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Rock-Cut Wonders: Ellora & Pitalkhora Caves Tour

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Duration

6 to 8 hrs

Cancellation

No Cancellation

Group Size

10 people

Languages

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Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through time with the “Rock-Cut Wonders: Ellora & Pitalkhora Caves Tour.” This expedition unveils the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Ellora Caves, renowned for its intricate rock-cut temples, and the lesser-known Pitalkhora Caves, a treasure trove of ancient Buddhist retreats. Delve into the rich tapestry of history, culture, and spirituality as you explore these awe-inspiring cave complexes. Led by an expert guide, this expedition promises an immersive encounter with the rock-carved marvels of Aurangabad, leaving you with enduring memories of India’s ancient heritage.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pick-Up from Your Hotel: Begin your day with a hotel pick-up in Aurangabad.
  • Drive to Ellora Caves: Head to the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, known for rock-cut temples and monasteries.
  • Explore Ellora Caves: Marvel at intricate carvings and sculptures in Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist caves.
  • Lunch Break: Enjoy regional cuisine at a local restaurant (not included).
  • Journey to Pitalkhora Caves: Travel to the lesser-known Pitalkhora Caves, renowned for ancient Buddhist architecture.
  • Explore Pitalkhora Caves: Discover rock-cut caves with insights into Buddhist teachings and history.
  • Return to Aurangabad: Enjoy the scenic journey back to Aurangabad.

Bulk discount (by amount)

Bulk diccount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 280
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 523
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 803
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 996
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 1238
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 1518
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 1798

What you will do

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Indicative Pick-Up Time: Morning

Indicative Drop-Off Time: Evening

Pick-Up from Your Hotel:
Embark on a day of exploration as your knowledgeable tour guide and driver pick you up from your hotel in Aurangabad.

Drive to Ellora Caves:
Set out on a scenic drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ellora Caves, situated approximately 40 km from Aurangabad. During the journey, your guide will enlighten you about the historical, cultural, and spiritual significance of these remarkable rock-cut temples and monasteries.

Explore Ellora Caves:
Arrive at Ellora Caves and embark on a captivating exploration of this complex, boasting 34 caves dedicated to Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist faiths. Marvel at the intricate carvings, sculptures, and frescoes adorning the cave walls and ceilings, showcasing India's rich artistic heritage. Your guide will provide detailed insights into each cave, including architectural styles and the stories behind the sculptures and reliefs.

Lunch Break:
Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant (meal not included in the tour cost), offering a taste of regional flavors.

Journey to Pitalkhora Caves:
Depart from Ellora Caves and embark on a scenic drive to the lesser-known yet equally mesmerizing Pitalkhora Caves, located approximately 50 km from Ellora. Along the way, your guide will share insights into the history and significance of these ancient Buddhist caves, dating back to the 2nd century BC. They are celebrated for their unique architecture and Buddhist sculptures.

Explore Pitalkhora Caves:
Arrive at Pitalkhora Caves and commence your exploration of this complex, featuring a series of rock-cut Buddhist caves that once served as monastic retreats for Buddhist monks. Your guide will provide you with profound insights into the life and teachings of Buddha, as well as the historical importance of the Pitalkhora Caves in the evolution of Buddhism in India.

Return to Aurangabad:
Embark on a picturesque journey back to Aurangabad, enjoying the scenic beauty of the region.

Drop-Off at Your Hotel:
Arrive back in Aurangabad and conclude your day of exploration with a comfortable drop-off at your hotel, leaving you with cherished memories of the Ellora and Pitalkhora Caves' historical and cultural wonders.

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
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

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