Kailash at Ellora

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30th May 2015

The Kailash Temple

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

Nandi

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

a beautiful combination of art & engineering

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

art at its best

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

standing tall through the times

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

entrance

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

spellbound

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

Aurangazeb's Tomb... with a Tulasi Plant

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

Simplicity

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

Mahishasur Mardini - Devi Durga

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

All started from here

Photo of Kailash at Ellora by Kaushik Paul

This was my second visit to the Ellora caves, near Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India. During my first visit we stayed here for 2 days at the nearby Kailash hotel (recommended if you want to stay close to the caves and spend a relaxed couple of days close to nature) and spent all at the Kailash temple only. This time also the story was almost the same. We only managed to visit 5-6 more caves apart from the magnetic Kailash temple.

Spotted few birds at hotel kailash and around the caves like the babblers, hornbill, great tit, sunbirds, prinia, robin, koel, greater coucal, apart from the common birds like red vented bulbul, myna, sparrows etc.
Recommended for a short trip. Can be a bigger one if one wishes to visit other places within 25 kms circle, like the Bhadra maruti mandir, Daulatabad fort, Aurangazeb's tomb, biwi Ka makbara in Aurangabad and Aurangabad city.
Aurangabad is the nearest city (28 kms). We started from Nashik (150kms approx) and took us almost 3 and a half hours to reach ellora by road.
16th of the series of caves at Ellora. built by removing lakhs of tonnes of stones starting the temple from the top towards the base.
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Photo of kailash temple ellora by Kaushik Paul
Simplest of all tombs of mughal emperors.
Photo of Aurangazeb's tomb by Kaushik Paul
Photo of Aurangazeb's tomb by Kaushik Paul
Photo of Aurangazeb's tomb by Kaushik Paul
Maruti idol in sleeping position.
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