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Ellora Wonders and Aurangabad Delights: A Day of Discovery

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Duration

8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English

Overview

Discover the ancient marvels of Ellora Caves and the cultural gems of Aurangabad on this enriching day. Begin at the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, delve into the Grishneshwar Temple’s sacred aura, and savor a delectable lunch. Ascend Daulatabad Fort for sweeping vistas, admire Bibi Ka Maqbara’s architectural splendor, explore Maratha history at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, and visit the historic Panchakki water mill before returning to your Aurangabad hotel.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the awe-inspiring rock-cut temples and sculptures of Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Witness the divine rituals and immerse in the spiritual ambiance of Grishneshwar Temple.
  • Uncover the strategic secrets and history of Daulatabad Fort, perched atop a hill.
  • Marvel at the architectural beauty of Bibi Ka Maqbara, often referred to as the "Tomb of the Lady."
  • Dive into Maratha history and culture at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum and visit the historic Panchakki water mill.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 215
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 404
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 619
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 798
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 981
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1196
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1411

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up: 8:00 AM from your hotel in Aurangabad

Indicative Drop-Off: 5:30 PM at your hotel in Aurangabad

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel in Aurangabad at 8:00 AM to embark on a captivating day of exploration.

The first stop of your journey is the awe-inspiring Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site housing a complex of 34 rock-cut temples dating from the 6th to the 10th century. As you delve into the labyrinth of caves, your guide will unveil the secrets behind the intricate carvings and sculptures that adorn these ancient marvels.

At 11:30 AM, you'll pay homage at the Grishneshwar Temple, one of India's 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Your guide will immerse you in the temple's spiritual aura and recount its profound history and legends. Don't miss the opportunity to witness the temple's sacred rituals and ceremonies.

Following a well-deserved lunch break at 12:30 PM, your journey resumes with a visit to the historic Daulatabad Fort, perched majestically atop a hill. Explore the fort's ramparts, gates, and labyrinthine underground tunnels, all while your guide regales you with tales of the fort's strategic significance and the epic battles that unfolded within its walls. From the fort's summit, soak in panoramic views of the picturesque countryside.

By 3:30 PM, you'll return to Aurangabad and set your sights on Bibi Ka Maqbara, often dubbed the "Tomb of the Lady." Marvel at its exquisite architecture and delve into the intriguing history behind this splendid monument.

At 4:30 PM, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum welcomes your exploration. The museum houses a remarkable collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the Maratha empire, including a treasure trove of weapons, paintings, and manuscripts that offer a glimpse into India's storied past.

Your journey continues at 5:00 PM with a visit to the Panchakki, a 17th-century water mill that was once employed to grind grain for pilgrims visiting the nearby Dargah of Baba Shah Musafir.

Finally, at 5:30 PM, your captivating tour concludes as your guide bids you farewell and drops you off at your hotel in Aurangabad, leaving you with enduring memories of a day steeped in history, culture, and spirituality.

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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