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Sep 19, 2013 - 15 September - Ellora

Our hotel in Ellora turned out to be very damp, with frogs hopping all through our rooms! It was so humid the sheets on the beds were damp, and pretty soon all our clothes were too! Raffiq was still with us, plus his son Habib, and they set up the stove in the hotel grounds and cooked their usual fantastic meal. Tonight we had chicken as well as the usual vegetable curry and chapattis. Early on Sunday we walked to the Ellora Caves, five minutes away from the hotel. If we thought the Ajanta Caves were pretty special, the Ellora Caves were...

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Feb 25, 2008 - Ellora Caves

The World Heritage-listed cave temples at Ellora are only about 30km from Aurangabad. This means that they can be visited in the morning before the afternoon heat makes the 2km walk of the escarpment difficult. Many tourists also visit the ruined fort at Daulatabad, which is just off the road on the way to Ellora. We would like to have visited the fort as well, but I was concerned about my lack of endurance after being inactive for almost five weeks. I wanted to concentrate my energy on the caves themselves, as I was sure they would be...

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