Ellora is an area in the city of Aurangabad from the district of the same name in Maharashtra. It belongs to the Marathwada region. The cities nearest to Ellora are Aurangabad city proper (2 km), Paithan (50 km), and Jalna (63 km). Ellora is part of the famed Ajanta-Ellora Elephanta caves with beautiful carvings from the Mughal period. The population of Ellora is engaged mostly in tourism and industry as an occupation.
Places to Stay
Ellora has a few budget friendly hotels to offer with all the facilities given at a reasonable price. Of these Pamapani Park (Tariff – Rs. 1000) is the best choice for visiting tourists.
The official language of Ellora is Marathi. Hindi, English, and Ahirani are spoken here.
The important festivals of Ellora are the Hindu festivals of Maha Shiv Ratri, Ganesh Chathurthi, Diwali, Dussehra, and Sri Rama Navami.
Places of Interest
There are several places of tourist attraction in and around Ellora. Grishneshwar (2 km) is very accessible by bus from Ellora and is a famous religious site. Shirdi and Nashik are about 88 km and 160 km respectively from Ellora. The town of Aurangabad is 24 km away from Ellora by bus.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Ellora is the Chikkalthana Airport in Aurangabad (8 km).
Aurangabad Railway Station (4 km) connects Ellora to the rest of Maharashtra and beyond. Trains to several places on the Western Railway Line halt here.
There are daily bus services to Bharuch, Ahmedabad, Surat and other nearby places. The best bus operator that offers good service to passengers is Shree Vijay Travels. Several bus booking portals offer bus ticket booking coupon on their sites. Look out for discount codes when you book your tickets.