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Best Time to Visit Ajanta & Ellora Caves

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If yes, you have come to the right place. Best time to visit Ajanta & Ellora Caves is from June till March.

Ajanta & Ellora caves are situated close to Aurangabad, the city named after the last emperor of the Mughal dynasty Aurangzeb. These are 2000 year old stunning world heritage sites visited by tourist across the globe. Ajanta caves are located in the northern part of the central Maharashtra, 105 km from Aurangabad. The first cave monuments at Ajanta dated back to the 2nd century BC and more caves were added later. The carvings and murals at Ajanta depict the life and society in those times which includes kings, women, children, slaves, flowers, birds and many others. Ellora caves, located 30 km from Aurangabad, are a series of 31 rock cut excavations developed over 6 century started around 350 AD. Caves at Ellora are renowned for religious paintings, sculptures and temples. The cave temples are mainly devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism depicting the religious harmony of the time.

From the month of October till March, the climate here is mostly pleasant perfect to explore Caves and surrounding areas. April and May are hottest month in the region. Walking and exploring caves becomes a challenging task. During monsoon season,you can enjoy the lush green surroundings of the region, but in case of heavy rainfall it might get a little difficult to explore caves.