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Ellora Caves & Daulatabad Fort Day Trip From Aurangabad

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Product Code : AGORA254

Explore the rich heritage and historical wonders near Aurangabad with this day trip. Begin your journey with a visit to the awe-inspiring Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the intricate rock-cut temples from ancient times. Continue your cultural odyssey at the Grishneshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines, where you can witness sacred rituals. Explore the strategic Daulatabad Fort, a hilltop fortress with a storied past and panoramic vistas. Conclude your day at Bibi Ka Maqbara, a "Mini Taj Mahal," adorned with exquisite marble work. Your day trip offers a captivating blend of history, spirituality, and architectural marvels.

8:30 AM: Your day begins with a comfortable pickup from your hotel in Aurangabad by your private guide. As you embark on this cultural and historical adventure, your guide will be your source of information and insights.

9:30 AM: Your first stop is the remarkable Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site that houses 34 rock-cut temples representing exquisite examples of ancient Indian architecture and art. As you explore this vast complex, your guide will narrate the history and cultural significance of each cave, taking you on a journey back to the 6th to 10th centuries when these masterpieces were carved. The intricate carvings and sculptures within the caves will leave you in awe.

12:30 PM: It's time for a break, and you'll head to a local restaurant for a delicious lunch, giving you a taste of the local cuisine.

2:30 PM: After a satisfying meal, your next destination is the Grishneshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Here, your guide will delve into the temple's spiritual significance and share legends and stories associated with it. You'll have the unique opportunity to observe the temple's rituals and ceremonies, providing a glimpse into the rich traditions of this sacred site.

2:30 PM: The day continues with a visit to the Daulatabad Fort, a hilltop fortress constructed in the 14th century. Your guide will lead you through the fort's impressive ramparts, gates, and underground tunnels while recounting the strategic importance of the fort and the historical battles that played out within its walls. Reaching the fort's summit, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

4:00 PM: Concluding the fort visit, you'll head back to Aurangabad, with a final stop at Bibi Ka Maqbara. Often referred to as the "Mini Taj Mahal," this 17th-century mausoleum showcases intricate marble craftsmanship and beautiful gardens. Your guide will provide architectural insights and historical context, allowing you to appreciate the artistry and historical significance of this elegant structure.

5:00 PM: Your captivating day trip concludes as your guide drops you off at your hotel in Aurangabad, leaving you with cherished memories and a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical wonders you've explored.

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.