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Aurangabad Half-Day Heritage Tour: Caves and Mausoleum

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

Up to 15 days

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Explore the rich heritage of Aurangabad with our Half-Day Heritage Tour. Visit the mesmerizing Aurangabad Caves, a collection of 12 rock-cut Buddhist shrines dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Then, journey to Bibi Ka Maqbara, often dubbed the “poor man’s Taj Mahal,” a splendid mausoleum reminiscent of the iconic monument in Agra. Discover the history and architectural wonders of these sites as you delve into Aurangabad’s fascinating past. Enjoy a comprehensive exploration in just half a day, immersing yourself in the region’s cultural treasures.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Aurangabad Caves: Explore the 12 rock-cut Buddhist shrines with intricate carvings and a rich history.
  • Bibi Ka Maqbara: Visit the stunning mausoleum, often compared to the Taj Mahal, built in memory of Aurangzeb's wife.
  • Archaeological Museum: Discover artifacts and historical insights at a small museum near Bibi Ka Maqbara.
  • Expert Guide: Enjoy informative commentary from a knowledgeable guide throughout the tour.
  • Cultural Heritage: Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural wonders of Aurangabad's heritage.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 119
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 220
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 340
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 432
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 534
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 653
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 772

What you will do

Indicative Pick Up Time: 9:00 AM

Indicative Drop Off Time: 2:00 PM

Aurangabad Caves Exploration (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM):
Begin your day with a 9:00 AM pick-up from your hotel, and shortly after, you'll arrive at the Aurangabad Caves. These twelve rock-cut Buddhist shrines, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, offer a fascinating glimpse into ancient craftsmanship and religious significance. Spend two hours exploring these historic caves.

Bibi Ka Maqbara Visit (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM):
Your next stop is the Bibi Ka Maqbara, a beautiful mausoleum built in 1679 AD to commemorate Rabia-Durrani, the wife of Emperor Aurangzeb. Often likened to the Taj Mahal, this monument showcases remarkable architectural details. Enjoy an hour exploring this historical site.

Museum Discovery (1:15 PM - 1:45 PM):
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Aurangabad by visiting a small archaeological museum located near Bibi Ka Maqbara. Explore the exhibits and artifacts that provide insights into the region's cultural heritage.

Return to Hotel (2:00 PM):
After your enriching half-day tour, you'll be dropped off at your hotel in Aurangabad by 2:00 PM.

Enjoy a condensed yet captivating exploration of Aurangabad's historical wonders in this half-day tour.

Included/Excluded

  • Transport by private AC deluxe car
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel.
  • Services of a knowledgeable, government-licensed English-speaking tour guide.
  • Monument entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled water within the vehicle.
  • All taxes
  • Any meals.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities (optional).

Languages

English

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