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Cave Temple Tour in India

12 Nights / 13 Days

Destinations Covered :- Mumbai | Aurangabad | Ajanta | Hyderabad | Gulbarga | Bijapur | Badami | Hospet | Hampi


Day 1 : Flight to India(Mumbai)

Arrival at Mumbai airport. After the traditional welcome transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay at the hotel in Mumbai.


Day 2 : Mumbai

Early morning drive to Gateway of India built in 1927 and then transfer via boat to Elephanta Caves, a world heritage site.The caves are about 30 – 45 minutes by boat off the coast of Mumbai. The most important sculpture of Elephanta caves is of Trimurti Sadasiva. Upon your return, take a walk through the harbour area. Also enjoy sightseeings in Mumbai including visits to Gandhi Museum & Hanging Gardens.


Day 3 : Mumbai – Aurangabad – Ellora Caves – Auran

Early morning transfer to the airport to board the flight to Aurangabad. After a short break, leave for an excursion to the World Heritage Monument of Ellora Caves. The caves were built during 7th - 10th century AD and contain art and sculptures related to Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism religions.


Day 4 : Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves – Aurangabad

After breakfast leave for Ajanta caves another World Heritage Site. The rock-cut cave monuments of Ajanta, contain paintings and sculpture considered to be masterpieces of both "Buddhist religious art" and "universal pictorial art.


Day 5 : Aurangabad – Hyderabad

Drive to Hyderabad after the early morning breakfast. Rest of the day at leisure.


Day 6 : Hyderabad

Full day Hyderabad sightseeing including visit to Char Minar, Salarjung Museum and also to local bazaars.


Day 7 : Hyderabad – Gulbarga (via Bidar)

Today, explore the Golconda fort, followed by drive to Gulbarga via Bidar. At Bidar visit Rangin Mahal, Sola Kamabah Masjid and the Gagan Mahal.


Day 8 : Gulbarga – Bijapur

Explore Gulbarga which is a good example of the integration of two cultures and then visit to the Fort. Transfer to Bijapur after lunch. Overnight stay at Bijapur.


Day 9 : Bijapur – Badami

Today, tour Bijapur which will include the visit to Gol Gumbazas, Ibrahim Roza, Juma Masjid. Later transfer to Badami and in between the transfer visit Aihole as the 'cradle of Indian architecture'.


Day 10 : Badami – Hospet

In the morning visit the main attraction of Badami i.e. Cave temples. Then transfer to Hopset and en route visit Pattadakal, situated on the banks of the Malaprabha river and known for its Chalukyan architecture.


Day 11 : Hospet – Hampi – Hospet

Today, tour one of the largest empires in the history of India which is in ruins i.e. Hampi or Vijayanagar. After exploring the ruined kingdom return back to Hospet.


Day 12 : Hospet – Mumbai

Early morning drive to Mumbai. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in the hotel or explore the city.


Day 13 : Mumbai

Transfer to the railway station / airport for the onward destination.

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