On arrival in the heritage city of Aurangabad, we transfer you to the hotel. After some leisure time spent at your hotel, proceed to Ghrishneshwar which is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple stands as an illustration of the pre-historic temple traditions as well as of the pre-historic architectural style and structure. The inscriptions on the temples are a source of much attraction to ardent travelers. The temple, built of red rocks, is composed of a five tier shikara. Restored in the 18th century by Ahilyabai Holkar, it houses beautiful carvings and sculptures of many Indian Gods and Goddesses. Holy water is known to spring from inside the temple.
After getting blessed at this holy shrine, drive towards ELLORA CAVES: Well known for its monumental caves, Ellora is a World Heritage Site.Ellora represents the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture. The 34 "caves" are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills. Buddhist, Hindu and Jain rock-cut temples and viharas and mathas were built between the 5th century and 10th century.
On the way back, visit Khuldabad : Initially it was known as "Rauzaa" as meaning garden of paradise. It is known as the Valley of Saints, or the Abode of Eternity, because in the 14th century, several Sufi saints chose to reside here. The dargah of Zar Zari Zar Baksh, Shaikh Burhan ud-din Gharib Chisti and Shaikh Zain-uddin Shirazi, along with the tomb of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and his trusted general Asif Jah I, the first Nizam of Hyderabad, are located in this town. The place also has famous Bhadra Maruti Temple.Nearby is the Valley of the Saints, which is purported to contain the graves of 1500 Sufi saints.
Daulatabad is what Daulatabad fort was called after it came into possession of Muhammad-bin-Tughluq. It carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle. It is a 14th-century fort city in Maharashtra, India. The place, was originally named Devagiri, circa the sixth century AD, when it was an important uplands city along caravan routes. Starting 1327, it famously remained the capital of Tughlaq dynasty, under Muhammad bin Tughluq (r. 1325-1351), who also changed its name, and forcibily moved the entire population of Delhi here, for two years, before it was abandoned due to lack of water. There is a tradition that Deoghur or Doulatabad was built in 1203 AD by a Dhangar or herdsman who acquiring by some unusual good fortune vast wealth was named by his brother shepherds Rajah Ram and soon after assumed the rank of a Rajah.
Return to Aurangabad in evening, rest of the time at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.