Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad
What We Love
- Enormous outdoor pool
- A gateway for visits to the Ajanta and Ellora caves
- Choice of two restaurants serving pan-Indian and Chinese cuisines
What To Know
- The Jiva Spa offers traditional aromatherapy treatments
- WiFi is an additional cost of $2 (plus tax) per day
- Aurangabad Airport is six miles away; transfers are available for $10 per person, each way
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
About 60 miles from the World Heritage Site of Ajanta, the Vivanta by Taj Aurangabad is a palatial retreat set on five acres of palm-studded gardens. The imposing white facade bears a striking resemblance to the nearby Bibi Ka Maqbara, a magnificent palace commissioned by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the late 17th century. The 65 sleek and spacious rooms and suites are decorated in soothing cream and russet tones, with King beds, rain showers and well-stocked minibars. All come with private balconies overlooking the gardens or the pool area. Diners can choose between two restaurants: Latitude for pan-Indian cuisine or the Tea House for top-notch Chinese fare. After dinner, sip a vodka martini at the hotel’s buzzy bar, Tease, or soothe aching muscles with a traditional Indian aromatherapy massage at the uber-luxe Jiva Spa.
In the Area
One of the most treasured sites of ancient India, the Buddhist caves of Ajanta are about 60 miles from the hotel. Adorned with elaborate “temperas” (frescoes), these secluded caves date from the 2nd century BC to the 6th century. Official guides are available to show you around for about $10. About 60 miles from Ajanta, another World Heritage Site, the Ellora Caves, date from the 5th to the 10th century AD and are equally spectacular. And don’t miss Bibi Ka Maqbara in Aurangabad itself; this 17th century mausoleum rivals the Taj Mahal in its size, setting and breathtaking beauty.
How to Get There
A small property which was very well maintained. The service provided by the staff was par excellence. The quality of food was outstanding with everyone including the executive chef coming down to the table to give suggestions. Overall a fantastic experience
Very nice service and amazing experience.. the pool was clean and all the staff were cooperative . the food was fresh we enjoyed them to give us service anywhere and everywhere in Vivanta.there were many more fun activities.
Vivanta Aurangabad provided exceptional quality service, luxurious room, friendly, caring, professional , knowledgeable staff who went the extra mile to make my stay memorable - I felt like a queen. The food was also excellent - a big variety at a reasonable price. Thanks for a great experience
Vivanta Aurangabad is a gateway to World Heritage Sites such as the Ajanta and Ellora caves and is conveniently located just 9 kilometres away from the airport and railway station.
A choice of accommodation, business facilities, banqueting facilities, dining options and unique Vivanta motifs makes it one of the best 5-star hotels in Aurangabad.
Beautiful, elegant property. Great food and drinks. Very helpful, attentive staff. My spa experience with Upasana was wonderful. The hotel swimming pool and gardens are relaxing and very well maintained. I will return to this hotel.