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Aurangabad Caves

Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 328

The Ellora and Ajanta Caves close to Aurangabad represent the some of the finest paintings and sculptures in India depicting the many facets of the Buddhist religion.


The caves are actually in Ellora and Ajanta but the home base for visiting these two sets of caves is Aurangabad.

The ElloraCaves are situated 30 kilometres/19 miles from Aurangabad and are a UNESCO World Heritage site.  They are the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture and the 34 caves hold carvings dating back to between the 5th and 10th Centuries AD. There are samples of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain carvings. The Ramayana and Mahabharata are also depicted here in carvings as are also the many-faceted personality of Lord Shiva. It is believed it took 7000 laborers, working in continuous shifts and 150 years, to build. Ever since the first European visitors in 18th Century, Ellora has attracted chroniclers, antiquarians, scholars and in more recent years, an ever increasing number of tourists.

The AjantaCaves are 112 kilometres/70 miles from Aurangabad and house the finest surviving examples of Indian Buddhist religious art and paintings. The 30 rock-cut caves have beautiful paintings and sculptures which date from 2nd Century BC to 650 AD. The exquisite wall and ceiling paintings, panels and sculptures of Buddha's life are famous throughout the world as the earliest and finest examples of Buddhist pictorial art.


 

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Duration
3 Days
Prices From:
US$ 328

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Aurangabad

You will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, you will visit the Ellora Caves, situated 30 km from Aurangabad. Ellora represents the finest and greatest in terms of the sheer magnificence of Indian sculpture. It is a repository of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain religious expression and carved pageantry.

It is a repository of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain religious expression, with much information of carved pageantry. The Ramayana and Mahabharata are also depicted here in carvings, as is the Lord Shiva.

Duration2 Nights
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Lemon Tree Hotel

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    Lemon Tree Hotel



    The lemon Tree Hotel is an upscale, full service moderately priced hotel. Located in the heart of Aurangabad, the hotel is a short distance from the legendary Ajanta and Ellora caves. The hotel is easily accessible from key manufacturing hubs like Chikalthana, Waluj, Chitegaon, Shendra ...

    The lemon Tree Hotel is an upscale, full service moderately priced hotel. Located in the heart of Aurangabad, the hotel is a short distance from the legendary Ajanta and Ellora caves. The hotel is easily accessible from key manufacturing hubs like Chikalthana, Waluj, Chitegaon, Shendra and Paithan. The hotel offers 102 rooms and suites as well as several amenities for your convenience.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Spa

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Day 2

Ajanta Caves

Ajanta is 112 km from Aurangabad. These thirty caves, with twenty-four monasteries and five temples, have wall paintings and sculptures of an aesthetic appeal that is timeless. Some are the most exquisite paintings, which depict the life and teachings of Buddha, as well as his earlier life as a prince. Natural light brightens the caves at different times of the day.

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Day 3

Depart Aurangabad

Your day is at leisure until you are transferred to the airport.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel Coffee Shop
  • Tours as per the itinerary
  • Services of an English speaking guide
  • Air conditioned transportation
  • Transfers
  • All presently applicable taxes

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please enquire.

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30 Sep 2018
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