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Today we arrive Mumbai where we are met by an On The Go representative and driver and transferred by private vehicle to your hotel. Once we arrive at our hotel you have the next 2 days to explore at your own leisure and truly get lost in the magic of Mumbai!
An early morning start this morning when you will be met at your hotel by an On The Go Representative and driver and transferred to the airport for an early morning flight to Aurangabad! On Arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel (Early check-in will b e subject to occupancy on the day.) Early morning transfer to the airport for your included fight to Aurangabad. Onward transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we undertake a city sightseeing tour of Aurangabad including the Pani Chakki, which is surrounded by a picturesque garden-landscape dotted with fish tanks. The Bibi-ka-maqbara was built by Aurangzeb’s son as a tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia-ud-Durani. Also visit the Aurangabad Caves No. 7 & 8.
Enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves. Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, 100 kms from the city of Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horseshoe are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. Discovered in 1819, by a group of British Offcers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several ‘Chaityas’ and Viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha’s life belong to the Mahayana period.
In the morning head out to Ellora Caves. Impressive in their own right are the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 kms away from Aurangabad City and are the meeting point of the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. In all, there are 34 elaborate cave temples. This afternoon enjoy an excursion to Daulatabad Fort, a labyrinthine structure that was once covered in Persian tiles.
This morning we transfer to the airport and fly to Delhi. Upon arrival to Delhi our arrangements end.
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