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Ellora was a fair amount less painting and more detailed carving. We learned quite a few of the different gods names, and many kept resurfacing. Turns out the 34 caves were all started and completed within 200 years. Apparently there was a bit of a competition to get them done, and as beautifully as possible, because there was a movement away from the Buddhist religion towards the Jains, a sub-group of Hindus. Many of these caves were not completed but a couple ...
... I found intriguing.
We got a tuk-tuk to the furthest cave and began exploring.
The caves here were much more dispersed than at Ajanta, covering 4km. The first ones were huge, and as we progressed along the route saw many similarities to Ajanta, but also some differences in the way that they were designed.
It was once again difficult to remember that all of these caves were cut by hand out of one ...
... 8230;two foreigners walking with huge bags by night…I donīt think that they would find an easier target in that moment! Suddenly a local guy riding a motorcycle approached us and he mentioned that he knew a good and cheap hotel. He made a very appealing suggestion: „Ladies first!" and pointed at me. Both of us started to laugh. There was no way I would sit behind him on the motorcycle and let him take me to the supposed hotel. Finally he gave us the ...
... the desk told us there was "no availability". Even when we said we had pre-booked and pre-paid for the room through Agoda, he insisted he had no record of it and that they were full. I had a bit of a hissy fit, and the surly looking manager arrived. With a shake of his head (indecipherable in India as a yes, no or a maybe) he said they had no booking for us and no availability... but there was a sister hotel around the corner that was very nice etc etc (cue the tuk tuk ...
... of the rock. Although the biggest and perhaps the most impressive was the first Hindu one you came to, there were also Buddhist and Jain Temples. I found the Buddhist Temples to be extremely beautiful and the most peaceful. They often had such pretty lighting coming through the rock and shining on the carvings. I'm not sure though whether ...