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Best of Maharashtra Tour
13 Nights / 14 Days
Places Covered: Mumbai - Lonavala - Matheran
- Nasik - Shirdi - Aurangabad - Ajanta - Ellora
- Pune - Ellora - Pune - Mahabaleswar - Mumbai
Day 01 : Arrival Mumbai
On arrival at International airport you will be met by
our representative then transfer to the hotel where we
hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Day free to rest
and leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 02 : Mumbai
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of mumbai, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats
to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you
to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses
large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is
made of cross beams. The picturesque presentations of
the 9 marvelous sculptured panels, set on the walls
are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is
the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God
is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the
creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway
of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other
several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar
serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of
Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple,
Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight.
Day 03 : Mumbai - Lonavala (118 kms - 4 hours)
After breakfast, you will be leaving for Lonavala,
The Ultimate Tourist Destination. After you get yourself
refreshed we have for you a trip in store, which will
cover Karla & Bhaja Caves. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Lonavala - Matheran (108 kms- 2 hours)
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and
proceed to the lovely locale Matheran. The day will
be kept free, so as to relax and explore the fabulous
surroundings. One can visit different viewpoints like
Chouk, Panorama, Garbut Point, Louisa, Echo. After visit
drive back to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 05: Matheran - Nasik (100 kms - 2 hours)
Morning after breakfast check out the hotel and
drive to Nasik. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Afternoon
city tour covering Sunder Narayan Temple - Sita Gupta
Caves - Trimbak - Overnight at hotel
Day 06: Nasik - Shirdi (122 kms - 2 hours)
Today morning after breakfast check out the hotel
and drive to Shirdi. On arrival check in into hotel.
Move towards most reputed temple in Shirdi. "The
Temple of Sai Baba of Shirdi". Spend your day at
the sacred atmosphere of Shirdi. Roam around in the
spiritual atmosphere. Overnight hotel.
Day 07: Shirdi - Aurangabad (130 kms - 4 hours)
In the morning, after breakfast you will be driven
to Aurangabad. on arrival transfer to the hotel, Aurangabad
is the is the most elaborate vase temples of India,
although Buddhist monks began excavating in the seventh
century, the site grew to include Hindu and Jain temples
as the Buddhist faith waned in popularity towards the
end of the seventh century. There are 34 caves - 12
Buddhist (Ad 600-800) 17 Hindu (around AD 900) and they
are numbered in that order as you progress from south
to North. After relaxation visit Daulatabad Fort. Originally
the mountainous Deogiri fortress, it was an old Hindu
stronghold, finally captured and plundered by deceit
in the 13th century, later visit Bibi ka Maqbara, It
is the tomb of Begum Rabia Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangzeb.
Due to its similar design, it is popularly known as
the mini Taj of the Deccan. Followed by visit Panchakki,
an intriguing water mill, the Panchakki is famous for
its underground water channel which traverses more than
8 kms to its source away in the mountains. Later return
to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 08: Aurangabad - Ajanta (105 kms - 1 ½
After breakfast, excursion to the famous Ajanta
caves. Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural
marvels of India. Recognized as the World Heritage Site
today, it was discovered during the 19th century by
a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt.
The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri
hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism
that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. Ajanta's
wondrous cave temples are cut into the rocky sides of
a dramatic crescent-shaped gorge, at the head of which
is a waterfall that drops over the mountain rim in a
series of seven steps to a pool far below -deep inside
the mountain are the Buddhist chaitya - vihara prayer
and monastery caves. They cover a span of 800 years
where under the royal patronage of ruling dynasties,
professional artists helped Buddhist monks to create
magnificent murals narrating the story of Buddha in
his cycle of incarnations, while simultaneously creating
a painted record of the panorama of life in ancient
India. Etched and painted in mineral dyes, the paintings
have a languorous stylized beauty and magical eloquence.
After visiting Ajanta Caves drive back to Aurangabad.
Return to Aurangabad for overnight.
Day 09: Aurangabad - Ellora - Pune (226 kms - 6
After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Ellora,
one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India.
It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive
uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from
600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated
to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. A particular interest
are the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa
Temple, the Buddhist Vishvakarma Chaitya and Vihara,
the famous Jain cave number 32 famous for a magnificent
Yakshi statue and ceiling paintings. It also has some
of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related
to Lord Shiva. Return to the Aurangabad for checkout
and drive to Pune. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Overnight stay in the hotel in Pune.
Day 10: Pune - Mahabaleswar
After breakfast take a half-day city tour, and then
continue your drive to Mahableshwar. On arrival check
transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12 : Mahabaleswar
Today morning, after breakfast you will visit this
beautiful hill station. It has pleasant walks &
good lookouts, and the area has interesting historical
connections with Shivaji. Afternoon you have an opportunity
to go to Panchgani. It is also a popular hill station
and splendidly located. Overnight at hotel.
Day 13: Mahableshwar - Mumbai ( by super fast train
Day 14 : Mumbai - Back Home
Take a relaxed breakfast in the morning at the hotel.
Later transfer to Wather Railway Station to board Koina
Exp to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai CST at about in the evening,
pickup by our car and transfer to hotel for overnight
Today after breakfast you can take a visit to the
city life of Western Suburan visiting Iscon Temple and
shopping at the big malls like Shoppers Stop, In Style,
West End. If you are staying at South Mumbai, you can
visit to Gateway of India, Marine drive also known as
queens necklace in the night, Mahalaxmi Temple and for
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