The Caves Tour Of India

2N Mumbai and 3N Aurangabad
6 days

From

US$ 206

per person

About the tour

India is a country rich in a culture influenced by Buddhism, Hinduism, and many others that are still considered important to this day. At least for the past millennia, devotees have shown their reverence for their deities through intricate rock-cut structures and digging into caves to create worship spaces. We take you to some of the most remarkable spots of these caves, many of which became UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This is a MUST-SEE tour for those who are looking for Heritage and Cultural tours of India.

Highlights

  • 2 Nights accommodation in Mumbai and 3 nights in Aurangabad
  • Full-day Mumbai tour includes the Gateway of India, the Elephanta Caves, Mumbai University, High Court, the Rajabai Clock Tower, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, and Marine Drive.
  • Aurangabad tour - The Bibi Ka Maqbara, The Tomb of Dilras Banu Begum and Panchakki.
  • Full Day Ajanta Caves Tour
  • Ellora Caves Tour
  • Ghrishneshwar Mandir and
  • Daulatabad Fort
  • All sightseeing on Private Basis (Upto 4 Pax – Sedan, 5-6 pax – Innova)

Accommodation

Hotel Metropolis or Similar

2 night(s) in Mumbai

Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast

Hotel Grand Kailash or Similar

3 night(s) in Aurangabad

Room Type: Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast

Included in the price

Mumbai

  • Mumbai full-day tour (Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Mumbai University, the High Court, Rajabai Clock Tower, The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Malabar Hill, and Marine Drive).

Aurangabad

  • Ghrishneshwar Mandir, and Daulatabad Fort
  • Ellora Caves tour
  • Drop to Airport / Railway Station
  • The Bibi Ka Maqbara, the Tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, and Panchakki
  • Ajanta Caves Tour

Day-wise Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival In Mumbai

Upon arrival at the Mumbai airport or railway station, you’ll be transferred to the hotel we’ve pre-booked before the tour. We’ll let you rest after reaching the capital and suggest you do a little bit of exploring around the area or shop at nearby shopping centers before returning to the hotel to rest for the night.

Day 2: Full-day Mumbai Tour

  • Breakfast at hotel and we start with a Mumbai tour since you’re already here. Our first spot has to be the Gateway of India, followed by the Elephanta Caves on Elephanta Island. Then we move to famous tourist spots like Mumbai University, the High Court of Bombay, the Rajabai Clock Tower, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Malabar Hill, and Marine Drive.
  • We return back to the hotel for an overnight in Mumbai.

Day 3: Flight From Mumbai To Aurangabad With Half Day Aurangabad Tour

  • We will take you to the airport after breakfast to take your flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check-in. After dropping off your luggage, we’ll take you to two famous spots of Aurangabad: the Bibi Ka Maqbara, the tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, and Panchakki, a water mill with prominent medieval Indian architecture.
  • We let you go to spend some leisure time on your own before returning back to the hotel to stay overnight in Aurangabad.
  • Flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad with half-day Aurangabad Tour

Day 4: Full-day Ajanta Caves Tour - “ajanta’s Oldest Trace Of Buddhism”

We start the Ajanta Caves tour early after you finish your breakfast. The Ajanta Caves are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, an incredible collection of rock-cut Buddhist monuments that date back as far as the 2nd century BCE. The wall paintings and rock carvings were gradually added as one room after another was added for half a millennia until there were 30 before it was excavated in 1819. The structure was dug out from a vertical cliff of Ajanta hills, facing the west part of the river Waghora. Return back to hotel and overnight stay.

Day 5: Ellora Caves Tour, Ghrishneshwar Mandir, And Daulatabad Fort - “a Showcase Of India’s Spirit Of Tolerance”

  • After breakfast our schedule for the day starts with an exploration of another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ellora Caves. It is one of the largest rock-cut Hindu temple cave complexes in the world. You can find 34 monasteries and temples built in a very neat sequence, a showcase of ancient India’s artistic touches and technological exploit. These structures date back to as far as 600 AD, and the construction continued for another 400 years. The sanctuaries built were devoted to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. It’s an iconic spot that represents the spirit of tolerance and co-existence in India.
  • Then we move to Grishneshwar Mandir, a temple that is considered the last and twelfth Jyotirlinga in the Shaiva tradition pilgrimage. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva with Grishneshwar, meaning the “lord of compassion.”
  • The last destination of the day is the Daulatabad Fort, one of the strongest defensive structures that are three layers thick, an 1187 structure. We will return to the hotel and spend the night in Aurangabad.

Day 6: Departure Aurangabad

After breakfast we drop you at either the airport or railway station for your onward journey, depending on your mean of transportation. Tour concludes with lifetime experiences.

Exclusions

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  • Airfare (unless mentioned or added in the package)
  • Entry charges to Monuments, Museums, and Forts (Directly to be paid by the guest)
  • Laundry services, phone calls, beverages, meals not indicated in the itinerary, tips of any type, personal costs, optional tours and excursions, and anything that is not mentioned in ‘Inclusions’.

Terms and Conditions

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  • CANCELLATIONS / REFUNDS
  • A reservation should be considered cancelled only after receiving our confirmation of such cancellation. If a cancellation is received less than 60 days prior to the arrival of the passenger, the cancellation expenses will be charged according to the following table:
  • · 14 – 08 days before arrival: 50% of the total price
  • · 07 – 00 days or if have no show of passenger: 100% of the total price.
  • There will be no refund for unused services or changes in itineraries made by passengers without permission.
  • BAGGAGE
  • It is allowed 02 suitcases normal sized per passenger in all transports. Passengers shall be fully responsible for their luggage and personal belongings during the course of the trip. Regarding land transport, luggage and other personal belongings should be kept with you, whatever part of the vehicle that will be placed and will be transported at the risk of the user. We recommend users are present in all manipulations of loading and unloading of baggage. Baggage on air transport, rail, sea or driving, conditions of transport companies will apply, being the ticket passage, the document binds the mentioned companies to the passenger. If the client suffers any baggage damage, loss or delay, the passenger must present a claim against the Transport Company. For transport of large volumes of luggage such as bicycles, surfboards, etc, a supplement will apply (please consult). The tour packages in economy class can have a piece of 15kg in air transport. The company may charge a supplement or can refuse baggage that exceeds this weight or parts. Recommended not to store valuables, medication, passport, documents, or money inside baggage. If you want to have this procedure, make a statement before travelling.
  • TIPS / TAXES / TICKETS
  • Tickets to museums and sites during excursions are included. Not included any kind of tip, and the tips are at your discretion.
  • TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
  • Passengers must have a valid passports, and visas for the countries that require them. Under 18 years old must have an authorization letter written and signed by their parents or guardians as such document can be requested by any authority. In the case of loss of a document for passenger such as hotel voucher, ferries tickets, air tickets, etc, we will not be held responsible and the penalty will apply for a new booking and issuance of such documents.
  • HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  • Any physical or mental disability requiring special attention or treatment must be noted at the time of reservation.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE
  • We recommend for you purchase full travel insure that will cover the entire cost of your trip in case of cancellation, trip interruption for any reason, etc."
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