What to bring:
This area attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world, but we recommend visitors dress conservatively to show respect for the local culture. Ellora enjoys balmy temperatures year-round. Expect 80sF/27+C in the daytime and 60sF/16+C at night. Rainy June – September with many dry days. Chilly at night November – January. March – June, we have 100F/38C or so days, and upper 70sF (26+C) at night.
For information about plane, train and bus schedules, we recommend https://www.90di.com. We have a hybrid car with a safe driver, and excellent local knowledge, for pickups, drop-offs, and day trips. We would be happy to help you arrange transportation to the Aurangabad airport or bus stand, to the Ajanta Caves, or to any other destination. A few days of visiting historic sites in this rich cultural area is highly recommended and will give you an opportunity to unwind. We can arrange for an excellent guide to the Ellora Caves. We know some spectacular spots for watching our great sunsets. Please inquire at the front desk as far in advance as possible.
Bus : We recommend the first-class “Shivneri” express commuter buses operated by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation between major cities within the state. Look for a separate ticket line at the bus station and bright blue Volvo buses.
Train : The Aurangabad railway station has good connections to many cities, including morning and overnight express trains from Mumbai.
Air : The domestic airport (IXU) offers daily flights to and from many Indian cities and is one to two hours away depending on traffic.
Aurangabad to Ellora:
Bus : Numerous services run between Ellora and the Aurangabad Central Bus Station, but Maharashtra State Tourism Corporation (MTDC) is most reliable. We are located close to the MTDC bus parking area.
Car : A taxi will bring you here from the Aurangabad bus station, train station, or airport, or we can send our 5-passenger car for you, by prior arrangement, at any hour.