The Manor Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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Near to Ellora was the next stop of trip - a powerful military base from 12th -17th Century.
Among many things (the description said), it was impressive for its Town Planning and Water Management Systems. Not the most glamorous, but effective nevertheless.
It was founded in the 11th Century, and was in use through to 1600s, when it was taken over by the Mughals (the same people who swiped the trunks off the elephants at Ellora).
Inside there are a couple of moats, ...
... thousands of tons of rock.
... hot by this time), insisted upon taking some photos of one of the less preserved walls, to show "what it is really like". (I will try and omit these from the uploads!)
Overall, whilst the caves at Ajanta were beautiful, we found them much less impressive than the caves at Ellora (although all the guidebooks will tell you different). What the caves may lack (compared to Ellora), is however, made up by the lovely river basin setting.
We returned to Aurangabad at ...
... caves here in India.
So after a pestering ferry ride where the boat conductor tried his very best to charge us a 'white man tax’ to sit on the top deck, we finally arrived at Elephanta Island. We headed straight for the amazing cave that was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, and were once again mesmirised by another glorious cave here in India. The three headed Shiva shrine in the centre of the cave was well worth making the long trip out there to see. ...
... also had to the stop the advances of a street seller who had some suspiciously well preserved 400 year old coins! Tired and full we headed back to Araungabad. A reasonably chilled evening ensued after a nice meal in a pretty posh vegetarian restaurant (well mine was good, Iain & Ben were not impressed after ordering a korma and getting something that more resembled pie filling) we went to an internet cafe (Our hotel didn't have Wifi) to look into booking travel up ...