Ajanta Ellora tour (By Train)
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Duration : 2 nights / 3 Days
Destinations : Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora - Mumbai
Day 1: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning post breakfast, transfer to railway station to board Tapovan Express train to Aurangabad. Upon arrival our tour representative will greet you and facilitate your transfer to a hotel. Rest for a while and set out to visit the famous 'Bibi ka Maqbara' also called the Taj of Deccan. You can also go for some antique shopping from the local markets in the evening. Evening return to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 2: Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves
Early morning post breakfast leave for Ajanta Caves. The 2nd century B.C. caves will completely transfix you. Placed deep inside the Sahyadri hills the caves are an architectural marvel of the bygone era. The 30 caves depict the story of Lord Buddha, Bodhisattva (followers of Buddhism), the tales of Jatakas and Buddhism religion that prevailed here during this era. The paintings and sculptures inside the caves are simply outstanding and worth watching. Familiarize yourself with the Buddhists Chaitya Grihas, Monasteries and also behold the Greek and Roman compositions and proportions. Evening transfer to the hotel for dinner and night stay.
Day 3: Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Mumbai
Early morning after breakfast set out to explore the beauty of the Ellora Caves. Visit the age old caves that represent the three different religions of the world - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Admire the creation of the 34 remarkable caves out of which there are 12 Buddhist Caves, 17 Hindu caves and 5 Jain caves. Also visit the world famous Kailash temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Late in the evening after dinner transfer to railway station to board Devgiri Express at 11:25 pm to return to Mumbai.