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Ajanta & Ellora Short Stay
3 days / 2 night(s) from $405 per person twin share
Located 106km northeast of Aurangabad, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves date from around 200BC to 650AD. As Buddhism was declining, the Ajanta Caves were abandoned until 1819 when a British hunting party stumbled upon them. Their isolation contributed to the fine state of preservation in which some of their remarkable paintings remain to this day.
This is a private short stay package for the independent traveller.
DAY 1: ARRIVE AURANGABAD
Upon arrival at Aurangabad airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
DAY 2: AURANGABAD – AJANTA
Enjoy a tour to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Buddhist caves of Ajanta to view murals depicting scenes of princes and musicians. Located northeast of Aurangabad, the caves date from 200BC to 650AD. The Ajanta site includes 30 rock-cut caves where you will find paintings and sculptures, considered to be masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. (B,L)
DAY 3: ELLORA – DEPART AURANGABAD
This morning visit the caves of Ellora, which consist of 34 rock-cut shrines representing Buddhist, Hindu and Jain art. Later this afternoon you will be transferred to Aurangabad airport where your arrangements end. (B,L)
#Shoulder and high season, Christmas and New Year's Eve dinner surcharges apply.
Note: Ajanta Caves closed Mondays year round and Ellora Caves closed Tuesdays year round.