Don’t miss the chance to explore the ancient caves that surround our hotel’s location in Mahape. Some contain carvings and sculptures that date back thousands of years.Nearby caves include:
- Ajanta Caves
Approximately 100 km from the Aurangabad district, these caves likely date back to the second century BC. They are famous for their intricate mural paintings.
- Aurangabad Caves
Carved out of a hillside near Bibi Ka Maqbara, the 12 Aurangabad Caves contain a fascinating collection of carvings and sculptures, including a large Buddha figure.
- Elephanta Caves
These magnificent caves are located on Elephanta Island and date back to the 9th-12th centuries. They are dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
- Ellora Caves
Situated in the Aurangabad district, the Ellora Caves contain 34 spectacular temples carved out of stone. Historians believe the structures were carved between 350 and 700 AD.
- Kanheri Caves
This extensive complex contains a total of 109 caves, each with a stone plinth that once served as a bed. The complex also features enormous Buddhist statues and an advanced drainage system.
- Karla and Bhaja Caves
Located near Lonavala, these ancient caves feature a large Buddhist temple and an elaborate Buddha statue. After touring the caves, you can cool off in the nearby waterfall.
- Pandavleni Caves
Built by the Jain Kings, these caves are approximately 2,000 years old and contain an impressive array of religious artwork. They also feature built-in water tanks.
- Pitalkhora Caves
The Pitalkhora Caves date back to the second century BC and are known for their unique imagery. They still contain some original pillars, which are covered with fifth-century paintings.