This luxury tour explores the world famous Ajanta Caves which were crafted by Buddhist monks in 2nd Century. The caves exhibit Beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures which reflect the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. We will also explore Ellora Caves where you can see the most famous image of Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks-the largest monolith in the world.
Vivanta by Taj – Aurangabad is a gateway to World Heritage Ajanta and Ellora caves sites and is conveniently located just 9 kilometres away from the airport. This palace-styled hotel, set amidst five acres of landscaped gardens, offers spacious comfort and rich, hospitable service. Step into fantastic accommodation to get a taste of luxury.
A choice of accommodation, business facilities, banqueting facilities, dining options and unique Vivanta motifs makes it one of the best 5-star hotels in Aurangabad.
Our Ajanta Ellora Caves Tour is an amazing experience that combines the best of exploration and luxury.
Travel Plan Details:
Day – 01Mumbai – Aurangabad by air
Arrive at Aurangabad Airport & transfer to hotel at Aurangabad. Enjoy a brief City tour of Aurangabad.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 02 Aurangabad – Ajanta
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast proceed for full day .Excursion to Ajanta – (closed on Monday)These 2nd century caves are fine achievements by Buddhist monks. Beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures reflect the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horseshoe shaped gorge has 30 caves dividend in two phases.Return back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 03 Aurangabad – Ellora Caves – Pithalkora
Breakfast at the Hotel. After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesday) – The World Heritage site, one of the finest examples of rockcut caves , there are 34 caves, Cave 16 is the most famous and has Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks-the largest monolith in the world.
After Ellora Caves, further proceed for Pitalkhora Caves:- Pitalkhora Caves are about 78 kms from Aurangabad. The intricate work on the sculptured facades in these caves is definitely worth a visit.
Return back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 04 Aurangabad –Mumbai or Delhi
Emperor Mohammed-bin-Tughlaq captured and plundered it in the 13th century and made it the second capital of the Delhi Sultanate renaming it Daulatabad. It is famous for its series of trick defences, secret escape routes etc.
Panchakki or Water Mill, an ingenious creation of Mughal engineers who used it to harness water to run large grinding stones which served as a flour mill. The tomb of a muslim saint lies in the garden beyond the building served as a flour mill.
Proceed to airport to catch onward flight.
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