of Buddha * CAVES Tour in India
Covering Mumbai: the
commercial capital of India with Elephanta Caves and Ajanta
and Ellora Buddhist Caves
MUMBAI, a major international airport and harbour. The city's
rise from the dowry of a Portuguese queen to the country's
foremost sea port, commercial centre and producer of maximum
films in the world has been nothing short of meteoric. Mumbai's
Gothic architecture is embodied in important buildings. magnificent
caves of ELEPHANTA (9th to 12th century AD)- contains beautiful
relief, sculptures, and a temple to the Hindu god Lord Siva.
AJANTA - where the thirty Buddhist caves are cut into the
steep face of a deep rock gorge sit in silent contemplation.
Feel the aura and power left behind by the Buddhist monks
living 2000 years ago. Compare these with the dynamism and
energy radiating from the huge Hindu caves in nearby ELLORA.
Imagine the workers carving a way at solid rock on the hillside
to form the thirty-four Hindu, Buddhist and Jain Caves with
the stories of their religions and beliefs etched onto the
Day 01 Arrive at Mumbai. Transfer to the hotel for overnight
Day 02 Morning excursion to Elephanta caves followed by city
tour covering the Victorian sights and sounds of this busy
commercial hub of India.
Day 03 Early morning board day train to Aurangabad. On arrival
proceed for tour of Ajanta caves. Later check in at the Hotel.
Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04 Morning excursion to Ellora caves. Evening free time
at Aurangabad. Late night transfer to train station to board
overnight train for Mumbai or any other destination
Day 05 Arrive at your next destination of choice.
MORE extensions possible during this tour are to- Hill Forts
of Maharashtra, Sandy vergin Beaches of Konkan coast or board
Deccan Odyssey luxury train travel .