4 days in Aurangabad District & Nashik Itinerary

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Aurangabad — 1 night

City of Gates

A place of history, culture, and spiritualism, Aurangabad appeals to a growing number of pilgrims and tourists looking to get more out of their vacation in India.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Daulatabad Fort, then Head underground at Ellora Caves, and then get great views at Mhaismal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dargah Baba Shah Muzafir, admire the striking features of Bibi Ka Maqbara, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Aurangabad trip itinerary planning website.

Pune to Aurangabad is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ajanta.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Ajanta — 1 night

World-famous for its spellbinding prayer halls and cave temples carved into a horseshoe-shaped rock face, Ajanta lies in a mountainous region of a remote river valley.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Ajanta Caves.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ajanta road trip site.

Drive from Aurangabad to Ajanta in 3 hours. February in Ajanta sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nashik.
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Nashik — 1 night

Wine Capital of India

Whether you want to tour important religious sites or explore the city's 22 wineries, you'll have no shortage of things to do in Nashik.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Pandav Leni, then take in the exciting artwork at WeGo Art Gallery & Art Exhibition, then learn about winemaking at Sula Vineyards, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Regiment of Artillery Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nashik tour itinerary website.

Drive from Ajanta to Nashik in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
Wineries · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Aurangabad District travel guide

Caves · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Aurangabad District, also called one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in western India. It is bordered by the districts of Nashik to the west, Jalgaon to the north, Jalna to the east, and Ahmednagar to the south. Aurangabad is the headquarters and principal city. The district covers an area of 10,100 km², out of which 141.1 km² is urban area and 9,958.9 km² is rural. Aurangabad district is a major tourism region in Marathwada.GeographyAurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi River Basin. The district is located between 19 and 20 degrees north longitude, and 74 and 76 degrees east latitude.GeologyGeologically the whole area is covered by the Deccan Trap lava flows of upper Cretaceous to lower Eocene age. The basaltic lava flows belonging to the Deccan Trap are the only major geological formation. The traps are overlain by thin alluvial deposits along the major rivers. The lava flows are horizontal and each flow has two distinct units. The upper layers consist of vesicular and amygdule zeolitic basalt, while the bottom layer consists of massive basalt.