India’s third largest and the second most visited tourist destination is Maharashtra. A populous and fast growing state of India, which also beholds the commercial capital- Mumbai, Maharashtra is vast & multi-faceted. Contradicting cultures, pace of life, lifestyle and more form this state and it can be best understood by exploring and experiencing. Cities like Mumbai and Pune have a fast paced metro life whereas serene hill-stations & mountain hamlets like Mahabaleshwar, Matheran, Lonavala, Panchghani, Karjat and Igatpuri sway you to a relaxed note of life. From sky-scrapers and cloud kissing mountains, this place has it all.
Max Holiday welcomes you to experience Maharashta. This holiday package is planned meticulously so that you can enjoy sightseeing, food, culture, heritage, and natural beauty of this vast state. Upon arrival at Mumbai, you are escorted to your pre-booked hotel. Day two starts with Mumbai tour wherein you visit India Gate, Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Marine drive etc. After Mumbai it is Lonavala, Khandala and Matheran, beautiful lush green destinations with hills, waterfalls and nature at its best. Further you visit Nasik, Shirdi, and Aurangabad with Ellora & Ajanta, Mahabaleshwar andPune. Every destination has its own charm. Be it the stone carved monuments or lush green mountains or e it the spirituality or the modern night life, this tour has something for everyone’sinterest. Bewitching beaches, rich heritage, resounding history, depth of spirituality and vibrant festivals combine to create tourism in Maharashtra.
Arrive at Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport in Mumbai and meet with representative of Max Holidays in the arrival lounge. Our representative will assist you to your pre booked hotel where you will be staying for overnight at Mumbai.
After breakfast start the sightseeing tour of vibrant, fast moving and a city of Bollywood- Mumbai. Your tour of Mumbai include visit to Gateway of India and from there proceed on a cruise to Elephanta Caves. Elephanta Caves are situated 10 Kms away from the Gateway of India by sea. The caves of Elephanta were named by Portuguese, after they saw statue of Elephant near the landing area of the island. The prime attraction of the temple is the statue of Trimurthi (Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh), where the God is depicted as the destroyer (Lord Shiva is the destroyer), the preserver (Lord Vishnu is the preserver) and the creator (Lord Brahma is the creator). Later in the afternoon take the cruise back to Gateway of India, Mumbai. After disembarking at the gateway of India visit Prince of Wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat (Open Air laundry) and Hanging Gardens. Evening take a drive through Marine.
Drive and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be leaving for the beautiful destination which is bestowed with the hills, waterfalls and every other natural attraction enough to attract a large number of tourists towards itself. Lonavala which is popularly known as the Jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains is very true phrase for the place. Lonavala is an ultimate tourist spot in Maharashtra near Mumbai situated at an altitude 625 m above sea level. The next most fascinating destination waiting for you is ancient Buddhist rock cut caves of Karla & Bhaja which are located near to this hill station. These are some magnificent cave which holds breathe of its onlooker. After visit drive back to the hotel for enjoying the beauty of the place and spending the night at your comfortable hotel in Lonavala
After breakfast at your hotel in Lonavala the day is free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Later drive towards Khandala discovered by Sir Elphinstone to see the Bhushi Dam. Khandala is a beautiful hill station and is an excursion from Lonavala. Spend rest of the time in Khandala which is blessed with natural beauty and bounty. Further drive back to the Lonavala for night stay.
Morning after breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to the lovely locale Matheran discovered by Hugh Malet in 1850, situated 800 m above sea level. Matheran literally means jungle on top and all vehicles are banned here to maintain its beauty. Explore the beauty of the place and enjoy being in the lap of nature. Matheran has a lot of interesting points and you will get a chance to cover some among them like Chouk, Panorama, Garbut Point, Louisa and Echo Point. Matheran has two beautiful lakes to charm its viewer. Evening back to the hotel for overnight stay at Matheran
Today after breakfast leave Matheran and head to Nasik. On arrival in Nasik, check into the hotel. After freshen up, enjoy splendid city tour of Nasik covering Sunder Narayan Temple – It was constructed in 1756 by Gangadhar Yashwant and dedicated to Lord Vishnu, Sita Gumpha – it is located near the Banyan tree in Panchavati, Trimbakeshwar Temple – The temple has beautiful carving inside which contain one of the twelve naturally occurring lingas. For adding some relaxing and rejuvenating site one can explore Gangapur Dam, Dudhsagar Fall and Pandav Caves. Night stay at the hotel in Nasik.
Have a hearty breakfast at your hotel in Nasik and then leave to the holy city of Shirdi. On arrival, check in to your pre-arranged hotel at Shirdi. Afternoon move towards most reputed Sai Baba Temple of Shirdi. This temple attracts thousands of devotees from all around the world as pupils have strong faith in Shri Sai Baba. Spend your day at the sacred atmosphere of Shirdi. Roam around in the spiritual atmosphere. Overnight stay at hotel in Shirdi.
After breakfast, drive to Aurangabad. On arrival, check into the hotel. After relaxation at hotel, go for a visit to Daulatabad Fort – It was built by Bhillima of Yadav Dynasty. Later visit Bibi ka Maqbara - Built by Azam Shah son of Aurangzeb in 17th Century as a loving tribute to his mother Begum Rabia Durani. Its architectural similarity with Taj Mahal has earned the nickname “Poor Man’s Taj”. Lastly visit to Panchakki or the water mill complex. Evening return to the hotel for overnight stay
After a relaxed breakfast, visit to Ellora caves which has been designated as a UNESCO’s one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. Ellora caves contain 34 Caves out of which 12 are Buddhists, 17 are Hindus and 5 are Jain caves. The 16th Cave named Kailasa is the largest monolithic structure in the world. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. After sightseeing return back to Aurangabad for overnight stay at hotel.
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, check out from hotel and proceed for an excursion to the famous Ajanta caves in Aurangabad. Ajanta is World historical monument recognized by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site. It was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. There are 30 Caves in total out of which 9, 10, 19, 26, 29 are Chaitya Grihas and rest are monasteries. Later after sightseeing head to Pune. On arrival at Pune, check into the hotel. Spend rest of the time at leisure. Overnight stay will be at hotel in Pune.
Today start the sightseeing tour of Pune – the happening city. Visit Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Shaniwar wada – Palace of Peshwas built in 1736 and destroyed in a major fire in 1827, Saras Bagh – It was built by Madhavrao Peshwa and houses the famous Ganesh temple, Kasturba Smarak (Inside Agha Khan Palace), Osho Resort (Pune) The Empress Botanical Garden or the Bund Gardens . Rest of the day will be free for relaxation and leisure activities. Overnight stay will be at Pune.
After a pleasant morning and relaxed breakfast take a drive towards the destination which is an amalgamation of different offerings liked by honeymoon travellers, excursionists, adventure lovers and the list goes on. The place has got the characteristics to satisfy the need of every type of tourist. Visit the Mahabaleshwar Temple and get rejuvenated and relaxed by visiting the Venna Lake and farms of Strawberries and Mulberries. Taste the most fresh strawberries and mulberries with cream. After the full enjoyment and exploration of the place, drive back to the hotel at Pune.
Today, early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Mumbai. On arrival Mumbai you will be directly transferred to the international airport with assistance of Max Holidays representative from where you board your flight back to home
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To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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