MTDC Holiday Resort, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India
Date: 10, 11 Jun 2010
We booked this resort through the MTDC website. We chose this hotel, since it was very close to the railway station (about .5 kms). Also since it is under the MTDC tag, it was very reliable for visitors like us from South India.
The service offered was very good. They have A/C and Non A/C rooms at affordable cost. The rooms provided were large and spacious. Rooms were furnished with good wooden furniture. The resort had a huge space for parking vehicles. One can book rooms through the online booking facility available in the MTDC website. Hence can get rooms at reasonable price without the help of booking agents.
They had restaurants serving both non-veg and veg dishes. They even serve the food directly to rooms. Taste of the food provided was good. The housekeeping facility was available round the clock
Major attractions near the city were visiting Ajanta and Ellora caves. One needs two full days to see both ellora and Ajanta caves. Ellora caves (45 mins drive) can be clubbed with some other local tourist spots (viz., mini taj mahal, panchakki) and can be visited in a single day. For visiting Ajantha caves, you need another full day which takes approximately 3 hours drive from Aurangabad. Another holy centre – Shirdi of Saibaba fame is also near Aurangabad (3 hrs drive).
There was a travel desk counter available in MTDC resort. They provide us rented cabs of any kind. Though the cost was bit high when compared to the road side taxi vendors, the service and the cab quality provided was good. They also operate daily bus service for large groups at cheap rates.