Ajanta - Ellora Caves Tour
05 Nights / 06 Days
Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
at Mumbai airport or station. Transfer to hotel.
Check in and relax for the evening.
Mumbai's skyline is recognisable in advertisements and pictorial depictions
stating the country's technological and financial hub. It's an imposing skyline.
The contours are hazy but the residents don't seem to mind. They love this place
and this all-encompassing love is infectious. Overnight will be at Mumbai.
Day 02: Mumbai Aurangabad
Breakfast will be at hotel or onboard the aircraft.
Relax in the morning or visit the local market. Transfer to airport for flight
Reach and check in at hotel.
Overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Day 03: Aurangabad
Breakfast will be served at the hotel.
Proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ajanta Caves.
Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad in the
shape of a mammoth horse- shoe, are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta. The Caves
date from the 2nd century BC. Discovered in 1819 by a group of British army
officers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved
with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of Buddhist
monastic orders features several 'chaityas' (chapels) and 'viharas' (monasteries).
Return to Aurangabad and overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Day 04: Aurangabad
will be at the hotel.
Proceed for a visit to the Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves.
Impressive in their own right is the rock-hewn temples
and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In
all, there are 34 cave temples, 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (550-750 AD), 17
Hindu caves (600-875 AD) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (800-1000 AD) 22 more
caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, were recently discovered. Kailas Temple (cave16),
the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable.
The almost forgotten caves of Aurangabad lie just outside
the city. Excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD, they reflect TANTRIC
influences in their iconography and architectural designs. In all there are
nine caves which are mainly viharas (monasteries).
0vernight will be at Aurangabad.
Day 05: Aurangabad Mumbai
will be at hotel or onboard the aircraft.
Reach Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Proceed for an excursion to the ELEPHANTA
On your way back, proceed to see the interesting sites of Mumbai.
Overnight will be in Mumbai.
Day 06: Mumbai Home
Breakfast will be at hotel.
Transfer in time to international airport for flight home.