Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights

Duration

7 days

Tour Type

Domestic

Location

Pune

Overview

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Itinerary

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 1

Day 1

Arrive Mumbai Meet our assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Later scenic drive to the marine drive area overloking arabian sea. Also visit the highlight of Mumbai the gateway of India

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 2

Day 2

 Mumbai After a comfortable pickup from your Mumbai hotel you will be taken to the ferry/boat point in “Gateway of India” for boarding your boat to the Elephant island and the famed caves of Elephanta, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site The island is about an hour away by boat ride from Gateway of India. Elephanta Island houses caves known as Elephanta Caves in the Arabian Sea near Mumbai, India. These caves are rock cut temple/statues of Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Brahma, Vishnu, Mahesh dating back to the 5th century. NOTE: Elephanta caves remains closed on monday After elephanta cave visit Later board the ferry back to the gateway of India. Arrive and meet our driver for the visits to the “Kanheri Caves Kanheri is over 2000 years old, and provides a rare opportunity to understand monastic life in ancient India. Located on a prosperous trade route, Kanheri saw continuous occupation from the 1st century BC, until the decline of Buddhism in India in the 9th century AD. The carvings and architecture of Kanheri reflect the older, more austere Hinayana Buddhism as well as the later, more popular Mahayana. To Conclude you will be dropped back to your hotel in Mumbai for overnight stay

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 3

Day 3

Mumbai / Khandala/Pune pick you from Mumbai hotel and drive to Khandala Lonaval on a 2 hour journey. KUNE WATERFALLS - The beautiful Kune Waterfalls is an three tiered waterfall having a total height of 200m. It is surrounded by lush greenery, and one can also enjoy swimming in this beautiful location. Lonavala Lake (Bhushi lake / Dam is a beutiful lake, surrounded by magnificent beauty of Khandala Ghat. LOHAGAD FORT - Lohagad Fort is a popular destination both among history lovers and trekkers. It's situated over the top of an impressive hill near Malavali. Apart from the famous Rajmachi and Lohagad forts, the other rich historic forts of this area are Tunga Fort and the Manoranjan Fort. Walk required at the end BHAJA CAVES - One of the oldest caves of Maharashtra, dating back to 60 BC, known for their beautiful, exquisite carvings. Bhaja Caves - depict an early phase of the Buddhist architecture. Lonavala Wax museum Enjoy the famous nutty snack of Khandala called CHIKKI Later drive to your hotel in Pune for an comfortabl overnight stay

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 4

Day 4

Pune/Aurangabad Pick from hotel and start your journey to Aurangabad, the gateway to the architectural genius "Ajanta and ellora caves", our driver will drop you at the Aurangabad for the night.

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 5

Day 5

Aurangabad Pick from hotel and start your journey to visit Ajanta caves which take 2 hours. Reach Ajanta caves parking area and you will have to travel by shuttle bus from parking area to Ajanta caves entrance point, where you can buy entrance tickets. Discover Ajanta caves for couple of hours, then come back to the parking area by same shuttle bus, then we move towards Ellora caves and the journey takes another couple of hour. After reaching Ellora caves , explore Ellora caves for 2-3 hours. The incredible Kailasa Temple (also known as the Kailash Temple), which forms Cave 16 at Ellora, is undoubtedly the most famous attraction. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and his sacred abode at Mount Kailash. Its immense size covers twice the area of the Pantheon in Athens, and is one and a half times as high! The life-size elephant sculptures are a highlight.The most incomprehensible thing about the Ajanta and Ellora caves is that they were crafted by hand, with only a hammer and chisel. There are various cave complexes in India, but these are definitely the most spectacular. Now head to Aurangabad, you will reach by 6 Pm you will be in the city, then our driver will drop you at the Aurangabad for the night.

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 6

Day 6

Aurangabad/Nashik Drive to Holy city of Nashik. Arrive and visit the temples along the bank of sacred river godavari. watch the pilgrims around doing thier rituals. night stay at Nashik

Ajanta Ellora Caves & Maharashtra Delights Day 7

Day 7

 Nashik/Mumbai Drop Tour culminates with a drop to the mumbai airport/hotel. while the return journey also visit enroute the buddhist/hindu caves of Pandav leni, another marvel build on a hillock with caves structures inside with buddhist and hindu prayer halls. 

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