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Holiday package starting from    Aurangabad

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Day 01 : Delhi – Mumbai

Arrive at Mumbai airport or station. Transfer to hotel. Check in relax for the evening. Overnight at hotel.

Mumbai is famous for gateway of India, wardon road, university building, fort,townhall, Mumbai high court. Mumbai is also known as the Hollywood of India or Bollywood and is the biggest film industry of the world.

 

Day 02 : Mumbai – Aurangabad

Relax in the morning or visit the local market. Transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad.

Reach and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

There are four principle gateways to the city – the Delhi Darwaza, the Jalna Darwaza, the Paithan Darwaza and the Mecca Darwaza.

Aurangabad today is the busting city of Maharashtra with diverse big and small industries, fine silken textiles, and exquisite hand woven brocades of silver and gold fabrics, himroo of world frame. To scholars and lovers of art and  culture the city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian art and sculpture.

DAY 03 : Aurangabad

This morning proceed for full day sightseeing with excursion of Ajanta caves.

Ajanta caves  - Nesting in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad in the shape of mammoth horse – shoe, are the 30 rock – hewn caves of Ajanta. The caves dare from the 2nd century B.C. discovered in 1819 by the group of British army officer, these starting achievements took around 600 years to create. The walls 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.

Day 04 : Aurangabad

Proceed for a visit to Ellora caves,Daulatabad fort Aurangabad caves.

Ellora caves – is just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In all there are 85 caves temples of all the faiths. Kailas temple, the central attraction of Ellora, is the most remarkable. It includes a gateway, pavilion, courtyard, vestibule, sanctum, a sanctorum and tower which bears testimony to the excellence of Dravidian art. It is believed to have taken 7000 laborers, working in continuous shifts and 150 years to build.

Aurangabad caves – The almost forgotten caves of Aurangabad lie just outside the city. Excavated between the 2nd the 6th century AD, they reflect TANTRIC influences in their iconography and architectural designs. In all there are nine caves which are mainly Viharas.

The fort itself lies in the body of an isolated hill, the steep hill – sides at the base falling so sharply to the moat that no hostile troops could scale the height.

The moat , 40 ft. deep with mechanical drawbridges teemed with crocodiles. A 5- km sturdy wall, artificial scarping and a complicated series of defenses made Daultabad impregnable. The 30m high Chand Minar built much later with 3 circular galleries had a defensive and religious role in the fortress.

Day 05 : Aurangabad – Mumbai

Reach Mumbai and transfer to hotel. Proceed for an excursion to the ELEPHANTA CAVES.

On your way back, proceed to see the interesting sites of Mumbai.

Overnight will be in Mumbai.

Day 06 : Mumbai – Delhi

Transfer in time to international airport for flight home.