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AJANTA AND ELLORA CAVES TOUR

Aurangabad Ajanta Ellora
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Duration

3N4D

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Espanol, Francais, Japanese

Overview

Exploration of the world-renowned and highly visited World Heritage site of India’s Ellora caves. Starting in and finishing in Aurangabad, this tour is guaranteed to depart, so even if there are no other passengers confirmed we will be arranged your own private tour!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ellora Caves were carved on the volcanic basaltic formation, which is also known as Deccan Trap.
  • Cave 15 (Dashavatara) in Ellora depicts the ten avatars of Lord Vishnu
  • Cave 29 (Dhumar Lena) has a similar design as Elephanta Caves
  • The painting style found in Ajanta Caves is believed to have inspired painting styles in Tibet and Sri Lanka
  • The carvings of the caves are done in such a way that they somehow look like wooden construction
  • The main subjects of the paintings found in the caves are Jataka tales and incidences from the life of Lord Buddha
  • Ajanta Caves were excavated on a rock surface that looks like the horse-shoe shape
  • The caves are more than two-thousand-year-old, but the statues are about 600 years younger, as they were added later
  • Ajanta Caves were abandoned post the end of Harisena’s reign. The sign was later covered in dense forest.
  • Buddha has always been against painting or carving his images, as he preached the lesson to rise above materialistic wishes. But after he died, his followers realized the need for his sculptures and paintings, so that they had something to look up to.

Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL AURANGABAD AIRPORT

On reaching Aurangabad Airport / Station, the Yolo India Tour representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel in Aurangabad.

DAY 02 SAME DAY EXCURSION TO AJANTA CAVES (96 KMS // 02-03 HRS DRIVE)

After refreshing breakfast drive to Ajanta and visit the first Buddhist cave monument of the 1st and 2nd century BC.

Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as a World Heritage Site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here from 200 BC to 650 AD. In the evening return to Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Note: Ajanta Caves are closed Every Monday.

DAY 03 SAME DAY EXCURSION TO ELLORA CAVES (30 KMS / 45 MINS DRIVE)

After breakfast drives to Ellora and enjoys the tour of the world-renowned Ellora caves. Ellora caves are one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with an exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. It also has some excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. After an interesting tour return to Aurangabad. The evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Aurangabad.

Note: Ellora Caves is Closed Every Tuesday.

DAY 04 DEPARTURE TO AURANGABAD AIRPORT / STATION

After breakfast visits the 12th-century Daulatabad caves. On-time transfer to the airport to catch flight for onwards journey. Tour Ends with Sweet Memories.

Tour's Location

Included/Excluded

  • 03 nights’ accommodation in 03 Star Hotels.
  • Services of an English-speaking government-licensed local guide during the sightseeing in cities only.
  • Daily breakfast starts from Day 02.
  • 1 bottle of Mineral water per person per day.
  • All applicable taxes and fees, parking, tolls, and interstate taxes.
  • Air-condition car with licensed experienced driver during your entire travel
  • Any International and Domestic Airfare is not included.
  • Any Insurance is Not included.
  • International and Domestic flights to/from Aurangabad.
  • Monument Entrance and Camera Fees.
  • Travel insurance and visa fees.
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, telephone, alcoholic beverages, medical expenses, etc.
  • Main meals are not mentioned. We will take you to the restaurant. You may dine as you wish.
  • Tipping to the driver and local guides.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out. The General Check-in time is 12:00 Noon.
  • 24th December Christmas night and 31st December New Year Mandatory Gala Dinner charges are not included.

FAQs

Ajanta Caves closed on which day?
Ajanta Caves are closed Every Monday.
Ellora Caves closed on which day?
Ellora Caves are closed Every Tuesday.
Best time to Visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves?
June to March is the best time to visit Ajanta Ellora Caves due to the pleasant weather. From June to September (monsoon) the region receives average to plenty of rain showers, which make the exploration experience a delight. While during the months of November to February the temperature drops moderately. The summer months (March to May) can actually get hot, especially in the daytime. So, try to avoid this season if you’re planning a visit to Ajanta and Ellora caves.
Ajanta Ellora Caves Timings And Fee ?
Ajanta Caves
Timings: 9 am to 9:30 pm (Mondays closed)
Entry fee: INR 40 per head (Indians) | INR 600 per head (foreign tourists) | INR 25 per camera | INR 0 for children below 15 years old
Note: Fees may vary.

Ellora Caves
Timings: From sunrise to sunset
Entry fee: INR 40 per head (Indians) | INR 600 per head (foreign tourists) | INR 25 per camera
Note: Fees may vary.
Is it safe to travel to Ajanta and Ellora Caves during COVID times?
You need to follow all the mandatory guidelines mentioned by the government such as maintaining social distance, wearing a mask in public places, washing or sanitizing hands after entry & exit, etc.
What are the extra charges I’ll have to pay during the tour?
Some of the extra charges which you’ll have to pay during the tour are as follows:
Monument Entrance & Camera Fees.
Charges for Lunch & Dinner. Daily breakfast will be included in your package.
For any extra services not specifically mentioned in the inclusions.
Can I ask for the hotel names that are used on this tour?
Yes Sure, Generally in this cost we are providing 03-star hotels on the package. For Exact hotel names please contact us.

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