After arriving at the Mumbai airport, meet our
representative who’ll escort you to one of our listed hotels. Welcome drink to
be served on arrival. Check-in at the hotel. After resting for a while move out
on a sightseeing of Mumbai. The major hotspots to visit include Prince of Wales
Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive etc.
Enjoy an overnight stay in Mumbai.
Day 2: Mumbai
After breakfast, embark on a half day
excursion to Elephanta caves. These caves are located on an island that is a
few miles away from the Gateway. These caves can be reached by ferry from the
Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The
Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great
importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and
destroyer. In the afternoon board a cruise back to Gateway of India, after
lunch pay a visit to Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and
Jain Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Day 3: Mumbai – Lonavala
Begin your day by heading straight to
Lonavala, a popular hill station situated at the height of 625mt above the sea
level. It is the perfect location for hiking and trekking. Once you have
straightened your backs, embark on a sightseeing tour to the major tourist
hotspots of Lonavala. Major attractions scheduled today are Bhaja caves, Bushi
Dam, Karla Caves, Koregad Fort and the Tikona Fort. Return to the hotel to
retire for the night.
Day 4: Lonavala
In the morning post breakfast, set off to
visit the Lohagad Fort. It is an important hill fort used extensively by
Chatrapati Shivaji. Later in the day visit the Tikona Fort. The fort’s mammoth
entrance is a special attraction. The Tikona fort is a great trekking
destination for the adventurous tourists. The fort encloses a lake, Satvahan
caves and the Trimbakeshwar Mahadev temple. In the evening return to the hotel
for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Lonavala – Matheran
Once you are done with the breakfast, leave
for Matheran. This undulating hilltop presents its visitors with the
mesmerizing panoramic vistas. On reaching Matheran, check-in at one of our
listed hotels. In the afternoon embark on a guided tour to the major tourist
attraction of Matheran like the Panorama Point, Porcupine Point, the Prabal
Fort and Irshalgad Fortress. In the evening enjoy boat ride in the Charlotte
Lake. The two famous picnic spots of Matheran, Louisa point and Echo point are
located on the left side of the lake. Enjoy night stay at the hotel.
Day 6: Matheran – Nashik
Post breakfast, leave for Nashik the city
located on the banks of river Godavari. As you reach Nashik, transfer to one of
our listed hotels. Later in the day, head on a sightseeing tour of Nashik. The
major destinations to visit include the Ramkund, Muktidham temple, Coin Museum,
Someshwar temple and the Artillery center. Then visit the famous Pandavleni
caves. These are a group of twenty four caves of which cave number 3 and 10 are
spectacular. The other temples of note are the Kalaram Mandir, the Goraram
Mandir and the Rameshwar or Bell temple. Attend the prayer ceremonies at the
Trimbakeshwar temple. Later in the day visit the Kushavarta, the place from
where the holy river Godavari takes its course. A dip in this sacred river
wipes off the sins, is the belief of people. Enjoy an overnight stay at the
Day 7: Nashik – Shirdi
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel,
proceed to Shirdi to visit the holy temple of Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai
temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba.
As you reach, Shirdi check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a
while, head on to visit the major tourist attraction of Shirdi including the
Sai Baba’s Samadhi Mandir and the Dwarkamai Mosque. The Sai Baba’s Samadhi
Mandir is the place where the sacred body of Baba is resting in Samadhi. The
Dwarkamai Mosque is the place where Lord Sai Baba stayed till the very end of
his life. Overnight stay at Shirdi.
Day 8: Shirdi – Aurangabad
Start your day with an early breakfast, drive
straight to Aurangabad. On the way to Aurangabad one can stop at Dhule for
Lunch. Post lunch, resume the drive to Aurangabad. As you reach Aurangabad,
check-in at one of our hotels. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore
the surroundings. Spend night at the hotel in Aurangabad.
Day 9: Aurangabad
Next morning after breakfast, get started for
a guided tour to the World Heritage site of Ellora caves in the afternoon. The
caves are located 30 kilometers away from the North West of the city. These
caves showcase a strong spiritual connection with 5 caves dedicated to Jainism,
12 caves to Buddhism and 17 to Hinduism. Rest and relax enjoying an overnight
stay at the hotel. The Ellora caves are the house of 34 monasteries. Also
explore the area for the exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments. After
the visit to these stunning caves return back to Aurangabad for an overnight
stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Aurangabad – Pune
Next morning after breakfast, leave to visit
the Ajanta caves, noted for their paintings. All paintings show a heavy
religious influence and centered around the Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents
from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. After the visit, drive towards Pune.
On reaching Pune, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Night at the hotel.
Day 11: Pune – Mahabaleshwar
In the morning enjoy a city tour of Pune. The
major tourist attractions to visit in Pune include the Aga Khan Palace, David
Synagogue, Pataleshwar Cave Temple and the Shaniwar Wada. Then head towards
Mahabaleshwar. On arrival, check in at one of listed hotels. Overnight at the
Day 12: Mahabaleshwar
Today morning, post breakfast set off to
explore 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. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 13: Mahabaleshwar – Mumbai
Early morning drive straight to Mumbai. As you
reach Mumbai, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After getting
refreshed, you will be free to relax in the hotel. In the evening take a
leisurely walk to explore the local market of Mumbai. Enjoy a comfortable
overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 14: Departure – Mumbai
Post breakfast, transferred to Mumbai airport.
On reaching Mumbai airport board a flight for your onward destination.
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