Aurangabad Caves - Holiday at these caves will give you a new look to understand the nature and its mysteries, certainly an exciting travel experience.
Day 02 of 06
Day 02: Mumbai - Aurangabad
Relax in the morning or visit the local market. Transfer to airport for flight to Aurangabad.
Airlines : Jet Airways
Flight : 9W3104
Dep. : 8:35
Arr. : 9:20
Reach and check in at the hotel.
The city of Aurangabad was founded in 1610, on the site of a village, Khirki by Malik Ambar - the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II. When Fateh Khan, Malik Ambar's son turned successor in 1626, he named the city 'Fatehpur'. Later in 1653, when Prince Aurangzeb became Viceroy of the Deccan, he made the city his capital and called it Aurangabad. Aurangzeb added the walls that enclose the central part of the city in 1686 in order to withstand attacks from the Marathas. There are four principle gateways to the city - the Delhi Darwaza, the Jalna Darwaza, the Paithan Darwaza and the Mecca Darwaza. Nine secondary gateways also formed a part of the defensive system.
Aurangabad district has always been a prominent region on the Deccan plateau. Having been inhabited since the Stone Age, it has an agelong artistic and cultural history - to which several dynasties have made major contributions over the years. Maurya rule marked the arrival of Buddhism in Maharashtra.
Aurangabad today is a bustling city with diverse big and small industries, fine silken textiles, and exquisite hand woven brocades of silver and gold fabrics, Himroo of world frame. To scholars and lovers of art and culture the city is more familiar as the gateway to the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, both famous as treasure houses of Indian Art and Sculpture.
Overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Evening Leisure Activities
(Not included in package)