Day 1: Visit of the Ajanta caves
Day 2: Visit of the Ellora caves
Day 3: Visit of Daultabad and Khuldabad
Day 4: Visit to Paithan
Day 5: Visit of Aurangabad
A tour to learn about the history of the region and India
During these 5 days, we invite you to discover the history of Maharashtra, central region of India which has twice merged with history of India. Indeed, twice the region has hosted the tag of capital of India.
The first time was in the 14th century when the Sultan of Delhi decided to transfer their capital from Delhi to Daultabad. For 6 years, Daultabad was the capital of the sultanate at the time when it was the most extended territoriality. This territory extended over all of northern and central India.
And in the 17th century, Aurangabad became the capital of the Mughal empire. Under Aurangzeb, this empire covered southern Afghanistan, Pakistan, almost all of Indian territory, Bangladesh and northern Burma. It was the most powerful empire in Asia.
We will also show you Paithan village which was the capital of the region’s first empire. It is known today for the most expensive Paithani sari in India.
Finally, one cannot miss the region without visiting the two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Ajanta and Ellora caves.
You will see all that during this historical tour.
We take particular care in choosing the hotels we offer. These accounts for a significant part in the budget of the tour. We will work out with you regarding what type of accommodation is best for you.
We can advise you on different types, from homestay to luxury hotel to guest houses. You are completely free to choose during the customization of your tour in India.
Hotel selected for this historical tour:
We have selected Vijay residency for this historical tour in India
The price for this tour is 14,202 rupees per person (189 euros, about 203 dollars).
This rate is established on the basis of standard accommodation for a group of 6 people.
The price may change depending on the number of people and the dates chosen.
Included in this tour:
- Accommodation with breakfast and dinner is included for the entire trip.
- All transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with driver.
- The professional guide in French, English, Spanish, Hindi and Marathi for the entire tour.
- All entrances to the monuments visited during the stay.
- One bottle of water per day per person
- GST (Government Service Tax)
The following are excluded from this tour:
- International flight to India
- Visa fees
- Travel insurance
- Meals not included
- Souvenir shopping
- All which is not included
We offer a five-day tour of central Maharashtra.
Day 1: Ajanta. We will start by visiting one of the most beautiful sites in the region. Ajanta caves are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO. It is an exceptional site of Buddhist caves built between the 2nd century BC and the 6th century AD.
Day 2: Ellora. On this site also classified with the UNESCO, one can see the religious tolerance which always prevailed in this part of India. The site has the largest monolithic monument in the world.
Day 3: Khuldabad / Daultabad. When the Sultan of Delhi transferred the capital to Daultabad, he also brought Sufi saints who settled in Khuldabad. We will visit these two cities steeped in history;
Day 4: Paithan. In the second century BC, the Satavahana empire settled on the banks of the Godavari river and Paithan was built. They also created a type of most rich clothing for women: Paithani saari.
Day 5: Aurangabad. We will finish these 5 days of historical discovery by the city which was built by a former slave who became king-maker and who became the capital of the biggest empire of Asia in the 17th century. Throughout the day, you will discover this rich and exceptional history.
- Visit to two UNESCO World Heritage sites
- Discovery of the capital of the region’s first empire
- Visit of the capital of India in the 14th century and also from the 17th century
- Visit of less known places
- Visit to one of the holy cities of Maharashtra