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Ellora caves receives more than three times tourist traffic than Ajanta caves

Ellora also receives around 15 % more foreign tourists than Ajanta caves

   Thursday 29-Nov-2012  | Mumbai
Although the famous caves of Ajanta & Ellora are withing just 100 kms of each other near Aurangabad, the number of domestic tourist traffic that Ellora receives is surprisingly 3 times that of Ajanta.
The number of domestic and foreign visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments of Ajanta and Ellora caves during 2009, 2010 and 2011 were as follows:
 

Year

Visitors

Ajanta Caves 

Ellora Caves

2009

Domestic

346018

738841

Foreign

22964

18946

2010

Domestic

389572

1187432

Foreign

28192

32540

2011

Domestic

412473

1308262

Foreign

28576

33023

To encourage Hospitality Sector a Five Year Tax Holiday has been announced in 2008 - 09 for 2, 3 and 4 star category hotels located in all UNESCO declared World Heritage sites (Except Mumbai and Delhi) for hotels operating w.e.f. 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2013. 

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