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Aurangabad Tour

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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.

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DAY 1: ARRIVE AURANGABAD- AJANTA- AURANGABAD (FLIGHT+ 105 KMS 3 ½ HRS. DRIVE)

On arraival at Aurangabad’s airport meet and assistance by our representative and straight  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.
Afetr the excursion of Ajanta caves return to Hotel in Aurangabad.
Overnight at Aurangabad
Meal: No Meal.

DAY 2: AURANGABAD- ELLORA- AURANGABAD (30 KMS 1 HR. DRIVE)

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.

Overnight at Aurangabad

Meal: Breakfast.

DAY 3: DEPART AURANGABAD (FLIGHT)

Breakfast at the hotel.Post breakfast proceed 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.
Later in time transfer to Aurangabad airport to board flight back home
Meal: Breakfast

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