I Ellora Caves situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra shelter about 300 rock cut Buddhist temple. These temples are very old and date back to 2nd century to 480 -650 century. I am considered by one and many as the pride of my country India. Not only that I have a proud position nib the world heritage sites declared by UNESCO.
The Archaeological survey have unanimously judged me the best and the finest of the Indian craftsmanship of India and not only India anyw2here in the world and not only that one of the the best religious work of the Buddhists.and the cave paintings are of extraordinary beauty. The elaborate description of the life of Buddha or the beautiful and sensuous murals.
It has got all. It is a true depiction of what India is through such a brilliant art work. They have elaborate depiction of Jataka tales with images of Buddha. I was literally discovered by a British in 1819.
The main attractions of the Ellora Caves are the paintings and the well sculpted murals. Just visit it once and then you will get to know how beautifully a life cans and tradition of a place can be depicted. The religious tales can never be as lively as they are in these caves. They are unique because of the entirety of the paintings and the way they have been preserved within the panorama of pre Islamic environment and the way this ancient art form has survived.
All this make Ellora Caves a major tourist attraction of Maharashtra and it draws tourist from all over the world. The government of Maharashtra has taken special care of the easy access to this place and this site is under complete maintenance of the archaeological survey of India. It has BEST buses running all the time. The guides are there on behalf of the government.