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Cave Tour: Mumbai & Aurangabad
Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days


Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Warm welcome at Mumbai international Airport, Transfer to your pre-booked hotel in Mumbai. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Elephanta Island Tour
Boat ride to Elephanta Islands from Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, 
Note: Elephanta Caves is closed on Mondays.

The Elephanta Caves Island Tour is a perfect way to learn about Hindu God Lord Shiva situated in the Elephanta Caves dating back to 4th to 5th century, BC.
The Elephanta Caves are located on the Elephanta Island which is about 10 Kms. away from the Gateway of India in Mumbai.
The Elephanta Island was so named by the Portuguese, after the statue of an elephant near the landing area of the island. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century. The island is about an hour's boat ride from the Gateway of India.
Elephanta Island was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 to preserve the artwork. The Elephanta Caves were renovated totally in the year 1970’s.
The temple complex is also said to be the abode of Shiva.
There will be around 120 footsteps to climb up and involves a bit of walking too, but it’s surely worth a visit! The Mumbai Elephanta Caves tour will give you a great understanding about Hindu Mythology and particularly about Lord Shiva.

Afternoon return & proceed for Half day city tour of Mumbai- Visit- Babulnath Temple / Mahalaxmi Temple / Haji Ali Dargah / Siddhivinayak Temple. 
Evening return to hotel,
Overnight at hotel in Mumbai.

Day 03: Mumbai Sightseeing
Full day city tour of Mumbai & Shopping.
Gate Way of India, Colaba Causeway, University Building, Nariman Point, Marine Drive, Marine Drive Fly Over to view Queens Necklace, Chowpatty Beach, Mani Bhawan, Jain temple, Hanging Garden, Kamla Nehru Park Point (the best sky line view of Mumbai city), Dhobi (Ghat open laundry), Crawford Market, Victoria terminus railway station and Flora Fountain.
Overnight at hotel in Mumbai

Day 04: Mumbai- Aurangabad (Flight) – Ellora Caves
Mumbai - Aurangabad. Early morning transfer to the airport for your included fight to Aurangabad. Onward transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, head out to Ellora Caves with Guide.
Ellora Caves: Impressive in their own right are the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 kms away from Aurangabad City and are the meeting point of the Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. In all, there are 34 elaborate cave temples.
Overnight stay at hotel in Aurangabad
Note: Ellora Caves is closed on Tuesdays.

Day 05: Ajanta Caves
Enjoy a full day excursion to Ajanta Caves with Spanish Guide. Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, 100 kms from the city of Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horseshoe are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. Discovered in 1819, by a group of British Offcers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of the Buddhist monastic orders features several ‘Chaityas’ and Viharas. The exquisite paintings and sculptures of Buddha’s life belong to the Mahayana period. 
Overnight stay at hotel in Aurangabad
Note: Ajanta Caves is closed on Mondays.

Day 06: Depart Aurangabad
Departure transfer to Aurangabad airport. Fly to home.

***Tour Ends***