AJANTA-ELLORA THE ANCIENT MARVELS
TOUR DURATION – 04 DAYS
03 NIGHTS AURANGABAD
DAY 01: AURANGABAD
Upon arrival at Aurangabad, you will be greeted and transferred to the hotel/resort for a refreshing break. Whenever you’re ready, venture out to explore the enchanting heritage of Aurangabad. Enjoy your journey through this historic city!
Discover Aurangabad, a city steeped in history and named after the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb, who reigned from 1653 to 1707. It’s a gateway to timeless treasures. Witness the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora, stand in awe of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara, explore the mystic Aurangabad Caves, and conquer the formidable Daulatabad Fortress. This city is your portal to an imperial past, where every step leads to the heart of an empire’s legacy.
Embark on a journey through Aurangabad’s rich history, where the Mini Taj, Bibi Ka Maqbara, stands as a testament to love and architectural splendor, surrounded by lush Mughal gardens. Explore the ancient mysteries of the Aurangabad Caves, revealing Buddhist heritage and panoramic city views. Then, step into the past at Daulatabad Fort, “the City of Fortune.” Aurangabad weaves a tale of centuries past, waiting to be uncovered.
DAY 02: AURANGABAD – AJANTA CAVES / AURANGABAD
After breakfast, set off on an enchanting day excursion to the Ajanta Caves.
Ajanta Caves “A Timeless Heritage” Situated just 110 km from Aurangabad, the Ajanta Caves are a remarkable cluster of 32 ancient Buddhist caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. These caves, hewn into the cliff’s scarp, house a captivating fusion of Chaityas (chapels) and Viharas (monasteries). Inside these caves, vivid paintings still bear their original colors, narrating the life of Lord Buddha and his previous earthly experiences. The outer walls are adorned with masterful sculptures, making Ajanta Caves a testament to the enduring artistry and spirituality of ancient India.
DAY 03: AURANGABAD – ELLORA CAVES / AURANGABAD
After breakfast, prepare for an enchanting day as you embark on an excursion to the remarkable Ellora Caves.
Unveil the architectural marvel of the Ellora Caves, located just 30 km from Aurangabad. Carved with precision between the 4th and 9th centuries, these caves are a testament to the Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain faiths. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, hewn from a single monolithic structure, showcases intricate rock-cut architecture and boasts a history dating back 1,500 years to the Rashtrakuta dynasty. It stands as one of the world’s most captivating archaeological sites, offering a glimpse into India’s rich heritage and craftsmanship. After your exploration of the Ellora Caves, make sure to visit the Pithalkora Caves, a true “Sculptural Wonder.” These caves feature intricate sculpture facades that are nothing short of breathtaking, enriching your journey through history and art.
DAY 04: AURANGABAD
After breakfast, check out from your hotel/resort. If you have some time available, you can opt for optional sightseeing or visits in the vibrant city of Aurangabad. Later, your transfer to Aurangabad Airport for your onward journey. The transfer will be coordinated based on your flight schedule, ensuring a seamless and punctual departure from the city.