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Aurangabad Tour

Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Activities: Sightseeing of Ellora Caves
Regions: West India
Destinations Covered: Aurangabad
Best Time: January, February, March, April, September, October, November, December
Price 2017 : INR 27000

Overview

What is it like to embark on the exploration of Ajanta and Ellora caves and the lesser known caves of Pithalkora? Shikhar’s Aurangabad Tour brings to its guests some of the world’s greatest man-made monuments and living example of ancient India’s inconceivable craftsmanship and human endeavour. You will witness !ncredible India’s greatest treasure which equally belongs to the World and is indeed amongst the World’s Greatest Heritage!

Commissioned by the Buddhist, Shaivite and Jain rulers at different times, from 2nd century BC to 6th century AD, the man-made caves of Ajanta and Ellora (Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites) and Pithalkora, boasts of intricately designed rock-cut temples, statues of deities and frescos hued by chipping away hills bit by bit for generations and centuries until these, probably the greatest, wonders emerged.

These monuments are living institutions of human wonder, perseverance, unrivalled skill and challenge of surmounting the impossible. If you are a keen eye and can learn, a great story awaits you.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE AURANGABAD

Arrive Aurangabads and then proceed 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.

Overnight in Aurangabad

DAY 2: AURANGABAD

After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesday) – The 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. The other popular cave is No.32, a shrine within contains the seated Lord Mahavir, last of the 24 tirthankars of Jainism. 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. Nestling within the Satmala range of the Sahyadris, is a group of 13 cave sanctuaries, both chaityas and viharas on a remote land cluster that date back to the 2nd century BC.

Afternoon, go for city tour covering The Daulatabad fortress, which was an old Hindu stronghold originally called Devgiri Fort. Seven outer walls and an internal moat protected the fort built by Bhilam Raja of the Yadava dynasty in 1187. Then after visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb’s wife Rabia Durrani and meant to surpass the Taj Mahal (built by his father Shah Jehan) in grandeur.

Overnight in Aurangabad

DAY 3: DEPART AURANGABAD

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later in time transfer to Aurangabad airport to board flight back home
 

Aurangabad: Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves & Daulatabad fortres

PRICE: INR 24000 PER PERSON

THE ABOVE PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation for (2) nights on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels and similar
  • Breakfast at hotels.
  • Transport will be using air conditioned Innova or similar for transfer for airport to hotel
  • Local English speaking guide as per the itinerary
  • Monument fees ( one time) as per the itinerary
  • Presently Applicable Taxes.

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Supplement Mentioned Above.
  • International / Domestic air fare, visa fees, airport tax or any kind of insurance cover
  • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
  • Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
  • Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
  • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule; cancellation of flights/trains, political disturbances, natural phenomenon, etc
  • Any porterage at hotel (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
  • Camera/video camera fee at monuments
  • Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'

General Conditions:

  • The prices are on Per Person basis, Nett & Non Commissionable.
  • Upon confirmation of the booking we would require 50% of the total invoice and the balance amount can be paid 60 days prior to the date of arrival.
  • Class of travel on trains may change based on availability at the time of booking
  • All flight/train timings are based on current schedule and are strictly subject to change
  • All prices are subject to any revision of tax and tariff structure
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