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Cultural Marvels & Cave Temples: Mumbai to Ajanta & Ellora Exploration


5 Nights / 6 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through Maharashtra’s cultural marvels with the “Cultural Marvels & Cave Temples: Mumbai to Ajanta & Ellora Exploration” tour. Begin in bustling Mumbai, where the iconic Gateway of India and the ancient Elephanta Caves await. Fly to Aurangabad, gateway to the UNESCO-listed wonders of Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Discover Ajanta’s mesmerizing rock-cut Buddhist temples, adorned with intricate frescoes depicting ancient Indian life. Continue to Ellora, where Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist caves showcase architectural mastery spanning centuries. Explore Aurangabad’s Bibi Ka Maqbara and Daulatabad Fort, steeped in Mughal and medieval history. This immersive journey concludes back in Mumbai, leaving you enriched by India’s rich cultural tapestry and ancient architectural wonders.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Visit the UNESCO world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai and transfer to your hotel. Relax after your journey or explore nearby attractions independently.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, visit the Gateway of India, an iconic arch overlooking the Arabian Sea, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Marvel at its Indo-Saracenic architecture and bustling atmosphere. Take a boat ride to Elephanta Caves (optional), a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the intricate sculptures depicting Hindu mythological themes. Visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum, housing a vast collection of artifacts, sculptures, and decorative arts from India's history. Admire exhibits ranging from ancient artifacts to fine art. Drive along Marine Drive, a picturesque promenade also known as the Queen's Necklace, offering stunning views of the Arabian Sea. Enjoy the sea breeze and vibrant atmosphere. Optionally, visit Dhobi Ghat, the world's largest outdoor laundry, to witness Mumbai's unique washermen (dhobis) at work, meticulously washing clothes in open-air troughs.

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (Flight)

Fly to Aurangabad, a city known for its historical and architectural significance. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and unwind. Visit Bibi Ka Maqbara: Often called the "Taj of the Deccan," this mausoleum was built in the late 17th century by Aurangzeb's son in memory of his mother. Admire its intricate marble work and serene garden surroundings, reminiscent of the Taj Mahal. Explore Panchakki: Visit the ancient water mill, Panchakki, known for its ingenious engineering design that generates energy from running water and houses a Sufi saint's dargah. Experience the spiritual ambiance and historical significance. Discover Aurangabad Caves: Dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries, these rock-cut caves are adorned with Buddhist sculptures and architecture. Explore the intricate carvings and ancient artwork depicting Buddhist motifs, offering insights into ancient Indian craftsmanship.

Day 4: Aurangabad - Ajanta - Aurangabad (100kms one way)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Ajanta Caves, nestled amidst the Sahyadri hills. Ajanta Caves Exploration: Spend the day exploring the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves, featuring magnificent Buddhist cave temples and monasteries adorned with intricate frescoes and sculptures depicting Buddha's life. Marvel at the detailed craftsmanship and ancient artistry. Return to Aurangabad in the evening and relax at your hotel, reflecting on the cultural richness witnessed at Ajanta.

Aurangabad - Ellora Caves (36kms one way)/ Mumbai (flight)

After breakfast, visit Ellora Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its rock-cut temples and monasteries representing Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist faiths. Kailasa Temple Visit: Explore the Kailasa Temple, a remarkable monolithic structure carved out of a single rock, showcasing exceptional architectural and sculptural skills. Admire the intricately carved pillars and ceilings. Continue to Daulatabad Fort, an ancient hilltop fortress known for its defense architecture and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Fort Exploration: Discover the unique features of Daulatabad Fort, including its impressive defense mechanisms and historical significance as a strategic stronghold. Later in the day, transfer to Aurangabad airport for your flight back to Mumbai. Upon arrival in Mumbai, transfer to your hotel and relax, reflecting on the ancient wonders and historical richness experienced in Aurangabad.

Day 6: Mumbai - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Optionally, explore local markets or relax before transferring to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your journey through Mumbai's urban vibrancy and Aurangabad's ancient cave temples.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 5 Nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Mumbai flight fare approx. INR 10,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 4 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Mumbai x 2 nights: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
Aurangabad x 2 nights: The Fern Residency/ Amarpreet Hotel

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