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Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package

Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package: Overview

Incredible Maharashtra tour package offers you 9 nights 10 days journey into most famous Indian destinations in Maharashatra, You travel from Scenic Beauty of Sahyadri Hills ( Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran) to one of the most sacred pilgrimage destinations ( Nasik, Shirdi, Shani Shingnapur) and Finally end up the tour with UNESCO Heritage Ajanta Ellora Caves. In this package, you experience the raw and serene beauty of Great Maratha State - The Maharashtra. It is one of the best sellers packages offered by www.holidaytravel.co
 

 

 

Top Highlights of The Tour

  • Mumbai Excursion to Elephanta caves and Hanging Gardens, 

  • Mumbai Day trips to Lonavala, 

  • Khandala and Matheran Darshan at Sundar Narayan temple, 

  • Nasik famous Trimbakeshwar Temple Jyotirlinga Darshan and source of the Godavari River.

  • Sundarban, Sita Gupt Caves, Shirdi Sai Baba Temple 

  • Visit Shignapur

  • Ajanta and Ellora caves, near Aurangabad

 

About Maharashtra

Maharashtra is one of India's most gorgeous tourist destinations which have been attracting tourists since ages. Been the land of inspiring cultural practices and enchanting mysticism of geographical splendor, Maharashtra has always attracted many vacationers and nature lovers to this state. You can tour to Maharashtra and get acquainted with the magic and splendor created with the magical state.

 

Why you must book this package?

By travelling all the way in Maharashtra, you will realize the heritage that this state possesses and the history that it provides. You can relish on the amazing staples of each city while exploring them. In this unique package you cover Gems of Maharashtra, at very affordable rates.


Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package - Rates & Dates


Package Inclusion:

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner

  • 9 Night Accommodation in well furnished rooms

  • Private Taxi from Mumbai

  • Pickup and Drop from Mumbai

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • All Taxes


Package Exclusion:

  • Lunch not include in this package.

  • None other than above in “inclusions head”, additional services are mentioned in compulsory supplementary services,

  • Other elementary services like PHp/Mike/Color Mike etc on actual chargeable basis at hotel 

  • Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..

  • Travel insurance.

  • Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.


Mahabaleshwar Panchgani Tour Package from Mumbai: Hotels

3 - Star Hotels

Mumbai- Hotel Golden Residency -TA Rank – 3.6 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala- Hotel Chanderlok -TA Rank – 3.9 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran- Hotel Kumar Plaza -TA Rank – 3.9 - Certificate of Excellence
Nasik- Hotel Excellency Inn -TA Rank – 3.1 - Certificate of Excellence
Shirdi- Hotel Marigold Residency- 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Aurangabad- Hotel Holiday Era-TA Rank – 3.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Ajanta- Hotel The Leaf-TA Rank – 4.2 - Certificate of Excellence


5 - Star Hotels 

Mumbai – The Sahara Star -TA Rank – 4.1 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala- Hotel Picddale Luxury Resort-TA Rank – 4.3 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran- Hotel Saffran Stays Parsi Manor -TA Rank – 4.1- Certificate of Excellence
Nasik- Hotel The Gateway Ambad -TA Rank – 4.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Shirdi – Hotel St. Larun 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Aurangabad- Hotel The Medow -TA Rank – 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Ajanta- Hotel Lemon Tree  -TA Rank – 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence

 

Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package - Itinerary

Start the tour from Mumbai Airport/Railway Station then proceed to Visit Local sightseeing of Mumbai Like Gateway of India that is the most famous attraction in Mumbai. Another one is Mani Bhawan where in Mahatma Gandhi resided when in Mumbai. The tour also takes the guests to marine drive to show them the Queen's Necklace which is a 2 km stretch of beach. Among other visited places covered in this tour is Juhu Chowpatty, Hanging garden and many more. After visit all places check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Gateway of India: This Gateway of India is situated at in the southern Mumbai at the Apollo waterfront Bunder Area. The design of the monument is a mix of Roman triumphal arch and Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. A trip to Mumbai is incomplete without a visit to the Gateway of India as the place is full of fun and excitement. It can be visited with family and friends or just on your own. It’s a gathering point for locals and a popular spot among youth and couples.

Hanging Garden: Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, if you are seeking for a place to unwind and relax in Mumbai, the Hanging Gardens would be a nice break. A welcoming spot for kids, the garden is beautiful with a variety of flowers and well maintained greens all around. These gardens are also known as Pherozshah Mehta Gardens. It is also said that there is a huge reservoir underneath the gardens. Interesting animal shaped hedges and topiaries  all around the park. A great place to capture a sunset view of the Arabian Sea.

Day 01: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel The Table ( Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, Opposite Dhanraj Mahal, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039)

Dinner: Served at Hotel    

 

After breakfast proceed to Lonavala. It is around 96 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After Arrival  visit Local sightseeing like Bushi Dam, Lonavala Lake, Amrutanjan Point, after that you may have lunch in Rama Krishna Restaurant later.In the evening come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner.

Bushi Dam: Bushi Dam is located a few kilometres from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout for the people of Mumbai and Pune. Tourists come over from various places to visit the waterfalls, which are formed when the water gushes out through the dam during the monsoon months.

Tiger Point: Tiger Point, which is also called as Tiger’s Leap, offers spectacular views of forests, lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.

Day 02: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rama Krishna Restaurant 

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

After breakfast proceed to Khandala. After arrival visit local sightseeing like Rajmachi Fort, Lohagad Fort, Bedsa Caves and Duke’s Nose. In between your visit have lunch at Sunrise Hill and take some rest there. After visit all sightseeing came back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Rajmachi Fort: Midway between Lonavala and Khandala is a fort by the name of Rajmachi Fort, a prominent landmark that watches over some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and wide sceneries of the region. Atop the Western Ghats, the complex comprises two forts that are individually located at the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Peaks. From the fort, tourists can catch an aerial view of Duke's Nose, Karanala, Mahuli, Bhimashankar, Matheran and Ulhas River. The fort also enables tourists to get a view of the old caves lying at Kondhavi and Tungarli Lake.

Lohagad Fort: Lohagad Fort is a popular historic structure perched over the top of an impressive hill near Malavali. The place is quite popular among trekkers who come here for one day tryst with nature and history. Situated at a height of 3400 ft, Lohagad Fort is a formidable fort about 52 km away from Pune. Built in the 18th century, it makes for an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. The trek to the fort is an easy one and perfect for the first timers.

Day 03: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Creme Della (Old Highway, Kunegaon, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

After breakfast proceed to Matheran. It is around 60 Km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing of Matheran like Alexander Point, Echo Point, Charlotte Lake and King Gorge Point. In between your visit have lunch and some rest at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Alexander Point: Alexander point is situated on Madhavji Road around 1 km from the Post Office towards the north of the place and it provides marvelous view of the Garbut point, Ulhas River, Towers of Bhivpuri Power House, Karjat Palasdari Lake, Borgaon Village, Rambaug Point and Chowk Point.

Echo Point Matheran: As the name suggests, Echo point reverberates what you speak from top while offering a panoramic view of the whole place. This is a major attraction for lovers and romantics. It is about 2 kms from the Post Office. During the Manson, the view of water fall from here is awesome which can be seen till month of September to October.

Charlotte Lake Matheran: Situated at 1km from the main market and about 2 kms from the Post Office. On its left is Pisarnath temple. Echo Point, Louisa Point are on the right side of this point. It is also a main source of water supply to the area. Since this lake also supplies drinking water, boating, swimming and fishing is strictly prohibited in this lake. Charlotte Lake is popular point among the tourist as it has dam at one end and temple at the other. it looks heavenly in monsoons but dries up in summers.

Day 04: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 185 Km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing of Nasik like Sita Gufa, Panchvati, Trimbakeshwar and Sula Vineyard. In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Panchvati and take some rest there. After visit check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Sita Gufa: Near Panchvati is the Sita Gufa, said to be the spot from where Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. A narrow staircase leads to the caves. The caves house idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman as well as a Shivling, said to be the one Sita worshipped.

Panchvati: Holy land for the believers of Ramayana, Panchvati attracts a lot of pilgrims. A serene town located near Nasik, the site offers small sightings having a lot of significance in the epic of Ramayana. Given the legend of Panchvati, the place holds a lot of religious significance even in the present day. Sites such as the Kalaram Temple and the Sita Gufaa are on every pilgrims list. The Kumbh Mela takes place on the river banks of Godavari, and has a surplus of pilgrims from every corner of world during the occasion.

Day 05: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Panchvati Resturant (430, Vakil Wadi, Nashik, Maharashtra 422001)

Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 90 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit local sightseeing of Shirdi like Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan and Samadhi Mandir and Khandoba Temple. In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant. After visit came back to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Adul baba Cottage: the Dixit Wada museum offers visitors an interesting insights into his simple and pious life. It was established by Kakasaheb Dixit in the year 1911 on Ram Navami with Baba's permission. Presently, the museum displays a number of black and white pictures of Sai Baba with his disciples and some of his personal belongings like:
Robes
Pipe
leather padukas (footwear)
Gramophone records
Cooking utensils
Water tumblers.

Gurusthan: A must visit pilgrimage site of Shirdi, Gurusthan (place of the Guru) is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi. It is said that the Baba believed that the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree.

It is open all days from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Its entry is free.
It is situated at a walking distance from the main Sai Baba temple complex of Shirdi.


Day 06: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant ( Level 1, Sai Complex, Beside Shirdi Mandir, Gate No.3, Pimplewadi Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 90 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit local sightseeing of Shirdi like Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan and Samadhi Mandir and Khandoba Temple. In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant. After visit came back to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Adul baba Cottage: the Dixit Wada museum offers visitors an interesting insights into his simple and pious life. It was established by Kakasaheb Dixit in the year 1911 on Ram Navami with Baba's permission. Presently, the museum displays a number of black and white pictures of Sai Baba with his disciples and some of his personal belongings like:
Robes
Pipe
leather padukas (footwear)
Gramophone records
Cooking utensils
Water tumblers.

Gurusthan: A must visit pilgrimage site of Shirdi, Gurusthan (place of the Guru) is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi. It is said that the Baba believed that the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree.

It is open all days from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Its entry is free.
It is situated at a walking distance from the main Sai Baba temple complex of Shirdi.


Day 06: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant ( Level 1, Sai Complex, Beside Shirdi Mandir, Gate No.3, Pimplewadi Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast Proceed to visit famous Shani Shignapur village. In this Village have a darshan of Shani Dev at Shani Dev Temple. Have lunch and some rest at this village. After that came back to Shirdi and overnight stay there.

The Shani Shingnapur : This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shaneshwar or Lord Shanidev. He is regarded as the personification of planet Saturn is preached over here. The entire village around the Shani Shingnapur Temple has no doors at their residences. The people residing by the temple have a deep belief in the almighty Lord Shanidev and regard him as their sole protector. The village has not even been reported for theft or robbery till date. The idol of Lord Shanidev is placed inside the Shani Shingnapur Temple and is made up of large black stone. Devotees are allowed to enter the temple premises after taking a bath. Only males are permitted inside the temple. Prayers are offered by the devotees in traditional dhotis at the Shani Shingnapur Temple.

Day 07: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Shani Palace Shani Shingnapur - Shirdi Road, Near Toll Plaza, Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra 414105)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Aurangabad. It is around 110 Km/ and take 2-3 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing like Aurangabad Caves and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. Spend whole day there. In between your visit enjoy to have lunch at Swad Resturant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Aurangabad caves: The Aurangabad caves are twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Aurangabad Caves were dug out of comparatively soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th century. Caves are divided into three separate groups depending on their location. Known as one of the most spectacular caves in India, Aurangabad caves will take some time for you to visit it completely. The Aurangabad caves are twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west. 

Bibi-ka-Maqbara: Having a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal, the Bibi ka Maqbara is often referred to as the Taj of the Deccan. Bibi ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the principal monument in the historic city of Aurangabad. The Bibi Ka Maqbara refers to as the Tomb of the Lady. It is a beautiful mausoleum of Rabia- Ul- Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The monument was built by Prince Azam Shah in the memory of his moth.

Day 08: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Swad Resturant (Kanchan Chambers, Kranti Chowk, Railway Station Road, Usmanpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Ajanta Ellora caves. It is around 200 km and take 4-5 hours. After arrival visit local sightseeing at Ajanta Ellora caves like  Ajanta caves, Ellora Caves, Jain caves, Ghrishneshwar temple and Daualatabad Fort. After visit check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

The Ajanta caves: At a distance of 99km from the town lies a highlight to its tourism and heritage spheres. These ones find themselves a place in the UN's list of World Heritage Sights and are a must visit, while here.

The Ellora caves: Another World Heritage Site that the town boasts of, are the Ellora caves, that one must not miss while in Aurangabad. The sculptures here, represent elements of three religions and do so grandly and beautifully.

Ghrishneshwar temple, Ellora: A kilometer long walk away from Ellora caves, the 18th century temple of one of the five Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra and 12 of that in India, holds great gathers much significance from its visitors.

Day 09: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Kailas (NH. 211, Opp Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431102)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Mumbai. It is around 430 Km and take 7-8 Hours to  Arrive. En route enjoy to have lunch. Our representative will drop you at Mumbai Airport/Railway station. 

Day 10: Food

Breakfast: Served at Hotel

 



Other Major Attractions

Lonavala Sightseeing

Lonavala Lake: Lonavala is a town and a hill station in Pune district . It is about 64 km from Pune and 96 km from Mumbai. It is famous for its production of the hard candy chikki which is a sweet eatable thing made from different nuts mixed with jiggery.

Amrutanjan Point: Located at the starting of Khandala Ghatsa, the Amrutanjan Point is an excellent view point from where one can get a magnificent aerial view of the town Khopoli as well as the Duke's Nose. This is an enjoyable picnic spot owing to it's pleasant weather, during most of the year and the beautiful surroundings.

Tikona: A prominent hill fort in Lonavala, Tikona is also one of its most important places to visit. Tikona literally means ‘Triangle Fort’. The summit of the fort being shaped like a pyramid, makes up for it being easily recognizable even from a distance. The fort is a trekking destination noted for the large doors, the temple of 'Trimbakeshwar Mahadev', a water tanks (seven water tanks) and some Satvahan caves. Trek organizers also commend the views of Pawna dam and the nearby forts of Tung, Lohagad and Visapur.

Kamshet: Kamshet has emerged from being a small hamlet of little importance to being a mecca for adventure lovers and adrenaline seekers. The landscape is perfect for all adventure seekers. Especially for paragliding, trekking and hiking. Located at a short distance away from Lonavala. The calm and green hills and languid lakes make it an ideal holiday destination that is adorned every tiny embellishment of nature.

Pawna Dam: Pawna Dam is one of the most amazing places to see near Lonavala. Built over the Pavna River, it is an important development in terms of its prominence for the agricultural produce of the land. Located near Lohagad, The waters of the river and dam are perfect for boating, speed boating, water skiing and water jet rides. The beauty of the destination lies in its calm and unspoiled air which is as of date free from overcrowding and pollution.

Durshet: Durshet bursts forth as an ideal and laidback weekend destination adorned in all the nature’s beauty. The jaded woodlands present the perfect setting to enjoy activities like bird watching, wildlife spotting or just a calming hike to collect your scattered thoughts. Moreover, the soils of the region being fertile and salubrious, present an ideal opportunity for agriculture.

Maval Takve Lake: Maval is the place where the great king Shivaji Maharaj trained his army of soldiers who were called Mavalas. The Takve Lake, sprawling in the region presents an ideal opportunity to experience amazing water adventure water sports. Along with the rich and prosperous gifts of nature, the region also presents evidence to its rich past with various forts dotting the landscape.

Kune Falls: The falls attracts tourists in large numbers during the rainy season when the waterfall is in its peak form and flows down with a huge gush. Bathing and swimming are popular activities in the waterfalls. The water that flows through the valley runs for many days even after the monsoon season is over.
Khandala

Bedsa caves: Bhedsa caves are one of the oldest caves of Maharashtra, dating back to 60 BC. These are situated on a sloppy hilly location. Known for their beautiful, exquisite carvings, the caves contain four 25 feet high pillars. The main cave called the 'Chaitya' has a prayer hall that enshrines a magnificent stupa.
Duke’s Nose: This cliff resembles the nose of the Duke of Wellington, which explains its intriguing name.  It is a popular viewpoint as it offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains, valleys and forests.

Korigad Fort: The hill fort of Korigad in Amby Valley is located roughly 3050 ft. above sea level.  To get there, you travel from Lonavla to the village of Shahpur using any available means of transport, and thence proceed by foot to the fort through rugged hills and forests.

Tiger’s Leap: When viewing the valley from a certain point at this location, one has the illusion of a tiger leaping across the valley, hence the name.  The echoes caused by dropping rocks into the crevasse is another attraction.

Karla & Bhaja Caves: Nestling in the hills of Lonavala, these rock-cut caves rank amongst the oldest finest examples of Early Buddhist temple art in India.  The Karla Cave, the largest Early Buddhist shrine in India, imitates the look of more familiar wooden architecture.  Completed in 80 BC, the impressive structure includes a representation of the Buddha, and an aisle made up of 37 pillars and carved elephant heads, which once had real ivory tusks.  The Bhaja Cave complex comprises 18 caves and 14 stupas.  Dating from around 200 BC, these architectural curiosities lie amidst thick greenery in a setting that’s so calm, it’s almost mystical.  Just outside Karla Caves.  Ekvira Temple is visited by thousands of devotees, mainly fisher folk.
 

 

 

Matheran sightseeings 


King George Point Matheran: In monsoons, water falls from Charlotte Lake and gathers at different points around the place to form beautiful sightseeing. This is one of the best places to see in Matheran.

Louisa Point Matheran: It is about 2 km from Post Office.This point is located on a plateau to offer marvelous view of ruined forts of Prabal and Vishalgarh. One can see Neral on the east and Panvel on the west from here. At night, lights of Mumbai City can be also viewed. The end of this point looks like a ''Lion's Head'' This Matheran spot is most suitable for picnic.

Monkey Point: It is around 3 kms from the Post Office. This place is always thronged by monkeys as the name suggests and fills children and elders with delight. It is also famous for echo sound. If one makes a noise or sound, it echoes back nearly five/six times and the echo is distinct, clear and full.

Panorama Point Matheran: It gives good view of the Sahayadri ranges and is one of the best Matheran points of sightseeing. It is around 6 kms from the Post Office but if you reach there the magnificent view from this point make you forgot all your worries. This place is most suitable for school picnic and is very popular among the all visitors. One can easily see Chanderi, Jagged peaks of Mhas-Mal, Navara-Navari.

Sunset/Porcupine Point: Located at a distance of 4 kms from the main market, this place is famous for view of the rising sun making it as one of the best Matheran sightseeing places. One can also enjoy Prabalgarh from here.

Heart Point: This point gives splendid view of night where a thousand lights flicker and the city below appear like a tinsel town.

Khandala Point Matheran: It is on the M.G. Road, ½ km away from Post Office. One can see Garbut Point in front of it and at the right side of it, Khandala Hills, Bhivpuri Power House and Karjat town can be seen from this point.

Rambaug Point: It is about 2 kms from the Post Office. From here Garbut Point, Karjat Town and Khandala Point can be viewed.
Chowk Point Matheran: It is about 4 km from the Post Office. From here one can see Karnala Fort, Vishalgad, Prabal Fort, One Tree Hill, Karjat, Palasdari and Chowk Village.

One Tree Hill: It is about 3 kms from the Post Office on Shivaji Road. This is a very beautiful place as a huge Jambhul Tree attracts visitor's attention. A tent Hill, Chowk Village, Mumbai-Pune Highway and Panvel City can be seen from here.

 

Nasik Sightseeing

Trimbakeshwar: Trimbakeshwar is about 38 km away from Nashik. Located at the source of river Godavari, perched on top of Brahmagiri hills, Trimbakeshwar enshrines one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India. Initially there were alleged to be 64 jyotirlingas even though 12 of them remain and are considered to be holy. Each of the twelve jyotirlinga sites take the name of the governing deity, each considered to be a different manifestation of Shiva.

Sula Vineyard: Sula Vineyards are located in Nashik in the state of Maharashtra, India. They were the valley's first commercial vineyards. The Sula Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling have won countless Indian awards. The vineyards also house a resort to live in the winery and a tasting room in which people can taste different samples and varieties of wines produced at the winery. 

Kapileshwara Temple: One of the oldest instances of this pilgrim city, this is a Shiva temple surrounded by a hint of mystery due to the absence of a statue of Nandi Bull, usually found in all Shiva Temples. Close to the Kalaram temple, this is one of the most frequented temples in the city.

Anjaneri Hills: Believed to be the birthplace of Lord Hanuman, Anjaneri derives its name from Hanuman's mother Anjani. Perched in the picturesque mountain range of Nashik-Trimbakeshwar, Anjaneri fort is at a distance of ~20 km from Nashik. Apart from its spiritual significance, Anjaneri is also a popular spot for hikers.

Pandavleni Caves: Pandu Leni, also known as Trirashmi Caves, are a group of 24 caves carved between the 3rd century BC and the 2nd century AD, representing the Hinayana Buddhist beliefs. Out of the twenty-four caves, two caves majorly are the centre of attraction. The many inscriptions on the caves tell us that all the 3 kings, that ruled Nasik at that time, namely, the Kshatrapas, the Satavahanas and the Abhirs fully supported Buddhism, though they were not Buddhists in the real sense.

 

Shirdi Sightseeings

The Khandoba Temple: The Khandoba Temple is among the thirteen main temples of Khandoba. It is said that the temple priest Mhalsapati spotted Sai Baba in front of the temple and said Yaa Sai which means Welcome Sai. People started referring to him as Sai Baba after the incident. The Khandoba Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva in the form of Lord Khandoba (Shri Martand Bhairav). The temple has idols of Lord Khandoba, Banai Devi and Maasai Devi inside it. Black and white photographs of Mhalsapati, his wife and sons are also showcased inside the temple. The shrines of Sai Baba and Padukas and an idol of Lord Khandoba’s horse can also be seen outside the Khandoba Temple. Lord Khandoba is regarded as a folk deity possessing attributes of Shiva, Bhairava, Surya and Kartikeya Skanda. He has been depicted either in the form of a Lingam or as an image riding on a bull or a horse within the Khandoba Temple.

The Samadhi Mandir: It is situated in Shirdi and has been named after the famous saint Sai Baba. The body of the holy saint Sai Baba rests in this temple. All the articles used by the holy saint have been preserved and displayed here in a special showroom. The Samadhi Mandir is made up of white marble stones and the railings surrounding it have been decorated with ornaments. The divine statue of Sai Baba was built by Late Balaji Vasant in 1954 and is situated within the Samadhi Mandir. The temple can accommodate 600 visitors in its assembly hall. One can experience the life of Sai Baba through the paintings situated on the first floor of the Samadhi Mandir.

Abdul Baba cottage: The cottage is situated right opposite to Chavadi that once belonged to Sai baba's most fervent followers, Abdul Baba. This one is small and green in color with many rare memoirs of Baba and himself . A must visit for the collection of rare artifacts involving the two.


Ajanta Ellora Sightseeings

Jain Caves, Ellora: Cave 34 is an unfinished four-pillared hall with a shrine. Another place called Samvatsarana is located in Ellora caves which was used by thirthankaras preached after attaining omniscience. Cave 34 is an unfinished four-pillared hall with a shrine. Another place called Samvatsarana is located in Ellora caves which was used by thirthankaras preached after attaining omniscience.
 
Daulatabad Fort: Daulatabad aka Devagiri is a town which includes the Devagiri Daulatabad fort which carries the distinction of remaining undefeated in battle. It is a 14th century fort city in Maharashtra state of India about 16 kilometers northwest of Aurangabad. Earlier the place was called Devagiri when it was an important uplands city along caravan routes but the times later have reduced it to a village. However it is also considered to be one of the seven wonders of Maharashtra and a developing tourist spot.

Jama Masjid: The Jama Masjid is located near Killa Arrak. Five rows of ten polygonal pillars are connected by a system of arches. It is therefore a very intellectually constructed structure. A spacious court in front of the mosque has open buildings on three sides for travelers. A splendid and beautiful structure, this is a must visit place, while here.

Sunheri Mahal: Once a popular monument, it now finds itself converted into a museum built of lime & stone. It stores rare collections of pottery, art, dresses, etc.

 

Historical monuments in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is a state of historic and magnificent monuments including Gateway of India,Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,Shaniwar Wada,Agakhan Palace and Deekshabhoomi. These all make Maharashtra - a state of historic and magnificent monuments. The Most popular Monuments are as below.

Aga khan Palace: Agakhan Palace is situated 2 km away from Bund Garden in Yerwada on Pune-Nagar Road. Hugely popular for its historic importance, 

Chand Minar: Chand Minar is at Daulatabad. It was built in the Turkish style in 1435 by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to celebrate his occupation of the fort. This minaret is an outstanding example of Islamic art.

Gateway of India: Gateway of India is regarded to be the starting point for most tourists who want to travel around the Mumbai city. This monument was built to commemorate the visit of the first ever British Monarch,

Kesari Wada: Kesari Wada is located at Narayan Peth in Pune, Maharashtra. Gaikwads built the monument. It is very significant in terms of history. Prince of Baroda, Sayajirao Gaikwad used to live in this palace.

Khuldabad: Also known as 'Valley of Saints', Khuldabad is located at distance of about 3 km from Ellora. A large scale Sufi had been migrated to Khuldabad in 14th century, 

Lal Mahal: Lal Mahal is a red brick building situated at Pune. Shivaji spent here most of his childhood. There are statues of "Jijamata" (Shivaji's Mother) and a structure showing young Shivaji plowing with a golden plough.

Bibi Ka Maqbara: Bibi Ka Maqbara is a magnificent mausoleum, situated at a distance of approximately 5 km from the Aurangabad city of India. It entombs Rabia-ul-Daurani, alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The construction work on the mausoleum was started in the year 1651.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is one of the busiest as well as the oldest railway stations in India. Situated at the D.N. Road of Mumbai, the terminus was earlier known by the name of Victoria Terminus.

Shaniwar Wada Pune: Shaniwar Wada Palace of Pune is an 18th-century fortification in the city and was the seat of the Peshwa rulers of the Maratha Empire. The complex had an impressive lotus-shaped fountain and the surviving structures are now maintained as a tourist site, It is also listed as one of the top 15 most spookiest and haunted places in India.

Ellora Ajanta Caves: The Ellora Ajanta Caves the major tourist attraction of the Marathwada region of Maharashtra and a World Heritage Site. The majority of the caves are known for the paintings contains some of the best preserved of ancient Indian paintings.

 

Summer Vacation in Maharashtra

Discover your favourite Maharashtra holiday destinations in Summer. The Western Ghats, blessed by the altitude of the Sahyadri Ranges, envelop little sleepy hollows. These petite hill-stations, popularised by the British Raj to beat the Indian heat, are jewels in the hills. In the mornings, sunbeams play hide-and-seek through the rolling dawn mist. By afternoon, they are still cool thanks to their height. As evening falls, they bundle up in blankets of fog, toasty aromas wafting from local pots. Each of the major cities in Maharashtra has the bounty of a hill-station within a few hours’ driving distance. Enjoy the Summer vacation in Hill Station of Maharashtra.

 

Trekking in Nashik

Indrai Killa: A trek to Indrai Killa is full of adventure. At a height of 1373m, one can reach there and explore caves, temples and sculptures. Though these caves have become dilapidated with the passage of time, yet one can explore the Persian inscriptions at the steps of the foothills. Chandwad on Mumbai-Agra NH3, is the place from the trek starts. 

Kalsubai Peak: It is the highest peak of Sahyadris in Maharashtra. Various trails are available to trek which leads to the peak of Kalsubai. This adventure starts from Bari village which is easily accessible from Mumbai-Nashik Road. The temple of Kalsubai is located at the summit where resides the local deity. The temple can be reached by climbing the slopes. Iron ladders on this route help the trekkers. Though steep, the hike is easy. 

Anjaneri Fort: Anjaneri is the birthplace of Lord Hanuman and comprises an important part of Nashik tourism. It is situated at a distance of 24km from Nashik and is further more adventurous for waterfalls on its way. There are certain carvings by the caves which can be explored on the way. These caves also provide acommodating options. These are dedicated to Jainisms. It is situated at a height of 1303m. 

Salher: It is the highest fort on Sahyadri and highest peak in Maharashtra after Kalsubai. It is at a height of 5141ft and it takes around 3hrs to trek Salher. It is historically important and harbours a huge cave. It is easier to head from Pune towards Nashik in order to trek Salher. Camping can be done in the caves as they don't house bats. There is a Parshuram Temple and water tanks which can be viewed after reaching the fort. 

Pandavleni: It is 10km from Nashik and offers a good option to trek in Maharashtra. The easy climb is full of adventure and one can explore the Budha Caves on reaching there. These rock-cut caves welcome young trekkers. Sculpture of Mahavira is also found in these rocks. Gomai river is another attraction of Pandavleni. Dadasaheb Phalke Smarak is the place where trekers can camp at the base. 

Ramshej: Ramshej Fort is 10km from Nashik and is one of the ideal places to trek. It holds historical significance as it witnessed the Mughal war for six years. The trek is easy and simple which can be ventured by a large group of trekkers. It is an important place to trek in Nashik tourism and overall an adventurous place to explore throughout Maharashtra. The cave there has a temple and a lake. Tourists need to be aware of the slippery slopes.

 

Matheran Climate

This city has a tropical climate. Most months of the year are marked by significant rainfall. The short dry season has little impact. The average annual temperature in Matheran is 23.2 °C. The average annual rainfall is 4073 mm. In Matheran there is less humid climate through out the year. One can visit Matheran any time in 365 days.

Summer (March to May): Summer season is the best season for sightseeing. Temperature level in summer is never exceeding beyond 30° Cel. Many couple spends there life precious time of honey moon here in Matheran.

Monsoon (June to September): During the monsoon the hill of Matheran is always covered with clouds and often we lose sight of it behind the thick veil of clouds and mist. Average 200 Inches rainfall observed here. Matheran looks beautiful in monsoon. There many waterfalls are on the way from Nerul to Matheran Hill top. Many young stars visit Matheran by walk in monsoon. 

Winter (December to February): Winter season is the cool one. Temperature observed in winter between 12-15 °Cel. Winter is always good for all tourist activities.

 

Pune to Matheran Distance by Road

The Total Distance from Pune to Matheran is around 125 km and it will take 2-3 hours to reach Matheran.

 

Pune to Matheran by Car

The Quaint town of Matheran lies about 125 kilometres from Pune. A Pune to Matheran cab will take you around 2-3 hours to make this journey. Total Cost upto Rs. 1800/-.

 

Where is Ellora Caves

Wolrd famous Ellora Caves situated 30 kilometers from Aurangabad city. Ellora Caves are World Heritage Site, really impressive rock cut temples & monasteries. There are 34 caves, structures excavated out of the vertical face of the hills.The Ellora caves, locally known as ‘Verul Leni’ is located on the Aurangabad-Chalisgaon road at a distance of 30 km north-northwest of Aurangabad. The caves are hewn out of the volcanic basaltic formation of Maharasthra, known as ‘Deccan Trap’.

 

Mumbai to Shirdi Taxi

After arrival at Mumbai You can board a taxi from Mubai Airport/Railway Station. The Total Distance between Mumbai to Shirdi is 245 km and it will take 4-5 hours to reach Shirdi. The total cost for taxi from Mumbai to Shirdi is Rs. 3000/-.

 

Best Time to Visit Maharashtra

October - March

Maharashtra is one of the top-tourist destinations in India. The state is located on the western part of the country bordering Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Goa. There are a number of tourist sites in Maharashtra that are worldwide famous. All most all the cities of the state come-up with attractions alluring a lot of vacationers from India and across the globe. Though, you can plan your trip to Maharashtra all the year long, but the best time to be at this place is from October to March.

Package Inclusion:

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner

  • 9 Night Accommodation in well furnished rooms

  • Private Taxi from Mumbai

  • Pickup and Drop from Mumbai

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault

  • All Taxes


Package Exclusion:

  • Lunch not include in this package.

  • None other than above in “inclusions head”, additional services are mentioned in compulsory supplementary services,

  • Other elementary services like PHp/Mike/Color Mike etc on actual chargeable basis at hotel 

  • Any expenses of a personal nature like laundry, telephone calls, beverages, gratuities etc..

  • Travel insurance.

  • Entrance Fees and Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.


Mahabaleshwar Panchgani Tour Package from Mumbai: Hotels

3 - Star Hotels

Mumbai- Hotel Golden Residency -TA Rank – 3.6 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala- Hotel Chanderlok -TA Rank – 3.9 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran- Hotel Kumar Plaza -TA Rank – 3.9 - Certificate of Excellence
Nasik- Hotel Excellency Inn -TA Rank – 3.1 - Certificate of Excellence
Shirdi- Hotel Marigold Residency- 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Aurangabad- Hotel Holiday Era-TA Rank – 3.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Ajanta- Hotel The Leaf-TA Rank – 4.2 - Certificate of Excellence


5 - Star Hotels 

Mumbai – The Sahara Star -TA Rank – 4.1 - Certificate of Excellence
Lonavala- Hotel Picddale Luxury Resort-TA Rank – 4.3 - Certificate of Excellence
Matheran- Hotel Saffran Stays Parsi Manor -TA Rank – 4.1- Certificate of Excellence
Nasik- Hotel The Gateway Ambad -TA Rank – 4.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Shirdi – Hotel St. Larun 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence
Aurangabad- Hotel The Medow -TA Rank – 3.5 - Certificate of Excellence
Ajanta- Hotel Lemon Tree  -TA Rank – 4.0 - Certificate of Excellence

 

Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package - Itinerary

Start the tour from Mumbai Airport/Railway Station then proceed to Visit Local sightseeing of Mumbai Like Gateway of India that is the most famous attraction in Mumbai. Another one is Mani Bhawan where in Mahatma Gandhi resided when in Mumbai. The tour also takes the guests to marine drive to show them the Queen's Necklace which is a 2 km stretch of beach. Among other visited places covered in this tour is Juhu Chowpatty, Hanging garden and many more. After visit all places check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Gateway of India: This Gateway of India is situated at in the southern Mumbai at the Apollo waterfront Bunder Area. The design of the monument is a mix of Roman triumphal arch and Hindu and Muslim style of architecture. A trip to Mumbai is incomplete without a visit to the Gateway of India as the place is full of fun and excitement. It can be visited with family and friends or just on your own. It’s a gathering point for locals and a popular spot among youth and couples.

Hanging Garden: Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, if you are seeking for a place to unwind and relax in Mumbai, the Hanging Gardens would be a nice break. A welcoming spot for kids, the garden is beautiful with a variety of flowers and well maintained greens all around. These gardens are also known as Pherozshah Mehta Gardens. It is also said that there is a huge reservoir underneath the gardens. Interesting animal shaped hedges and topiaries  all around the park. A great place to capture a sunset view of the Arabian Sea.

Day 01: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel The Table ( Ground Floor, Kalapesi Trust Building, Opposite Dhanraj Mahal, Below Hotel Suba Palace, Apollo Bunder Marg, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400039)

Dinner: Served at Hotel    

 

After breakfast proceed to Lonavala. It is around 96 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After Arrival  visit Local sightseeing like Bushi Dam, Lonavala Lake, Amrutanjan Point, after that you may have lunch in Rama Krishna Restaurant later.In the evening come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner.

Bushi Dam: Bushi Dam is located a few kilometres from Lonavala and is a very popular weekend hangout for the people of Mumbai and Pune. Tourists come over from various places to visit the waterfalls, which are formed when the water gushes out through the dam during the monsoon months.

Tiger Point: Tiger Point, which is also called as Tiger’s Leap, offers spectacular views of forests, lush greenery, waterfalls and lakes around Perfect for trekking, this site encloses safe spots for viewing the valley and its nearby surroundings.

Day 02: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rama Krishna Restaurant 

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

 

After breakfast proceed to Khandala. After arrival visit local sightseeing like Rajmachi Fort, Lohagad Fort, Bedsa Caves and Duke’s Nose. In between your visit have lunch at Sunrise Hill and take some rest there. After visit all sightseeing came back to hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Rajmachi Fort: Midway between Lonavala and Khandala is a fort by the name of Rajmachi Fort, a prominent landmark that watches over some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and wide sceneries of the region. Atop the Western Ghats, the complex comprises two forts that are individually located at the Shrivardhan and Manaranjan Peaks. From the fort, tourists can catch an aerial view of Duke's Nose, Karanala, Mahuli, Bhimashankar, Matheran and Ulhas River. The fort also enables tourists to get a view of the old caves lying at Kondhavi and Tungarli Lake.

Lohagad Fort: Lohagad Fort is a popular historic structure perched over the top of an impressive hill near Malavali. The place is quite popular among trekkers who come here for one day tryst with nature and history. Situated at a height of 3400 ft, Lohagad Fort is a formidable fort about 52 km away from Pune. Built in the 18th century, it makes for an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. The trek to the fort is an easy one and perfect for the first timers.

Day 03: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Creme Della (Old Highway, Kunegaon, Lonavala, Maharashtra 410401)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel.

After breakfast proceed to Matheran. It is around 60 Km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing of Matheran like Alexander Point, Echo Point, Charlotte Lake and King Gorge Point. In between your visit have lunch and some rest at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Alexander Point: Alexander point is situated on Madhavji Road around 1 km from the Post Office towards the north of the place and it provides marvelous view of the Garbut point, Ulhas River, Towers of Bhivpuri Power House, Karjat Palasdari Lake, Borgaon Village, Rambaug Point and Chowk Point.

Echo Point Matheran: As the name suggests, Echo point reverberates what you speak from top while offering a panoramic view of the whole place. This is a major attraction for lovers and romantics. It is about 2 kms from the Post Office. During the Manson, the view of water fall from here is awesome which can be seen till month of September to October.

Charlotte Lake Matheran: Situated at 1km from the main market and about 2 kms from the Post Office. On its left is Pisarnath temple. Echo Point, Louisa Point are on the right side of this point. It is also a main source of water supply to the area. Since this lake also supplies drinking water, boating, swimming and fishing is strictly prohibited in this lake. Charlotte Lake is popular point among the tourist as it has dam at one end and temple at the other. it looks heavenly in monsoons but dries up in summers.

Day 04: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Outback Steakhouse Restaurant

Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 185 Km and take 3-4 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing of Nasik like Sita Gufa, Panchvati, Trimbakeshwar and Sula Vineyard. In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Panchvati and take some rest there. After visit check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Sita Gufa: Near Panchvati is the Sita Gufa, said to be the spot from where Sita was kidnapped by Ravana. A narrow staircase leads to the caves. The caves house idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman as well as a Shivling, said to be the one Sita worshipped.

Panchvati: Holy land for the believers of Ramayana, Panchvati attracts a lot of pilgrims. A serene town located near Nasik, the site offers small sightings having a lot of significance in the epic of Ramayana. Given the legend of Panchvati, the place holds a lot of religious significance even in the present day. Sites such as the Kalaram Temple and the Sita Gufaa are on every pilgrims list. The Kumbh Mela takes place on the river banks of Godavari, and has a surplus of pilgrims from every corner of world during the occasion.

Day 05: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Panchvati Resturant (430, Vakil Wadi, Nashik, Maharashtra 422001)

Breakfast and Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 90 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit local sightseeing of Shirdi like Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan and Samadhi Mandir and Khandoba Temple. In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant. After visit came back to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Adul baba Cottage: the Dixit Wada museum offers visitors an interesting insights into his simple and pious life. It was established by Kakasaheb Dixit in the year 1911 on Ram Navami with Baba's permission. Presently, the museum displays a number of black and white pictures of Sai Baba with his disciples and some of his personal belongings like:
Robes
Pipe
leather padukas (footwear)
Gramophone records
Cooking utensils
Water tumblers.

Gurusthan: A must visit pilgrimage site of Shirdi, Gurusthan (place of the Guru) is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi. It is said that the Baba believed that the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree.

It is open all days from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Its entry is free.
It is situated at a walking distance from the main Sai Baba temple complex of Shirdi.


Day 06: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant ( Level 1, Sai Complex, Beside Shirdi Mandir, Gate No.3, Pimplewadi Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Nasik. It is around 90 km and take 1-2 hours to arrive. After arrival visit local sightseeing of Shirdi like Adul Baba Cottage, Dixit Wada Museum, Gurusthan and Samadhi Mandir and Khandoba Temple. In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant. After visit came back to hotel and overnight stay at Hotel.

Adul baba Cottage: the Dixit Wada museum offers visitors an interesting insights into his simple and pious life. It was established by Kakasaheb Dixit in the year 1911 on Ram Navami with Baba's permission. Presently, the museum displays a number of black and white pictures of Sai Baba with his disciples and some of his personal belongings like:
Robes
Pipe
leather padukas (footwear)
Gramophone records
Cooking utensils
Water tumblers.

Gurusthan: A must visit pilgrimage site of Shirdi, Gurusthan (place of the Guru) is the place where Sai Baba spent most of his time when he first came to Shirdi. It is said that the Baba believed that the tomb of his own Guru is located by the neem tree.

It is open all days from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Its entry is free.
It is situated at a walking distance from the main Sai Baba temple complex of Shirdi.


Day 06: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Rajdhani Resturant ( Level 1, Sai Complex, Beside Shirdi Mandir, Gate No.3, Pimplewadi Road, Shirdi, Maharashtra 423109)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast Proceed to visit famous Shani Shignapur village. In this Village have a darshan of Shani Dev at Shani Dev Temple. Have lunch and some rest at this village. After that came back to Shirdi and overnight stay there.

The Shani Shingnapur : This Temple is dedicated to Lord Shaneshwar or Lord Shanidev. He is regarded as the personification of planet Saturn is preached over here. The entire village around the Shani Shingnapur Temple has no doors at their residences. The people residing by the temple have a deep belief in the almighty Lord Shanidev and regard him as their sole protector. The village has not even been reported for theft or robbery till date. The idol of Lord Shanidev is placed inside the Shani Shingnapur Temple and is made up of large black stone. Devotees are allowed to enter the temple premises after taking a bath. Only males are permitted inside the temple. Prayers are offered by the devotees in traditional dhotis at the Shani Shingnapur Temple.

Day 07: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Shani Palace Shani Shingnapur - Shirdi Road, Near Toll Plaza, Shani Shingnapur, Maharashtra 414105)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Aurangabad. It is around 110 Km/ and take 2-3 hours to arrive. After arrival visit some local sightseeing like Aurangabad Caves and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara. Spend whole day there. In between your visit enjoy to have lunch at Swad Resturant. After that check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

Aurangabad caves: The Aurangabad caves are twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The Aurangabad Caves were dug out of comparatively soft basalt rock during the 6th and 7th century. Caves are divided into three separate groups depending on their location. Known as one of the most spectacular caves in India, Aurangabad caves will take some time for you to visit it completely. The Aurangabad caves are twelve artificial rock-cut Buddhist shrines located on a hill running roughly east to west. 

Bibi-ka-Maqbara: Having a striking resemblance to Taj Mahal, the Bibi ka Maqbara is often referred to as the Taj of the Deccan. Bibi ka Maqbara was constructed by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb in the memory of his mother Dilras Banu Begum. It is the principal monument in the historic city of Aurangabad. The Bibi Ka Maqbara refers to as the Tomb of the Lady. It is a beautiful mausoleum of Rabia- Ul- Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. The monument was built by Prince Azam Shah in the memory of his moth.

Day 08: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Swad Resturant (Kanchan Chambers, Kranti Chowk, Railway Station Road, Usmanpura, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431001)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

After breakfast proceed to Ajanta Ellora caves. It is around 200 km and take 4-5 hours. After arrival visit local sightseeing at Ajanta Ellora caves like  Ajanta caves, Ellora Caves, Jain caves, Ghrishneshwar temple and Daualatabad Fort. After visit check into hotel and overnight stay at hotel.

The Ajanta caves: At a distance of 99km from the town lies a highlight to its tourism and heritage spheres. These ones find themselves a place in the UN's list of World Heritage Sights and are a must visit, while here.

The Ellora caves: Another World Heritage Site that the town boasts of, are the Ellora caves, that one must not miss while in Aurangabad. The sculptures here, represent elements of three religions and do so grandly and beautifully.

Ghrishneshwar temple, Ellora: A kilometer long walk away from Ellora caves, the 18th century temple of one of the five Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva in Maharashtra and 12 of that in India, holds great gathers much significance from its visitors.

Day 09: Food

Lunch: In between your visit have lunch at Hotel Kailas (NH. 211, Opp Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431102)

Breakfast & Dinner: Served at Hotel

 

After breakfast proceed to Mumbai. It is around 430 Km and take 7-8 Hours to  Arrive. En route enjoy to have lunch. Our representative will drop you at Mumbai Airport/Railway station. 

Day 10: Food

Breakfast: Served at Hotel

 

Incredible Maharashtra Tour Package - Rates & Dates

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