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Indian Caves Heritage

Indian Caves Heritage

Duration : 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • 1
    Day 1
    Mumbai- Aurangabad (By: Flight)

    Morning in time transfer to Mumbai airport to board flight for Aurangabad

    Depart Mumbai at 0535 hrs by 9W 313 (Jet Airways)

    Arrive Aurangabad at 0630 hrs and then proceed to Ajanta – (closed on Monday) These 2nd century caves are fine achievements by Buddhist monks. Beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures reflect the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horseshoe shaped gorge has 30 caves dividend in two phases.

    Overnight in Aurangabad

  • 2
    Day 2
    Aurangabad

    After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesday) – The World Heritage site, one of the finest examples of rockcut caves , there are 34 caves, Cave 16 is the most famous and has Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks-the largest monolith in the world. The other popular cave is No.32, a shrine within contains the seated Lord Mahavir, last of the 24 tirthankars of Jainism. After Ellora Caves, further proceed for Pithalkora Caves:- Pithalkora caves are about 78 kms. From Aurangabad. The intricate work on the sculptured facades in these caves is definitely worth a visit. Nestling within the Satmala range of the Sahyadris, is a group of 13 cave sanctuaries, both chaityas and viharas on a remote land cluster that date back to the 2nd century BC.

    Afternoon, go for city tour covering The Daulatabad fortress, which was an old Hindu stronghold originally called Devgiri Fort. Seven outer walls and an internal moat protected the fort built by Bhilam Raja of the Yadava dynasty in 1187. Then after visit Bibi-ka-Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb’s wife Rabia Durrani and meant to surpass the Taj Mahal (built by his father Shah Jehan) in grandeur.

    Overnight in Aurangabad

  • 3
    Day 3
    Aurangabad – Mumbai (By: Flight)

    Morning in time transfer to Aurangabad airport to board flight for Mumbai

    Depart Aurangabad at 0650 hrs by 9W 355 (Jet Airways)

    0740 hrs: Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel

    Later proceed to visit Elephanta Caves

    This 4-hour tour takes you from Mumbai to the rock art of the Elephanta Caves of Elephanta Island. You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to the Gateway of India at Mumbai. From here, cruise by boat to reach the Elephanta Caves.

    On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave.

    On your arrival at the island you will proceed to the Elephanta Caves, which contain a collection of rock art linked to the sect of Shiva. At Elephanta, Indian art found one of its most perfect expressions, particularly in the huge and high reliefs of the main cave.

    We will then proceed to The Gateway of India is a treasured monument that was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. It is complete with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone, further drive past a popular sea front, Marine Drive is a winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and sea on the other. It was once called the Queen’s Necklace because of its curved shape. Tours continues with visit to Mani Bhawan & Hanging gardens.

    Also visit The wonderful Prince of Wales museum (closed on Monday) is regarded as one of the best museums in the country with art, sculpture, old firearms, and rare coins and a priceless collection of miniature paintings on display.

    Overnight in Mumbai.

  • 4
    Day 4
    Depart Mumbai (By: Flight)

    Enjoy breakfast and get transferred to the  Mumbai Airport / railway station for your next destination.

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