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Aurangabad (2 nights)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Aurangabad. Visit Ellora Temple, Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki

Arrive at Aurangabad. Visit Ellora Temple (40 kms), Grishneshwar Temple (near Ellora Temple), Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara (Taj replica) and Panchakki (Watermill).

Day-2 Ajanta Excursion

Excursion to Ajanta Caves (120 kms - 2.5 hours 1 way). Evening time permitting visit local markets for shopping.

Day-3 Departure

Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing Aurangabad: -

Panchakki

17th century water mill at 1 km from Aurangabad. Panchakki is renowned for its underground water channel, that traverses more than 8 kms.

Bibi Ka Maqbara

Situated about 3 kms from the city is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzebs wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani alias Dilras Banu Begum. It is an imitation of the Taj at Agra and due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the Mini Taj of the Deccan.

Daulatabad Fort

Daulatabad is a 14th century fort at 16 kms from Aurangabad. Daulatabad was often referred to as Impregnable fort. Muhammad-bin-Tughluq succeeded the Khiljis at Delhi and seeing impregnable fort of Daulatabad, shifted the capital from Delhi in A.D. 1328. Daulatabad is a popular tourist visit option.

Ellora Caves

Ellora is set at about 30 kms from Aurangabad and is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the best of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 caves are structures excavated out of Charanandri hills. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples and viharas and mathas were built between the 5th century and 10th century. There are 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. It is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India..

Grishneshwar Temple

Grishneshwar Temple is set near Ellora and is recognised as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples.

Ajanta Caves

The Ajanta Caves are a set of 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave dated from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures that represent Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Ajanta Caves is a UNESCO World heritage site

Destination Overview

Aurangabad

Aurangabad is situated at about 400 km from Mumbai and 350 km Pune. It’s a major industrial town and a renowned heritage centre in the Buddhist circuit .

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