Monuments in Maharashtra have now reopened after remaining closed for three weeks due to rising COVID 19 cases. The famous Ajanta and Ellora, among other sites, are once again open to visitors. Tickets for these sites can now be purchased online, but visitors must be fully vaccinated against COVID 19.
The monuments were closed earlier this year on January 8, but have now been opened by the district administration.
Under the latest rules, physical tickets will not be available to visitors, however, there are no restrictions on the number of people allowed to visit the venues. Other sites currently open are Aurangabad Caves, Bibi ka Maqbara and Daulatabad Fort.
The Ajanta and Ellora caves are two of the most important sites in the country. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and attract many visitors each year. While Ajanta has 30 rock-cut Buddhist monuments, Ellora is one of the largest Hindu rock-cut temple cave complexes you will ever visit. Here you can see Buddhist and Jain monuments.
The famous Kailasa Temple is located in the Ellora Caves and is an ancient marvel. It is made from a single rock, which has baffled historians for centuries. These gems are now open to the public and visitors can enjoy them.
Fort Daulatabad is a historic fort which was completed in 1600.
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