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“Ellora!” 5 of 5 stars
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Ellora Caves
Ellora, Aurangabad, India
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Ranked #3 of 40 Attractions in Aurangabad
Type: Ancient Ruins, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Caverns/ Caves, Cultural
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Owner description: Spectacular rock cut caves and elaborate sculptures of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths are over 10 centuries old.
Aurangabad, India
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“Ellora!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

It is one of the most important monument of India! And if any one visit to Aurangabad then it is must see location. Ellora side short circuit can be covered in one day (Daulatabad + Ellora (important caves only+Ghrashneshwar). For those who want to have sincere study of the carvings and cave may take week only at Ellora.
In rainy season, it look further great!

Visited July 2013
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“Ellora caves”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

It is a treasure-house of Indian heritage. Nearly two thousand years earler Budhist monks caved it. It is unbelievable how monks did it and
one has to see it to understand glimpses of Indian culture
With all its highest importance how A.S.I. has been lethargic in the maintenance is something deplorable

Visited July 2013
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“FANTASTIC.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

FANTASTIC.FANTASTIC.FANTASTIC. Still holding on to the pressure of time, well maintained. KAILASH TEMPLE is awesome.

Visited March 2013
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Indore, India
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“Gignatic sculptures”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Mixture of hindu, buddhist and jain scultures. It's a bit far from city but easily accessible. Imagining about building a similar monument today is almost impossible.

Visited May 2013
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“Amazing; much better than Angkor Wot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place caught me by surprise. Have visited Indian temples extensively over the years but this is one of the best for sure.

The setting is pretty, it's well kept up (UNESCO Heritage Site) and the carvings and the temples themselves were spectacular. Worth the side trip from Mumbai for sure. (Combine it with a trip to Ajanta Caves, which are good but not as impressive as Ellora!)

Visited July 2013
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