Places to Visit in Ellora Caves

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Ellora Caves are located at about 30 kms from the Aurangabad city and these caves are one of the famous caves in the Maharashtra. These are total 34 caves and contain beautiful rock-cut temples. Ellora caves are one of the prime attractions to the visitors near the Aurangabad. The climate at these caves is very pleasant in the monsoons.

There are many places to visit near to Ellora Caves.

Ajanta Caves:

Ajanta Caves are located at 107 kms from Aurangabad and these caves are one of the popular monuments in the world having beautifully carved rock-cut caves. Ajanta caves are one of the most visited places in the Maharashtra by the tourists all over the world every year and hence this place gives a unique identity to India.

Bibi Ka Maqbara:

Bibi ka Maqbara is situated at around 5 kms from Aurangabad and this was built by Aurangazeb’s son, Prince Azam. He built this monument in the memory of his mother; Begum Rabia Durani. Bibi ka Maqbara is also known as the small version of the Tajmahal.

Pitalkhora Caves:

Pitalkhora caves are located at around 25 kms from Kannad ; near to Aurangabad. These caves are not much popular but these caves possess very beautiful rock-cut architecture. There are total 14 buddhist caves and they have their roots back in the 2nd century BC.

Devgiri Fort:

Devgiri Fort is situated in the village of Daulat. This fort is also known as Daulatabad fort. This is a very huge and massive fort that attracts visitors. It is at a distance of half an hour from the Aurangabad. This fort was built by the king Bhillam and it was for the best defense to the rulers. This Devgiri fort has always been very tough for the people to win.

Grishneshwar Temple:

Grishneshwar temple is located at around 30 kms from the Aurangabad. It is the oldest jyotirlinga and considered as one of the prime, biggest and best Hindu temples.

Bani Begum Bagh:

Bani Begum Bagh is a beautiful garden located at 24 kms from Aurangabad and this is a very calm and peaceful place. This garden was created by the grandson of Aurangzeb in the memory of his wife, Bani Begum; and hence the name Bani Begum Bagh.


Khuldabad is a holy shrine for muslims and it is located at about 17 kms from the Aurangabad city. The place possesses wonderful climate and hence this place is one of the attractions to the visitors. The important structures around the Khuldabad are Aurangzeb’s Tomb, Azam Shah’s and his wife’s tombs, Dargah of Malik Akbar, Tomb of Tana Shah, Zain-ud-din’s Dargah etc. The place is surrounded by wonderful mountains. This place possesses many ancient buildings built by Aurangzeb.

Places to Visit Near Ellora Caves

Ajanta Caves

Aurangabad Caves

Aurangabad City

Yawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Melghat Tiger Reserve

Nashik City

One thought on “Places to Visit in Ellora Caves

  • June 13, 2016 at 5:26 am

    Nice article. Most of the places to visit near Ellora caves are other caves. So if you are history enthusiastic this is a good place. You can explore Ajanta caves and Aurangabad caves which consists of great rock sculptures.


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