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Spiritual Tour of Maharashtra

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Spiritual Tour of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the majestic land of caves, shrines, hill stations, sanctuaries, beaches, forts etc. Destinations like Mumbai, Aurangabad, Lonavala, Nagpur, Nasik and Ajanta are popular for its diverse, vibrant culture, and various archaeological sites of great historic importance. While Shirdi is famous for the Sai Baba Temple, Aurangabad is popular for the ancient Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Spend quality time at these attractions to make your vacation worthwhile!

DAY 1

MUMBAI (ARRIVAL)

Welcome at the Mumbai International Airport. our representative assist and escort you by a private car and transfer to the pre-booked hotel. After your check in, you will be given all the required documents related to your tour plan; he will explain all your queries and the entire tour plan. Evening free for leisure. (optional) Overnight stay at hotel. Read more

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DAY 2

MUMBAI SIGHTSEEING

Breakfast at hotel. After morning breakfast proceed for Excursion to Elephanta by motor launch (Caves closed on Mondays). The island of Elephanta is just an hour away from Mumbai by motor launch. The cave temples here, excavated between the 5th and 8th centuries AD, are famous for their magnificently sculpted panels. The best known is one that depicts the Maheshmurti - a three-headed image of Lord Shiva. This island was so named by the Portuguese after the large stone elephant near the landing place and which now stands at the Victoria and Albert Museum in the mainland. The caves are reached by a stairway up the hillside from the ferry landing. Later continue to visit the Gateway of India, Mumbai’s principal landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to this colony in 1911. Afghan Church built in memory of those who fell in the First Afghan War. Drive past the Bombay High Court built in Gothic style and the Old secretariat. The ornamental university building with its 280 ft. high Rajabhai Clock Tower, the ornate Victoria Terminus, the colourful Crawford Market, the Flora Fountain in the large bustling square at the heart of the city, the Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Mondays) which houses a varied collection of China-ware, miniature paintings and sculpture. Drive along the Marine Drive which is known as the Queen’s Necklace. View the memorial to Haji Ali, a Muslim Saint. This unusual shrine stands on an island 500m out at sea and is linked by a causeway to the mainland. Stop at the Jain Temple and also visit Mani Bhavan where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai. After sightseeing, return to the hotel and Overnight stay. Read more

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DAY 3

MUMBAI - NASHIK

(Distance:- Mumbai to Nashik 180 kms. / 4 hrs.) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Nashik. In between visit Trimbakeshwar jyotirlinga temple in Trimbakeshwar.After that continue drive to Nashik. Just before Nashik visit Coin Museum (Optional). Upon arrival in Nashik check in hotel. After that take short sightseeing tour of Nashik in that visit Ramkund, Shree Kapaleshwar Mahadev Temple, Kalaram temple, Sita gumpha etc. In evening visit Dadasaheb phalke memorial. Named after the noted film producer Dadasaheb Phalke, these sprawling gardens at the foot of the Pandav Leni Caves are the pride of Nashik. Musical fountains, lawns, fast-food outlets and museums that highlight the work of Dadasaheb Phalke and the cultural heritage of the city make it a popular retreat for residents and visitors alike. Overnight stay at hotel. Read more

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DAY 4

NASHIK - SHIRDI

(Distance:- Nashik to Shirdi 100 kms. / 2 hrs.) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Shirdi. Upon arrival check in Hotel and after refreshment go for Darshan of Shri Sai Baba. It was established in 1922 to carry out the services of Shri Sai Baba. At age of 16 yrs Shri Saibaba arrived at the village of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra and remained their till his death. Saibaba found shelter in Khandoba temple, where a villager Mahalsapathi in the temple addressed him as Sai or Saint Sai baba.Shri Saibaba of Shirdi lived between 1838 and 1918, whose real name, birthplace and date of birth are not known. An Indian spiritual guru and a fakir, Shri Saibaba in Shirdi was regarded with great reverence by both Hindu and Muslim followers. Lord Sai lived in a mosque and after death his body was cremated in a temple. Sri Shirdi Sai philosophy ingrained 'Shraddha' meaning faith and 'Saburi' meaning compassion. According to god Sai, Shraddha and Saburi were the supreme attributes to reach the state of godliness. Overnight at hotel in Shirdi. Read more

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DAY 5

SHIRDI - AURANGABAD

(Distance:- Shirdi to Aurangabad 110 kms. / 2 hrs.) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast drive to Aurangabad. Upon arrival check into hotel. Later afternoon visit to Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia Durrani, the Queen of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument rises majestically in an intentional bid to copy and rival the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and Panchakki - An engineering feat of the time is the Panchakki, or the water mill built by Malik Ambar in 1695. Rest of the day free to leisure activities. Overnight stay at Hotel. Read more

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DAY 6

AURANGABAD - AJANTA CAVES

(Distance:- Aurangabad to Ajanta Caves 100 kms. / 2 hrs.) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast for excursion to famous Ajanta caves. Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as the World Heritage Site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. 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 –deep inside the mountain are the Buddhist chaitya – vihara prayer and monastery caves. They cover a span of 800 years where under the royal patronage of ruling dynasties, professional artists helped Buddhist monks to create magnificent murals narrating the story of Buddha in his cycle of incarnations, while simultaneously creating a painted record of the panorama of life in anent India. Etched and painted in mineral dyes, the paintings have a languorous stylized beauty and magical eloquence. The Ajanta Caves are closed to public on all Mondays. After visit return to the Aurangabad and Rest of the day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Read more

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DAY 7

AURANGABAD - ELLORA CAVES

(Distance:- Aurangabad to Ellora caves 50 kms / 1 hour) Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast take a sight seeing tour of Ellora, one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. 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. A particular interest are the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa Temple, the Buddhist Vishvakarma Chaitya and Vihara, the famous Jain cave number 32 famous for a magnificent Yakshi statue and ceiling paintings. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. Also visit the Daulatabad Fort which was built by the Yadavas. Initially, the fort acted as a southern military base. After having a glimpse of the glorious past of the country,return back to Aurangabad. The Ellora Caves are closed to public on all Tuesdays. Rest of the day free to leisure activities. Overnight at Hotel. Read more

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DAY 8

AURANGABAD - MUMBAI (TRAIN)

Early morning breakfast at hotel. After breakfast transfer to railway station to catch train to Mumbai. Upon arrival at Dadar Railway Station directly transfer to Mumbai international airport for your onwards journey. Tour ends with sweet memories......

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location MUMBAI
Hotel Juhu Plaza
Day 3
Location NASHIK
Day 4
Location SHIRDI
Hotel Daiwik
Day 5
Location AURANGABAD
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location MUMBAI
Day 3
Location NASHIK
Day 4
Location SHIRDI
Day 5
Location AURANGABAD
Hotel VITS
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location MUMBAI
Hotel Grand Hyatt
Day 3
Location NASHIK
Day 4
Location SHIRDI
Day 5
Location AURANGABAD

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation in Double Rooms as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • Transfers and sightseeing by air conditioned chauffeur driven vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Assistance at the Airport by friendly representative.
  • All road taxes, government taxes and driver allowances.
  • Any Guide Service.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges.

Package excludes

  • Any entry fees.
  • Domestic or International Air Fare.
  • Any personal kind of expenses like laundry, tips, Porterage, telephone bills etc.
  • Meals unless specified.
  • Room services to be paid directly at the time.
  • Camera fees at monuments and other places of interest.
  • Lunch / Dinner in places where not mentioned
  • Anything not mentioned in the above inclusions.

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Jorge Covarrubias , United States

I am very pleased with my tour! Everything was perfect! I am very glad with the high quality of the hotels, the guides, the drivers, the representatives, the tours, the transportation. I didn't have a single problem nor disappointment during the 15 days. It was pure magic. Therefore I congratulate you for the quality of your service and you can be sure that I will recommend you 100%. As stated, everything was perfect and all the people involved were knowledgeable, but I want to recommend three of them (although all were excellent). - Vivak was the most helpful and nice guide. He helped me through the chaos at the train station en Jhansi, waited for the delayed train to come, helped me to find my seat and was always interested in my well being. Very nice guy all the way. - My driver for several days during the second part of the tour was incredible skillful, prudent, patient and nice. You couldn't get a better driver and companion. - My tour guide in Udaipur. He was the better listener. I told him what I needed and wanted, and he tailored the tour to fulfill my needs and interests, instead of overwhelming me with information. He should be an example for other guides. In brief, I loved the tour! And I am VERY PLEASED WITH YOUR SERVICE. Cheers! Read more

Snehal and Sanjeev Deshmukh, India

Dear Friends at GetsHolidays, Thank you very much for a great honeymoon for our daughter Radhika and Ian on the POW!!! Both of them truly enjoyed the trip and all members of the GetsHolidays office were a pleasure to work with. Nitin was very helpful in locating Ian's watch and getting it back to me before we left Mumbai for the US. Appreciate all your efforts and the staff on the train too. Hopefully, we will use your services again. All the very best in 2014. Thank you with warm regards, Snehal and Sanjeev Deshmukh Read more

Snehal and Sanjeev Deshmukh, India

Dear Friends at GetsHolidays, Thank you very much for a great honeymoon for our daughter Radhika and Ian on the POW!!! Both of them truly enjoyed the trip and all members of the GetsHolidays office were a pleasure to work with. Nitin was very helpful in locating Ian's watch and getting it back to me before we left Mumbai for the US. Appreciate all your efforts and the staff on the train too. Hopefully, we will use your services again. All the very best in 2014. Thank you with warm regards, Snehal and Sanjeev Deshmukh Read more

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