Around 11.30AM I arrived in Aurangabad, which is the jumping off point for visits to the Ellora and Ajanta caves.
First, I went over Martina’s appartement, where I am couchsurfing. Her place is in a quiet side street, away from the city noise. It’s a simple 1 room appartment, but clearn, so perfect. No worms on the bathroom floor here ;).
In the early afternoon I went to the Ellora caves, about 40 minutes away from Aurangabad by bus. It’s a big complex of around 30 caves, all hewn from a single piece of rock.
The most impressive is definitely cave number 16, which huge and actually more of a temple, since it’s open at the top. Apparently it took about a 100 years to finish this. Really impressive when you remember that this used to be just one rock.
Although there weren’t nearly as many visitors here as at the Taj Mahal, I did manage to land another ±10 modelling jobs. I will soon grace living rooms all throughout the country :)!
In the evening Martina, Sebastien (another couch surfer) and me went to a nice restaurant. The southern Indian food was pretty spicy, but really nice. No clue what I ate though :).