4 Days Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour

Ellora Caves

4 Days Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour

Tour of Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai

4 Days Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour

This World Heritage site tour starts at Mumbai from where we will take you to Aurangabad from where we will proceed for full day Excursion to 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. The next day we will explore Ellora Caves where you can see the most famous image of Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks-the largest monolith in the world. Later we will explore Pithalkora caves which are located 78 kms from Aurangabad and famous for intricate work on the sculptured facades.

We will also explore Daulatabad fortress at Daulatabad, famous for its series of trick defenses, secret escape routes. We will visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb’s wife RabiaDurrani and also 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.

Travel Plan :

Day – 01 Mumbai – Aurangabad by air 

mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport
mumbai chhatrapati shivaji international airport
mumbai aurangabad flight
mumbai aurangabad flight
aurangabad airport
aurangabad airport

Arrive at Aurangabad Airport & transfer to hotel at Aurangabad. Enjoy a brief City tour of Aurangabad.

Bibi ka Maqbara Aurangabad Bibi ka Maqbara Aurangabad
Bibi ka Maqbara 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.

ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves
ajanta caves

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.

Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves

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.

Pitalkhora Caves
Pitalkhora Caves

Return back to Hotel. Overnight  stay at Hotel.

Day – 04 Aurangabad –Mumbai or Delhi

Breakfast  at the Hotel. After breakfast proceed to The Daulatabad fortress was an old Hindu stronghold originally called Devgiri Fort.

Daulatabad Fort
Daulatabad Fort

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.

Bibi-ka-Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb’s wife RabiaDurrani.

Bibi ka Maqbara Aurangabad
Bibi ka Maqbara Aurangabad

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.

water mill aurangabad
water mill aurangabad

Proceed to airport to catch onward flight.

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Booking

To book this 4 Days Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour or to get this tour customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form below, please  specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements. This will help us understand your needs in a better way and respond with complete information.

Ajanta Ellora Tour Package 4N5D

 

Ajanta Ellora Tour Package 4N5D

Ajanta Ellora Tour Package – 4N5D

Tour Itinerary: Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai

Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai (Bombay)Arrive Mumbai. You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02 : Mumbai After breakfast, morning cruise across the harbour (9 kms) to see Elephanta Caves noted for its huge rock cuts. Afternoon tour of Mumbai city. Main attractions are Kamla Nehru Park, Hanging Gardens situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine drive, Mani Bhawan, Gateway of India & drive through the Crawford Market, Marine Drive & Flora Fountain. Overnight in Hotel.
Day 03 : Mumbai – Aurangabad Morning transfer to the railway-station to board the train # 7617 Tapovan Exp dep at 06:10 hrs and arr at 13:15 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Later visit the Aurangabad Caves, excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD, they reflect tantric influences in their iconography and architectural designs. Also visit and Daulatabad Fort, this magnificent 12th century fortress stands on a hill just 13 kms. from Aurangabad. One of the world’s best preserved fort of medieval times, surviving virtually unaltered, Daulatabad yet displays the character that made it invincible. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04 : Aurangabad Morning excursion to Ajanta Caves, Ajanta is situated at a distance of 99 Kms and 03 hrs drive from the Aurangabad city. Ajanta is famous for paintings and sculptures, considered as master pieces of Buddhist religious art. Back to Aurangabad, overnight stay at the hotel. (Ajanta Caves remains closed on Mondays).

Day 05 : Aurangabad – Mumbai (train) After breakfast, excursion to Ellora Caves situated 30 Kms from Aurangabad, Ellora houses the several uninterrupted monuments, dating back to 600 to 1000 A.D.The caves brings the ancient Indian civilization to life. Later transfer to the railway-station to board the train # 7618 Tapovan Exp dep at 14:40 hrs and arr at 22:05 hrs. Upon arrival transfer to the International Airport to board the flight for onward destination. (Ellora Caves are closed on Tuesdays).

To get this Ajanta Ellora Tour Package customized to your requirements, please contact us. While filling the Contact Form, please specify the tour you like, travel dates, number of people traveling and the accommodation type / budget for your tour. Also, let us know what all changes you would like us to make and if you have any other requirements especially for families traveling with kids or elderly. You can ask us to add a night here and there, change the type of accommodations, meal plans, mode of transportation or even combine 2 or more itineraries to create a extended holiday tour of India for you. We will be happy to create a custom plan matching all your requirements. Our experts will be glad to help if you have any queries.