Ajanta Ellora Tourfrom
Ajanta Ellora Tour
Its timeput your history caps on. The Ajanta Ellora caves are located at two different sites, although within the same region, which leaves you a lot of ground to explore. The Ajanta caves history states that they were made between the second century BCE till 650 or 480 CE, whereas those of Ellora were made between the 5th century CE and 10th century CE. But that’s just the data.These are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and you will love how the caves have retained their allure over innumerable years. You will be intrigued by the sheer craftsmanship on offer and come to think of it- they were supposedly crafted only by hand in those times with just a chisel and hammer for support! This is perhaps the most remarkable aspect of the caves.
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Activity Level Challenging
Arrival at Mumbai
After your arrival at the Mumbai airport, our representative will receive you. Form there, you will be escorted to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mumbai – Aurangabad
After having breakfast at hotel, you will leave for a visit to the Gateway of India and the local market of Mumbai. In the evening, you will leave for Aurangabad. On your arrival at Aurangabad, you will be taken to the hotel, where you will stay for the night.
In the morning, you will proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of the Ajanta Caves. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ajanta Caves are approximately thirty in number. The caves consist of chaitya halls (shrines) or viharas (monasteries). Paintings, scriptures and architecture of both the Hinayana sect as well as the Mahayana sect of Buddhism adorn Ajanta caves. By late evening, you will come back to the Aurangabad hotel and retire for the night.
In the morning, you will again leave for a sightseeing tour of Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves. Ellora Caves also hold the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ellora Caves represent the major religions, namely Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions.
Aurangabad Caves reflect tantric influences in their iconography and architectural designs. The nine caves comprise of mainly Buddhist monasteries or Viharas. The night stay will be at the hotel in Aurangabad.
Aurangabad – Mumbai
You will leave for Mumbai in morning. After arriving there, you will check into a hotel. Then, you will proceed for an excursion to the Elephanta caves. These caves are known for rock cut temples, which date back to the 5th century. The night stay will be at the hotel.
After having breakfast in the morning, you will leave for a sightseeing tour of the city. You will be visiting Juhu Beach, Hanging Gardens and Prince of Wales Museum. In the late evening, you will leave for the international airport to catch a flight for onward destination.