Duration: 5 Nights & 6 Days
Places Covered: Mumbai – Aurangabad – Ellora – Ajanta
DAY 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI
On arrival our representative will receive you from airport and take you to a pre-booked hotel in Mumbai. The rest of the day is free. You can relax in the hotel or take up small tour around the hotel area. You can also enjoy the beaches in the city or take up souvenir shopping. Top items to buy are fashion accessories, leather products, clothing and others. If possible, try the street food of Mumbai. Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 2: EXPLORE MUMBAI
Post breakfast at the hotel the day starts with sightseeing trip that covers almost all top tourist attractions in Mumbai. Top spots visited are Marine drive, St. John church, Chowpatty beach, Malabar hills, Gateway of India, Hutama Chowk, Flora fountain, Juhu beach and others. The trip ends by late afternoon and the rest of the day is free for leisure. Since the next day is tight with activities, we suggest people to take rest. If desired, you can enjoy Mumbai on your own. Overnight stay at a hotel in Mumbai.
DAY 3: AURANGABAD
After early breakfast, you will be transferred to Mumbai airport where you would board a flight to Aurangabad. Once you reach the destination, you will be transferred to a hotel. Freshen up in a hotel and later you will be taken on a trip to Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad caves and others. The Daulatabad fort is a 2nd Century structure famous for temple and exploration. Aurangabad caves were used during 6th century and today, it is an important exploration spot. You will be taken back to the hotel by late evening. Overnight stay in Aurangabad hotel.
DAY 4: AURANGABAD – ELLORA CAVE EXCURSION
Morning after breakfast the day is completely dedicated to Ellora caves. You will be taken to the caves by morning. You are free to explore the 34 caves temples and other attractions inside the caves. It has the largest rock cut temple structures in the world. There are temples of Jainism, Hinduism and Buddhism. You will be taken back to the hotel by late evening for dinner and rest. Overnight at Aurangabad hotel.
DAY 5: AURANGABAD – AJANTA CAVE EXCURSION
Today morning after breakfast you will be taken on an early morning drive to Ajanta caves. Buddhist monks took residence inside the cave to protect themselves from heavy rain. They used primitive tools to build massive temples and statues during their stay. The monks built the structures during 1st and 2nd century AD. You will reach the Ajanta caves by early afternoon. After lunch, half-day exploration of Ajanta caves starts. You will be taken back to Aurangabad by late evening. Overnight stay at Aurangabad hotel.
DAY 6: DEPARTURE FROM MUMBAI
Early morning you can trip to Vihara caves of 5th century and a few other ancient caves of Aurangabad as time permits. After lunch, you will be taken to airport to catch a flight to Mumbai. From Mumbai airport, you can either catch your destination flight or check into a hotel in Mumbai and continue your vacation in the city that never sleeps.