/-||Rs. 11/-|
|Mahindra Xylo AC||300 KM||Rs. 3600/-||Rs. 12/-|
|Mahindra Xylo Non AC||300 KM||Rs. 3300/-||Rs. 11/-|
|Toyota Innova AC||300 KM||Rs. 3900/-||Rs. 13/-|