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Ajanta Caves Discovery Tour from Aurangabad

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Product Code : AGORA253

Embark on the Ajanta Caves Discovery Tour from Aurangabad, starting with an 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel by an expert guide. This immersive journey transports you to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves, dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Explore the 30 intricately carved Buddhist caves, marveling at detailed sculptures, vibrant murals, and fascinating frescoes that depict Buddha's life and ancient tales. Indulge in authentic Maharashtrian cuisine during a lunch break, savoring local specialties recommended by your guide. Dive deeper into the art and symbolism of the caves in the afternoon, connecting with the spiritual depth and artistic brilliance of these ancient masterpieces. The tour concludes at 5:00 PM with a convenient drop-off back at your Aurangabad hotel, leaving you with a profound appreciation for the rich history and cultural heritage encapsulated within the Ajanta Caves.

8:00 AM - Begin your day with a pickup from your hotel in Aurangabad. Your expert guide will accompany you on an unforgettable journey to the captivating Ajanta Caves.

Ajanta Caves - On arrival, step back in time to the 2nd century BCE at this UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore these 30 intricately carved Buddhist caves, each telling a unique story through its architecture and art. Marvel at the detailed sculptures, pillars, and frescoes that depict scenes from Buddha's life and tales from Jataka stories. Your guide will illuminate the history, architecture, and cultural significance of these remarkable rock-cut structures, offering insights into the ancient Buddhist civilization that once thrived here.

Maharashtrian Cuisine - During your exploration, take a refreshing break for lunch at a local eatery. Dive into the authentic flavors of Maharashtrian cuisine, with your guide's recommendations featuring delectable dishes like vada pav (a spicy potato fritter sandwich), thali (a platter of various dishes), and bhakri (a type of flatbread). Experience the rich culinary heritage of the region as you savor these traditional delights.

Ajanta Caves Continued - After lunch, continue your journey through the Ajanta Caves, delving deeper into the intricacies of the artwork and architecture. Admire the vibrant murals that adorn the cave walls, showcasing a blend of Indian and Buddhist artistic styles. Learn about the symbolic meanings behind the carvings and paintings, and how they reflect the core beliefs and teachings of Buddhism. Your guide will help you appreciate the artistic brilliance and spiritual depth embodied in these ancient masterpieces.

5:00 PM - As your day of discovery comes to an end, your tour concludes with a hassle-free drop-off back at your hotel in Aurangabad.

Private AC car/van for pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

English speaking local guide, if option selected.

Entrance fees to monuments, if option selected.

Lunch, if option selected.

Bottled water in the car.

Government Taxes.

Camera charges at monuments.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.