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  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Duration:  5 days (approx.)
Discover the best of Mumbai and Aurangabad on a 5-day private tour from Mumbai to Delhi. See the footprint of Buddhism in India, and explore the impressive Buddhist sculptures and frescoes of the Ellora and Ajanta Caves. Enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour and a taste of Bollywood in Mumbai, 'the richest city in India'.

Highlights

  • Private 5-day tour of Aurangabad and Mumbai
  • Discover the history of Buddhism in India
  • See the stunning sculptures and frescoes of Ajanta Caves
  • Wander through the spectacular architecture of Ellora Caves hand-cut from rock
  • Get amongst bustling Mumbai on a full-day tour of all the main attractions

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: 5-Day Mumbai to Delhi including Aurangabad

Ellora Caves

Day 1: Mumbai
Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to the hotel. The evening is free to explore Mumbai at leisure. Overnight: Mumbai

Day 2: Mumbai (B)
Mumbai is a bustling city that blends the old with the new. See the stark contrast of this wealthy city, with its palm-lined streets, art deco homes and fashionable shopping areas amid the chaos of daily life, where cows roam the streets and wallas (local tradesmen) ply their trade. Your full-day tour will take in museums, the Hanging Gardens and the incredible spectacle of the Dhobi Ghat, the city's largest public laundry. Overnight: Mumbai

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Aurangabad. On arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Discover the origins of Buddhism in India by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-listed caves of Ellora and Ajanta near Aurangabad. Dating back to the 5th and 6th centuries, the caves are packed with sculptures and frescoes detailing the life of Buddha and are living testimonies to the evolution of Indian art.

On Day 3 you will visit the Ellora Caves, a stunning example of stone carved architecture. The 34 caves have beautiful iconography and workmanship reflecting the three main religious groups of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. See the beautiful sculpture of Buddha, the Hindu god Shiva and the exquisite craftsmanship of the deities. Overnight: Aurangabad

Day 4: Aurangabad (B)
This morning, travel to Ajanta Caves, approximately two hours from Aurangabad. This complex of 29 caves was thought to be home to more than 200 monks and artisans. Inside, the caves are richly decorated with frescoes and intricate sculptures that are regarded as masterpieces.

Day 5: Aurangabad - Delhi (B)
This evening, transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi, where your tour concludes.

Itinerary

Hotel Accommodation:
Standard Hotels (3-star):
Clean, comfortable, value-for-money accommodation with private facilities.
Mumbai: Hotel Fariyas
Aurangabad: Ambassador Ajanta

Superior Hotels (4-5 star)

Superior properties with an emphasis on comfort, well located with personalized service.
Mumbai: Taj President
Aurangabad: Taj Residency
From USD $ 775.00

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Tour code: 5353MAD

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