The city of Aurangabad is known for its medieval monuments and cultural heritage. It was the seat of the Mughal Empire for a short period. The city boasts of Bibi-ka-Makbara, a tomb that has some resemblance to the Taj Mahal. The importance of Aurangabad is great, owing to its proximity with world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These sites have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu temples. Aurangabad is also famous for its silk and cotton textiles.
FIRST DAY - Arrive Aurangabad
On arrival you will be transferred to hotel. Check in at hotel and after refreshment proceed for sightseeing tour. Aurangabad is also known as “City of Gates”. Take a tour to Historic gates. Visit Aurangabad Caves, situated at a distance of 5 km, nestled amidst the hills are Buddhist caves. Then proceed towards Bibi ka Maqbara: the burial place of Aurangzeb's wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani. It is an imitation of the Taj Mahal at Agra, it is popularly also known as the Mini Taj. While returning visit Panchakki - the 17th century water mill situated on Kham river side. Back to hotel in evening. Overnight stay at hotel.
SECOND DAY - Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves (105 Kms / 3 Hrs)
After breakfast drive towards Ajanta Caves. It is world's greatest historical monument recognized by UNESCO. Arrive in Ajanta watch the scenic view of Caves from VIEW POINT. Then towards Caves, you will have to travel in pollution free vehicle, which are available from ‘’ T ’’ point at a distance of 10 km from the caves. Return back to hotel. Spend rest of evening at your own leisure or visit Himroo shawls / Paithani Sari centre. Night stay in Aurangabad.
THIRD DAY - Aurangabad – Ellora Caves (35 Kms / 1 Hr)
After breakfast proceed towards Ellora caves. Enroute visit Grishneshwar which is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas, after Darshan drive towards Ellora Caves; well-known for its monumental caves. Ellora is a World Heritage Site. Later visit city of Khuldabad. Visit Bhadra Hanuman Temple – a popular holy place. A glass work in temple is major attraction. While returning visit Aurangzeb Tomb and Devgiri Fort, it is a 14th century fort city. The fort also known as Daulatabad. Back to hotel in evening. Overnight stay in Aurangabad.
FOURTH DAY - Aurangabad Departure
After breakfast proceed towards Aurangabad Railway station/Airport or drive towards Mumbai for onwards journey.