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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Ellora Caves, India

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Ellora Caves is a complex of monumental caves in India that are recognised as a World Heritage Site. The caves are in the village of Verul in Aurangabad District, about 30 km (19 mi) from the City of Aurangabad. There are 34 caves which are carved out of the face of the Charanandri Hills. They host Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temples that are cut out of the rock. The fact that these caves for different religions were so close together reflect the religious harmony during that particular time frame of Indian history when they were carved.


Kailasanatha Temple, Ellora Caves
Kailasanatha Temple, Ellora Caves
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Ellora Caves was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 7th session of the World Heritage Committee in Florence, Italy, on 5 - 9 December, 1983.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 20 1 35.004 E 75 10 45.012 in Verul Village, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra State, India.
Inscription Year: 1983
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, VI

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