Ajanta & Ellora Caves Tour

5 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai


Overview

The ancient rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora are extremely popular amidst the tourists and are World Heritage Sites as well. Go for Ajanta and Ellora caves tour stretching in the duration of 6 days and 5 nights where you will get a chance to explore these caves which are dedicated to Buddhism, Jainism as well as Hinduism. During the tour, you will also get the opportunity to explore the attractions of Mumbai.

Highlights

  • Guided tour to Hanging Garden and the Gateway of India, Mumbai
  • Indulge in fun activities at Juhu and Chowpatty beaches, Mumbai
  • Explore the 12th century Daulatabad Fort, near Aurangabad
  • Excursions to Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive Mumbai

After arriving in Mumbai, you will be transferred to your pre booked hotel. Rest and relax and keep the rest of the day to explore the city.

Day 2 - Mumbai Sightseeing

On day 2, take a full day city tour. Visit St John's Church at Fort, Marine Drive, Flora Fountain at the Hutama Chowk , Chowpatty Beach, Hanging Gardens in Malabar Hills, Gateway of India and the 18 kms long Juhu Beach. Evening is free for shopping and other individual activity. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 - Mumbai - Aurangabad

After breakfast, get transported to the Mumbai airport and reach Aurangabad by air. On reaching our representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. After lunch visit the magnificent Kailash Temple, the 12th century Daulatabad Fort and the mesmerizing Aurangabad Caves of the 2nd and 6thcenturies. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4 - Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves – Aurangabad

After breakfast get ready for full-day excursion of Ajanta Caves (Closed on Monday). The Ajanta Caves (75°40’ N; 20°30’ E) are situated at a distance of 107 km north of Aurangabad. It is around The world-famous paintings at Ajanta fall into two broad phases. The earliest is noticed in the form of fragmentary specimens in cave nos. 9 and 10, which are datable to the second century B.C. Ajanta caves are rock-cut Buddhist Cave. There are 29 caves to see inside the Ajanta caves like cave 1, cave 2 or more. Later we drive back to Aurangabad city were stay at the hotel.

Day 5 - Aurangabad – Ellora Caves – Aurangabad

In the morning after breakfast full day excursion of Ellora Caves (Closed on Tuesday). The Ellora caves are locally known as ‘Verul Leni’. It is located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad. There are 34 caves at Ellora caves to explore inside it. One should visit Kailasanatha Temple and Chhota Kailash, Jain group of Ellora Caves ( that is cave 31 to 34). Other places to visit in Ellora Caves are Dashavtara and Waterfalls that is located next to Dhumar Lena. Ajanta Ellora Tour is the finest example of very old rock-cut caves. Later drive back to Aurangabad. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Aurangabad - Mumbai

Visit the finest fifth century AD Vihara and a few more caves in the morning. After lunch fly back to Mumbai to catch connecting homeward flight.


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