Marathwada consists of the districts of Aurangabad, Beed, Hingoli, Jalna, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad and Parbhani.
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- Ellora Caves — rock shrines representing the 3 faiths of Hinduism, Bhuddhism and Jainism created between the 5th and 13th centuries
- Ajanta Rock Caves, Ajanta Ellora, ☎ +91 2402481955. Ajanta and Ellora are the pride of Maharashtra. The rock-cut caves of both these sites are world famous and illustrate the degree of skill and artistry that Indian craftsmen had achieved several hundred years ago. Ajanta dates from 100 B.C. while Ellora is younger by some 600 years.
- Grishneshwar Jyotirlingam (Ghushmeshwar) (near Ellora Caves, 11 km from Daulatabad, Aurangabad). Hindu temple.
- Ellora Rock Caves, ☎ +91 2402481955. The cave temples and monasteries at Ellora, excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment, are 26 km north of Aurangabad. Extending in a linear arrangement, the 34 caves contain Buddhist Chaityas or halls of worship, and Viharas, or monasteries, Hindu and Jain temples. Spanning a period of about 600 years between the 5 th and 11 th century AD, the earliest excavation here is of the Dhumar Lena (Cave 29).The most imposing excavation is, without doubt, that of the magnificent Kailasa Temple (Cave 16) which is the largest monolithic structure in the world. Interestingly, Ellora, unlike the site of Ajanta, was never 'rediscovered'. Known as Verul in ancient times, it has continuously attracted pilgrims through the centuries to the present day. Ellora has been designed as a World Heritage Site, to be preserved as an artistic legacy that will continue to inspire and enrich the lives of generations to come.Blossom Travel Services is best tour and travel operator for Ellora.