Magical Marathwada

Join The Western Routes for the Magical Marathwada itinerary that gives you a perfect combination of the materialistic and the spiritual. This itinerary has a lot to offer. Experience staying in a farm, visit the World Heritage Sites of Ajantha and Ellora Caves and watch the cycle of life as preached by the Buddha, and witness the creation of exquisite Paithani sarees and Khadi apparel. For an additional day, you can visit another world renowned wonder – The Lonar crater lake.
Day 1: Arrive at the Agro-farm near Aurangabad and check in to the farm-stay. Relax over a tasty lunch. Set out on a tour of the farm and orchards spread across a huge 20 acres of land. Start to the epitome of Indian rock cut architecture, the Verul (Ellora) Caves. Feast your eyes to a historical past depicted in the sculptures on the cave walls, which now stand as the most visited ancient monument in Maharashtra state. Also, visit the Ghrishneswar Temple.
Day 2: Begin your day early today. Get ready and set out to the magical Ajanta Caves in the forest ravines of the Sahyadri Hills. Take a close look at these magnificent caves containing carvings that depict the life of Buddha, with additional information furnished by an experienced local guide. Satisfy your hungry stomachs with lunch at the foothills of Ajantha. Indulge the shopaholic in you at the local market here. Return to the farm-stay and the evening is free for leisure. Ask for a bullock-cart and discover the farm-stay surroundings as you ride on the bullock-cart. Relive your childhood by playing traditional games like Vitti-dandoo, Lagori, Gotya, and so on. Complete the day with a tasty dinner.
Day 3: Start your morning with a bird-watching trail in the farm-stay campus. Relish a tasty breakfast and head to the then abode of wealth, the Daulatabad fort. Relive history at the fort. Return to the farm-stay for lunch. Thereafter start on a tour to the Aurangabad city, watch the weavers on their job of the unique weaving of Paithani sarees and Khadi cloth at the Paithani & Khadi Research Centre. Splurge and make it worth, as you buy the beautiful Paithani sarees and designer Khadi apparel.
Day 4 Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast. Thereafter depart for Pune/Mumbai. En route, you can optionally explore the Aurangabad city.
This is a 3 Nights & 4 Day itinerary. It can be customized and personalized to suit your needs. With addition of an extra day, you can visit the Lonar Crater.
The package includes
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in a traditional farm-stay in a village near Aurangabad.
  • All Meals
  • All Activity Costs
  • Internal Transport
  • Guide and expertise charges at Ajantha & Ellora Caves
  • All Taxes
The package does not include
  • Transport charges - To & from Aurangabad & Internal Transport Charges
  • Tips
  • Personal costs
  • Items not mentioned in the includes list
  • Travel Insurance
We urge you to refer to the Responsible Travel Tips to better acquaint yourself for this trip.