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Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour (Mumbai - Aurangabad - Nashik - Mumbai)

 

Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour: Overview

Maharashtra is the majestic land of caves, shrines, hill stations, sanctuaries, beaches, forts, etc. Plan a Trip to experience about Heritage places of Maharashtra. Maharashtra has nearly 1000 years old history to share with its travelers, historians, archeologists. In this package you will cover heritage places of Mumbai, Aurangabad and Nashik with proper guideline and instruction.  The itinerary is perfect to have knowledge about such famous places of Maharashtra which is cover in this package. Package is well designed or suited for family kids or Couples.

 

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Top Highlights of the Tour:

  • Explore the Dream City-Mumbai

  • All Major Attractions of Mumbai like Gateway of India, Kala Ghoda and Kanheri Caves

  • Famous Buddhist Painting and Sculptures of Ajanta Caves

  •  Explore World’s Largest rock cutting Monastery - Ellora

  • Enjoy heritage walk towards Ramkund in Nashik

  • Visit first peculiar picture of Ghodaghat of Nashik


Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour - Rates & Dates


Hotels in Mumbai

Click here to book Hotel Amigo...best deals

Click here to book The Oriental Residency...best deals

Click here to book Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach...best deals

 

Hotels Near Ajanta Caves

Click here to book Hotel Aditya Resort...best deals

Click here to book Hotel View Point...best deals

Click here to book Hotel Royal Palace...best deals

 

Hotels Near Ellora Caves

Click here to book Shivam Residency...best deals

Click here to book Ellora Heritage Resort...best deals

Click here to book Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad...best deals

 

Hotels in Nashik

Click here to book Treebo House Khas Suites...best deals

Click here to book Hotel Rama Heritage...best deals

Click here to book The Gateway Hotel Ambad...best deals

 

 

Package Inclusions:

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 01 Night Accommodation in Mumbai

  • 02 Night Accommodation in Aurangabad

  • 01 Night Accommodation in Nashik

  • Pick & Drop from Mumbai Airport/Railway station.

  • All arrival & departure transfers, long drives and sightseeing by a chauffeur driven private  Air-conditioned Vehicle A/C Indigo/Similar. 

  • 4.5% Gst tax.

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault.

  • All Taxes.

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance.

  • Lunch is not included in Package

  • Flight  Ticket/Train Ticket.

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

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


Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour - Itinerary

Start the Tour from Mumbai. After arrival at Mumbai airport or railway station meet with our representative and they will transfer you  to hotel.  After some relax visit some famous heritage sightseeing of Mumbai which includes Gateway of India, Kala Ghoda and Kanheri Caves.  After visiting these places you may have lunch at Banana Leaf Restaurant later visit Mani Bhavan, in the evening come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Mumbai hotel

 

Gateway of India:  The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai the Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the British builders of the gateway used it just 24 years later to parade the last British regiment as India marched towards independence.

 

Kala Ghoda: Kala Ghoda iterally Black Horse is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai area of Maharashtra state of India.  The name Kala Ghoda can be traced to the old equestrian statue of King Edward VII, which was placed at the centre of the large node on the old Esplanade Road. The statue, a vestige of the colonial era, has since been removed from the site, but the colloquially used for the district name persist regardless - an assertive confirmation of a compelling public memory

After breakfast proceed to Aurangabad which is 335 km far away from Mumbai and check in to hotel here you may have lunch at same hotel later visit famous and most visited place which is Ajanta caves.  Ajanta Caves is known as world Heritage place and there are total 30 caves to visit, after visit all the famous caves of Ajanta come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Aurangabad hotel

               

Ajanta Caves: Ajanta cave located around 99 km from the town of Aurangabad lie the Ajanta Caves, now included in the list of UNESCO World heritage Sites.   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 - the Saptakund.

 

After breakfast visit one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra which is Ellora caves. Enjoy your day by visiting caves of Ellora, after visit 12 Buddhist caves you may have lunch at Hotel Kailas Restaurant which is in Ellora Caves. Later visit rest of the caves of Ellora. In the evening come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner at Aurangabad Hotel.

 

Ellora Caves:  Ellora caves are in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Ellora showcases the experiments that had carried out by Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monks some 600 to 300 years back. The former were tolerant of all religions and, under their liberal patronage, the technique of excavating rock-cut temples reached a high degree of perfection.                

After breakfast proceed to Nashik for your next planned tour and check in to hotel here you may have lunch at same hotel. In afternoon visit for  Sita Gufa,  Panchvati, Pandavleni Caves and Ramkund, after that come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Nashik hotel

 

Sita Gufa: The caves house idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman as well as a Shivling, said to be the one Sita worshipped.  

 

Pandavleni Caves: There are 24 caves present each of which has been carved out of stone from the period starting from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. These caves are related to Hinayana of Buddhism. One of the greatest aspects in their architecture is that some of them are connected by unique ladders, cut outs from stone. You can find legible inscriptions in eight caves including third, eleventh, twelfth to fifteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth

After enjoying last breakfast in Nashik you will proceed to Mumbai which is 167 km far away from Nashik. After reach drop to Mumbai airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory



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Other Major Attractions

 

Mumbai:

Kanheri caves: The Kanheri Caves constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located to the southeast of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, the capital city of Indian State of Maharashtra. Located within the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the caves are 6 km from the main gate and 7 km from Borivali Station.  The Kanheri Caves premises offers a pleasant break from the pollution and the noisy, metropolitan life. Nestled in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park at Borivali, the Kanheri Caves are also known as the 'lungs of Mumbai', because this is the only place in the city with the maximum amount of greenery and consequently, a lot of fresh air. 

 

Mount Mary Church: The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, more commonly known as Mount Mary Church it is located in Bandra Once inside this beautiful church even a single glance at Mary with the child Jesus is a feast for the eye, both natural and that of faith. 'The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount' What makes this church even more beautiful is that it is sited on top of a hill known as 'Sunderban Bandra', which overlooks the mighty Arabian Sea. It is believed that the church has unbelievable healing powers and for this reason

 

Siddhivinayak Temple: The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra Shree Ganesh is the first to be worshipped before beginning any new project or venture as he is the destroyer of obstacles (Vighnaharta). This is Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Temple at Prabhadevi in Mumbai, a two-century-old Temple that fulfills the desires of the worshipers. The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak ("Ganesha who grants your wish"). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak (the eight manifestations of Ganesha in Maharashtra)

 

Mahalaxmi Temple: Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built in 1831 by Dhakji Dadaji (1760–1846), a Hindu merchant Many devotees visit this temple to offer their prayers to Goddess Mahalaxmi and the other figures of the magnificent Hindu Goddesses like Mahakali and Mahasaraswati, adorned with stunning jewelries. A large number of believers throng this temple on Fridays. During the days of 'Navaratri' festival, thousands of devotees flock this shrine to witness the celebrations. Within the temple vicinity, there are various shops selling flowers, flower garlands and other 'puja' accessories

 

Rajabai Clock Tower: The Rajabai Clock Tower is a clock tower in South Mumbai India. It is located in the confines of the Fort campus of the University of Mumbai. The tower stands at a height of 85 m (280 ft). The tower was designed by an eminent architect, George Gilbert, who also modeled on the Big Ben.  Rajabai Clock Tower stands tall at a height of 280 feet and is adorned with ornate figures. The ground floor of the tower has two large rooms. The tower forms a 2.4 meter carriage porch (a roofed structure) and a spiral staircase lobby measuring 2.5 square meters.

 

Haji Ali: The Haji Ali Dargah is a historical landmark in Mumbai, and is also one of the most prestigious Islamic symbols situated in South Mumbai. The Haji Ali Dargah is a mosque and dargah (tomb) located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the southern part of Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Mumbai The Haji Ali was built by a wealthy Muslim merchant who became a saint named Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

 

Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches: At the end of a tiring day of sightseeing, relax with the locals on the beaches of Juhu and Marine Drive, and watch the sunset. If you're feeling adventurous, you'll also be able to feast on tasty snacks offered by the multitude of food stalls and mobile food vendors. Favorites include roasted corn on the cob, bhel puri, pani puri and pav bhaji.

 

Nariman Point: Nariman Point is the fourth most expensive office location in the world. It is home to some of the biggest financial and business establishments  The vivacious city of Mumbai proudly boasts of this place as a main tourist attraction. Even more eye-catching is the breathtaking view of Arabian Sea, which is the highlight of Nariman Point that attracts tourists from all over the country and also the world Nariman Point is quite lively because of the presence of extraordinary star hotels, pubs and lounge bars. Read on to learn about the beginning and history of Nariman Point.

 

Aurangabad

Kailasanatha: Kailash Temple is basically the Cave 16, which is the most popular attraction of Ellora. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is largest rock-cut temple in the world that was chiseled out of 3 million cubic feet of rock. The temple is a multi-storeyed complex, designed similar to Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva. The temple features a two-storied gateway, which resembles a South Indian Gopura. This gateway leads to a U-shaped courtyard, which is bordered by columned galleries. Sculptures of deities adorn the galleries of this temple that was once connected to the central temple by flying bridges. They are a testimony to the fact that the three religions Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism were one and hence there are also Hindu temples to visit. The home of god Shiva in the Himalayas,  It is the largest monolithic structure in the world, carved top-down from a single rock. The temple is a tall pyramidal structure carved with niches, plasters, as well as images of deities.

 

Swayambhu Ganpati Temple:  A 400-year-old Ganesha temple, Swayambhu is built of pule which is nothing but white sand and is believed to be a self-created monolith of Lord Ganesha. The idol of the presiding deity of this temple, Lord Ganapathy, is a swayambhu(self created/manifested), which is formed of white sand. The idol placed in the sanctum sanctorum, made of copper, gets lit up by sunlight during the sunrise and sunset. Swayambhu Ganpati Temple, also regarded as ‘Paschim Dwar Dewata’, is at a distance of about 55 km from Ratnagiri Town.

 

Ganapatipule Beach:  A clean rocky beach with fine silvery white sand, the Ganapatipule beach, is also known for the lagoon it houses.  Ganapati pule Beach is situated at a distance of 28 km from Ratnagiri and is one of the most visited places of this city. This beach has been named after the Hindu deity Ganesha and houses an ancient temple under the same name.  Other attractions of this beach include delicious food stalls, beautiful views of sunset and unique white sand which is rarely found on Indian beaches.

 

Marleshwar Temple:  Marleshwar Temple is an ancient Shiva temple and is located on the outskirts of Ratnagiri. It is situated on an isolated hill and is thoroughly surrounded by a dense network of evergreen forest. Marleshwar temple provides a beautiful view of the nearby mountains and is surrounded by numerous waterfalls. However, one should visit this place preferably in the monsoon season as most of the waterfalls get dried up during other seasons.

 

Guhagar Beach: Guhagar beach is situated at a distance of about 8 km from Ratnagiri and is one of the most peaceful beaches in the state of Maharashtra. Guhagar beach is known for its pleasant weather and calm water which can be comfortably used for swimming purposes. This beach remains surrounded by local fishermen, boat owners and adventure sport operators and is one of the most captivating places in Ratnagiri.

 

Ratnagiri Lighthouse:  Ratnagiri lighthouse is situated at a distance of around 10 km from the main town and can be safely described as the untouched landmark of Ratnagiri. The lighthouse is surrounded by the ancient fort of Ratnadurg on one side and by Arabian Sea on the other. Ratnagiri lighthouse is a pleasingly peaceful place and provides you a 360 degree view of the Arabian Sea.

 

Shri Devi Bhagwati Temple:  Shri Devi Bhagwati Temple is situated inside the ancient fort of Ratnagiri and is dedicated to Hindu deity Durga. In spite of being surrounded by an abandoned fort, this temple stands as a major centre of faith for the locals of Ratnagiri. The festival of Navratri is considered as the best occasion to visit this temple as one can get a beautiful glimpse of local traditions and values during this festival.

 

Nashik:

Panchvati: Holy land for the believers of Ramayana, Panchvati attracts a lot of pilgrims. A serene town located near Nasik. the place holds a lot of religious significance even in the present day, 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.

 

Bhakti Dham: Bhakti Dham has come up as one of the must visit pilgrimages for people coming to Nashik. You can hear Vedic recitals over here. Other than poojas, religious discussions also take place here.  You can buy religious books sold at the book stalls of Bhakti Dham. It is located 60 km away from Nashik town, in the small village of Nanduri. Large numbers of people visit this place on a daily basis. Many call this place "3 and Shakti Peetha" in the state of Maharashtra.

 

Veer Savarkar Smarak: Veer Savarkar created this National Memorial on his memory. In fact, a Memorial Committee was also formed. It is spread over a land area of 6,650 square meters, which was given by Municipal Corporation on a lease-rent basis. Smarak is keeping no stones unturned in propagating the thoughts of ultra Hinduism throughout India. Some of the basic preaching include reconversion of people who had converted to other religion from Hinduism, militarization, martial arts teaching.

 

Someshwar: There are temples of Lord Shiva and Lord Hanuman on the banks of the river Godavari at Someshwar. This is a very green place as well as the climate is so cool. this place is favourite for film shootings. There is a village named Anandwalli on the way to Someshwar. There is Navasha Ganapati Temple in this village.

 

Takli: Takli is connected to the Guru of Chatrapati Shivaji, saint Samarth Ramdas. 'Simple living and high thinking' was the mantra what he was preaching. He also promoted the Hindu religion. Ramdas ran off from his marriage life and settled down at Takli for meditation. Ramdas Swami's ashram is preserved in his memory at Takli. There is also a Hanuman Temple on the bank of river Nandini or Nasardi.

 

How to Reach Mumbai

By Flight: Mumbai’s airport is the Sahara International Airport and has many international airlines flying to Mumbai. These flights connect Mumbai to almost all the major international and domestic locations. Mumbai Central and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (or VT) connect the city to the rest of the country.

 

By Bus: Buses from other states arrive at the Mumbai Central Bus Station. Most of the inter-Maharashtra buses arrive at this station as well. Bus services ply regularly between Mumbai and cities like Bengaluru, Surat, Nashik, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Mangalore, Kochi and Goa

 

By Train: The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station is Mumbai's main rail head. It is well connected to all major cities and is also the main railway station for the local trains running within the city. Mumbai is well linked with other parts of the country by a huge network of trains.

 

Best time to visit Maharashtra

Best time to visit Maharashtra in winter season when its climate gets pleasant. Maharashtra was extremely hot city its temperature raises in summer season, so tourist gathers to enjoy Maharashtra in winter season. If you are planning a business trip and will stay indoors in air conditioned comfort, then summer, winter, rain or shine, the weather doesn’t matter.

Hotels in Mumbai

Click here to book Hotel Amigo...best deals

Click here to book The Oriental Residency...best deals

Click here to book Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach...best deals

 

Hotels Near Ajanta Caves

Click here to book Hotel Aditya Resort...best deals

Click here to book Hotel View Point...best deals

Click here to book Hotel Royal Palace...best deals

 

Hotels Near Ellora Caves

Click here to book Shivam Residency...best deals

Click here to book Ellora Heritage Resort...best deals

Click here to book Lemon Tree Hotel, Aurangabad...best deals

 

Hotels in Nashik

Click here to book Treebo House Khas Suites...best deals

Click here to book Hotel Rama Heritage...best deals

Click here to book The Gateway Hotel Ambad...best deals

 

 

Package Inclusions:

  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • 01 Night Accommodation in Mumbai

  • 02 Night Accommodation in Aurangabad

  • 01 Night Accommodation in Nashik

  • Pick & Drop from Mumbai Airport/Railway station.

  • All arrival & departure transfers, long drives and sightseeing by a chauffeur driven private  Air-conditioned Vehicle A/C Indigo/Similar. 

  • 4.5% Gst tax.

  • All Toll taxes, Parking, Driver night hault.

  • All Taxes.

 

Package Exclusion:

  • Travel insurance.

  • Lunch is not included in Package

  • Flight  Ticket/Train Ticket.

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

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

Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour - Itinerary

Start the Tour from Mumbai. After arrival at Mumbai airport or railway station meet with our representative and they will transfer you  to hotel.  After some relax visit some famous heritage sightseeing of Mumbai which includes Gateway of India, Kala Ghoda and Kanheri Caves.  After visiting these places you may have lunch at Banana Leaf Restaurant later visit Mani Bhavan, in the evening come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Mumbai hotel

 

Gateway of India:  The Gateway of India is a monument built during the 20th century in Mumbai the Gateway of India is one of India's most unique landmarks situated in the city of Mumbai. The colossal structure was constructed in 1924. Located at the tip of Apollo Bunder, the British builders of the gateway used it just 24 years later to parade the last British regiment as India marched towards independence.

 

Kala Ghoda: Kala Ghoda iterally Black Horse is a neighbourhood in South Mumbai area of Maharashtra state of India.  The name Kala Ghoda can be traced to the old equestrian statue of King Edward VII, which was placed at the centre of the large node on the old Esplanade Road. The statue, a vestige of the colonial era, has since been removed from the site, but the colloquially used for the district name persist regardless - an assertive confirmation of a compelling public memory

After breakfast proceed to Aurangabad which is 335 km far away from Mumbai and check in to hotel here you may have lunch at same hotel later visit famous and most visited place which is Ajanta caves.  Ajanta Caves is known as world Heritage place and there are total 30 caves to visit, after visit all the famous caves of Ajanta come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Aurangabad hotel

               

Ajanta Caves: Ajanta cave located around 99 km from the town of Aurangabad lie the Ajanta Caves, now included in the list of UNESCO World heritage Sites.   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 - the Saptakund.

 

After breakfast visit one of the largest rock-cut monastery-temple caves complexes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Maharashtra which is Ellora caves. Enjoy your day by visiting caves of Ellora, after visit 12 Buddhist caves you may have lunch at Hotel Kailas Restaurant which is in Ellora Caves. Later visit rest of the caves of Ellora. In the evening come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner at Aurangabad Hotel.

 

Ellora Caves:  Ellora caves are in Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. Ellora showcases the experiments that had carried out by Hindu, Buddhist and Jain monks some 600 to 300 years back. The former were tolerant of all religions and, under their liberal patronage, the technique of excavating rock-cut temples reached a high degree of perfection.                

After breakfast proceed to Nashik for your next planned tour and check in to hotel here you may have lunch at same hotel. In afternoon visit for  Sita Gufa,  Panchvati, Pandavleni Caves and Ramkund, after that come back to hotel. Overnight stay with dinner at Nashik hotel

 

Sita Gufa: The caves house idols of Lord Ram, Sita and Lakshman as well as a Shivling, said to be the one Sita worshipped.  

 

Pandavleni Caves: There are 24 caves present each of which has been carved out of stone from the period starting from 3rd Century BC to 2nd Century AD. These caves are related to Hinayana of Buddhism. One of the greatest aspects in their architecture is that some of them are connected by unique ladders, cut outs from stone. You can find legible inscriptions in eight caves including third, eleventh, twelfth to fifteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth

After enjoying last breakfast in Nashik you will proceed to Mumbai which is 167 km far away from Nashik. After reach drop to Mumbai airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Maharashtra Special Heritage Tour - Rates & Dates

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