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
Overall experience with Taj Vivanta was good. This is good hotel to stay for business purpose. Service is good in this Hotel. Amenities provided are also good. The location is hotel from the main city is very far.
I haven't stayed here really. But my parents have. It was the eve of their wedding anniversary and since I could not meet them I called the hotel and asked if they could help me.
The Duty Manager Shalin and his team were the sweetest ever. On a very short notice of half an hour, they arranged a bouquet of flowers, a cake and went to wish my parents with a team of five people. To add to this, they took me on a video call so it felt like I was there with them too.
Things like these is what makes the true passion stand out. Shalin and all the other team members, I salute you'll for putting someone's emotions first and making it a happy moment. Thank you.
We just returned from our stay in Vivanta by Taj and I must say we had amazing time, also thanks to the incredible staff who we t out of their way to help us and made our stay perfect! I highly recommend this hotel, we surely will be back, thank you again!
This hotel exterior is designed like a palace. The portico and reception area is at second floor level.
The staff are very good.
The room is quite comfortable( the bath room fittings are rustic )
The twin beds are quite good
The room service is very nice
Classy Hotel. Everything was perfect. Spotless. people working there were courteous, polite. The driver drove us everywhere we asked. Continental food available. That was a plus as we don't like spicy food. The chef came personally at our table to see if we were satisfied. We received a few Indian cakes to sample as a treat. The breakfast was plentiful from Indian dishes to eggs and bacon, cheeses, Danish pastries etc. Really a paradise for your tastebuds.