Ajanta & Ellora Tour

Mumbai, Gateway of India

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Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai

4 Nights / 5 Days


See the remarkable, rock-hewn 2nd century B.C. caves of Ajanta adorned with exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha and view the impressive temples. The Ajanta Caves are a World Heritage site.


Arrive Mumbai & on arrival transfer to hotel .
Later full day tour of Mumbai- The capital of Maharashtra, is India's most dynamic, cosmopolitan and crowded city. The country's financial center and its busiest port, Mumbai is home to the world's biggest cinema industry, known as Bollywood.
Later visit to

Prince of Wales Museum
Built in 1914 and opened in 1922, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Museum is the preeminent cultural site in Mumbai, anchoring the artistic district of Kala Ghoda. The building was designed by Scottish architect George Wittet who worked in the Indo-Saracenic architectural style, which was prominent in the 19th century under British colonial rule. The colonial style was a fusion of British and European architectural forms with some Indian characteristics incorporated.

Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus,
Designed in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, this dome-topped museum with a blue and yellow stone facade, has art, architecture and natural history exhibits.

Dhobi Ghat
At the world’s largest outdoor laundry, every day for over 120 years the dirt has been washed from thousands of kilos of clothes by the dhobis (washermen and women) of Mumbai’s Mahalaxmi Dhobi Ghat.
Over night stay at hotel.

Morning on time departure transfer to Railway Station to Board on Train to Aurangabad
Sector : Mumbai / Aurangabad
Train Name & Number : 17617 & Tapovan Exp.
Leave Mumbai at 06.15 Hrs.
Arrive Aurangabad Jn at 13.15 Hrs.
Met upon arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Later visit to Bibi-ka-Maqbara - The Bibi Ka Maqbara "Tomb of the Lady") is a maqbara located in Aurangabad. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum  (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani).It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his grandmother, Mumtaz Mahal. Aurangzeb was not very interested in architecture, though he had built the small, but elegant, Pearl Mosque at Delhi. The Bibi Ka Maqbara was the largest structure that he had to his credit.
A Himroo factory where beautiful cotton and silk fabrics are produced, Panchakki- a water -mill with in which there is a Tomb of a Muslim Saint.
Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast visit to Ajanta & Ellora caves with local guide.
AJANTA CAVES
Ajanta Caves are 106 kms from Aurangabad and date back to the 2nd century B.C. The 30 rock hewn caves are aborned with Buddhist sculpture and the frescoes portray in epic from the religious and secular life through eight centuries.

ELLORA CAVES
Ellora Caves (29 kms) from encompasses 34 rock cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art dating from the 4th to 9th century A.D. The most remarkable among them is the Kailash Temple, meant to be a replica of Lord Shiva celestial abode-Kailash is the best example of Rock cut architecture and an engineering marvel.

Early morning transfer to airport to board flight for Mumbai.
Leave Aurangabad at 0645 hrs
Arrive Mumbai at 0735 hrs.
On arrival at Mumbai - transfer to your hotel.
Later visit to Elephant caves by motorboat.
The Elephanta island was named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island.
The magnificent image of Sadasiva, a manifestation of Shiva, is carved in relief at the end of the north south axis. The stupendous 20 feet high image of the three headed Shiva, known as Trimurthy is a magnificent one. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Indian art. This huge image represents Panchamukha Shiva, whose only three faces are carved into the wall. It attracts your attention just as you enter the temple through the northern entrance.
Along with this image there are grand sculptured images of Kalyanasundara, Gangadhara, Ardhanariswara and Uma Maheswara on the southern wall. Other sculptured images of Nataraja and andhakaasuravadamoorthy are to the west of the northern entrance and the images of Yogiswara and Ravanaanugrahamurthy are to its east.
Overnight at the hotel.

In time transfer to the airport to board flight for home.

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