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Ajanta Ellora Caves

World Heritage Caves Tour

 
Ajanta Ellora Caves Tour
   
 
Places Covered

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Mumbai - Elephanta Caves - Aurangabad - Ajanta- Ellora- Mumbai  
       
Duration
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7 Days / 6 Nights  
   
 
Ajanta Ellora Caves Tour
DAY 01
  Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at International airport you will be meet by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we are holding the room on ready occupancy basis. Day free to rest and leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
DAY 02
Mumbai - Elephanta Caves
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Mumbai, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel in Mumbai for overnight stay.
DAY 03
Mumbai - Aurangabad
After breakfast check out the hotel and transdfer to the airport to board the flight for Aurangabad, on arvial transfer to the hotel. Later take half day sighseeing tour of the city, Aurangabad is the is the most elaborate vase temples of India, although Buddhist monks began excavating in the seventh century, the site grew to include Hindu and Jain temples as the Buddhist faith waned in popularity towards the end of the seventh century. There are 34 caves - 12 Buddhist (Ad 600-800) 17 Hindu (around AD 900) and they are numbered in that order as you progress from south to North. After relaxation visit at Daulatabad Fort. Originally the mountainous Deogiri fortress, it was an old Hindu stronghold, finally captured and plundered by deceit in the 13th century., later visit at Bibi ka Maqbara, It is the tomb of Begum Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangzeb. Due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the mini Taj of the Deccan. Followed by visit at Panchakki, an intriguing water mill, the Panchakki is famous for its underground water channel which traverses more than 8 kms to its source away in the mountains. Later return to the hotel for overnight stay.

DAY 04
Aurangabad - Ellora (30 Kms - ½ hour)
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Ellora Caves, one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. After visit return back to Aurangabad. After lunch visit to Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia Durrani, the Queen of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument rises majestically in an intentional bid to copy and rival the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and Panchakki - An engineering feat of the time is the Panchakki, or the water mill built by Malik Ambar in 1695. The water, channeled from a spring on a distant hill was used to power the flourmill and grind grain for the pilgrims.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DAY 05
 

Aurangabad - Ajanta (105 kms - 2 hours) Aurangabad - Mumbai (406 Kms - 8 hours)
After breakfast excursion to the famous Ajanta caves. Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as the World Heritage Site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. Ajanta’s wondrous cave temples are cut into the rocky sides of a dramatic crescent-shaped gorge, at the head of which is a waterfall that drops over the mountain rim in a series of seven steps to a pool far below –deep inside the mountain are the Buddhist chaitya – vihara prayer and monastery caves. They cover a span of 800 years where under the royal patronage of ruling dynasties, professional artists helped Buddhist monks to create magnificent murals narrating the story of Buddha in his cycle of incarnations, while simultaneously creating a painted record of the panorama of life in ancient India. Etched and painted in mineral dyes, the paintings have a languorous stylized beauty and magical eloquence. After visiting Ajanta Caves drive back to Aurangabad. Return to Aurangabad and checkout and drive to Mumbai via Pune. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
Note: The Ajanta Caves are closed to public on all Monday and Ellora caves on Tuesday.

 
DAY 06
 
Mumbai (Essel World)
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Mumbai, then enjoy the day at Essel World. In the evening on the way back visit Juhu Beach. Overnight in the hotel in Mumbai.
 
 
DAY 07
 
Mumbai - Departure
Today after breakfast morning is free for individual activities and relaxation. At the time of departure transfer to the international airport to board the scheduled flight to hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.
   
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