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Ajanta Ellora Aurangabad Caves Tours


Duration :10 Days / 09 Nights
Destinations Covered : Delhi - Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur - - Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Mumbai

Aurangabad district has always been a prominent region on the Deccan plateau. Having been inhabited since the Stone Age, it has a long artistic and cultural history - to which several dynasties have made major contributions over the years. Maurya rule marked the arrival of Buddhism in Maharashtra.

Aurangabad today is a bustling city of Maharashtra with diverse big and small industries, fine silken textiles, and exquisite hand woven brocades of silver and gold fabrics, Himroo of world frame. To scholars and lovers of art and culture the city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian Art and Sculpture.

This Tour Itinerary can be customized according to your travel needs & requirement.


Day 1 Arrive Delhi
Arrive Delhi by international flight. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 In Delhi
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will be given tour of Old and New Delhi .

Old Delhi - Visit the former centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi.

New Delhi - Drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Continue onto the beautiful Humayun’s tomb of the Mughal era & predecessor of the world famous Taj Mahal. End the tour at the towering minaret of Qutab Minar

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 03 Delhi - Agra
Breakfast at the hotel. Later leave for Agra by surface. Upon arrival at Agra , check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : In Agra Mahal Trip
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will be given city tour of Agra which includes visit to Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.

Red Fort - lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat.

Taj Mahal Little needs to be said about this architectural wonder which is always the soul raison-de-etre for every tourist's visit to Agra . Built by Shah Jahan, the Taj is a white marble memorial to his beautiful wife Mumtaz Mahal. This monument took 22 years to be completed and was designed and planned by Persian architect Ustad Isa. Apart from it's stunning design balance and perfect symmetry, the Taj is also noted particularly for its elegant domes, intricately carved screens and some of the best inlay work ever seen (Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays).

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Agra - Fatehpur Sikri - Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel. Later leave for Jaipur by surface visiting Fatehpur Sikri enroute. Upon arrival at Jaipur, check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.India Holidays

Day 6 In Jaipur
Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning you will be given excursion to Amber Fort with Elephant ride.

Tour of the impressive Amber Fort, situated on a ridge just outside Jaipur City . At the foot of the hill you will mount your caparisoned elephant for the slow but steady climb up to the main gate, making your entrance in the time honoured fashion. The Fort, completed in the early 18th century, took over 100 years to build and now, although deserted, offers a fascinating insight into the lifestyle of the Moghul ruling families

In the afternoon you will be given city tour of Jaipur.

Tour of the Pink City - Your tour will include the imposing City Palace , still home to the Maharaja although several of the rooms are now open to the public. Many antiques and artefacts belonging to the ruling family are housed here, including a collection of weaponry. You will also visit the Hawa Mahal, "Palace of the Winds", and the open-air Jantar Mantar Observatory to see the vast astronomical instruments. Enjoy a stroll through the colourful bazaar before returning to your hotel.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 Jaipur - Mumbai by flight
Morning you will be transferred to the airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon you will be given half day city tour of Mumbai.

City tour of Bombay - The tour includes 'Gateway of India ' overlooking the Harbour, the 'Towers of Silence', ' Marine Drive ', the 'Colaba Causeway' - the commercial heart of Bombay and the Dhobi Ghat, the unique and colourful outdoor 'laundry'. Drive upto the Malabar Hill to the lovely ' Hanging Gardens ' and the Kamla Nehru Park from where you will get a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea , spread out before you. Also visit Mani Bhawan, a small museum dedicated to the life and works of Mahatma Gandhi, and the bustling Crawford Market.
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Overnight at the hotel.

Day 08 : Mumbai - Aurangabad by flight
Morning you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect flight for Aurangabad . Upon arrival at Aurangabad , check in at the hotel. Later visit Ellora caves (closed on Tuesdays).
Overnight at the hotel.



Day 09 : Aurangabad - Ajanta - Aurangabad
Breakfast at the hotel. Later you will be given full day tour of Ajanta caves (closed on Mondays). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 : Aurangabad - Mumbai, depart Mumbai
Morning you will be transferred to the airport in time to connect flight for Mumbai. Upon arrival at Mumbai, you will be met and transferred to the international airport in time to connect flight for onward destination.
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