Maharashtra Tour

India’s most popular and high cultured metropolitan city of western India is Maharashtra. Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra which is the gateway to India. Mumbai is the country's premier cultural centre. The Gateway of India is the main attraction of Mumbai. Khandala & Lonavala, Mumbai, Matheran, Shirdi, Pune and Mahabaleshwar are the popular tourist destination. Ajanta & Ellora is the historical place of Aurangabad. There are 24 caves at Ellora, carved between 7th & 11th century AD. These cave temples represent 3 religious faiths. Carved in sickle shaped hill, spread north to South in an area of 3 km, they were dug into the slope of a hill. Besides the wonderful monuments, wildlife and cultural aspects such as lifestyle, languages and cuisine make Maharashtra a great travel destination.
  • Places
  • General Information
  • How to Reach
  • Itinerary

Places to see

  • Gateway of India
  • Ajanta & Ellora
  • Juhu Beach
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park
  • Kasturba Smarak
  • Bund Garden
  • Raja Kelkar Museum
  • Elephant Caves
  • Mahabaleshwar

General Information

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Culture: It is the vast and colorful state. Generally, men wear dhoti and pheta in olden days, while women wear choli and saree. But with the change of time, young Maharashtrians too are fast attracting to the latest fashions imported from the western countries. The dance forms like Povada, Lavani and Koli with mesmerizing music and rhythmic movements entertain the Maharashtrians.

Food: Pohay, Maisal Pav, Pitla Bhakri, Sabudana Khichadi, Bharli Vangi, Amati, Rassa.

Highlights: Ajanta & Ellora and Gateway of India.

Top Hotels: Ashoka Hotel, Jalna Hotel, Pune Hotel, Amarawati Hotel, Kolhapur Hotels, Ratnagiri hotel, Buldhana Hotel, Nanded Hotel.

Shopping:
You can buy Handicrafts, Paithani and Himroo Saris, Bidri Ware, Kolhapuri Chappals, Lacquer ware, Warli Tribal Paintings, Narayan Pethsaris Saris.

Climate: Summer- Max 40°C, Min 26°C; Winter-Max 29°C, Min 19°C.

How to Reach

By Air: Nearest airport is Mumbai or Pune with a distance of 175 km.

By Rail: Nashik railway station is one of the major stations of the Central Railway. There are a number of trains that connect Nashik to other cities and towns. Nashik is 185 km from Mumbai.

By Road: Maharashtra State Transport buses connect Nashik to distant places of Maharashtra. There are several private luxury video coach and state buses available between Nashik and cities like Pune, Shirdi, Aurangabad and Mumbai.

Itinerary

Duration: 11 Days/10 Nights

Places to visit: Delhi - Mumbai - Lonavala - Matheran - Nasik - Shirdi - Aurangabad - Pune - Mahabaleshwar - Mumbai - Delhi

Day 1: (Delhi Arrival)

On the arrival at the Delhi IGI airport you will reach Delhi and will be accompanied to the hotel that has been booked in advance. After reaching hotel you can go sightseeing tour in Delhi like go for historical places, shopping in Chandi Chowk etc. After enjoying the day you will return back the hotel for the overnight stay and dinner.

Day 2: (Delhi - Mumbai)

After having breakfast you will go for Mumbai. You will check into the hotel Mumbai. Then you will go to see the sightseeing of the Mumbai. The Gateway of India is the main attraction. Mani Bhawan, Gandhi Memorial. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 3: (Mumbai Tour)

In morning after breakfast you will continue the tour of Mumbai. You will see the Juhu beach, Queen’s neckless museum, Nehru Garden and Chowpati. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 4: (Mumbai - Lonavala)


After breakfast you will drive to Lonavala. Arrive Lonavala and check – in at hotel. Later visit Karla & Bhaja Caves, explore these caves and indulge in rock climbing. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 5: (Lonavala - Matheran)


After breakfast you will drive to Matheran. After arrive Matheran and check – in at hotel. You will free to relax and explore the fabulous surroundings. Matheran, means jungle topped and is a hill station. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 6: (Matheran - Nasik)

After breakfast you will drive to Nasik. After arrive Nasik and check – in at hotel. Then you will go to in afternoon city tour covering Sunder Narayan Temple & Gupta Caves. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 7: (Nasik - Shirdi)

After breakfast you will drive to Shirdi which is famous for Sai Baba temple. After reaching the Shirdi you will check in the hotel. Later visit most reputed temple in Shirdi spends your day at the sacred atmosphere of Shirdi and roams around in the spiritual atmosphere. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 8: (Shirdi - Aurangabad)

After breakfast you will drive to Aurangabad and you will go to visit the Ajanta caves, Ajanta & Ellora. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 9: (Aurangabad - Pune)

Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves, the world famous 1200 years old Caves dedicated to Lord Shiva. The famous Trimurti sculpture signifying the trinity of the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer is located here. Later drive to Pune. After arrive Pune and check – in at hotel.

Day 10: (Pune - Mahabaleshwar)

Morning sightseeing tour of Pune including The Shaniwar Wada, now mostly in ruins, was once the multi-storey home of the mighty Peshwas. The Raj Bhavan, built in 1866, housed the government of Bombay Presidency during the colonial times in the summers. After breakfast you will go for Mahabaleshwar to visiting hill station. It has pleasant walks & good lookouts, and the area has interesting historical connections with Shivaji. You will overnight stay in Hotel.

Day 11: (Mahabaleshwar - Mumbai - Delhi)


Then you will return back to Delhi.
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