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1. India: eSim Mobile Data Plan

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From Aurangabad: Ajanta & Ellora Day Tour with All Inclusion

2. From Aurangabad: Ajanta & Ellora Day Tour with All Inclusion

Day Tour: Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves to Ellora Caves to Aurangabad Total Stop 2 1st Stop. Ajanta Caves Welcome to Aurangabad. Our representative will pick you up from your selected pickup point. You will meet the driver or guide, who will give you information about the tour. After that, you will leave for a further tour of Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are at a distance of 100 km from Aurangabad, 2 hours away. You will reach Ajanta Caves. You need 2 hours to visit Ajanta Caves. After the tour of Ajanta is over, you can stay for lunch, where we will show you a nice restaurant. After lunch, we will leave for Ellora Caves, which are 100 km from Ajanta. It takes 2 hours' drive to reach Ellora Caves. 2nd Stop. Ellora Caves Ellora Caves, where there are a total of 34 caves, take 2 hours to show. After finishing the Ellora tour, we will leave for Aurangabad. which are 35 km from Ellora Caves. It takes an hour's drive to reach Aurangabad. If you have time left, then we will also show you Bibi Ka Maqbara. After the tour is over, we will drop you off at the drop-off point of your choice. Note: Ajanta Caves remain closed on Mondays and Ellora Caves on Tuesdays. If you are booking a tour on Monday or Tuesday, then you have the option of booking. Like on Monday you can book a tour only for Ellora Caves and on Tuesday you can book a tour only for Ajanta Caves. And from Wednesday to Sunday you can book a tour for Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Monday Itinerary: Aurangabad to Ellora caves to Bibi ka Maqbra to Aurangabad. Tuesday Itinerary: Aurangabad to Ajanta caves to Aurangabad.

2 Day Most Popular Private Ajanta & Ellora Caves Guided Tour

3. 2 Day Most Popular Private Ajanta & Ellora Caves Guided Tour

You are very welcome to book tour packages to Ajanta and Ellora caves. In this tour, you get to explore the beauty of 63 caves in Ajanta and Ellora, two of the world's heritage sites. Ajanta and Ellora are the oldest World Heritage Sites in India. Your trip to India is incomplete without this. The tour includes an Ajanta and Ellora Caves professional guide and an A/C car. Our guides are experts and will take you to explore the beauty of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Tour Itinerary 1st Day: Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves to Aurangabad On the first day, we will pick you up from your chosen pick-up point. and match you up with a guide or driver with tour details for the day. After that, you will leave for Ajanta Caves. Ajanta is at a distance of 100 kilometers from Aurangabad. It will be a journey of 2 hours. You need three to four hours to see Ajanta. After that, you can have lunch if you want. Our guide will show you the best restaurants. After lunch, you will drive back to Aurangabad for 2 hours and stay at the hotel. 2nd Day: Aurangabad to Ellora Caves to Aurangabad After breakfast at the hotel, we will leave for Ellora Caves at 8:00 a.m. Ellora is at a distance of 35 kilometers from Aurangabad. It will be a journey of 1 hour. You need three to four hours to see Ellora. You can have lunch after finishing the tour of Ellora. Our guide will show you the best restaurants. After that, if you have time, you can also visit Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Maqbra near Aurangabad. On the way, after sightseeing is over, you are free to choose your drop-off location. You have to tell us that in Aurangabad you want to drop off at a hotel, airport, or train station.

From Aurangabad: Ajanta and Ellora Caves Private 2-Day Tour

4. From Aurangabad: Ajanta and Ellora Caves Private 2-Day Tour

Discover 2 of the oldest UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India on a private 2-day tour from Aurangabad. Experience Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism at the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves. Begin Day 1 with pickup in Aurangabad, then depart for the Ajanta Caves with your driver on a scenic 2-hour transfer. Upon arrival, meet your private guide before beginning to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Spend 3-4 hours discovering the caves and learning about them with your guide. After your tour, get some free time for lunch (at your own expense) before returning to Aurangabad and staying overnight at your accommodation (not included). On Day 2, meet your guide at your accommodation, then proceed to the Ellora Caves, another World Heritage Site. Again, spend 3-4 hours exploring and learning about the caves with your guide. Once you've finished the Ellora tour, your guide will show you restaurants where you can have lunch (at your own expense). After lunch, make your way back to Aurangabad, stopping to see Bibi Ka Maqbara if there's time. The tour concludes with drop-off at your location of choice in Aurangabad.

Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

5. Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

The day begins with hotel pickup at 8:00 AM. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle approximately 2.5-3 hours to Ajanta Caves, an ancient rock-cut Buddhist monument used as a retreat for Buddhist Monks. Admire the paintings and rock-cut sculptures before enjoying free time for lunch in the area.   Continuing on, head 15 km West of Aurangabad to the Ellora Caves, a huge complex of over 100 caves known for their mix of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sites. Hand-carved into Basalt cliffs, these caves were built close to one another and illustrate the religious harmony that existed in ancient India. After a day full of sightseeing, return to Aurangabad where the driver will drop guests off at their hotels.

From Aurangabad: Book your reliable taxi for Ajanta & Ellora

6. From Aurangabad: Book your reliable taxi for Ajanta & Ellora

If you are fond of history and art, then be sure to visit the Ajanta and Ellora caves in India. These magnificent cave complexes are a testament to ancient craftsmanship and spiritual devotion. This article will guide you in your journey, exploring the wonders of Ajanta and Ellora and making it a seamless experience. Day 1: We will pick you up from Aurangabad and proceed to Ajanta Caves. Ajanta Caves are at a distance of 100 km from Aurangabad; it will take 2 hours to drive. A glimpse of Ajanta caves historical significance. The Ajanta Caves, located in the state of Maharashtra, are an archaeological treasure. These 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves date back to the 2nd century BC and are famous for their beautifully preserved frescoes and sculptures. These masterpieces provide insight into the life and times of ancient India. architectural marvel The Ajanta Caves boast remarkable rock-cut architecture with intricately designed prayer halls, monastic chambers, and stupas. The interiors are decorated with breathtaking paintings depicting Jataka tales depicting the past lives of Lord Buddha. After sightseeing is over, you can stop for lunch if you want, and our driver will help you find good restaurants. After lunch, we will come back to Aurangabad and stay at the hotel. Day 2: We will pick you up at 8:30 in the morning and proceed to Ellora Caves. Ellora is at a distance of 35 km from Aurangabad; it will take an hour's drive. Exploration of Ellora Caves: Religious Significance The Ellora Caves, located near Aurangabad, are a combination of Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain rock-cut temples. This UNESCO World Heritage Site represents the harmonious coexistence of different religious traditions. The Ellora Caves date back to the 6th to 9th centuries and contain stunning sculptures and carvings. impressive monolith  One of the main attractions of Ellora is the Kailasa Temple, an awe-inspiring monolithic structure dedicated to Lord Shiva. Built from a single rock, it is a marvel of ancient engineering and devotion. After Ellora Caves, you can visit Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Maqbara on the way back to Aurangabad. After sightseeing is over, we will drop you off at your selected location. Book a reliable taxi for your journey. To fully explore the beauty of Ajanta and Ellora, it is essential to book a reliable taxi service. This ensures that you can visit both sites comfortably and easily. A taxi allows you to customize your itinerary and get around at your own pace. local insight Additionally, a local taxi service can provide valuable information about the history and culture of the area. Drivers are often well-versed in the history of these caves, making your journey even richer. Fusion of art and history  Ajanta and Ellora present a unique blend of artistic expression and historical significance. As you explore the beautifully carved sculptures and paintings, you will be transported to ancient India, marveling at the dedication and creativity of the artisans.

Private 3 days Ajanta, Ellora caves and Aurangabad city tour

7. Private 3 days Ajanta, Ellora caves and Aurangabad city tour

1st Day: Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves to Aurangabad Pickup point: Aurangabad Airport, Railway Station, or Hotel After pick-up, drive to the Ajanta Caves, which are at a distance of 110 km from Aurangabad. 2 hours of driving; on the way we will take a break for tea and coffee; it takes 3 to 4 hours to see Ajanta; after that, if you want to have lunch, we will show you good restaurants; after lunch, back to Aurangabad. 2nd Day: Aurangabad to Ellora Caves to Grishneshwar Temple to Daultabad Fort to Aurangabad. After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will report you to the hotel lobby. Then we drive to Ellora, a 30-kilometer, 1-hour journey from Aurangabad. followed by sightseeing for Ellora Caves, one of the largest single monolithic rock excavations in the world. After visiting Ellora Caves, have lunch. After that, visit the famous Hindu temple near Ellora, Grishneshwar, which takes half an hour. After that, we will start our onward journey to Daulatabad Fort, which was the capital of India during the reign of Mughal King Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. After that, we will come back to Aurangabad and stay at a hotel. 3rd Day: Aurangabad Local City Tour to Drop. On this day, you will do a local city tour of Aurangabad, during which you will see Aurangabad Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbra, and Panchakki. After sightseeing, you can have lunch at a nice restaurant. After that, we will drop you off at your selected drop point: Aurangabad Airport, Railway Station, or Bus Stop.

3-day private tour to Lonar Crater, Ajanta, and Ellora Caves

8. 3-day private tour to Lonar Crater, Ajanta, and Ellora Caves

Day 1: Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves to Aurangabad Pickup point: Aurangabad Airport, Railway Station, or Hotel After pick-up, drive to the Ajanta Caves, which are at a distance of 110 km from Aurangabad. 2 hour drive; on the way we will take a break for tea and coffee; it takes 3 to 4 hours to see Ajanta caves. There are a total of 29 caves in Ajanta; all the caves are from the 2nd century BC. Excellent examples of depictions and craftsmanship related to Buddhism are found here. Along with these, live illustrations are also available. After that, if you want to have lunch, we will show you good restaurants; after lunch, back to Aurangabad. Day 2: Aurangabad to Lonar Crater to Daityasudan Temple to Aurangabad After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will report you to the hotel lobby. Then we drive to Lonar, a 150-kilometer, 3-hour journey from Aurangabad. followed by sightseeing at Lonar Crater. Lonar Lake is also called Lonar Crater. It is believed to have been formed 35,000 to 50,000 years ago in the Pleistocene era by the fall of a massive meteorite. The water in the lake is both salty and alkaline. Lonar Lake was first mentioned in ancient scriptures like the Skanda Purana and the Padma Purana. After that, visit Daityasudan Temple. After that, if you want to have lunch, we will show you good restaurants; after lunch, back to Aurangabad. Day 3: Aurangabad to Ellora Caves to Grishneshwar Temple to Daulatabad Fort to Bibi ka Maqbra to Aurangabad After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will report you to the hotel lobby. Then we drive to Ellora, a 35-kilometer, 1-hour journey from Aurangabad. followed by sightseeing for Ellora Caves, one of the largest single monolithic rock excavations in the world. After visiting Ellora Caves, have lunch. After that, visit the famous Hindu temple near Ellora, Grishneshwar Temple, which takes half an hour. After that, we will start our onward journey to Daulatabad Fort, which was the capital of India during the reign of Mughal King Mohammad Bin Tughlaq. After that, we will drive to Bibi Ka Maqbara. After that, we will drop you off at your selected drop point: Aurangabad Airport, Railway Station, or Bus Stop.

Aurangabad: Private Airport to Hotel Transfer Service

9. Aurangabad: Private Airport to Hotel Transfer Service

After being collected from your terminal and settling your luggage into your private car/minibus/bus (according to the number of passengers), your chauffeur will safely drop you to your Aurangabad hotel as per your requested schedule. On route to your nearby accommodation, your driver will inform you of nearby attractions and landmarks. You will be assured a smooth transfer service from the Aurangabad Airport to your hotel, simply sit back, relax and let your chauffeur take care of the rest.

Caves in Aurangabad Private Full-day Sightseeing Tour

10. Caves in Aurangabad Private Full-day Sightseeing Tour

Take a journey out of the city to visit the majestic Ajanta and Ellora Caves in Aurangabad. This full-day sightseeing tour will take you to places that seem to have been born out of a fairy tale: stunning temples carved into rock that astound the imagination. The amazing Ajanta Caves have been an Unesco World Heritage Site since 1983. They consist of 29 temples and prayer caves cut into the side of the rock. Dating back to the 2nd century, they hold stunningly gorgeous paintings and sculptures that are considered to be Buddhist masterpieces. Much of the art depict the Jataka tales of the Buddha’s previous lives. These pieces of art were created over 800 years and not only document the story of Buddha in his cycle of reincarnations, but also paint a record of life in ancient India. Professional artists and Buddhist monks created these unique and irreplaceable pieces of art under the royal patronage of ancient ruling dynasties. After you have had your fill of Ajanta’s ancient art, you can admire the famous rock-cut temples of the Ellora Caves. Here you can see an amazing example of different religions living in harmony: the 34 caves contain temples and monasteries of the Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain faiths. Built between the 5th and 10th centuries, these caves also contain gorgeous paintings and sculptures that have helped make them a Unesco World Heritage Site. Cave 16, the Kailash temple, is of particular interest. Though it is carved out of one rock, it appears to be a freestanding temple complex with multiple stories. The city of Aurangabad is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. And, thanks to the marvelous caves, it is also a tourist hub. Grab this opportunity to see not one, but two Unesco World Heritage Sites and explore the astonished architectural accomplishments that are these rock-cut temple complexes. You won’t regret it!

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3.7
(9 reviews)

Absolutely fantastic. I was picked up from the airport and we went to Ajanta stopping for a tea which was very welcome! My guide Deepak was absolutely amazing. He was so knowledgeable and I learnt more on this trip than I have done in a long time! We went at my pace and my driver was fantastic too. The second day was the Baby Taj and then Ellora and this was wonderful. I recommend this tour to everyone, it was amazing.

Our driver, Mr Patel, was exceptional. He was very helpful, informative, pleasant and truly went the extra mile for us. I highly recommend him. The manager met us upon our arrival to review our itinerary to ensure we were able to see the items most important to us during our stay. The vehicle/transportation was very nice. The trip and service were excellant.

On time pickup , well versed English speaking guide Mr Deeprak , professional and safe driver , plenty of time to explore where we visited , only improvement would be to make sure the guest understand how many time your footwear has to be taken on and off to enter the caves , which in the end was really a minor issue

Our guide Deepak was very knowledgeable and made the 2 day tour very interesting. He was able to answer any questions we had and was super helpful with arranging our onwards travel arrangements. Thank you

very professional and knowledgeable guide. The vehicle was clean and hygeine . Adequate prior information was given. Could get the best out of the tour.