3 Days |
Aurangabad is a perfect tourist destination to delve into the vast history and rich culture of Maharashtra. The city is replete with tombs, palaces, parks, caves, and many more. This place is capable of pleasing art admirers as well as history buffs. Owing to so many tourist attractions in the city, it is known as the Tourism Capital of Maharashtra. Hence, the city is worth a visit during the vacations.
Admire the architectural wonders of the Mughal era
Visit the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves
Gain insights into Buddhism.
After arriving in Aurangabad, you will be dropped at the pre-decided hotel. The city of Aurangabad was built by Malik Ambar in 1610 AD. It is named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. The major points of interest in the city are Quila-e-Ark, Kali Masjid, Jumma Masjid, BibikaMaqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves. Every location features a vast history. Overnight stay is in Aurangabad.
The entire day will be dedicated to a sightseeing tour of Ajanta – Ellora Caves. The Ellora Caves date back from 5th to 11th century. These caves feature several Buddhist monasteries, Hindu and Jain temples. The most notable of all is Kailasa Temple, which is a megalith, carved out of a single rock.
Ellora caves are closed on Tuesday.
On the other hand, Ajanta Caves let you visit Buddhist Chaityas and Viharas, adorned with beautiful paintings. The paintings are the proofs of the rulers’ inclination towards art. Some of the mural paintings also portray Jataka tales. Ajanta Caves are closed on Monday.
Overnight stay is in Aurangabad.
You will be dropped at the predefined location on time to continue the further journey.