Ajanta and Ellora are the places that personify the most astounding architecture and artwork of ancient India. On a one day Nashik to Ajanta & Ellora sightseeing tour, you can witness the historical wonders admired by people from all over the world.
The one day trip to Ajanta & Ellora will fill you with curiosity. You can enjoy exploring the mysteries of the past and the artistic nature of our ancestors. It is also a great getaway with the added benefit of visiting two of the world’s most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India.
The shortest and the most efficient driving route from Nashik to Ajanta & Ellora is via Aurangabad – Nashik Highway and NH 752H which is about 177 km long and takes 4 hrs to complete. Booking a private car will allow you to cover the distance at your will and enjoy the journey with your loved ones.
You can visit places like Pitalkhora Caves, Lonar Crater Lake, Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Gautala Autramghat Wildlife Sanctuary, Shani Shingnapur, Shri Sai baba’s Temple, and Paithan Dam while en route to Ajanta & Ellora. You can also trek the historical Daulatabad fort which takes only 2 hours to climb.
Highlights of Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Tour by Cab
- Full-day Ajanta and Ellora tour from Nashik
- Duration: 8 to 12 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Nashik Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Ajanta, Ellora, and Bibi Ka Maqbara.
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Good to know
- Pick and drop from Hotel / Home in Nashik
- Cab for Ajanta and Ellora sightseeing from Nashik as per the above Itinerary
- Vehicle Parking Charges
- Toll-gate Charges if any
- Driver Batta
What’s not included
- Entry Ticket Fee at tourist places at Ajanta and Ellora
- Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
- Lodging / Accommodation at Ajanta and Ellora
- Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration
- Vehicle beyond the designated tour route
What to Expect on your Ajanta and Ellora Tour from Nashik
You can relax after booking a one day Nashik to Ajanta & Ellora sightseeing tour by private cab. We will arrange a pick-up for you from your residence or place of stay. Our driver will ensure a comfortable journey for you.
Our first stop will be Ajanta Caves where you can witness the beautiful rock-cut architecture dedicated to Buddhism. After that, we will head to Ellora Caves which are adorned with wonderful paintings and stunning sculptures. Another popular monument on our itinerary is Bibi Ka Maqbara. You can witness the magnificent architecture of the Mausoleum.
At the end of the day, we will drive you back to your accommodation in Nashik.
Itinerary of One Day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Trip
Pickup from your Hotel in Nashik at 8:00 AM
|S.No||Sightseeing Place||Recommended Duration|
|3||Bibi Ka Maqbara||40 minutes|
Drop back at your Hotel in Nashik by 8:30 PM
PLEASE NOTE: Guests can visit all the tourism places near Ajanta and Ellora listed above or remove any of the places that they don’t want to visit. In order to include any other sightseeing place, guests can check with their cab provider while booking this Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora sightseeing tour by private car.
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Places to visit in and around Ajanta and Ellora in one day by private car from Nashik
The popular places to visit on your one day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora tour by cab are:
Ajanta was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and is a fascinating attraction on this one-day tour by private cab. It is located near Aurangabad. It has 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which comprise the finest paintings and rock-cut sculptures. These are considered worldwide to be the masterpieces of Buddhist religious art. You can see the beautiful wall paintings with vivid colors that depict the past lives and rebirth of Buddha with drawn tales from Aryasura’s Jatakamala.
You can admire these expressive paintings and sculpture with intricate gestures, poses, and humanlike forms which shows the artistic development of ancient India. You can also see the inscriptions recording the gifts by a merchant on the wall of the monastery.
There are also beautifully carved pillars and arches at the entrance with Buddha sculptures. These caves are located in the rocky northern wall of the U-shaped gorge of the river Waghur, in the Deccan plateau. You can see the beautiful scenery filled with waterfalls outside the cave.
- Must See / Things to Do: Enjoy walking through the bygone era as you see the astonishing architecture of the Buddhist Caves.
- Timings: Open on all Tuesday to Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Entry Fee: For Indians, INR 10 per person. For foreigners INR 250 per person
Ellora was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. Located in Aurangabad, it is considered to be one of the largest rock-cut Hindu temple cave complexes in the world. This iconic landmark on this one-day trip from Nashik by private cab is a must-see. The complex consists of a total of 34 caves, including Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain cave temples which are all excavated from the basalt cliffs in the Charanandri Hills.
It consists of architecture and paintings of Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain traditions illustrating the religious harmony of ancient India. There are viharas or monasteries in 12 large caves which comprise various shrines of Buddha and Bodhisattva Saints. Chaitya Hall or Carpenter’s Cave is the most famous cave which has a massive 15 feet tall Buddha Statue in the center.
You can witness the architecture of the splendid Kailash temple which is the largest single monolithic rock excavation in the world. You can also admire the beautiful relief panels which depict the stories from the Ramayana and Mahabharata. Besides the sightseeing, you can enjoy taking fantastic photos of the architecture surrounded by sprawling greenery during monsoon.
- Must See / Things to Do: Capture the scenic beauty of the rock-cut architecture and explore the beauty of these caves.
- Timings: Open on all Wednesday to Monday from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 30 per person for Indians and foreigners INR 500 per person
3. Bibi Ka Maqbara
The Bibi Ka Maqbara is the local favorite on this one-day sightseeing trip from Nashik by private cab.. It is the tomb of Dilras Banu Begum, wife of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. It is also known as Dakkhani Taj for its striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal. It is in the form of a Char Bagh formal garden with a tomb in the center which is surrounded by four small minarets. The main entrance gate to the south of the tomb has beautiful foliage designs on a brass plate on wood covering from the exterior.
You can walk along the path which leads to a tank and a picturesque series of 61 fountains with a broad reservoir at the center. You can see the beautiful Aaina Khana or the mirror chamber in the east. A 12-door Baradari to the north with a mosque in the west direction of the tomb is also worth visiting. The white dome of the tomb is designed with intricate patterns of flowers with a polished finish.
- Must See / Things to Do: Marvel at the magnificence of the monument.
- Timings: Open on all days of the week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
- Entry Fee: INR 20 per person
Things to Do on your Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Tour by Car
Ajanta and Ellora are two of the most popular tourist destinations in India. These ancient cave temples are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offer visitors a glimpse into the country’s rich cultural heritage. They offer immense opportunities for exploring the history of different religions. You can also enjoy shopping for regional artifacts and eating local food at these tourist spots on your one day Nashik to Ajanta & Ellora sightseeing trip.
What to Shop during your One Day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Sightseeing Tour by Cab?
Ajanta & Ellora are well-known for their open-air marketplaces. You can shop for varieties of semi-precious stones and beads. You can also find beautiful jewelry and decorative pieces made from them.
Hand-carved sculptures of Buddha and paintings of various gods can serve as great gifts for your loved ones. Take home memories of the trip in the form of various replicas of the sculptures from Ajanta and Ellora caves. There are intricate traditional Bidri art objects like crockery, jewelry, and candle stands with silver inlay found here.
The locally-produced Himroo shawls made of cotton and silk are also famous here among visitors. You can shop for varieties of hand-made Paithani Sarees available in various colors and patterns. The designs and patterns of the locally made Paithani sarees and Himroo shawls are inspired by the Ajanta paintings.
What to Eat during your One Day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Sightseeing Tour by Taxi?
Ajanta & Ellora are among the most-visited tourist spots in Maharashtra. As people from across the globe travel to witness the beauty of these caves, you can find many vegetarian and non-vegetarian dining options. Being an international tourist spot, a variety of cuisines are served at the restaurants and eateries in the region.
You can enjoy a mix of various cuisines like North Indian, Hyderabadi, Rajasthani, and Gujarati cuisines here. The flavored Nawabi Biryani is a nonvegetarian specialty available here. The veg Thali meal of Jowar Roti with jaggery and ghee, Masala Khichdi is preferred as a vegetarian option. You should definitely try the locally made Sev Tameta which is a popular dish of Gujarati style. You will relish the flavors of this sweet and sour tomato curry prepared with tomato, Sev, onion, and other Indian curry spices.
Terms & Conditions
Travelers are requested to follow the given itinerary for 1 Day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora Sightseeing tour package. Ideally this 1 day Nashik to Ajanta and Ellora tour package cannot be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places during Ajanta and Ellora tour from Nashik, they can check the possibility of the same with the listed car rental companies and request for a custom quote.
The time spent on each Ajanta and Ellora tourist attraction is to be followed as per the Itinerary schedule. In case of any delays or additional time spent at a particular place, driver or car rental company will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.
Please also note that if a particular Ajanta or Ellora sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places. Please check the possibility of visiting an alternate place with cab vendor before you book the tour.
Ideally, no. However you can check with listed Nashik cab vendors before booking the tour on any possibility to customize the tour. Additional charges might apply.
A visit to the Ajanta and Ellora caves is an interesting opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of India. These ancient temples are a testament to the country’s rich past, and offer visitors a unique glimpse into its vibrant present. Booking a one day Nashik to Ajanta & Ellora sightseeing tour by a private car is the easiest and most convenient way to travel to the caves. You can sit back and relax while your driver takes care of the routes and driving.
Spend time with your loved ones, click pictures, and enjoy the scenery along the way. Our trained driver will ensure you arrive at the caves well within time so that you have plenty of time to explore them at your own pace without worrying about timings or searching for transport.