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Ellora Caves, also spelled as Elura, is a series of 34 magnificent rock-cut temples. They are located near the village of Ellora 30 km northwest of Aurangabad and 80 km southwest of Ajanta Caves. The Ellora complex was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site nin 1983. Ellora is an archaeological site, built by the Rashtrakuta rulers. Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 "caves" - actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hill - being Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples and monasteries, were built between the 5th century and 10th century. The views of the monolithic Kailasa Temple and Parshwanath Temple are breathtaking. Ellora, a historic village in Maharashtra, is 29 km from Aurangabad and 3 km north of Khuldabad. The village was named in memory of the great Jain saint, Acharya Ellaacharaya. It was here that Aurangzeb, the 6th Mughal Emperor, was buried. Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Siddharth Garden in Aurangabad and Dynaeshwar Udyan in Paithan are other nearby attractions.

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