The Best of Ellora & Aurangabad in One Day
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Product Code : AGORA260
Explore the fascinating history and culture of Aurangabad and Ellora on this full-day private tour. Discover the intricate carvings and sculptures of the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, visit the sacred Grishneshwar Temple, and explore the impressive Daulatabad Fort. In Aurangabad, admire the stunning Bibi Ka Maqbara, learn about the Maratha empire at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, visit the Panchakki water mill, and explore the ancient Aurangabad Caves. This tour offers an unforgettable glimpse into the rich heritage of this incredible region.
8:00 AM - Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Aurangabad.
9:00 AM - Head to Ellora Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a complex of 34 rock-cut temples dating back to the 6th and 10th centuries. Explore the intricate carvings and sculptures inside these ancient caves while your guide provides historical and cultural insights.
11:30 AM - Next, visit the Grishneshwar Temple, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. Learn about the significance of this sacred site and hear its rich history and legends. You'll also have the opportunity to witness the temple's rituals and ceremonies.
12:30 PM - Lunch break.
1:30 PM - After lunch, visit the Daulatabad Fort, a hilltop fortress built in the 14th century. Your guide will take you through the fort's ramparts, gates, and underground tunnels, revealing stories of the fort's strategic importance and the battles that were fought there. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the top of the fort.
3:30 PM - Return to Aurangabad and visit Bibi Ka Maqbara, also known as the "Tomb of the Lady." Admire the stunning architecture and learn about the history behind this beautiful monument.
4:30 PM - Next, explore the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, which houses an impressive collection of artifacts and memorabilia from the Maratha empire, including weapons, paintings, and manuscripts.
5:00 PM - Visit the Panchakki, a water mill built in the 17th century that was used to grind grain for the pilgrims visiting the nearby Dargah of Baba Shah Musafir.
5:30 PM - Your tour concludes with a drop-off 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.
Camera charges at monuments.
Gratuities and optional activities.
Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.