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Daulatabad Fort
Bibi Ka Maqbara
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves
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Makai Gate (Photo Courtesy: Trekkergirl)
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves
Ellora Caves

Aurangabad Getaway is a popular short break where explore heritage destination of Aurangabad renowned for being base point to visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves.

Route

Aurangabad(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Aurangabad. Visit Ellora Temple, Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki
  • Day-2 Ajanta Excursion
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Aurangabad - Panchakki (1.00 kms), Bibi Ka Maqbara (3.00 kms), Daulatabad Fort (16.00 kms), Ellora Caves (30.00 kms), Grishneshwar Temple (30.00 kms), Ajanta Caves (102.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Mumbai Departure - Mumbai
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to explore Lonar crater may require an additional night stay in Aurangabad.

Distances
  • Mumbai to Aurangabad -374 kms (7 hrs)
  • Aurangabad to Mumbai -374 kms (7 hrs)
Route

Mumbai - Aurangabad(2) - Mumbai

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Aurangabad. Visit Ellora Temple, Grishneshwar Temple, Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki Arrive at Aurangabad. Visit Ellora Temple (40 kms), Grishneshwar Temple (near Ellora Temple), Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara (Taj replica) and Panchakki (Watermill).

Day-2 Ajanta Excursion Excursion to Ajanta Caves (120 kms - 2.5 hours 1 way). Evening time permitting visit local markets for shopping.

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Aurangabad :

  • Panchakki - 17th century water mill at 1 km from Aurangabad. Panchakki is renowned for its underground water channel, that traverses more than 8 kms.

  • Bibi Ka Maqbara - Situated about 3 kms from the city is Bibi Ka Maqbara, the burial place of Aurangzebs wife, Rabia-ud-Durrani alias Dilras Banu Begum. It is an imitation of the Taj at Agra and due to its similar design, it is popularly known as the Mini Taj of the Deccan.

  • Daulatabad Fort - Daulatabad is a 14th century fort at 16 kms from Aurangabad. Daulatabad was often referred to as Impregnable fort. Muhammad-bin-Tughluq succeeded the Khiljis at Delhi and seeing impregnable fort of Daulatabad, shifted the capital from Delhi in A.D. 1328. Daulatabad is a popular tourist visit option.

  • Ellora Caves - Ellora is set at about 30 kms from Aurangabad and is a World Heritage Site. Ellora represents the best of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 caves are structures excavated out of Charanandri hills. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples and viharas and mathas were built between the 5th century and 10th century. There are 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. It is a protected monument under the Archaeological Survey of India..

  • Grishneshwar Temple - Grishneshwar Temple is set near Ellora and is recognised as one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Shiva Temples.

  • Ajanta Caves - The Ajanta Caves are a set of 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave dated from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures that represent Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Ajanta Caves is a UNESCO World heritage site

Destination Overview

Mumbai - Mumbai is financial capital of India and a major International airport, second only to Delhi in terms of flight connectivity. Mumbai is a major business hub for trade in Asia and a transit point for others destinations in India such as Goa, Kerala, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.

Aurangabad - Aurangabad is situated at about 400 km from Mumbai and 350 km Pune. Its a major industrial town and a renowned heritage center in the Buddhist circuit

Access
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Distances
  • Mumbai to Aurangabad -374 kms (7 hrs)
  • Aurangabad to Mumbai -374 kms (7 hrs)

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Distances
  • Mumbai to Aurangabad -374 kms (7 hrs)
  • Aurangabad to Mumbai -374 kms (7 hrs)

Expert Speak

The itinerary works well for guests travelling to Aurangabad by overnight train or morning flight. Guests travelling by Car may require additional night to explore Aurangabad fully.

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