Situated at around 30 kms from Aurangabad, Ellora caves are the famous caves in the Maharashtra. These are total 34 caves and contain beautiful rock-cut temples. Ellora caves are also known as ‘Verul Leni’ locally. With Ajanta caves, Ellora caves are also considered as one of the best and popular heritage sites in the world. Ellora caves are another famous attraction to the visitors. The perfect time to visit the Ellora caves is from October to February and from June to September, since tourists get to feel the pleasant climate in these seasons and when every stream is filled with rain water.
How to get there?
How to Reach Ellora Caves by Road:
Aurangabad is the nearest city to Ellora caves and it is well connected with them by road. One may catch bus or taxi that is easily available from Aurangabad to reach Ellora caves. Since Aurangabad is well connected by road, to the other cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Ahmednagar etc; it is easy to reach Aurangabad and then to Ellora caves by road.
How to Reach Ellora Caves from Aurangabad: To travel from Aurangabad to Ellora Caves head towards Maliwada – Daulatabad – Khuldabad – Ellora Caves.
How to Reach Ellora Caves from Pune: To travel from Pune to Ellora Caves head towards Ahmednagar via Ranjangaon – Supe. From Ahmednagar head towards Newasa – Navin Kaigaon – Aurangabad city – Ellora.
How to Reach Ellora Caves from Mumbai: To travel from Mumbai to Ellora Caves head towards Thane – Kasara – Igatpuri – Sinnar – Kopargaon – Vaijapur – Lasur – Ellora Caves.
How to Reach Ellora Caves by Train:
If you like rail journey, then Aurangabad Railway Station is the nearest rail head from the Ellora Caves and it is situated at around 30 kms from the Ellora. There are direct trains available from the other major cities in Maharashtra; like Mumbai, Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik etc.
How to Reach Ellora Caves by Air:
Aurangabad airport is located at about 15 kms from the Ellora Caves and it is the closest airport to the Ellora Caves. The airport is well connected to Delhi as well Mumbai International Airport by public as well as by private lines. In addition to this, the airports in the major cities of Maharashtra and in the other neighboring states in the Maharashtra are well connected to the Aurangabad airport. One may fly to Aurangabad and then reach to Ellora caves by any local transport.
Distance from Major Cities to Ellora Caves:
- Aurangabad to Ellora Caves Distance – 32 KM
- Kopargaon to Ellora Caves Distance – 89 KM
- Manmad to Ellora Caves Distance – 100 KM
- Malegaon to Ellora Caves Distance – 111 KM
- Dhule to Ellora Caves Distance – 118 KM
- Jalgaon to Ellora Caves Distance – 158 KM
- Nashik to Ellora Caves Distance – 170 KM
- Pune to Ellora Caves Distance – 257 KM
- Mumbai to Ellora Caves Distance – 326 KM