Aurangabad Heritage Day Tour
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Product Code : AGORA259
Embark on a captivating journey through time with our "Aurangabad Heritage Day Tour." This immersive experience takes you through the city's rich history and cultural treasures, beginning with the awe-inspiring Bibi Ka Maqbara, reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Explore the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum's artifacts and stories from the Maratha empire. Delve into the ingenious engineering of the Panchakki water mill, and marvel at the ancient Aurangabad Caves, a repository of Buddhist art and wisdom. This meticulously crafted tour offers a glimpse into Aurangabad's heritage, taking you on a fascinating adventure in just one memorable day.
9:00 AM - Departure from your hotel: Your guided tour will commence with your friendly and knowledgeable guide picking you up from your hotel in Aurangabad. You'll then embark on a journey through time, exploring some of the most remarkable historical sites in the city.
9:30 AM - Bibi Ka Maqbara: Your first stop will be the iconic Bibi Ka Maqbara, famously known as the "Tomb of the Lady." Built by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum, this exquisite mausoleum is often referred to as the 'Taj of the Deccan.' As you stroll through the beautiful garden and admire the stunning architecture, your guide will provide you with a captivating account of the monument's history and architectural significance.
10:30 AM - Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum: Next on the itinerary is a visit to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, a remarkable repository of artifacts and memorabilia dedicated to the Maratha warrior king, Chhatrapati Shivaji. Inside the museum, you'll encounter an extensive collection of weaponry, paintings, manuscripts, and personal effects that offer a vivid glimpse into the Maratha empire's history. Your guide will narrate the stories behind these exhibits and provide insights into the life and legacy of Chhatrapati Shivaji.
11:30 AM - Panchakki (The Water Mill): Your exploration continues at the Panchakki, a 17th-century water mill with a fascinating history. This water mill was ingeniously designed to grind grain for the pilgrims visiting the nearby Dargah of Baba Shah Musafir. Your guide will explain the intricate system that powers the mill through an underground channel that transports water from a nearby spring. Learn about the architectural ingenuity of the time and the purpose this historic structure served.
12:30 PM - Lunch: It's time to replenish your energy with a delightful lunch at a local restaurant where you can savor traditional Aurangabadi cuisine.
1:30 PM - Aurangabad Caves: After a delicious meal, you will head to the Aurangabad Caves, a cluster of 12 rock-cut Buddhist shrines tucked away on a picturesque hillside. These caves, dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, are adorned with intricate carvings, sculptures, and mesmerizing frescoes that narrate Buddhist teachings and stories. Your guide will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the historical, artistic, and cultural significance of these ancient caves.
2:30 PM - Return to Your Hotel: Your unforgettable journey through Aurangabad's historical treasures concludes as you head back to your hotel, arriving around 2:00 PM. Feel free to discuss any additional questions or insights you may have with your guide during the return trip.
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.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.