Elloras Cave

Ellora Caves

Ellora, known as Verul, has been a place of pilgrimage since ancient times.The 34 caves at Ellora were excavated over a period of 600 years - from the 5th century AD to the 11th century AD. Extending in a linear arrangement, these excavations comprise Buddhist shrines and monasteries (Caves 1-12), located at the southernmost end of the site; the Hindu temples (Cave 13-29), occupying the central portion, and the Jain temples (Caves 30-34), at the northernmost end.