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Silk fabrics were once Aurangabad’s chief revenue generator and the town is still known across the world for its hand-woven Himroo and Paithani saris.


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$69 Private & Custom Tours

Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves Private with Rock-Cut Temples

Meet your guide at hotel lobby in Aurangabad at 07:00 AM and proceed to Ajanta Caves (approx. 2.5 hours). These 2nd century caves are great achievements by Buddhist monks and here you can see beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures reflecting the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horseshoe shaped gorge has 30 caves dividend in two phases. After sightseeing at 12:30 PM, you can choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested for lunch at your own cost. After lunch at 1:00 PM, proceed to Ellora Caves and arrive at 03:00 PM. You will see the famous rock caves temples of Ellora that depict the Hindu, Buddhist and Jain faiths and were constructed between the 5th and 8th centuries A.D. We will also stop by the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa Temple, carved out in the rocky cliff-side from top to bottom. At the end of your journey at 06:00 pm, sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Aurangabad by 07:00 PM.

$51 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Ajanta Caves Day Tour in Aurangabad

Meet your guide at your hotel lobby in Aurangabad 8 am and start your full-day excursion to Ajanta Caves (arrive by 10:30 am). These 2nd century caves are considered great achievements by Buddhist monks. You will see beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures that reflect the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horseshoe shaped gorge has 30 caves dividend in two phases. At 2:00 pm after sightseeing you can choose the cuisine and restaurant your are interested for lunch at your own cost. The tour will end at 03:00 pm and sit back and relax on the drive back to your hotel in Aurangabad (arrive by 5:00 pm).

$806 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Mumbai to Auranganbad Private 3-Day Tour with Ajanta Caves

Day 1: Mumbai – Aurangabad (flight)Pickup from your Mumbai hotel/place of stay and transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. (There are 3 daily flights - early morning, late afternoon and evening from Mumbai to Aurangabad).On arrival at Aurangabad airport, you will be assisted and transferred to the hotel check in.Later, have a full day Aurangabad city tour followed by a tour of the Ellora Caves (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the city, visit the Aurangabad Caves, which are artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. The architecture and iconography here is influenced by Tantric Hinduism. Then, visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara - the burial place of Aurangzeb's first wife. It is an imitation of Agra's Taj Mahal. Also go to a small archaeological museum nearby. The Ellora Caves hold the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and date 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. Overnight at the hotel.Day 2: Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves Tour from Aurangabad (108 kms / 2 hours approx one-way) (B)Breakfast at hotel followed by full day excursion to the Ajanta Caves - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Buddhist caves of Ajanta were discovered by British officers in 1819. The 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. The thirty caves at Ajanta are set in a steep crescent-shaped hillside in a forested ravine of the Sahayadri hills. Thirty of them are 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 25 are Viharas (monasteries). After the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Aurangabad city.Overnight at the hotel.Day 03: Aurangabad – Mumbai (flight) (B)Breakfast at hotel. As per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Mumbai. (There are 3-daily flights - morning, late afternoon and late evening from Aurangabad to Mumbai).Note: 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.The following hotels will be used (or similar): 4-star: Ambassador Ajanta or VITS Hotel 5-star: WelcomHotel Rama International or Lemon Tree Hotel

$1000 Cultural & Theme Tours

TOP OF THE DECK INDIA : Rajasthan ,Goa,with Delhi and Taj Mahal Tour - 15 Days

Day 1 : Delhi   For the first day you have to arrive at a meeting point at 6am inside arrival area of "Indra Gandhi International airport "  after pickup we drive to hotel and after having rest for 2 hrs start for a local sightseeing tour of Delhi which includes Connaught place,Humayun's Tomb, Lotus Temple , and Akshardham temple. For Private tour pickup timing and tour timing would be  flexible as per convenient  Overnight in Delhi. Day 2 :  Delhi to Agra At 6 AM drive to Agra to discover one of the great wonders of the world "Taj Mahal", it reflects a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, and Indian architectural styles,followed by Agra Fort, you will find remarkable palaces, embellished chambers and hospitable reception rooms . Day 3 : Agra to Jaipur Drive to Jaipur ,check in at hotel and in evening visit to Chokhi Dhani,Overnight Jaipur.  Day 4: Jaipur Morning Jaipur sightseeing with entrance to Amber fort,Summer palace,Hawa mahal ,Nahargarh fort. etc Overnight Jaipur. Day 5 : Jaipur to Jodhpur  (336 KMS / 7Hrs) Leave 8 AM for Jodhpur,Arrival Jodhpur check in at hotel and .Overnight Jodhpur. Day 6 : Jodhpur Full day city tour of Jodhpur,Overnight Jodhpur. Day 7 : Jodhpur to Jaisalmer  (285 KMS / 6 Hrs) leave to Jaisalmer. after check in at hotel  sightseeing Jaisalmer.Overnight Jaisalmer.  Day 8: Jaisalmer 9 AM start for Jaisalmer sightseeing with entrance to Jaisalmer fort, Leave for Desert Safari ,gala dinner with dance and music at desert.Overnight Jaisalmer Day 9 :Jaisalmer to  Udaipur  (528 Kms / 10 Hrs) Start at 6AM  drive to Udaipur, ,arrival Udaipur and overnight in Udaipur. Day 10 : Udaipur : Full day sightseeing Udaipur.Overnight Udaipur Day 11:  Udaipur to Aurangabad (755 Kms / 15 Hrs ) After breakfast leave for Aurangabad ,overnight in Bus. Day 12 : Arrival Aurangabad and Check in at hotel , Overnight Aurangabad. Day 13: Ajanta caves Leave at 08:00, for sightseeing Ajanta caves.Overnight Aurangabad. Day 14 : Ellora caves Ellora caves tour Overnight Aurangabad. Day 15 :Aurangabad to  Mumbai Morning drive to Mumbai,arrival Mumbai & Overnight Mumbai. Day 13 : Mumbai Start at 9 AM Full day city tour of Mumbai ,Overnight Mumbai. Day 14 : Mumbai to Goa Start at 18:00 Hrs drive to Goa (Overnight in Bus) Day 15 : Goa Arrival Goa and transfer to Hotel. Overnight Goa Tour End

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour - 2 Days

 Itinerary:Day 1 - Arrival AurangabadEarly morning Pick up from airport/railway station/bus station at Aurangabad followed by sightseeing for Ajanta caves. Ajanta Caves were carved out of a 250 ft wall and had monasteries and Buddhist halls of worship. The paintings represented the different lives and rebirths of the Buddha with sculptures of other Buddhist deities from 2nd to 5th century BC.Overnight Aurangabad.Day 2 - MumbaiAfter breakfast drive to Ellora Caves at 08:00,followed by guided tour of Ellora caves, Explore one of  the largest single monolithic rock excavation of the world. its actually a temple dedicated to Shiva. It is a chariot-shaped monument and named the Kailasha Temple. It also houses gods and goddesses along with relief panels depicting legends from Hindu epics.After sightseeing you are free to select your own destination for onward journey; simply inform us where to drop including Airport / Train station / Bus station  / Hotel in Aurangabad.Tour End

$550 Day Trips & Excursions

Ellora Caves Tour by Flight

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pickup and transfer from your hotel in Mumbai at 3.30 am in the morning. Before taking the one hour flight, which departs at 5:30 am from Mumbai and arrives in Aurangabad at 6:30 am.At Aurangabad airport our representative will warmly welcome you and take you in a private air conditioned car to the world famous Ellora caves.After spending 4 to 5 exciting hours, exploring the Ellora caves, you will be driven to the magnificent “Bibi Ka Maqbara” in Aurangabad which bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal.After a memorable day spent visiting both these historical sites, our representative will drop you at Aurangabad airport at 4 pm for your 5:45 pm flight to Mumbai.When you arrive on Mumbai at 6:45 pm, our representative in Mumbai will pick you up from the airport and drop you back to your hotel in Mumbai.INCLUSIONS: Transfer from Mumbai hotel to Mumbai airport and back, Mumbai Aurangabad Mumbai return flight economy class tickets, visit to Ellora caves by private air conditioned car, entry tickets to Ellora caves, entry tickets to Bibi Ka Maqbara, all toll fees, parking fees and taxes.EXCLUSIONS:Meals not included.Entry fee charged for camera / video recording equipment not included.Guide not included.