We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Near Bhadra Maruti Temple | Ahead of Hiranya Reosrts, Aurangabad 431002, India
Phone Number:
+91 98238 83366
Website
Monday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Wed - Mon 07:00 - 18:00
Description:

Spectacular rock cut caves and elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and...

Spectacular rock cut caves and elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths are over 10 centuries old.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$71.00*
and up
Aurangabad Private Tour: Ajanta And Ellora Caves Sightseeing Day Tour
More Info
US$70.00*
and up
Private Tour: Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Grishneshwar...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 1,669 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1029
    Excellent
  • 341
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Fascinating site with multiple old temples

It is a fabulous visit to discovering the beauty of these temples. You can spend 2 hours to visit the main ones or a full day to make a complete tour. A complete tour of famous... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Franck B
Add Photo Write a Review

1,669 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 1,434: English reviews
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a fabulous visit to discovering the beauty of these temples. You can spend 2 hours to visit the main ones or a full day to make a complete tour. A complete tour of famous Aurangabad places has been perfectly organized by JK Tours & Travels: high quality services at reasonable price.

Helpful?
Thank Franck B
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There are around 34 visit-able caves in Ellora. Each cave has a cave number mentioned against itself. We visited 1 through 22 of the caves only as it was a long day for us after visiting Ghrishneshwar Jyotirlinga. Cave 16 is said to be the best cave to be visited. This one is very big in size with hundreds of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Pratik B
Gurgaon
Level Contributor
38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went specially to see Cave no 16 - or the Kailash Temple. But nothing you have read, none of the pictures you have seen, will prepare you for the majesty that is the Kailash temple. No one needs to tell you that it was cut from the mountain. The mountain forms the perfect backdrop and speaks for itself. If... More 

Helpful?
Thank lonetraveler1
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

two sections.caves 1 thru 16 walkable from the entrance.remarkable architecture of cave 1.try to get a local guide.similar carvings like Ajanta. not that many wall paintings.Take a very slow bus to see rest of the caves .the state operates a ok restaurant near the entrances.go early to avoid crowds.15 miles from the city

Helpful?
Thank samkumar777
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was relatively easy taking the public bus (MSRTC) to the caves and return back to Aurangabad. The bus to Ellora starts at the Aurangabad Central Bus Station located on Aurangabad Road just north of the Siddharth Garden and Zoo. There is no English signage at the bus station so you will need to ask employees there which is the... More 

Helpful?
Thank 2monkeys-YVR
Level Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gather your energy resources,put on walking shoes and a cap,carry water and get set to travel back thousands of years. Beautiful carvings in Cave 14 and 16 These are Carvings based on Hindu mythology and Gods and Goddesses....Wonderstruck by the ancient beauty Also worth a visit 10,11,12 Buddha statues Return to start and catch the local bus(16rs Ticket) to caves30-34... More 

Helpful?
Thank indiraprof
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a taxi to show you around the city or take you out to the caves just call Mirza Hussain +919860367110. He and his father Taqui operate a great service. Showed up at our hotel bright and early and got us to the caves before anyone else was there. To have Ellora all to ourselves was... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Logan O
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level Contributor
227 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife Indra and I visited the world famous Ellora Caves near Aurangabad in India which highlight the architectural prowess of Indians even 1400 years ago and make you really proud as Indians. There are a number of caves which have sculptures which are fascinating. Some caves also have paintings whose color has not faded even after so many years.... More 

Helpful?
Thank BPB2012
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With over 30 temples crafted by 3 religions (Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain), it's stunning beauty after stunning beauty. This place is transcendent and the biggest Hindu temple (cave 16) just blows you away with its size, details, and history. A place where different religions were accepted and you could pray together is very special. The sheer size of these caves... More 

Helpful?
Thank Katherine C
Littleton, Colorado
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Take the morning to see all of the other caves and the afternoon to see 16. the scope of 16 is wow wow wow. if you climb up the side to the back it gives the best picture for the scope of this amazing place.

Helpful?
1 Thank Todd L

Travellers who viewed Ellora Caves also viewed

Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
 

Been to Ellora Caves? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ellora Caves and other visitors
21 questions
Ask a question
Sydney, NSW

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Ellora Caves staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?