Aurangabad is an ideal gateway site from Pune to the famous World Heritage Sites - Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Loc ated on the bank of the Kham river, Aurangabad city is the district headquarters that offer tourist all kinds of modern comforts they ever expect. Some of the major attractions of the city include Bibi Ka Maqbara, Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad Caves, Quila-E-Ark and Sunehri Mahal.
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 - the Saptakund. Dating back to the 2nd century, they cover a span of 800 years where under royal patronage of ruling dynasties, professional artists helped Buddhist monks to create magnificent murals narrating the story of Buddha in his cycle of incarnations. Etched and painted in vegetable and mineral dyes, the paintings have a langourous stylised beauty and magical eloquence.
Day – 01 Mumbai – Aurangabad
Arrive Aurangabad & transfer to hotel at Aurangabad .City tour of 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.
Day – 03 Aurangabad – Ellora Caves – Pithalkora
Breakfast at the Hotel. After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesday) – UNESCO 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. After Ellora Caves, further proceed for Pithalkora Caves:-Pithalkora caves are about 78 kms. From Aurangabad. The intricate work on the sculptured facades in these caves is definitely worth a visit. Return back to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day – 04 Aurangabad –Mumbai
Breakfast at the Hotel. After breakfast proceed to The Daulatabad fortress was an old Hindu stronghold originally called Devgiri 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 Rabia Durrani. 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 which served as a flour mill.Proceed to airport to catch onward flight. end your trip.
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Chikalthana Airport is located at a distance of merely 11 km from the city of Aurangabad.
Aurangabad has direct rail links to important Indian cities like Mumbai.
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