Private tour to Ajanta and Ellora Caves - Aurangabad
Private tour to Ajanta and Ellora Caves: The Ajanta Caves have 30 rock cut Bhuddhist caves. All paintings show heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. The basic designs of the caves are called ‘Chaitya grihas’ and ‘Viharas’. Five caves are Buddhist cathedrals and the remaining 25 are monasteries. Ellora Caves – which encompass 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century AD. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shivas celestial abode, Kailash. It is the best example of rock-cut architecture and the engineering skills of the times.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: Nine hours.
Start/opening time: At 7.30am.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Ajanta Caves remain closed on Mondays and Ellora Caves remain closed on Tuesdays.