Maharashtra is one of the important states of India. This 10 nights and 11 days Best of Maharashtra tour will take you through some of the most well-known and interesting places of this state. You will enjoy sightseeing in Mumbai, Khandala, Nasik and Matheran. You will also visit Shirdi, to get Darshan at the Sai Baba Temple. You will also go on an excursion to the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Note : This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.
What is included in the tour
- Accommodation in twin/ double sharing in mention / similar hotels.
- Daily breakfast
- All toll tax, parking fees & driver allowances
- All applicable hotel taxes
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any other expenses which are not specified in the package inclusions
- Expense of personal nature such as laundry, mini bar etc.
- GST @ 5.0 %
- Excursion to Elephanta caves and Hanging Gardens, Mumbai
- Day trips to Lonavala, Khandala and Matheran
- Darshan at Sundar Narayan temple, Nasik
- Darshan at the very well-known Sai Baba temple, Shirdi
- Excursions to Ajanta and Ellora caves, near Aurangabad
Day 1: Arrive in Mumbai
Once you arrive at the Mumbai Airport, get transferred to the hotel for an overnight stay in Mumbai.
Day 2: Mumbai Sightseeing
Post breakfast, proceed for sightseeing. From the Gateway of India, take a motorboat to visit Elephanta Caves, known for having a huge Trimurthi idol, a triple-headed Shiva. You will visit the Hanging Gardens, Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Jain Temple and Marine Drive. An overnight stay in Mumbai.
Day 3: Mumbai - Lonavala
After having lunch start your drive towards beautiful hill station Lonavala, a very popular tourist place in Maharashtra. Enjoy leisure activities and you will also visit Karla and Bhaja Caves. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 4: Lonavala - Khandala
Post breakfast, leave for Khandala .Enjoy at Bhushi Dam & enjoy the refreshing environment of Khandala. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 5: Khandala - Matheran
Post breakfast, start the 2-hour journey to Matheran. On arrival, explore the serene surroundings. Visit popular points like Louisa, Garbut Point and Echo. Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 6: Matheran - Nasik
After breakfast, start 2 hour journey towards Nashik. Check-in at the hotel, Afternoon you will visit Sunder Narayan Temple, Sita gufaa and Trimbakeshwar Temple in Nashik.Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 7: Nasik - Shirdi Sai Temple
After having breakfast leave for Shirdi Sai Temple. After arrival at Shirdi, check in at hotel . Later, have Darshan at the popular Sai Baba temple. Spend the day in Shirdi. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Shirdi Sai Temple - Aurangabad
Post breakfast, start the 4-hour journey to Aurangabad. Check-in at the hotel. Later proceed for city tour . You will visit the Daulatabad Fort, Deogiri Fortress, Bibi ka Maqbara that looks like Taj Mahal. Later, you will cover Panchakki, a striking water mill. Back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 9: Aurangabad -Excursion to Ellora Caves
Post breakfast, leave for an excursion to Ellora caves, a World heritage site. These 34 caves, built during the 6th and 11th century are dedicated to Buddhism, Brahmanism and Jainism. Popular sites here are Viharaas, Kailasa Temple and the Buddhist Vishvakarma Chaitya. Return back to Aurangabad for overnight stay.
Day 10: Aurangabad - Excursion to Ajanta Caves
After breakfast, leave for an excursion to the Ajanta caves , a World Heritage Site. These 29 caves, built during 2nd century and 6th century are dedicated to Buddhism. Located in the Sahyadri hills, it has paintings and sculptures depicting the life and teachings of Lord Buddha.After excurison to Ajanta caves, return to Aurangabad for overnight stay.
Day 11: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Start your drive back to Mumbai airport to board a flight for onward journey.