Aurangabad is an Indian city in the state of Maharashtra. It is renowned for the marble Bibi ka Maqbara shrine of the 17th century, modelled on the Taj Mahal. The nearby Shivaji Maharaj Museum, dedicated to King Shivaji the Maratha, exhibits war arms and a collection of coins. The Aurangabad Caves are composed of ancient, rock-cut Buddhist shrines north of the city. West of the town, the mediaeval Daulatabad Fort is surrounded by battlements.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Chennai to Aurangabad (Arrival Aurangabad / Ajanta Caves)
- Departing from Chennai airport.
- Pick up from airport and then Check in to the Hotel.
- Get freshen up & proceed to visit: Ajanta Caves- [The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government archaeological survey of India as the finest surviving examples of Indian art particularly paintings.
- The Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site] – [Ajanta caves closed on Monday]. Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
DAY 2 – Aurangabad / Daulatabadbad
- After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to Aurangabad. Enroute visit: Ghrushneshwar Temple /– [Is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiv Puran Arrival at Aurangabad. Proceed to visit: Devgiri Daulatabd Fort.
- Ellora caves [Well known for monumental caves, a world Heritage Site. Ellora represent Epitome of Indian Rock cut architecture.
- The 34 caves are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri Hills.
- There are Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock cut temples, Viharas and Mathas. [Ellora caves closed on Tuesday].
- Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
DAY 3 – Aurangabad local Sightseeing
- Aurangabad Local: After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to visit: Siddharth Garden and Zoo, Salim Ali Lake, Bibika Makabara [It was commissioned by the sixth Moughal Emporer Aurangzeb in the late 17th Centuary in the memory of his first wife Dilras Banu Begum].
- Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
DAY 4 – Memories with Aurangabad
- After breakfast check out form the Hotel and then proceed towards airport.
- Finally drop at airport.
- On arrival Chennai airport.
WHAT ‘S INCLUDED
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care.
- Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport.
- Chennai to Chennai transport.
- All Taxes & Fees, Any Activities,Rides.
- Domestic Flight
- Travel Insurance
- As per Customer Request.
Ajanta Caves and Ellora: The Ellora and Ajanta Caves are 29 km (18 mi) and 107 km (66 mi) from Aurangabad city, respectively, and are within the district of Aurangabad. The Ellora Caves consist of 34 caves constructed under the patronage of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty between the 5th and 10th centuries CE. They represent the epitome of Indian rock cut architecture. The Ajanta Caves are also 30 rock cut caves around a gorge, constructed between the 2nd and 5th centuries CE by the Satavahana, Vakataka and Chalukya dynasties.They contain the most rare and finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art , especially painting. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are both the Ellora and Ajanta Caves.
Aurangabad Caves: These are located 5 km (3 mi ) north, with 12 Buddhist caves dating back to 3 A.D. nestled among the hills. The Tantric influences visible in the caves’ iconography and architectural designs are of particular interest.
Temple of Grishneshwar: It is one of the 12 sanctuaries of Jyotirlinga in India. In the 18th century CE, the new temple was constructed by Ahilyabhai Holkar. A rare example of Bhoomija architecture with a Maratha style influence is the structure.
Kachner Jain Temple: This temple, dedicated to Parshvanath, is 250 years old. The idol here is called Parshvanath Chintamani.
Shuli bhanjan: It is believed that in this location, Saint Eknath Maharaj brought his tapasya.