Ajanta and Ellora Tour

Duration: 13 Days - 12 Nights
Destinations: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Ellora Caves - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Gulbarga - Bijapur - Badami - Hampi - Hospet - Mumbai

Mumbai is the second biggest city of India. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra, and its temples, cathedrals and mosques are known all over the world. Ajanta and Ellora Tour will take us to some of the best temples as well as to the caves of India. Ajanta and Ellora Caves represent the art and sculptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, the three dominant religions of India. These caves are the part of world heritage monuments.

Day 01 Flight to India (Mumbai)

You arrive in Mumbai by international flight. After a traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at the airport and to our hotel for check in and overnight stay.

Day 02 Mumbai

In the morning we will drive to Elephanta Caves. In Mumbai, we take a walk through the harbor area and visit the Gateway of India built in 1927 by the British to commemorate the visit of George 5th from England. Our sightseeing in Mumbai includes the Gandhi Museum, Hanging Gardens.

Day 03 Mumbai - Aurangabad (by air) - Ellora Caves - Aurangabad

In the morning drive to the airport for the flight to Aurangabad. After a short break we start an excursion to Ellora Caves (7th - 10th century AD). The magnificent group of rock temples of Ellora are a part of world heritage monuments. Ellora group of temples represent the art and sculptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, the three dominant religions of India.

Day 04 Aurangabad - Ajanta Caves - Aurangabad

After the breakfast we leave for Ajanta caves (around 100 km). Of the thirty monuments at Ajanta, four caves No 9,10,26 and 29 are sanctuaries or Chaitya containing a Stupa at the centre of their apses. The rest are monastic residences or Viharas. An Indian poet Kalidasa describes these caves as the gem set of jewellery, rich furniture, imposing architecture, natural scenery and fleeting expressions on the faces.

Day 05 Aurangabad - Hyderabad

In the morning after having breakfast we drive from Aurangabad to Hyderabad. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. Evening free for leisure.

Day 06 Hyderabad

Today we will have sightseeing in Hyderabad. We will visit Char Minar, Salarjung Museum and walk by the bazaars.

Day 07 Hyderabad - Gulbarga (via Bidar)

In the morning after having the breakfast we will explore the Golconda fort dating back to the 13th century. Then we will drive to Gulbarga via Bidar. At Bidar we will visit with Rangin Mahal, Sola Kamabah Masjid and the Gagan Mahal.

Day 08 Gulbarga - Bijapur

In the morning we will visit Gulbarga a unique synthesis of two cultures. Then we will visit the Fort. In the afternoon after having lunch we will leave for Bijapur. We will have an overnight stay at Bijapur.

Day 09 Bijapur - Badami

In the morning we will visit Gol Gumbaza. Gol Gumbaza is the first thing that is associated with the city of Bijapur. Then we will visit Ibrahim Roza, Jumma Masjid. Later we will drive down to Badami. Enroute we will visit Aihole famous as the "cradle of Indian architecture", Aihole has over 100 temples scattered around the village. By the evening we will arrive in Badami. Badami is famous for it's four cave temples.

Day 10 Badami - Hospet

In the morning we will visit cave temples. Then we will leave for Hopset and enroute stop at Pattadakal. Pattadakal is situated on the banks of the Malaprabha River and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. By the evening we will arrive in Hospet.

Day 11 Hospet - Hampi - Hospet

Today we will take a tour of Hampi or Vijayanagara, one of the largest empires in the history of India - in ruins. Then we will explore the ruined kingdom and return back to Hospet.

Day 12 Hospet - Mumbai

In the morning we will drive to Mumbai. On arrival in Mumbai, you will be transferred to the hotel. Rooms are available to get fresh and change before we depart for the airport with the Caper Travels representative. The rest of the day at leisure.

Day 13 Mumbai

Tour concludes. Caper thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.

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