Day trip

Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

Aurangabad: Full-Day Tour of Ajanta and Ellora Caves

From $125 per person

Explore some of the finest surviving examples of ancient Indian art and learn the history of important Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sites with the help of a professional English-speaking guide.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Discover India's ancient history and culture with the help of an English-speaking guide
  • Admire the ancient rock-cut temples
  • Visit important Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sites
Full description
The day begins with hotel pickup at 8:00 AM. Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle approximately 2.5-3 hours to Ajanta Caves, an ancient rock-cut Buddhist monument used as a retreat for Buddhist Monks. Admire the paintings and rock-cut sculptures before enjoying free time for lunch in the area.   Continuing on, head 15 km West of Aurangabad to the Ellora Caves, a huge complex of over 100 caves known for their mix of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist sites. Hand-carved into Basalt cliffs, these caves were built close to one another and illustrate the religious harmony that existed in ancient India. After a day full of sightseeing, return to Aurangabad where the driver will drop guests off at their hotels.
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Goods and Services Tax
  • Entrance fees
  • Guide
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Please carry a valid photo ID.
  • The Ajanta caves are closed on Monday and the Ellora caves are closed on Tuesdays. Both the caves remain open on national holidays.
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