Aurangabad-Ajanta-Ellora Tour

Concise & Delightful Aurangabad-Ajanta-Ellora Tour in 2D/1N

Trip Location: Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves
Duration: 2 days
Start Point: Aurangabad Airport / Railway station
End Point: Aurangabad Airport / Railway station
Accommodation: Hotel
Things to do: Sightseeing tour, temple visit, scenic ride

Welcome to an unforgettable experience that takes you through the heart of India’s rich history and cultural heritage. Our Aurangabad – Ajanta – Ellora Tour is a specially curated 2-day adventure, perfect for those who seek to immerse themselves in the beauty and grandeur of ancient Indian architecture and art. As you step into this journey, you will be transported back in time to explore the magnificent rock-cut caves of Ajanta and Ellora, marvel at the intricate carvings, and witness the timeless beauty of these UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This tour is not just a trip; it’s a voyage into the past, an opportunity to experience the legacy of a civilization that has captivated the world for centuries. Get ready to create memories that will last a lifetime as we guide you through the wonders of Aurangabad, Ajanta, and Ellora.

Tour Plan

  • Upon your arrival at Aurangabad airport/railway station, you will be greeted by our representative and will be escorted to the hotel for check in.
  • As you reach, check-in at the hotel and head to experience Ajanta’s marvel architecture.
  • After exploring Ajanta’s art, painting head back to Aurangabad & stay as per package hotel.
  • After having breakfast, start your journey to explore the caves of Ellora one of UNESCO affiliated heritage. You have also choice to visit Ghrushneshwar mandir.
  • Witness the finest rock cut caves and see the 12 caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will also witness the largest monolith of the world.
  • On the way or at time of return either way you will able to see Devgiri fort standing alone in between of hills and Khuldabad where you can visit tomb of last influential Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, similarly Bhadra Maruti Mandir is situated in Khuldabad.
  • Way back to Aurangabad our driver will take you to Bib ka maqbara.
  • After completing the tour we will drop you railway station/Airport as per your further booking plan and look forward to serving you soon.

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Aurangabad-Ajanta-Ellora-Shirdi Tour

Extended & Supernatural Aurangabad-Ajanta-Ellora-Shirdi 4D/3N Tour Package

Trip Location: Aurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Shirdi
Duration: 4 days
Start Point: Aurangabad Airport / Railway station
End Point: Aurangabad Airport / Railway station
Accommodation: Hotel
Things to do: Sightseeing tour, temple visit, scenic ride

Welcome to an extraordinary exploration of India’s rich cultural and spiritual heritage with our exclusive 4-Day Tour of Aurangabad, Ajanta, Ellora, and Shirdi. This carefully curated journey is designed for those who seek to dive deep into the heart of India’s ancient wonders and spiritual landmarks. From the moment you arrive in the historic city of Aurangabad, you will embark on an enchanting voyage through time, visiting some of the world’s most renowned UNESCO World Heritage Sites and revered spiritual destinations. Prepare to be captivated by the intricate artistry of the Ajanta and Ellora caves, immerse yourself in the sacred ambiance of Shirdi, and explore the historical treasures of Aurangabad. This tour promises not just a travel experience but a passage through centuries of history, art, and devotion. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that will leave you with memories to cherish for a lifetime.

Tour Plan

  • Upon your arrival at Aurangabad airport/railway station, you will be greeted by our representative and will be escorted to the hotel for check in.
  • As you reach, check-in at the hotel and head to experience Ajanta’s marvel architecture.
  • After exploring Ajanta’s art, painting head back to Aurangabad & stay as per package hotel.
  • After having breakfast, start your journey to explore the caves of Ellora one of UNESCO affiliated heritage. You have also choice to visit Ghrushneshwar mandir.
  • Witness the finest rock cut caves and see the 12 caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. You will also witness the largest monolith of the world.
  • On the way or at time of return either way you will able to see Devgiri fort standing alone in between of hills and Khuldabad where you can visit tomb of last influential Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, similarly Bhadra Maruti Mandir is situated in Khuldabad.
  • After exploring Ellora, KHudabad & Daultabad, you will be dropped to Hotel as per itinerary for overnight stay.
  • After having breakfast, start your journey to historical city Aurangabad including Aurangabad caves, Bibi ka maqbara, Paanchakki and Paithani Saree weaving centre.
  • Evening time we will proceed you for Shirdi and on way you may have Darshan at Shani Shingnapur.
  • Overnight stay in Shirdi.
  • Let’s wake early in the morning, enter in the queue for Kakkad Arti and finish your Pooja and darshan.
  • Back to the hotel, enjoy morning meal (Breakfast), pack your bags, complete the check-out formalities and leave for Aurangabad airport to board your flight to your home. Cherish the beautiful memories of the tour for the rest of your life that will keep inviting you to this place again.

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Pitalkhora Caves

Nestled in the serene Western Ghats of Maharashtra, the Pitalkhora Caves are a magnificent cluster of rock-cut Buddhist caves that date back to the 2nd century BCE. This hidden gem, carved into the basalt rock of a secluded ravine, offers a unique glimpse into the ancient Buddhist civilization of India. The tranquility of the surrounding landscape, combined with the historical and spiritual significance of the caves, makes Pitalkhora not just a destination but a journey into the heart of India’s rich heritage.

The caves, numbering fourteen in total, are among the earliest examples of rock-cut architecture in Maharashtra, predating even the more famous Ajanta Caves. These ancient monasteries and chapels are adorned with intricate carvings, inscriptions, and frescoes that narrate the life of the Buddha and various Jataka tales. Despite the ravages of time and nature, Pitalkhora remains a testament to the enduring spirit of human faith and creativity.

Visitors to Pitalkhora are greeted with an atmosphere of profound peace and beauty. The approach to the caves, through a winding path amidst lush greenery, prepares one for the awe-inspiring sight of these ancient dwellings. It is a place where history, art, and nature converge, offering a deeply enriching experience to all who wander into its embrace.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Pitalkhora Caves distinguish themselves with their pioneering rock-cut architecture, demonstrating early artisans’ skill in sculpting rugged cliffs into sacred and living spaces.
  • Decorated with exquisite carvings, inscriptions, and ancient frescoes, the caves’ walls vividly narrate Buddha’s life and Jataka tales, providing a rich tapestry of Buddhist art.
  • Inscriptions in ancient Brahmi script across several caves offer a deep dive into the era’s history, culture, and language.
  • Set in a serene ravine and encircled by lush forests, the caves serve as a tranquil haven, ideal for meditation and contemplation of Buddhism’s deep teachings.
  • Offering a quiet, less-trodden path to explore India’s monastic history, Pitalkhora presents a unique, intimate journey into the past, distinct from the busier Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Aurangabad Caves

Tucked away in the whispering shadows of Maharashtra’s rugged hills lie the Aurangabad Caves, a collection of ancient rock-cut Buddhist monasteries that whisper tales of a bygone era. Carved into the hillside in the 6th and 7th centuries, these ancient rock-cut Buddhist monasteries showcase the zenith of Indian artistic and religious expression of the time. Far from the buzzing streets of Aurangabad, they offer a tranquil sanctuary that transports visitors back to a period where spirituality and art seamlessly intertwined.

The caves are a collection of masterpieces, each telling a unique story through its architectural brilliance and intricate sculptures. Here, the silent halls echo the meticulous craftsmanship of ancient artisans who sculpted the basaltic rock into profound expressions of faith. The fusion of various architectural styles reflects the cosmopolitan spirit of the era, making the caves a focal point for cultural synthesis and religious devotion.

Surrounded by lush greenery, the Aurangabad Caves not only provide a glimpse into the spiritual life of ancient India but also offer breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. This serene backdrop adds to the mystical aura of the caves, making every visit a memorable journey through history and nature. As a hidden gem of Maharashtra, the caves invite explorers to delve into the depths of India’s past, uncovering stories of devotion, art, and the enduring human spirit.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Marvel at the architectural brilliance of the caves, where detailed carvings and sculptures capture the essence of ancient Buddhist traditions and artistry.
  • Witness the majestic statue of Lord Buddha in Cave 3, a masterpiece of rock-cut sculpture that stands as a testament to spiritual reverence and artistic skill.
  • Explore the unique fusion of cultural influences with Vedic deities alongside Buddhist figures, highlighting India’s diverse religious tapestry.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding landscape from the caves, offering a tranquil backdrop for reflection and photography.
  • Experience the convenience of visiting other historical marvels like the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, with the Aurangabad Caves serving as a perfect starting point for a journey through India’s heritage.

Panchakki

In the city of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, you’ll find Panchakki, also known as the Water Mill. This special place, made in the 17th century, shows off the smart ways people back then used water to do work, like grinding grain to make flour. Panchakki isn’t just a mill; it’s part of a bigger place that has a mosque, a school called a madrasa, and the grave of a wise man named Baba Shah Musafir.

The way Panchakki was built is really clever. It uses water from springs that are far away and brings it through big pipes to turn the mill’s wheel. This was a big deal because it helped make food and showed how smart the builders were to use water in such a helpful way.

Nowadays, Panchakki is a spot where lots of people go to see the beautiful gardens, listen to the water, and learn about the old days. It’s a peaceful place that tells a story about how people used to live, work, and help each other out.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Showcases advanced hydro-engineering techniques of the 17th century, using gravity and water flow to power the mill.
  • Features a tranquil setting with lush gardens and a fish-filled pond, offering a peaceful retreat.
  • Includes historical structures like a mosque, a madrasa, and the tomb of Baba Shah Musafir, enriching the cultural experience.
  • Demonstrates the technological prowess and lifestyle of the Deccan region during the medieval period.
  • Provides a serene ambiance for relaxation and contemplation amidst the backdrop of architectural and historical marvels.

Shirdi

Take a special trip to Shirdi Temple in the peaceful town of Shirdi, Maharashtra. This sacred destination carries profound significance as the ultimate resting place of the renowned saint, Sai Baba. People from all walks of life come here to find comfort, ask for blessings, and learn from Sai Baba’s wise teachings.

The temple is not just a place to pray; it’s like a journey into a spiritual world. When you explore different parts of the temple, like Dwarkamai, Chavadi, Gurusthan, and Lendi Baug, you feel the peaceful and holy presence of Sai Baba. The prayer halls in the temple welcome everyone, no matter their beliefs, showing Sai Baba’s message of bringing people together. It’s not just about rituals; it’s about understanding and living by Sai Baba’s teachings of love, kindness, and accepting everyone.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Witness the spiritual heart of Shirdi Temple at the Samadhi Mandir, where Sai Baba’s tomb resides, drawing devotees seeking solace and divine blessings.
  • Immerse yourself in the sacred aura of Dwarkamai, a place where Sai Baba spent significant time, performing miracles and displaying compassion.
  • Explore Chavadi, a historical site where Sai Baba stayed alternate nights, offering a glimpse into his simple and ascetic lifestyle.
  • Pay homage at Gurusthan, believed to be the spot where Sai Baba first appeared as a young boy, near a sacred neem tree.
  • Stroll through the serene Lendi Baug, a garden where Sai Baba meditated, providing a peaceful retreat for visitors.
  • Experience the inclusive atmosphere of Shirdi Temple’s diverse prayer halls, promoting unity and welcoming individuals from all faiths.

Lonar

One-of-a-kind exploration to Lonar Lake, a celestial marvel nestled in the heart of Maharashtra, India. This extraordinary water body, formed over 52,000 years ago, owes its existence to a rare meteorite impact. Lonar Lake stands as a testament to the awe-inspiring forces of nature that have shaped our planet over millennia.

The geological wonder of Lonar Lake is set amidst a picturesque landscape adorned with lush greenery. This captivating environment beckons travelers from far and wide, offering a harmonious blend of natural beauty and scientific fascination. Visitors are drawn to Lonar Lake not only for its stunning scenery but also for the intriguing mysteries concealed within its ancient craters.

The lake itself is a product of a high-velocity meteorite impact, resulting in a crater that is unique in its geological characteristics. The area surrounding Lonar Lake becomes a haven for those seeking to explore the intersection of natural wonders and scientific phenomena. The site stands as a living testament to the transformative power of celestial events that have shaped the Earth’s topography and left behind a landscape of unparalleled beauty.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Lonar Lake, a unique crater formed by a meteorite impact, captivating scientists and nature enthusiasts.
  • Experience Lonar’s diverse ecosystem with alkaline water supporting various plants and animals, attracting birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Discover the ancient Daitya Sudan Temple on the crater’s rim, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, providing a peaceful retreat with scenic views.
  • Extend your adventure to Lonar Wildlife Sanctuary, surrounding the lake, where dense forests house diverse wildlife, promoting nature and conservation.
  • Uncover historical treasures around Lonar Lake, remnants of dynasties like Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, and Yadavas, showcasing the region’s rich history.
  • Explore Lonar’s geological significance as an astrobleme, drawing scientists and offering educational opportunities to understand celestial impact mysteries.

Bibi ka Maqbara

Nestled amidst the vibrant landscapes of Maharashtra, Bibi-qa-Makbara emerges as a captivating testament to the Mughal dynasty’s architectural brilliance. Commissioned by Prince Azam Shah in the 17th century, this majestic mausoleum was dedicated to his mother, exuding an air of love and grandeur reminiscent of the iconic Taj Mahal. Often referred to as the “Taj of the Deccan,” Bibi-qa-Makbara presents a unique blend of intricate craftsmanship, lush surroundings, and historical significance that transports visitors to the golden age of Mughal opulence.

As you step into Bibi-qa-Makbara’s embrace, you are greeted by a symmetrical marvel adorned with exquisite carvings and the meticulous interplay of white marble and precious stones. The mausoleum mirrors the grace of its northern counterpart, the Taj Mahal, earning its title as the “Taj of the Deccan.” Beyond its architectural splendor, the lush gardens and a reflective pool contribute to the tranquil ambiance, inviting exploration into the heart of Mughal aesthetics and royal history. Bibi-qa-Makbara stands as a living testament to a bygone era, inviting all to delve into the love, art, and history woven intricately into its enchanting corridors.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Bibi-qa-Makbara’s beauty shines in its symmetrical layout, detailed carvings, and the use of white marble and precious stones, highlighting Mughal architectural skill.
  • Mirroring the Taj Mahal’s beauty, Bibi-qa-Makbara earns the moniker “Taj of the Deccan,” embodying timeless elegance in Mughal design and craftsmanship.
  • Wander through gardens adorned with fountains and pathways, and reflect on the calming pool, enhancing the mausoleum’s tranquil ambiance.
  • Marvel at detailed artistry and captivating calligraphy on the mausoleum’s walls, showcasing Mughal artisans’ skill and historical significance.
  • Delve into the historical love narrative, symbolizing love and architectural brilliance in the rich cultural heritage of the Mughal dynasty.
  • Uncover layers of history within Bibi-qa-Makbara, offering a glimpse into the regal past and cultural richness of the Mughal era, creating a cultural time capsule.
  • Bibi-qa-Makbara’s enduring legacy invites visitors to witness Mughal architecture’s splendor, blending captivating art, history, and cultural significance in Maharashtra.

Trimbakeshwar

Embark on a soul-enriching journey to the Trimbakeshwar Temple, situated amidst the peaceful landscapes of Trimbak, Maharashtra. This venerable Hindu temple, devoted to Lord Shiva, is a sanctuary of profound religious importance and exquisite architectural elegance. As visitors step into its sacred precincts, they are embraced by an aura of tranquility, creating an inviting retreat that beckons those in search of spiritual solace.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Trimbakeshwar Temple is more than an architectural marvel; it serves as a haven for individuals seeking a respite from the hustle of daily life. The intricate details of its design and the serene ambiance create an atmosphere conducive to reflection and reverence. Pilgrims and explorers alike find themselves immersed in a blend of historical spirituality and natural serenity, making the Trimbakeshwar Temple not only a place of worship but also a timeless refuge for those yearning for a deeper connection with the divine.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the divine ambiance of Grishneshwar Temple, a spiritual haven.
  • Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Bhandardara Lake, surrounded by picturesque landscapes.
  • Witness the majestic beauty of Randha Falls, where cascading waters create a breathtaking natural spectacle.
  • Embark on an exhilarating trek to Harishchandragad, a historic hill fort near Trimbakeshwar.
  • Traverse rugged terrains, discover ancient temples, and marvel at panoramic vistas from the renowned Konkan Kada.
  • Experience the thrill of exploring an ancient fort with a perfect blend of nature’s marvels and historical charm.

Chini Mahal

Chini Mahal, nestled within the confines of Daulatabad Fort in Maharashtra, stands as a prominent tourist attraction in the region. Historically significant, it served as a stronghold used by Aurangzeb for imprisoning Golconda, adding a layer of intrigue to its storied past. The strategic location of Chini Mahal within Daulatabad Fort enhances its allure, offering visitors not only a glimpse into the architectural marvels of the Mughal era but also a connection to the historical events that unfolded within its walls.


DESTINATION HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Chini Mahal once stood as a lively place with colorful tiles and remarkable architecture, sharing delightful stories of days gone by.
  • Once a residence for important folks, this ancient palace witnessed rich history, filled with royal tales and people from various cultures coming together.
  • Though the fancy tile art is a bit worn now, it still boasts vibrant colors and captivating designs, leaving visitors in awe of the craftsmanship of yesteryear.
  • Even in its state of gentle decay, the Chini Mahal maintains a serene charm by creating a peaceful spot to relax and reminisce about the good old times.
  • Perched atop a hill, the Chini Mahal, though not as fancy as it used to be, offers a charming view of the area, showcasing the enduring beauty of the surroundings.
  • Exploring the Chini Mahal is more than just a stroll through history; it’s a warm journey that invites you to appreciate the beauty of the past, with its name originating from the blue stones that once adorned its walls.