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Aurangabad & Shirdi

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Duration : 2 Nights & 3 Days
Destination Covered : Aurangabad - Shirdi - Aurangabad

A city that still devotes the feel of royal splendour which was, once, a way of life. Its past finds a fine expression in its expansive fort, the fort wall and in other relics spread across the city. Aurangabad is a 220 year old city known as Rajtadak, Kirkee Fatehnager and finally renamed after Aurangazeb it promises a delightful holiday. The fort wall surrounding the city is a poignant reminder of its ancient history. Though the splendour of the 16th and 17th centuries found its finest expressions in the royal monuments of Delhi and Agra, there is enough in Aurangabad to reward the curious visitor. Even more impressive in terms of architectural splendour are the cave temples of Ajanta and Ellora, about 30 km. from Aurangabad. Here are some 34 caves, carved out in a curve on the slopes of the low hills; 16 of them are Hindu, 13 Buddhist and five of the Jain faith. And yet no signs of religious hostility disturb the tranquil atmosphere of this place. Aurangabad is famous for its Himroo shawls, Mashru & Kimkhab weaves, Bidriware, agate stone and Paithani silk sarees.

Day 01 : Arr. Aurangabad
Arrive Aurangabad Airport or Railway station & Transfer to Hotel. Afternoon drive to Ajanta caves :Hewn out of rocks richly sculptured and with walls, ceilings and pillars adomed with fresco paintings depict the life of Buddha. These cave picture galleries are unique in the history of art and date from the 22nd Century B.C. to the 7th Century A.D and sightseeing. Over night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 02 : Aurangabad - Shirdi - Aurangabad
Morning after breakfast drive to Shirdi (125 kms / 3 Hrs ). A holy place, famous for the mystic saint Sai Baba, Shirdi has none of the regular tourist attractions, but thousands of Indians and non-Indians visit the tiny town, to seek blessings, at the shrine of Shri Sai Baba. After darshan return to Aurangabad . Over night stay in Aurangabad.

Day 03 : Aurangabad Dep
Morning after breakfast Check out 1200 Noon & drive for local sightseeing to Ellora, Daulatabad Fort, this hilltop fortress was built in 1187, Mohammad Tughlak (The mad Sultan of Delhi) who shifted his capital here & Bibi Ka Makbara. Later transfer to Airport or railway station for Dep. Tour ends with sweet memories.