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Our Hotels Aurangabad Unique Experiences in Aurangabad | Vivanta Hotels

Experiences in Aurangabad

Ellora
Ellora is an archaeological site 29 km (18 mi) north-west of the city of Aurangabad, built by the Rashtrakuta dynasty (Brahmanical & Buddhist group of caves) and Yadav (Jain group of caves). Ellora is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms one of major tourist attraction in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. The 34 "caves" are actually structures excavated out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills.
Ajanta Caves
The Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad are 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures that are described as "the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting", which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales. Since 1983, the Ajanta Caves have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kailash Temple
The Kailasa temple is one of the largest rock-cut ancient Hindu temples located in Ellora, Maharashtra, India. Amegalith carved out of one single rock, it is considered one of the most remarkable cave temples in India because of its size, architecture and sculptural treatment. The Kailasa temple (Cave 16) is one of the 34 cave temples and monasteries known collectively as the Ellora Caves. The temple architecture shows traces of Pallava style
Mahagami
Mahagami dance and art Gurukul was founded in 1996 by Ms Parwati Dutta. She is a renowned Indian Classical danseuse who has made significant contributions to Indian Art and culture. Mahagami runs classical dance shows during winters and has special dance classes during summers. The students from Mahagami gurukul routinely perform all over the globe. Ms Parwati Dutta has fused the Indian dance forms to depict the art of Ajant and Ellora
Romantic Rendezvous
<p>If romance is on the cards, we can arrange for an intimate dinner for you and your partner. Our discreet service, delectable fare and the picturesque lawns are all you need to make your evening special. This is a must-do in Aurangabad! You can select the dining set up – under a brilliant star studded night sky – and our team will take it forward. This special motif is priced at Rs. 15,000 (exclusive of taxes) per couple and is one of the top things to do in Aurangabad. The magical evening unfolds with a welcome drink on arrival – a non-alcoholic mocktail or a glass of Indian red or white wine – followed by a four-course dinner, pre-determined by you in consultation with our F&amp;B staff. A sumptuous chocolate cake compliments this motif at Vivanta Aurangabad.</p>
Romantic Rendezvous at Vivanta Aurangabad
Unique Dining
Vivanta has a medieval Mughal architecture which makes for the prefect intimate date with your partner. The private dining options at Vivanta Aurangabad comprise of some very special venues which provide privacy as well as breathtaking views. A private dining experience at Vivanta Aurangabad can take to a very serene setting with the best food, piped music and great ambience. The menu is pre-decided and specially crafted by the Chef.
Bidri Art
Bidriware is a metal handicraft from Bidar developed in the 14th century C.E. during the rule of the Bahamani Sultans. The term 'Bidriware' originates from Bidar, which is still the chief centre for the manufacture of the unique metalware. Bidriware is an important export handicraft of India and is prized as a symbol of wealth. The metal used is a blackened alloy of zinc and copper inlaid with thin sheets of pure silver. The origin of Bidriware is usually attributed to the Bahamani sultans who ruled Bidar in the 14th–15th centuries. Bidriware originated in ancient Persia. It was brought to India by the followers of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti.
Maharashtrian Thali
Enjoy an elaborate festive Maharashtrian meal consisting of an array of regional vegetables.
Aurangabad Caves
The Aurangabad caves are twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west, nearly 2 km north from Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The first reference to the Aurangabad Caves is in the great chaitya of Kanheri Caves. The Aurangabad Caves were dug out of comparatively soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th century.
Bibi Ka Makbara
The Bibi Ka Maqbara (English:"Tomb of the Lady") is a maqbara located in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India. It was built by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum (posthumously known as Rabia-ud-Daurani). It bears a striking resemblance to the famous Taj Mahal, the mausoleum of his grandmother, Mumtaz Mahal. The comparison to the Taj Mahal has often obscured its very own considerable charm. Due to the strong resemblance, it is also called the Dakkhani Taj (Taj of the Deccan). The Bibi Ka Maqbara is the principal monument of Aurangabad and its historic city.
Paithani Sari
Paithani is a variety of sari, named after the Paithan town in Aurangabad where they are woven by hand. Made from very fine silk, it is considered as one of the richest saris in India. Paithani is characterised by borders of an oblique square design, and a pallu with a peacock design. Among other varieties, single colored and kaleidoscope-colored designs are also popular. A pattan (Paithani) is a gold and silk sari. Paithani evolved from a cotton base to a silk base. Silk was used in weft designs and in the borders, whereas cotton was used in the body of the fabric. There was a time when silk was imported from China. Now Yeola and Paithan buy silk from Bangalore.
Picnic At Ajanta
Picnic at Ajanta is awsome