Green Palace Hotel

Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Aurangabad

India - Elllora & Ajanta Caves

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo

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... long stone platforms and a shrine with a giant statue of Buddha. The cave by its size indicates that it used to be used by the monks as a classroom or a dining hall.

  • Cave 2 (Buddhist). It can be accessed by a flight of stairs and used to be a hall for worship (14,5m2). There 12 pillars supporting the hall. In the center of the back wall there is a 3m high seated Buddha and two standing Buddhas, while along each of the side walls there are five ...

History Abounds in these caves

A travel blog entry by ktthomas

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... at Sigiriya in Sri Lanka. The elaborate architectural carving in many caves is also very rare, and the style of the many figure sculptures is highly local, found only at a few nearby contemporary sites, although the Ajanta tradition can be related to the later Hindu Ellora Caves and other sites. (Info from Wikipedia)

The climb was a long one, and some of the stairs looked a bit dubious, but we did it, and so very glad we were able to do so. ...

Ellora - Ajanta

A travel blog entry by julie_sam42

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... de 50 dollars chacun, tout ça pour 2 heures! Ça nous a pris 2 jours, le personnel était très gentil mais pas très organisé (ça pourrait surement être fait en 2 heures).

Nous étions enfin prêts pour quitter l’Inde. Cette 2ème escale a duré plus de 2 mois, plus long que prévu à cause des visas iraniens. Nous n’étions pas sûrs de revenir aussi longtemps après le Népal (on avait le Sri Lanka en destination de secours), mais descendre ...

Going caving

A travel blog entry by eddim

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... which has a complex ventilation and water-supply system which kept dozens of subterranean chambers cool during the long summers. Walking into town we then visited the Jama Masjid, a huge pink sandstone mosque modelled off the Great Mosque in Damascus and behind that in the great courtyard was Hoshang Shah’s tomb made of milky-white marble but is now stained with mildew and mud from the bats nest inside.

After getting a few supplies and ...

Aurangabad

A travel blog entry by gdh789

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... to the various cultural spots that Martin has identified from his travelling library. First were the rock cut caves of Ellora, 34 caves of varying sizes and interest cut from a 2km escarpment between the 7th and 9th centuries AD. The earliest were Buddhist, then Hindu and finally Jain. The scale of the caves and the carved engravings were breathtaking and are not really done justice by the photographs below. Our driver Azeem then took ...

Location

This hotel, located in Aurangabad, is near Ajanta Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, and The Thar Heritage Museum.
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