Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days $ 465
Aurangabad was founded in the year 1610 by Malik Ambar. It was then known as "Khidki" meaning window. The ancient name came from the fact that during the reign of the Mughals they used to see into the Deccan through it. It was only in 1953 that the city was renamed Aurangabad. This was done when Aurangazeb took over the Deccan kingdom. Aurangabad Tour is bound to be very exciting for tourists. Aurangabad is most famous for its historical monuments and caves. Thus, it should be a part of your itineraries around India or solely in the north of India. During your Aurangabad Tour make sure you visit certain special tourist attractions like the Bibi-Ka-Maqbara which was built in memory of Aurangazeb's wife, Begum Rabia Durani; the Aurangabad Caves, Panchakki, Himroo Factory, Darwazas, Daulatabad Fort, Khuldabad, Shirdi, Grihneshwar Temple, Paithan, Ajanata and Ellora Caves and definitely the History Museum of Marathwada University.
At least stay for 5 days or 4 nights during the Aurangabad Tour. You can travel to Mumbai from here. In fact you have to first come to Mumbai airport and then move ahead.
Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai
On your arrival to Mumbai airport, first your representative will escort you to the hotel. The hotel's reception is going to give you a traditional welcome. This is the time to relax amidst the world class hotel facilities. In the night check out Mumbai's nightlife by visiting Chowpatty beach. Stay the night in the hotel and enjoy the comfort.
Day 2: Mumbai
The 2nd day begins with an early morning breakfast at the hotel. Then go for a half-day excursion to the Elephanta Caves, a popular World Heritage Site. Come to the hotel for lunch and afterwards move on for the half-day sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Do visit the Juhu Beach, Gateway of India, Victoria Terminus, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Gandhi Memorial Museum and the Jain Temple in Malabar Hills. You must return to your hotel after dark and stay for the night.
Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad
The 3rd day of Aurangabad Tour should obviously start with a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel in Mumbai. Relax for a while and then go for some shopping in some of the best malls of Mumbai. After returning to the hotel take rest and then leave for the airport to board the flight to Aurangabad. Just after reaching the city, select a good hotel and after keeping your possessions move on for a sightseeing tour of the historic city of Aurangabad. Your Aurangabad tour must include visits to Paithan Darwaza, Jalna Darwaza, Mecca Darwaza, Delhi Darwaza, Shivaji Museum and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. You can surely buy some beautiful handicraft articles from Paithani and Himroo showrooms.
Day 4: Aurangabad
In the 4th day after your breakfast in the hotel, go for a full day excursion to the Ajanta Caves. Visit this world famous archaeological masterpiece. It has earned the status of a World Heritage Site. In all the city is renowned for its prehistoric caves, gorgeous locations, towering sculptures and breathtaking caves, the Ajanta Caves being the most famous. It has got Buddhist motifs inside the caves. Return to the hotel after the tiring day and stay for a night.
Day 5: Aurangabad - Mumbai
This is the last day of your Aurangabad Tour. In this last day do not forget an excursion to Ellora Caves. These caves are another great archaeological masterpiece that has been awarded the status of World Heritage Site. Also pay a visit to all the 34 Buddhist monasteries, Jain Shrines and Hindu Temples at Ellora. The Daulatabad Fort should also be a part of your tour. Later return to the hotel for lunch and then leave for the airport to board the flight back to Mumbai, once again. After reaching the airport of Mumbai take the respective flight to your destination.