Jaipur to Mumbai was a comforting flight and soon we met our Daughter, had lunch and discussed our itinerary ahead while enjoying breeze at Juhu Beach. We don’t get this breeze at Rajasthan, we don’t have these beaches either. But I love the royalty of Rajasthan as much as I love the beaches and Mumbai rains. So itinerary was ready - We shall catch a late night train from Mumbai to Aurangabad and reach there early morning. We shall book a cab for the day Aurangabad that shall take us to Ellora caves. I can spend days researching and admiring the beauty of this historical place and so giving it just one day seems totally wrong. Hence we would spend three days at Aurangabad.. first day we would visit Ellora caves .. early morning we shall check in the hotel and have buffet breakfast.. this is the perfect time to go visit the nature. We shall make our way to Ellora Caves - Buddhist caves followed by lunch nearby Ellora Caves and evening we shall return back to explore the city. Second day we shall visit the city museum, Daulatabad fort, Bibi ka Maqbara and historical places related to Aurangazeb, after whom this city is named. The city itself is a tourist place of Maharashtra and deserves a day. Third day shall involve Ellora Caves- Hindu and Jain caves, Ellora has a great amalgamation of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves each having its own characteristic appearance and importance. This day shall certainly be a long one with lots of photography and detailed research and understanding the heritage importance of the site. Dinner shall be at the hotel and early morning Volvo bus shall take us back to Mumbai. After shopping and relaxing for a day at Mumbai we shall take a flight back to Jaipur being much more enriched with heritage.
So we took our train to Aurangabad, once we reached there we realized it was a quiet city with several tourist especially foreign tourist visible at every 200 metres. Everyone came to visit Ellora Caves some as tourist some as traveller and a few heritage lovers. Once we reached Ellora Caves we were enchanted with the beauty of those giant old and strong Ellora Caves. They had something alluring about them that attracted everyone towards them. I have read a lot of books and publications about Ellora Caves, we decided to use the ASI brochure of Ellora Caves to understand the sitemap and cave number and its importance. The place was vast, and the structure huge and they had a positive vibe within them, as if Monks are meditating and passing on the positivity to everyone around. Some of the Buddhist cave sculpture were an unbelievable work of art. Definitely visiting Ellora caves was a fascinating experience and visiting heritage places is my way of having a memorable and ideal yatra. On my way back in the flight we kept on cherishing the amazing visit over a tin of cashews and delicious sandwiches. This Vacation was unforgettable and there are many more great experiences to be shared. May be next time over tin of cashews in flight.