It's time to take weekend off from the office, friends, family and everyone who loves you because you need time for yourself, to love yourself, to gain your energy to give back. So, here begins another solo trip, as a backpacker, weekend gateway from Mumbai, Aurangabad.
Aurangabad is a city that has so much to offer, approx. 300 Kms from Mumbai, the rich history of the place takes you miles in reverse directions. I took a bus from Andheri to Aurangabad at 9 o clock around. 5:30' I was in Aurangabad.
They left me at Baba stand, I had booked a hotel, Hotel Shiv Tej Residency. Opened google maps, it was 1 KM from my place. I decided to walk in the mid of autowalas chaosness. Started walking in that morning, there were obviously few people on the road, it was little scary but now am kinda used to of that heart pounding. The farther I walked, I found dhudh walas, newspaper walas and it was all OK. I reached my hotel and told them about my booking. The manager said "It's from 12, come that time or pay extra". I fought,requested and finally got a room to freshen up. It was 7:30 AM, when I was all set for my Ajanta Caves trip. I reached bus stand, took an auto from my hotel to bus stand (Rs 20) per passenger. I was the only passenger :P. Reached bus stand and asked in enquiry about the bus going to Ajanta. A bus was standing right there. So, any busses going to Jalgaon will be passing through Ajanta (Rs 114) . It's 130 Kms away from Aurangabad. Passing through green picturesque of western ghats, I reached around 10:30 AM. Took a ticket, as soon as you move inside there are plenty of shops for tourists. I took a ticket to Ajanta. There are buses going to and fro from this point to the starting point of caves.