Arrive at Mumbai Airport / Railway Station transfer to Aurangabad (360 kms. / 06 to 07 hours drive). Check in to the hotel overnight at hotel in Aurangabad.
After breakfast proceed for full day Excursion to Ajanta – (closed on Monday). These 2nd century caves are fine achievements by Buddhist monks. Beautiful frescoes, wall paintings and vivid sculptures reflect the peak of ancient Indian art and architecture. The horseshoe shaped gorge has 30 caves dividend in two phases. Return back to hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.
After Breakfast proceed for sightseeing of Ellora Caves (closed on Tuesday) –The World Heritage site, one of the finest examples of rockcutcaves , there are 34 caves, Cave 16 is the most famous and has Lord Shiva sculpted on the rocks - the largest monolith in the world. The other popular cave is No.32, a shrine within contains the seated Lord Mahavir, last of the 24 tirthankars of Jainism.
After Ellora proceed to The Daulatabad Fortress was an old Hindu stronghold originally called Devgiri Fort. Seven outer walls and an internal moat protected the fort built by Bhilam Raja of the Yadava dynasty in 1187. It was the prime fortress of many successive dynasties in the Deccan and is considered one of the oldest existing and impregnable forts of India. Emperor Mohammed - Bin -Tughlaq captured and plundered it in the 13th century and made it the second capital of the Delhi Sultanate renaming it Daulatabad. It is famous for its series of trick defences, secret escape routes etc..
Also visit Bibi - Ka - Maqbara, built in memory of Aurangazeb's wife RabiaDurrani and meant to surpass the Taj Mahal (built by his father Shah Jehan) in grandeur and Aurangabad Caves (7, 10 & 13) carved out during the 7th century. The most interesting is Cave 7 with a huge figure of Bohisattva Padmapani who is praying for deliverance from eight fears which are illustrated here dramatically in stone. Panchakki or Water Mill, an ingenious creation of Mughal engineers who used it to harness water to run large grinding stones which served as a flour mill. The tomb of a muslim saint lies in the garden beyond the mill. Return back to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast proceed to visit Grishneshwar Temple Visit Shiva Temple. Then proceed to Mumbai Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey. Tour ends with sweet memories…