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Ajanta ellora Tour

Duration : 5 nights / 6 days
Destination Covering : Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai

Day 1 Arrival Mumbai

On arrival in Mumbai, you will be welcomed by our executive and transferred to your hotel (Rooms will be booked from 12:00 hrs to facilitate immediate check in). Check in and relax for the evening. Mumbai's skyline is recognizable in advertisements and pictorial depictions stating the country's technological and financial hub. It's an imposing skyline. The contours are hazy but the residents don't seem to mind.
Overnight stay at hotel. .

Day 2 - Mumbai - Aurangabad

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Aurangabad.
The city of Aurangabad was founded in 1610, on the site of a village, Khirki by Malik Ambar - the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II. When Fateh Khan, Malik Ambar's son turned successor in 1626, he gave the city the name 'Fatehpur'. Aurangabad today is a bustling city of Maharashtra with diverse big and small industries, fine silken textiles, and exquisite hand woven brocades of silver and gold fabrics, Himroo of world frame. To scholars and lovers of art and culture the city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian Art and Sculpture. Check in at hotel. Evening free at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 3 Aurangabad

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ajanta Caves.
Ajanta caves: Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horse- shoe, are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta. The Caves date from the 2nd century BC. Discovered in 1819 by a group of British army officers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of Buddhist monastic orders features several 'chaityas' (chapels) and 'viharas' (monasteries). Return to Aurangabad and overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 4 Aurangabad

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves.
Ellora Caves: Impressive in their own right is the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In all, there are 34 cave temples, 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (550-750 AD), 17 Hindu caves (600-875 AD) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (800-1000 AD) 22 more caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, were recently discovered. Kailas Temple (cave16), the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable. Aurangabad Caves: The almost forgotten caves of Aurangabad lie just outside the city. Excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD, they reflect TANTRIC influences in their iconography and architectural designs. In all there are nine caves which are mainly viharas (monasteries).
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 5 Aurangabad - Mumbai

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, transfer to hotel. Later proceed for an excursion to the ELEPHANTA CAVES. On your way back, proceed to see the interesting sites of Mumbai.
Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 6 Mumbai - Departure

After breakfast transfer to airport to connect flight for next destination.

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