Aurangabad to Ellora and Pitalkhora Caves Day Trip Expedition
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Product Code : AGORA236
Explore the rich heritage of India's ancient caves with our "Aurangabad to Ellora and Pitalkhora Caves Day Trip Expedition." Discover the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, featuring a remarkable collection of rock-cut temples and monasteries. Delve into centuries-old stories and intricate carvings guided by our knowledgeable experts. Then, venture to the lesser-known Pitalkhora Caves, steeped in Buddhism's profound history, and marvel at its unique architecture and sculptures. With convenient pickup and drop-off from your Aurangabad hotel, this expedition promises a captivating journey through India's remarkable cultural heritage.
8:00 AM: Your tour commences as you're warmly greeted by your knowledgeable guide and driver, who will pick you up from your Aurangabad hotel.
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM: Embark on a picturesque drive from Aurangabad to Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, situated approximately 40 km away. During this journey, your guide will regale you with fascinating insights into the history, culture, and significance of the Ellora Caves. Known for their impressive rock-cut temples and monasteries, Ellora is a renowned destination that showcases the rich artistic heritage of ancient India.
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Upon arriving at Ellora Caves, prepare to be awe-inspired. The Ellora complex boasts 34 caves dedicated to Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist faiths. Each cave exudes intricate carvings, sculptures, and frescoes adorning walls and ceilings, serving as a testament to India's rich artistic legacy. Your guide will provide a detailed narrative of the different caves, their unique architectural styles, and the compelling stories behind the sculptures and reliefs.
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM: It's time for a well-deserved lunch break. Your guide will direct you to a local restaurant where you can savor delicious cuisine (please note that the cost of the meal is not included in the tour).
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM: Leaving Ellora Caves, your journey continues to the intriguing Pitalkhora Caves, a lesser-known but equally enthralling Buddhist site approximately 50 km from Ellora. As you journey to Pitalkhora, your guide will delve into the history and importance of these caves. Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Pitalkhora Caves are celebrated for their exceptional architecture and ancient Buddhist sculptures.
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Arrival at Pitalkhora Caves marks the beginning of your exploration. These caves, serving as monastic retreats for Buddhist monks, offer a unique insight into the life and teachings of Buddha. Your guide will provide a comprehensive perspective on Buddha's legacy and the historical significance of the Pitalkhora Caves in the broader context of Buddhism in India.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Conclude your immersive experience by embarking on the return journey to Aurangabad. The drive back allows you to relish the scenic beauty of the region.
8:00 PM: Arriving back in Aurangabad, your tour ends with a convenient drop-off at your hotel.
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.