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Tourist Attractions near Ajanta-Ellora

Jain Caves, Hindu Caves and the Buddhist Caves

Among the attractions in the caves of Ajanta and Ellora, mention should be made of the fascinating Jain Caves, Hindu Caves and the Buddhist Caves. After touring the caves of Ajanta Ellora, tourists can undertake short excursion to nearby places of attractions like to the Sai Baba Temple located in Shirdi. The Grishneshwar temple is located very near to the Ellora caves and this temple too attracts a number of Hindu pilgrims.

Ajanta Ellora Caves

Near Ajanta Ellora, the following places of interest are located

  • Aurangabad Caves: these caves are located at a distance of about 9 km from the city of Aurangabad. These caves house the ancient temples of 6th and 8th century A.D.
  • Bibi-Ka-Maqbara: it is a mausoleum that was constructed in 17th century. It is located about 8 km away from Aurangabad. Emperor Aurangazeb built this burial ground for his wife Rabia-ud-Durrani.
  • Panchakki: it is a water mill that was set up by the Mughal rulers. This mill was set up in memory of a saint named Baba Shah Muzaffar.

Other attractions

Among the other attractions in Ajanta Ellora are the different festivals that are observed each year in the locality. During the winter months, the Ellora Festival of Classical Music and Dance is arranged here by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation. Many famous artists come to Maharashtra during this time of the year to take part in this cultural festival.

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