The city has a myriad of amazing places which have earned fame all over the world. The two names which are commonly associated with this medieval Indian city are the Ajanta and Ellora Caves. These names have claimed global attention after becoming UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1983. If you are in Aurangabad, be sure to visit The Ajanta-Ellora Caves when you stay at the heritage hotel in Aurangabad, The Ambassador Ajanta.
The Ajanta-Ellora Caves serve as a juxtaposition of India architectural intellect as well as a Buddhist pilgrimage site. It is said that in ancient times, the Buddhist monks who spread the preachings of Lord Buddha across the country would seek refuge in these caves to protect themselves from heavy rains. While in the caves, they used their primitive tools to carve out monasteries, palaces and temples. Their ornate designs and intricate work serve as the magnificent marvel that is the Ajanta-Ellora Caves today.
While most people consider them as a single attraction, the Ajanta-Ellora Caves are actually two distinct sites with significant diversities. The Ajanta Caves were built around the 2nd century while the Ellora Caves are much younger and were constructed around 5th-10th century. Both caves are almost a 100 kilometres apart and differ in terms of shape, size, number of caves as well as purpose of creation. But both these caves have tremendous artistic appeal as well as historical importance.
Aurangabad is a beacon of the cultural heritage that illuminates the Indian subcontinent. When you come to the city, come stay at The Ambassador Ajanta and make your visit to the tourist hub of Maharashtra a spectacular one. With close proximity to Ajanta-Ellora caves, our 5-star hotel near Aurangabad Airport offers exquisite rooms and suites, 24-hour rooms service, an exclusive restaurant that serves authentic Aurangabadi cuisine and much more. Our heritage hotel in Aurangabad is an iconic landmark of the city, featuring an artistic outlook with high aesthetic appeal,. With a legacy of over 70 years, The Ambassador Hotels & Resorts ensures all our guests can indulge in living the royal life. Book now and Visit Today!