On arrival at the Mumbai Airport, meet our tour representative who will escort you to the hotel. Mumbai which was formerly known as Bombay in English. It is the capital city of Maharastra. Present Mumbai was originally an archipelago of seven islands. Some of the oldest edifices of the archipelago are the Elephanta Caves and the Walkeshwar temple complex. Mumbai is the birthplace of Indian Cinema and the entertainment industry is one of the major employer in here. Most of India’s major television and satellite networks are headquartered in Mumbai. Check in hotel and spend the rest of the day shopping in this big city as it is known for it. Later on return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast drive out for the local tour of Mumbai. Mumbai has a long list of sites to be visited. Historical, religious and archaeological sites, natural wonder and so on. Mumbai city has all this and much more to offer to its tourists. Visit – Gateway of India – the main attraction of Mumbai, Mani Bhawan – presently functioning as Gandhi Memorial, Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive – one of the best to discover Mumbai, Juhu Beach, Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park, Tower of Silence, Jain Temples and so on. Late in the evening return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to visit Elephanta Caves and the Walkeshwar temple complex. Elephanta Caves which is just 10 Kms away from Gateway of India. It is an epitome of Hindu Cave Culture. The pillars and reliefs in the cave are gigantic in scale. The cave complex has a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and are filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses. The Trimurti, which is at the entrance to the caves is the celebrated trinity of Elephanta – Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Bhrama. Other Rashtrakuta sculptures here are the reliefs of Nataraja and Sadashiva and the splendid sculptures of Ardhanarishvara. Spend some time here and later drive out to visit the Walkeshwar temple complex. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Lord Shiva. It is located on the Malabar Hill.This temple was originally built by the Kings of the Silhara Dynasty. One of the oldest structures on the site is the Venkateshwar Balaji Mandir & the Rameshwar Mandir. After visiting these important places drive back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Mumbai – Aurangabad
AurangabadAfter breakfast drive towards Aurangabad. Aurangabad derived from Persia which means “Built by the throne”. This city got its name after the death of Aurangazeb as it was his residence earlier. This is the only tourist district which has two world heritage monuments – Ajanta & Ellora. Aurangabad lies on a major trade route that use to connect north-west India’s sea and land ports to the Deccan region. On reaching Aurangabad check in hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure shopping in this city. It is known for silk and cotton textile production. Spend the night at the hotel.
After breakfast drive out for the local tour of Aurangabad. Visit Aurangabad Caves, The Bibi Ka Maqbara – the replica of Taj Mahal, Khuldabad – the resting place of Aurangazeb, Panchakki – watermill, Jama Masjid, Shah Ganj Mosque and so on. Later in the evening return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Aurangabad – Ajanta – Aurangabad
AjantaMorning after breakfast drive out for a day’s excursion to Ajanta which is just 106 Kms away form Aurangabad. It is known for the rock cave temples. The caves are in a wooded and rugged horseshoe-shaped ravine. . The 29 caves at Ajanta are an architectural masterpiece which depict ancient India’s rich cultural heritage. At Ajanta, the paintings on the walls, illustrate the events in the life of Prince Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. The caves are carved out of large rocks which are dedicated to Lord Buddha. The caves are mainly built as a worshipping and residing place for the Buddhist monks. The images such as court scenes, street scenes, animals and birds are the work of masterpiece. Spend your day in this world heritage centre, later in the evening drive back to Aurangabad for an overnight stay.
Aurangabad – Ellora – Aurangabad
Morning after breakfast drive out for a day’s excursion to Ellora – one of the world heritage centre and the main tourist attraction centre near Aurangabad. It is located in the lap of the Chamadari Hills. It is situated 18 miles away from Aurangabad. Ellora is also known for the rock cut cave temples. There are approximately 34 caves, which can be divided into 3 groups like – 12 Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain caves. The ‘Vishwakarma cave also known as “Carpenter’s Cave” is famous among the Buddhist, The Kailasa or Kailasanatha Temple is the most famous one among the Hindus and so on. Spend the day here and later in the evening return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Aurangabad – Mumbai
Morning after breakfast drive towards Mumbai Airport to board your flight to the onwards destination.
DO’s and Don’ts
Always be courteous, polite, and friendly to everybody on the trip.
Pack and unpack your luggage all by yourself.
Keep an eye on your luggage always.
Keep an eye on your child’s toys and luggage as someone may slip drugs or other illegal stuff inside without your knowledge.
Hire a private cab only after confirming its authenticity.
Don’t count your money in public or shops.
Don’t wear expensive clothes and jewellery in public.
Don’t walk on unlit streets at night.
Don’t travel all alone late at night.
Don’t leave your kids unattended or leave them with strangers even for a minute.