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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 Cultural & Theme 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

$50 Cultural & Theme Tours

The 3 Capitals tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Aurangzeb's Tomb, Khuldabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraWe will start the tour from a Sufi village which was a capital of Sufism.We will visit:Tomb of Malik Ambar, a slave who became the king and ruled on Deccan.Tomb of Aurangzeb, the last great Mughal emperor Some Dargahs to understand more about SufismBani Begum garden, the most beautiful and peaceful place in this area.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraAfter visiting the Sufi capital, we will visit:Daulatabad Fort, the most magnificent defensive fort of Deccan area. This was a capital of India in 14th century.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraAfter a lunch in the best thali restaurant in Aurangabad, we will visit:The most emblematic monuments of the Mughal capital from 17th century..Duration: 4 hours

$90 Cultural & Theme Tours

Explore UNESCO caves of Ellora-Ajanta in a sustainable way

ItineraryDay 1: Explore magnificent Ajanta cavesPass By: Akvin tourismWe are working on sustainable tourism. A part of our benefit goes to social cause like women empowerment and environment protection.Stop At: Ajanta Caves, Ajanta, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraIt´s during the hunting, John Smith rediscovered these magnificent caves. They are built during 5th century BC to 3rd century AD. The complex has 28 caves. The caves are excavate in semi circular scarp of a step stone about 76 meters high overlooking a narrow sinuous gorge. They all are Buddhist caves and known for paintings. The theme of the painting of the wall is intensely religious in tone and mostly centres around Buddha, Boddhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and Jatakas.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Ellora caves: a culture tour of 3 different religionsPass By: Akvin tourismWe are working on sustainable tourism. A part of our benefit goes to social cause like women empowerment and environment protection.Stop At: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraThe temples of Ellora are the product of 3 religious systems: Buddhism, Bramhanism (Hinduism), Jainism containing elaborate carvings of god and goddess and remarkable memorial of the 3 great faiths they represent. The caves have been dated to between 5th-7th centuries AD and 11th-12th centuries AD.The main cave:16 Kailash temple is the largest monolithic temple in the world. This temple is attritubted to the Rashtrakuta ruler, Krishna I.Duration: 8 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$150 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour : 3-Day Ajanta Ellora Caves & Aurangabad from Mumbai / Pune

ItineraryDay 1: Start at 5 AM from Mumbai/Pune - Travel to Aurangabad & Aurangabad SightseeingStop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraVisit Bibi Ka MaqbaraDuration: 1 hourStop At: Sunheri Mahal, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraVisit Soneri MahalDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Chatrapati Shivaji Museum, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraVisit Shivaji Maharaj MuseumDuration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight stay in AurangabadDay 2: Start at 9 AM - Visit Ajanta CavesStop At: Ajanta Caves, Ajanta, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraExplore caves at Ajanta (additional charges for guide)Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight stay in AurangabadDay 3: Start at 9 AM - Ellora Sightseeing & Travel to Mumbai/PuneStop At: Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraExplore Daulatabad FortDuration: 1 hourStop At: Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, MaharashtraExplore Ellora Caves (additional charges for guide)Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.