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The famous Ajanta caves are located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Ajanta Caves are the ancient repository of Indian architectural heritage. The cave shrines were all cut out of rock, by hand, and rank amongst some of the most outstanding specimens of ancient Indian architectural heritage. The 34 caves at Ellora and the 29 caves at Ajanta were remained shrouded in obscurity for over a millennium, till John Smith, a British Army Officer, accidentally stumbled upon them while on a hunting expedition in 1819. The view point from where John Smith first glimpsed the caves provides a magnificent sight of the U-Shaped gorge and its scenic surroundings. Today Ajanta and Ellora caves have been honored the world heritage site status to be preserved as an artistic legacy for generations to witness.

It was only in the 19th century, that the Ajanta group of caves, lying deep within the Sahyadri hills, cut into the curved mountain side, above the Waghora River, were discovered. They depict the story of Buddhism, spanning a period from 200 BC to 650 AD. The 29 caves were built as secluded retreats of the Buddhist monks, who taught and performed rituals in the Chaityas and Viharas, the ancient seats of learning, and nerve - centers of the Buddhist cultural movement. Using simple tools like hammer and chisel, the monks carved out the impressive figures adorning the walls of these structures. Many of the caves house panels depicting stories from the Jatakas, a rich mine of tales of the several incarnations of the Buddha. Images of nymphs and princesses amongst others are also elaborately portrayed.

Tour Code
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STT 0126 AJT
Offer Starts From
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Kolkata / Patna / Nalanda / Rajgir / Bodhgaya / Varanasi /Au
Duration
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08N / 09D
Destination Covered
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Kolkata / Patna / Nalanda / Rajgir / Bodhgaya / Varanasi /Au
Package Cost
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On Request
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Day 1 - Arrival Kolkata
Welcome at Kolkata Airport . On arrival catch a flight for Patna . On arrival at Patna our representative SHSHI TOURS will meet you and transfer to the hotel . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel . Overnight stat at hotel .
 
Day 2 - Patna – Nalanda – Rajgir – Bdhgaya
After breakfast proceed Bodhgaya . Enroute Nalanda , Rajgir . On arrival check into the hotel .Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel in Bodhgaya .
 
Day 3 - At Bodhgaya
After breakfast sightseeing tour of city . You visit Mahabodhi temple – is highly venerated by Buddhist . Emperor Ashoka visited Bodhgaya constructed . You also visit Sujata valley , Dongkasri . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel .
 
Day 4 - Bodhgaya – Varanasi
( 243 km 6 hrs ) After breakfast proceed to Varanasi . On arrival check into the hotel . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel .
 
Day 5 - Varanasi – Aurangabad
Early morning excursion to River Ganga boat ride . After breakfast drive to Sarnath . After visit proceed back to hotel for lunch . After lunch transfer to the railway station for your train for Aurangabad . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel .
 
Day 6 - Aurangabad
After breakfast sightseeing tour of city . You visit Sanchi – is home to the most famous and oldest Buddhist stupa in the world . Now it’s a UNESCO world Heritage sites . Dotted around the Sanchi stupa are monasteries , temple and pillar ,which are fine example of classical art . Dinner and Overnight stay at Hotel
 
Day 7 - Aurangabad – Ajanta
After breakfast sightseeing of Ajanta - You visit Ajanta – is world’s greatest historical monuments recognized by UNESCO for near from Jalgaon city of Maharashtra India . There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9,10,19,26,and 29 are chaitya - grihas and the rest are monasteries . These caves were discovered in AD 1819 . Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel
 
Day 8 - Aurangabad – Ellora – Mumbai
After breakfast sightseeing of Ellora –Ellora cave are finest specimens of cave temple architecture . They house elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors . These structures representing the three faiths of Hindusm , Buddhism and Janism were caved during 350 AD to 700 AD period . After lunch transfer to the Airport for your flight for Mumbai . On arrival check into the Hotel. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai .
 
Day 9 - Mumbai – Kolkata – Bangkok
After morning breakfast sightseeing tour of city . You visit Gate way of India , Prince of Wales Museum . After visit transfer to the Airport for your flight for Kolkata . On arrival free for leisure . Evening transfer to the Airport for your flight for Bangkok onwards destination
 
 
 
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