Private 3-Day Aurangabad Tour Including the Ajanta & Ellora Caves from Mumbai

Duration: 3 days
Destination: India, Maharashtra, Mumbai
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  • 3 days
  • Mumbai
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Explore the fascinating city of Aurangabad along with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Ajanta Caves and the Ellora Caves, on this 3-day private tour with round-trip flights from Mumbai. The tour includes hotel pick-up, airport transfers, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle and a guide for sightseeing. Your overnight stay in Aurangabad will be in either a 4-star or 5-star hotel, as per the option you select at checkout.

Itinerary

Day 1: Aurangabad

Stop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Begumpura Gulistan-e-Jauhar KARACHI, Aurangabad 431004 India
Situated about 3 km from the city is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. It is an imitation of the Taj at Agra and due to its similar design it is popularly known as the Mini Taj of the Deccan. The Maqbara stands in the middle of a spacious and formally planned Mughal garden with axial ponds, fountains, water channels, broad pathways and pavilions. Behind the mausoleum is a small Archaeological Museum.


Duration: 30 minutes

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

Day 2: Ajanta Caves

Stop At: Ajanta Caves Road, Ajanta 431001 India
Ajanta is located 107 kilometers from Aurangabad and 60 kilometers from Jalgaon. A cluster of 32 Buddhist caves not far from a medieval village of the same name, the site is a protected monument in the care of the Archaeological Survey of India. Moreover, since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The thirty rock-hewn caves at Ajanta, cut into the scarp of a cliff are either Chaityas (chapels) or Viharas (monasteries). On the walls of the caves are paintings, many still glowing with their original colours. The outer walls are covered with brilliantly executed sculpture. The Buddhist theme of the Ajanta paintings recounts the life of Lord Buddha and tales of his previous earthly experiences.


Duration: 3 hours

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

Day 3: Ellora Caves

Stop At: Ellora Caves, Ellora Cave Rd Ahead of Hiranya Reosrts, Aurangabad 431005 India
The Ellora Caves chiseled into perfection between the 4th and the 9th century belongs to the Buddhist, Hindu and Jain faiths. One of the most fascinating archaeological sites in Maharashtra, Ellora dates back to the Rashtrakuta dynasty, about 1,500 years ago, and is the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. There are in all 34 caves, of which 12 are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain. A protected site under the aegis of the Archaeological Survey of India, Cave No. 16 popularly known as Kailash Temple is a World Heritage Site carved from a single monolithic structure.


Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 2x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • 2-nights accommodation at a 4-star or 5-star hotel in Aurangabad
  • Bottled water
  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast on Day#2 & Day#3)

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • The Ajanta Caves are closed on Mondays and the Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays
  • Depending on your first day flight, the tour operator will adjust the Aurangabad and Ellora Caves sightseeing to be either on Day 1 or on Day 3, and will book your departure flight to Mumbai accordingly
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking is allowed
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase (15 kgs) and 1 carry-on bag (7 kgs). Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We provide transfer to and from all hotels in Mumbai


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

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.

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Bernard E

13 Feb, 2018

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