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Early this morning you arrive into Mumbai (Estimated arrival 01:50 hours). You will be met by our representative and driver on arrival and transferred to the Domestic airport. Your flight departure to Aurangabad (0635 / 0720). Arrive Aurangabad and we will meet you and transfer you to your hotel (early check –in will be subject to availability). Afternoon City sightseeing includes Bibi ka Maqbara (Mini Taj) & Water Mill and Aurangabad caves. Overnight Lemontree Hotel - superior room x 3 nights.
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.
You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driver to transfer you to the airport by a private vehicle for your departure to Mumbai by flight 9W 2023. Expected time of departure 07:55 hours
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