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Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 1983
Size of heritage:

Longitude: 75,179°
Latitude: 20,026°


These 34 monasteries and temples, extending over more than 2 km, were dug side by side in the wall of a high basalt cliff, not far from Aurangabad, in Maharashtra. Ellora, with its uninterrupted sequence of monuments dating from A.D. 600 to 1000, brings the civilization of ancient India to life. Not only is the Ellora complex a unique artistic creation and a technological exploit but, with its sanctuaries devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, it illustrates the spirit of tolerance that was characteristic of ancient India.

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Eellora Caves Aurangabad Part 2

Published: December 16, 2014
Length: 06:59 min
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Author: Manjunath B S

Ellora, is an archaeological site, 29 km (18 mi) North-West of the city of Aurangabad in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is also known as Elapura (in the literature-Kannada). It is also...

monkeys near Ellora caves (India)

Published: April 08, 2010
Length: 12:19 min
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Author: Alexandra Sfintesco

Monkeys demanding food

Published: April 24, 2012
Length: 02:33 min
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Author: Robert Prol

One of our group had a bag of grapes, and when the black face monkeys saw it, they came running.


Published: July 23, 2012
Length: 43:12 min
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Author: durgablr

Tours-TV.com: Ellora Kailasanathar Temple

Published: December 25, 2014
Length: 24:10 min
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Author: ToursTV Com

India : Maharashtra : Aurangabad. See on map http://tours-tv.com/en/Ellora-Kailasanathar-Temple .

monkeys from Ellora Caves park

Published: March 05, 2013
Length: 16:47 min
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Author: captainFLUORESCENT

the Ceylon Hylobates.

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