Day 1: Pune to Aurangabad – Daulatabad Fort - Bibi Ka Maqbara
You will begin your journey in the morning and proceed to Aurangabad. Enroute enjoy a sumptuous breakfast.Check into hotel and freshen up and carry on for lunch. Post Lunch we will proceed to visit the mighty Daulatabad Fort, about 15 km from Aurangabad on the road to Ellora. This famous medieval fortress, which has a great pyramidal shape is visible from a good distance, dominating the entire landscape. Today evening you’ll visit Bibi Ka Maqbara. This mausoleum is a replica of Taj Mahal, built in the memory of Prince Azam Shah’s beloved mother Begum Rabia Durani in 1678. The Bibi’s formal gardens are a delight to explore, with the Deccan hills providing a scenic backdrop. Take pleasure in the historic tour and drop back to the hotel. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Ajanta Caves day excursion
oday early morning, proceed for a full daytrip to Ajanta Caves, one of the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the World Heritage Site of Ajanta Caves, a series of ancient cave temples decorated with Buddhist carvings and paintings. Visit a series of 29 Buddhist cave temples in Ajanta, some of which are dated from the 2nd century BC. Traveling to Ajanta is like traveling back into the 2000-year-old ancient history of India preserving some of the best masterpieces of Buddhist art in India. Take a guided tour of the caves, used as prayer halls and monasteries in their time, abandoned, and then rediscovered in 1819. Admire the statues and murals inside, considered masterpieces of religious art, or get up to the viewing platform situated across the river to enjoy sweeping views of the complex. Enjoy Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
Day 3: Ellora Caves - Retrun to Pune
Today early morning proceed for a half a day Sightseeing starting with a visit to the world famous Ellora Caves and temples (20 km from Aurangabad) famous for the largest single rock-cut temple. Also visit the prominent Kailasa Temple – named in honor of the sacred mountain, the dwelling place of Shiva in the Himalayas. Get an in-depth information of the splendid caves with a renowned Archeologist guiding you through. You will be astonished to see the excavated cave from volcanic rocks forming 34 major caves, numbered consecutively to groups, dedicated to Brahmanical pantheon and to Jainism wherein you’ll view the finest surviving examples of Indian Mural paintings. The most notable Cave 16, the Kailasa Temple, represents the home of Shiva. This temple is not a building – it is a sculpture created on a scale never achieved anywhere else on our planet. In the afternoon enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant. Later we visit Grishneshwar temple– A beautiful ancient Shiva temple and one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. In the evening we proceed towards Pune and tour ends with sweet memories.
Departure Cities with rates :Pune, Mumbai
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