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Top 5 monuments to visit in India as Covid-19 led lockdowns ease in Unlock 2.0; Jahnavi Gupta; Hindustan Times

India is a country of abundant heritage and culture that has been preserved over centuries across dynasties and cultures, that reflects in the architectural influences, heritage and art.

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A queen’s chambers; Pune Mirror

“At the world-famous Ellora Caves, most people tend to visit Kailasa Temple (Cave 16), a well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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15 Best Places to Visit in India; Joni Sweet; PlanetWare

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Meet The Ancient Temple In India That Was Carved From One Rock; Sodiumnami; Neatorama

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This Enormous 8th Century Temple in India Was Carved from One Rock; Jessica Stewart; My Modern Met

It’s amazing what people were able to create hundreds of years ago, before modern technology existed.

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Rashtrakuta Dynasty; Saurav Ranjan Datta; Ancient History Encyclopaedia

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Welcome to the Alluring Ellora Caves, India; Baba Mail

Welcome to the biggest cave temple in the world! These caves are more than 1000 years old and are amazing to see.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India: Holy Sites Edition; Precious Kamei; Outlook India

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Here is a list of 12 sites in India with religious significance

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The Ellora Caves of Ancient India; Mark Cartwright; brewminate

The rock-cut Hindu temple the Kailasa of Ellora, central India. The 32 metre high temple was dedicated to Shiva and was built in the 8-9th centuries CE. /

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My Trek to Siva’s Magical Abodes; Aravind Gopal; Hinduism Today Magazine


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Take a virtual tour of Ellora, a UNESCO World Heritage site; India TV

India – Ellora Caves

Come, take a virtual tour of Ellora, one of the largest single rock cut monastic cave complexes in the world that contains the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, popularly known as the Kailasha Cave.

Ellora caves: The beautiful cculptures from the magnificent rock-cut caves of Ellora celebrate the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Come, take a virtual tour of Ellora, one of the largest single rock cut monastic cave complexes in the world that contains the largest single monolithic excavation in the world, popularly known as the Kailasha Cave.

There is no clear demarcation between caves belonging to different faiths. 15 caves are grouped together, out of these the first 12 are Buddhist, the next three are Brahmanical.

All you need to know about Ellora caves:  If you are visiting the world heritage site for the first time, carry with you the slim ASI publication called Ellora, one of a series on World Heritage sites. It has all the necessary information, maps, photographs and drawings essential for you.

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13 Incredible Cave Castles, Temples, and Buildings Inside Mountains; Saoirse Kerrigan; Interesting Engineering

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From impressive castles to desert hotels, here are some of the most incredible structures built into mountains and caves.

Some of mankind’s earliest habitats were based inside caves. Technological and architectural progression may have made cave structures less common, but our history is littered with incredible buildings carved into caves, cliffs, and mountains.

Here are some of the most amazing examples of cave structures – from castles and strongholds to temples and cities.

1. Petra, Jordan: A 2,000-Year-Old City Carved Into A Mountain

Located in southern Jordan, the ancient city of Petra is one of the world’s most famous sites featuring buildings carved into a rockface. Settlement in the area dates back as far as 9,000 BC, and the earliest records of the city are dated 312 BC.

The city is carved into the slopes of Jebel al-Madhbah, a mountain whose rose-colored sandstone gives Petra its iconic shade. The city features tombs, temples, a treasury, and an amphitheater. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

2. Predjama Castle, Slovenia: A Beautiful Castle With Hidden Passages

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The Deccan Odyssey Train, All About The Luxury Side of India; Raphael Alexander; Journey Wonders

India – Ellora Caves

Want to travel like a Boss in India? Read all about the Deccan Odyssey Train here and see what Luxury Train Travel in India looks like including information about Deccan Odyssey Prices and Itinerary! Enjoy!!!

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Must-visit UNESCO World heritage sites in Maharashtra; Siddhartha Joshi; The Wanderer

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When it comes to UNESCO world heritage Sites, Maharashtra actually has the largest number of sites in the entire country. From 2nd century BC onward architectural marvels at Ajanta and Ellora Caves, to the iconic CST (previously Victoria Terminus) in Mumbai, Maharashtra has it all. Not to mention Maharashtra’s very own valley of flowers at Kaas, the state indeed has much to explore and see.

I have been living in the state for a few years now and have been to all the sites, except the Elephanta caves near Mumbai, which is quite a shame. Having explored all the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Gujarat, I hope to finish them all in Maharashtra as well this summer.

So are you tempted to explore these wonders of Maharashtra? Here’s a travel guide to help you do just that!

1. Ajanta Caves

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Buddha Purnima 2017: 12 famous Buddhist caves in Maharashtra; Anoop Menon; India.com

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This Buddha Purnima, explore the ancient Buddhist caves carved out across Maharashtra.

Maharashtra as we know it today gets its identity mostly from the Maratha Empire and the capital city of Mumbai. But centuries ago, the Western Ghats that snake through the state were home to Buddhists who found solitude among the hills. The caves became a canvas for the monks, who carved out stories and images from their religion as a sign of devotion and to spread their message. Today, these Buddhist caves in Maharashtra remain in immaculate condition. With Buddha Purnima falling on May 10 this year, let’s explore the most famous of these caves.

Ajanta Caves

The Aurangabad district of Maharashtra has quite a collection of Buddhist caves, and the 30 Ajanta Caves are probably the most famous of them.

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