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Ajanta Ellora Caves Tour

Duration: 03 Nights / 04 Days

Destination: Ajanta Ellora Maharashtra


Day 1: Aurangabad is a historic city in the state of Maharashtra which derives its name from the last of the great mughuls, Aurangzeb.The places to visit in Aurangabad include the Aurangabad caves, the Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and museums.
The ten vaes of Aurangabad are divided into two sections of five each. Beautiful Buddhist statues in different postures and elegantly carved pillars are the chief attractions in these caves.

The Panchakki is great example of the engineering in the later mughal period. The machine was used to grind grain for the pilgrims to the shrine of Baba Shah Muzaffar, a Sufi saint revered by Aurangzeb. It is powered by water from a nearby spring flowing through the mill. The mill is still operational.
The Bibi ka Maqbara is a mausoleum built in the memory of Rabia Durrani, the wife of emperor Aurangzeb. The structure is strikingly similar to the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra.

Day 2: Early morning depature for the Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are rockcut cave monuments dating from the second century BCE, containing paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art".

Day 3: Early morning depature for Ellora Caves. The Hindu caves were constructed between 500 CE and 1000 CE and represent a different style of creative vision and execution skills. Some were of such complexity that they required several generations of planning and coordination to complete. The early caves (caves 1729) were constructed during the Kalachuri period, while the caves 15 and 16 were constructed during Rashtrakuta period.

Optional Tours:

Day 4: Early morning depature for Nanded. This is one of the historical places in Marathwada region of Maharashtra State. It is situated on north bank of Godavari river. It is famous for Sikh Gurudwaras. Nanded is a town of great antiquity. It is said that during the Puranic days, Pandavas travelled through Nanded district

Day 5: early morning depature for Lonar Crater lake. This Lake was created by a meteor hitting the Earth during the Pleistocene era, is a saltwater lake in Buldana district, Maharashtra, India. The crater thereby formed is the only hypervelocity meteoritic impact crater on basalt rock. A lake that evolved in the resulting basaltic rock formation, is both saline and alkaline in nature. Geologists, ecologists, archaeologists, naturalists and astronomers have reported several studies on the various aspects of this crater lake ecosystem. It is the second largest impact crater in basaltic rock and is partially filled by a salt water lake.

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