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Best of Maharashtra (Mumbai, Nasik, Shirdi, Aurangabad & Lonavala) (10 Days)

This 10 days Best of Maharashtra tour will take you through some of the well-known and interesting places of this state. You will explore the financial capital of India Mumbai & UNESCO world heritage caves of Elephanta, Ajanta, Ellora, Karla & Bhaja. You will also visit ancient holy city Nasik & 2 Jyotirlinga Temples of lord shiva. Small village Sani Signapur famed for door less houses and hill of Lonavala & Khandala are also part of your itinerary.

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$2,614

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Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • 9 Nights / 10 Days accommodation in offered hotels or similar (standard room)
    • English speaking guide during sightseeing
    • Transport by private air conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion.
    • 1-Time monuments entrances mentioned in itinerary
    • Bottled drinking water in car.
    • Ferry ticket to Elephanta Caves
    • Battery bus transfer in Ajanta
    • Government taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Bibi Ka Maqbara
    • Entry/Admission - Aurangabad Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Ajanta Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Ellora Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Daulatabad Fort
    • Entry/Admission - Karla Caves
    • Entry/Admission - Lohagad Fort
    What's excluded :
    • Any international/domestic air/train fare.
    • Any expenses of personal nature such as laundry, tips, phone calls etc.
    • Camera charges at monuments.
    • Anything which is not mentioned in the 'Inclusions' shall not be the part of this package.

  • Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    On arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to room’s availability).

    Rest time free for personal activities relax, you can take a walk to have a glance of the city, visiting local markets and restaurants.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 2: Mumbai

    Stop At: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel, city tour of Mumbai. Drive to Marine Drive: one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city. Afterwards visit to Elephanta caves (Monday closed), from Gateway of India cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. Afterwards in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India and then city tour starts visiting Parliament House: The Maharashtra State Assembly (view from outside), Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), formerly Victoria Terminus, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (view from outside), Dhobhi Ghat: to see the city's famous open-air laundry in action, Prince of Wales Museum (Monday closed): is a heritage museum comprises of a number of ancient artifacts, Mani Bhawan: here Gandhi laid the foundation for many independence movements.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 3: Mumbai – Nashik (170kms/ 4hrs)

    Pass By: Nashik, Nashik, Nashik District, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel, drive to Nashik check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Trimbakeshwar Range, Talegaon Trimbak, Maharashtra 422212
    Later excursion visit to Tryambakeshwar an ancient Hindu temple in the town of Trimbak 28 km from the city of Nashik. It is dedicated to the god Shiva and is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Nashik, Nashik, Nashik District, Maharashtra
    City tour visiting the ancient holy city, known for its links to the “Ramayana” epic poem. On the Godavari River is Panchavati, a temple complex. Nearby, Lord Rama was thought to have bathed at Ram Kund water tank. Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir is an ancient shrine to Rama, while Rama and Sita are said to have worshipped at Sita Gufaa caves.
    Sundarnarayan Temple marks the site of a legend of Lord Vishnu. Tapovan is a pilgrimage site next to the Nasardi River, close to where Lord Rama purportedly lived. Colorful statues of Hindu gods fill ISKCON, a modern temple for the worship of Lord Krishna. The temple complex Muktidham, in white sculpted marble, has painted scenes depicting the lives of Krishna and several chapters of the "Bhagavad Gita," an ancient Hindu scripture. On a small hill to the southwest are the 24 Pandavleni Caves, dating back millennia. They are marked by Buddha carvings, rare inscriptions and cisterns. Vineyards dot the land west of the city.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 4: Nashik – Shirdi - Aurangabad (170kms/ 4hrs)

    Pass By: Shirdi, Shirdi, Ahmednagar District, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel, drive to Aurangabad via visiting Shirdi.

    Stop At: Shirdi, Maharashtra, India
    Shirdi is known as home of revered spiritual leader Sai Baba, and as a major pilgrimage site. Devotees gather daily at the Sai Baba Temple complex to honor his legacy. Here, the Samadhi Mandir shrine has an ornate marble statue of Sai Baba, alongside his tomb. Close by are Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and tree-lined Lendi Garden.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Aurangabad, Aurangabad, Aurangabad District, Maharashtra
    Continue drive to Aurangabad check in at hotel.

    Stop At: Bibi Ka Maqbara, Begumpura Gulistan-e-Jauhar KARACHI, Aurangabad 431004 India
    Later city tour of Aurangabad visit Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother. Due to its similar design standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument is popularly known as the mini Taj of the Deccan.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Aurangabad Caves, Nr. Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad 431001 India
    Aurangabad Caves situated at a distance of 5 km, nestled amidst the hills are 12 Buddhist caves dating back to 3 A.D. Of particular interest are the Tantric influences evident in the iconography and architectural designs of the caves Also visit a small archaeological museum.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 5: Aurangabad – Ajanta (105kms/ 2hrs approx one way)

    Stop At: Ajanta Caves Road, Ajanta 431001 India
    Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora , which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves. Evening back to hotel in Aurangabad for overnight stay.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 6: Aurangabad – Ellora (36kms/ 1hrs approx one way)

    Stop At: Ellora Caves, Ellora Cave Rd Ahead of Hiranya Reosrts, Aurangabad 431005 India
    Excursion to visit Ellora, a UNESCO World heritage sites (Tuesday closed). 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. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Grishneshwar, Ellora Nr. Ellora Caves, Aurangabad India
    Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in Shaivism tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Daulatabad Fort, Daulatabad, Daulatabad India
    Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defense system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls.
    Back to hotel in Aurangabad for overnight stay.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 7: Aurangabad – Lonavala (290kms/ 6hrs approx)

    Stop At: Shani Shingnapur, Sonai Nevasa, Ahamadnagar, Shingnapur 414 105 India
    Breakfast at hotel, drive to Lonavala via visiting Shani Shingnapur. Shingnapur is famous for the fact that no house in the village has doors, only door frames. Despite this, officially no theft was reported in the village.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Lonavala, Lonavala, Pune District, Maharashtra
    Continue drive to Lonavala check in at hotel. Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 8: Lonavala/ Khandala

    Stop At: Karla Caves, Karli, Lonavala India
    Lonavala, a hill station surrounded by green valleys in western India. The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves are ancient Buddhist shrines carved out of the rock. These are caves carved from solid granite rocks around 160 BC. It has an Ashoka stambh at the entrance. The caves have rooms for the monks who resided here a prayer hall and a huge stupa. It also has the temple of Ek Veera the goddess of the Koli flock who are the original residents of Mumbai. They feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Khandala, Lonavala 410406 India
    Lohagad (iron fort) is one of the many hill forts of Maharashtra. Situated close to the hill station Lonavala, Lohagad rises to an elevation of 1,033 m (3,389 ft) above sea level. The fort is connected to the neighboring Visapur fort by a small range. The fort was under the Maratha empire for the majority of the time, with a short period of 5 years under the Mughal empire.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Bhushi Dam, Lonavala India
    Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 9: Lonavala – Mumbai (85kms/ 2hrs approx)

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel, drive to Mumbai check in at hotel.

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Mumbai is shopping paradise. There are bargains to be found everywhere, whether you're looking for antiques, curios, carpets, handicrafts, textiles, Jewelry, or literally anything. Visit Cross Road, West End, Fashion Street, which is in main Mumbai city and Linking Road at Bandra in western Suburban is one of the famous markets for everything. And there are numbers of malls in the western suburban: In orbit Mall and Infinity Mall and other shops in Juhu and other places. Optionally you can do the shopping in famous markets and shops include Dadar, Fort, Colaba Causeway, Cottage Industries, and Handloom Emporiums among-st many others. Afterwards return to the hotel for overnight stay.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel 3* / 4* / 5* as per price selection.

    Day 10: Mumbai – Departure (flight)

    Pass By: Mumbai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
    Breakfast at hotel, as per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from Mumbai airport or hotel.Airports
    • Mumbai Airport, Maharashtra 400099, Mumbai India
    Ports
    • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Sheva, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400702, India
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Price using 3 star hotel 8/30/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 4 star hotel 8/30/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Price using 5 star hotel 8/30/2020 - 9/26/2021
    Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

10

Organised by Agora Voyages OPC Pvt. Ltd.

Activity ID: V-135633P37

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