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Ajanta Ellora Tours 3N4D
Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour covers the most popular destination in India. Gateway of India, The Prince of Wales Museum in Mumbai, and Ajanta, Ellora Caves in Aurangabad district of Maharastra.
Chhaprapati Sambhaji Nager (Aurangabad)
Aurangabad city is located in the northern part of the state of Maharashtra in the western region of India. It is 403 km from Mumbai. Surrounded by hills, the city is on the banks of the Kham River. The city boasts of Bibi-Ka-Maqbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, owing to its proximity to the world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu temples.
Aurangabad is tinged with a distinctive Arabian aura. The city was named after Aurangazeb but earlier it was known as Khadke. Square-shaped, stone homes with smooth edges lone the street in small sections of town. Very few people use this new name and the city's Muslim Havor is evident/ tangible amidst the tourist boom and the economic development typist of Mumbai's hinterland. Their efforts like most of their kind however seem an ineffectual charade of semantics; few use the new name, Sambhajinagar, and the city's Muslim flavor endures amid the tourist boom and the economic development.
Buddhism was introduced to this region during the reign of the powerful Mauryan Emperors and its rapid acceptance is evident in the profusion of Buddhist cave temples found in and around modern Aurangabad. The Hindu temples of Ellora built by the kings of the Satvahana and Rashtrakuta dynasties predate the influx of Buddhism. Strategically located in the centre of India, the region was considered the safest from the marauding armies of the Afghan and Central Asian raiders. The Tughlaq King Mohammed bin Tughlaq of the Delhi Sultanate moved his capital from Delhi, along with the citizens to this area in the 14th century but failed due to poor logistical planning.
Ajanta Ellora Tours 3N4D
1 Night Hotel in Mumbai
2 Nights Hotels in Aurangabad
On arrival in Mumbai, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel (Rooms will be booked from 1200 hrs to facilitate immediate check in).
Check in and relax for the evening.
Mumbai's skyline is recognizable 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.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for the morning half day city tour of Bombay, the political capital of Maharashtra, and financial capital of India, also famous for India Film Industry Bollywood.
Visit – Gateway of India, The Prince of Wales Museum, Chowpatty Beach & Juhu Beach – Chowpatty beach is situated on Marine Drive.
Afternoon transfer to airport to connect flight for Aurangabad.
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ajanta Caves.
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.
Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves.
Ellora 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.
Aurangabad Caves: 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).
Evening flight for Mumbai
- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
- Meal Plan (Please refer to Cost sheet)
- Exclusive vehicle for transfers & sightseeing. The vehicle will not be at your disposal. it will be available to you as per itinerary only. (point to point)
- Rates are valid for NRI and Foreigners only.
- Air Fare / Train fare.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity, mineral water, soft & hard drinks, rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, and porterage.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price leads to an increase in the cost of surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Travel Insurance.
- Anything which is not included in the inclusion.