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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
The hotel is beautifully maintained. The rooms are big, clean and comfortable. The service in the hotel is impeccable. Very helpful staff.
The restaurant is very high quality food, and the service is very personal especially the matre’d Santoss (sp).
I had two nights in Vivanta Aurangabad visiting the Ajanta and Ellora caves. This hotel offers five star luxury at an affordable price & it is away from the hustle and bustle of the town. The hotel was great with a beautiful spacious garden and a huge swimming pool. Everyone was so nice and helpful.
I had breakfast and dinner at the Latitude restaurant which was wonderful. The Regional prawn curry (Kolambi Che Kalwan) they made for me was the best I've ever had. Thanks chef.
The cultural performance running around dinner time was a nice addition to make the overall experience really worthwhile. I am glad I chose Vivanta and recommend the place for those visiting the Ajanta caves.
Calm and soothing stay at the best location of aurangabad and well maintained property. The best thing I liked is the courtesy and caring taking attitude. Efficient staff under the leaderships of Mr Verma and Mr Rajesh added different flavor during our stay.
The restaurant team took well care of my kids and us. Chief Chef is not only humble but also a skilled member of taj. The spread was lucrative for BF and Dinner.
We thoroughly enjoyed the taste of Our meals.
Due to drought hotel swimming pool is non operational. Due to atmospheric condition of summer, avoid visiting in summer.
We stayed here for three days , staff is courteous and very helpful. The hotel has nice swimming pool. Rooms are good and spacious but property is old so it looks outdated. Food is not very great but good .
It is good and peaceful place .
Extremely Satisfied, Room size and bed facilities are good is for family , facility maintained in very good shape, theme of the property is royal and rich, Hospitality services were good and staff took extra care in taking care of my stay.