Private 3-Day Aurangabad Tour Including The Ajanta & Ellora Caves From Mumbai

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Varies depending upon the flight options and availability on Day 1; please contact the local tour operator after booking to confirm your departure time Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you m.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, We provide transfer to and from all hotels in Mumbai, ,
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located Mumbai city hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Explore the fascinating city of Aurangabad along with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Ajanta Caves and the Ellora Caves, on this 3-day private tour with round-trip flights from Mumbai. The tour includes hotel pick-up, airport transfers, transportation by air-conditioned vehicle and a guide for sightseeing. Your overnight stay in Aurangabad will be in either a 4-star or 5-star hotel, as per the option you select at checkout.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip
  • Round-trip airfares

Know More about this tour

Day 1: Mumbai – Aurangabad (flight)

Pickup from your Mumbai hotel/place of stay and transfer to airport to board flight for Aurangabad. (There are 3 daily flights - early morning, late afternoon and evening from Mumbai to Aurangabad).

On arrival at Aurangabad airport, you will be assisted and transferred to the hotel check in.

Later, have a full day Aurangabad city tour followed by a tour of the Ellora Caves (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). In the city, visit the Aurangabad Caves, which are artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. The architecture and iconography here is influenced by Tantric Hinduism. Then, visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara - the burial place of Aurangzeb's first wife. It is an imitation of Agra's Taj Mahal. Also go to a small archaeological museum nearby.

The Ellora Caves hold the distinction of being a UNESCO World Heritage Site and date from about 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions, namely - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Overnight at the hotel.


Day 2: Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves Tour from Aurangabad (108 kms / 2 hours approx one-way) (B)

Breakfast at hotel followed by full day excursion to the Ajanta Caves - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The Buddhist caves of Ajanta were discovered by British officers in 1819. The Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora. The thirty caves at Ajanta are set in a steep crescent-shaped hillside in a forested ravine of the Sahayadri hills. Thirty of them are Buddhist caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other 25 are Viharas (monasteries).

After the tour, your driver will take you back to your hotel in Aurangabad city.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03: Aurangabad – Mumbai (flight) (B)

Breakfast at hotel. As per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport to board the flight for Mumbai. (There are 3-daily flights - morning, late afternoon and late evening from Aurangabad to Mumbai).

Note: Depending on your first day flight, the tour operator will adjust the Aurangabad and Ellora Caves sightseeing to be either on Day 1 or on Day 3, and will book your departure flight to Mumbai accordingly.

The following hotels will be used (or similar):
4-star: Ambassador Ajanta or Vits hotel
5-star: WelcomHotel Rama International or Lemon Tree Hotel

Inclusions

Professional private guide

Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

2-nights accommodation at a 4-star or 5-star hotel in Aurangabad

Round-trip flights between Mumbai and Aurangabad

Bottled water

Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast on Day#2 & Day#3)

Hotel pickup and drop-off from Mumbai city hotels

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

A moderate amount of walking is involved, comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

The Ajanta Caves are closed on Mondays and the Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays

Depending on your first day flight, the tour operator will adjust the Aurangabad and Ellora Caves sightseeing to be either on Day 1 or on Day 3, and will book your departure flight to Mumbai accordingly

A maximum of 4 people per booking is allowed

Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase (15 kgs) and 1 carry-on bag (7 kgs). Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable

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