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Aurangabad, Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour (3 Days)

This private 3 day tour cover the stunning Ajanta and Ellora Caves both UNESCO World Heritage listed sites. Explore 34 caves at Ellora, dating 6th and 11th centuries AD, as well as 29 caves at Ajanta, dating back to between the 2nd century BC and 6th century AD. You will also explore the Daulatabad Fort, monuments in Aurangabad city and one of 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. Your private guide and chauffeur makes sure you have the time you need at each place to fully soak in the history you had hoped to. Your tour include two nights of accommodations in Aurangabad, all transport, professional guide and monuments entrances to make getting around easier on you.

per adult from

$618

AUD

Duration

3 days

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • 2 Nights accommodation in Aurangabad
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Bottled water
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • Entry/Admission - Bibi Ka Maqbara
    • Entry/Admission - Aurangabad Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Ajanta Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Ellora Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Daulatabad Fort
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities

  • Day 1: Arrive Aurangabad

    Stop At: Aurangabad, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra
    On arrival at airport assistance and transfer to hotel. Later city tour of Aurangabad,
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Begumpura Gulistan-e-Jauhar KARACHI, Aurangabad 431004 India
    Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother. Due to its similar design standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument is popularly known as the mini Taj of the Deccan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Aurangabad Caves, Nr. Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad 431001 India
    Situated at a distance of 5 km, nestled amidst the hills are 12 Buddhist caves probably dating back to 3 A.D. Of particular interest are the Tantric influences evident in the iconography and architectural designs of the caves. They also offer a panoramic view of the city as well as the imposing Maqbara.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 2: Aurangabad - Ajanja - Aurangabad (104kms/ 2hrs approx one way)

    Stop At: Ajanta Caves Road, Ajanta 431001 India
    Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora , which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves.

    Evening back to hotel in Aurangabad.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel.

    Day 3: Aurangabad - Departure (flight)

    Stop At: Ellora Caves, Ellora India
    Excursion to visit the Ellora Caves (Tuesday closed), a UNESCO World Heritage Site from about 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions, namely - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Grishneshwar, Ellora Nr. Ellora Caves, Aurangabad 431102 India
    Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in Shaivism tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad, Daulatabad India
    On way back visit Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defense system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls.

    Later transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Aurangabad airport or railway stationAirports
    • Chikkalthana Airport, Aurangabad India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price using 4 Star hotels 9/29/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/28/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 5 star Hotels 9/29/2020 - 3/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    4/1/2021 - 9/28/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Stroller accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P2

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