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Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone

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7th Nov 2014

Ellora

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View of the Ajanta caves from a nearby hill

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Padmapani, Ajanta

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Ajanta

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Ellora

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Hotel Lemon Tree, Aurangabad

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Hotel Lemon Tree, Aurangabad

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Hotel Lemon Tree, Aurangabad

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Rama International, Aurangabad

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

Vivanta by Taj, Aurangabad

Photo of Ajanta and Ellora Caves: Salvation in Stone by Nomad Travels

The Ajanta and Ellora caves have been declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The Ajanta caves date back to the 2nd century BC. Hewn out of solid rock by Buddhist monks, the caves are full of beautiful paintings and sculptures depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha and the popular culture of that era. The Ellora caves have been dated between the 5th and the 10th century. These 34 caves comprise temples as well as monasteries and showcase all three major religions of the time- Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. A visit to the Daulatabad Fort and the Bibi Ka Maqbara- a replica of the Taj Mahal- round off this tour.
 

Arrive into Aurangabad on a morning flight. Transfer to your hotel and proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of the Ajanta/ Ellora complex. Don't forget to take a torch- it'll come in handy inside the caves. Return to your hotel at your convenience. Overnight Aurangabad.
Photo of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Depart on a full day excursion to see the world famous frescoes at the Ajanta caves- a complex of 24 monasteries and 5 temples set in a secluded hillside, about 100 km away. Return to your hotel via the Bibi ka Maqbara. Overnight Aurangabad.
Photo of Ajanta, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Ajanta, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Ajanta, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Take a half-day sightseeing tour of the Ellora temple complex (30 km away) and the city, including Daulatabad Fort and Aurangzeb's tomb. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your flight out.
Photo of Ellora, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Ellora, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
Photo of Ellora, Maharashtra, India by Nomad Travels
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