aharastra is the business hub of India. However its amazingly beautiful hill stations, holy cities with quaint temples & busy ghats, and world heritage sites- Ajanta & Ellora caves make a perfect & rare combination. Surely, this magical trip will rejuvenate your body as well as your soul.
 
Day 01: MUMBAI: You are welcome in India. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 02: MUMBAI: Visit the highlights of Mumbai (Bombay) covering Prince Of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Mani Bhavan, Dhobi Ghat, colourful bazaar of Crawford, and Afgan Church.

Dhobi Ghat (Open Laundry), Mumbai

 
Day 03: MUMBAI: Morning visit the Gateway Of India. Followed by Half-day trip to Elephanta Caves Island for astonishing ancient sculptures. Rest of the day is at leisure.
   
Day 04: LONAVALA: Proceed to the beautiful hill resort of Lonavala. After some relaxation, visit the oldest & finest examples of Hinyana Buddhist art- Karla & Bhaja Caves.
   
Day 05: LONAVALA: Relax in the lush green surroundings of Lonavala OR set out for mountain biking or hiking.
   
 
Day 06: MATHERAN: Morning proceed to the lovely locale Matheran. The day will be kept free, so as to relax and explore the fabulous surroundings.

Toy Train going up to the lovely locale Matheran

 
Day 07: NASHIK: Drive to Nasik- one of the four sites for the triennial Kumbh Mela. Afternoon city tour includes Sunder Narayan temple, Sita Gupha, and Kala Ram & Kapaleshwar temples.
   
Day 08: SHIRDI: Reach Shirdi by road. Later visit most reputed temple Shri Saibaba's Samadhi temple. The great saint Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi devoted his whole life for the uplift of poor & suffering. He is believed to be an incarnation of lord Shiva.
   
 
Day 09: AURANGABAD: Continue to Aurangabad. Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city includes Dargah, Pan Chakki, and Bibi-ka-Maqbara- also known as 'poor man's Taj Mahal'.

Poor man's Taj Mahal- Bibi ka Maqbara, Aurangabad

 
Day 10: AURANGABAD: Daylong excursion to the world heritage Buddhist caves of Ajanta. These 29 caves, date from around 200 to 650 AD, are famous world over for its paintings.
   
Day 11: AURANGABAD: Morning visit world heritage cave temples of Ellora (date from 6th to 10th century AD). These temples are culmination of Deccan rock-cut architecture. Afternoon drive takes you to Pune- Queen of Deccan.
   
Day 12: PUNE: Morning enjoy city sightseeing. Later proceed to the beautiful hill station of Mahabaleshwar. Arrive and check in your hotel.
   
Day 13: MAHABALESHWAR: Morning free for the pleasant walks and for impressive views from the wooded plateau to the plains below. Afternoon visit splendidly located hill station of Pachgani, famous for its strawberry farms & orchards.
   
Day 14: MUMBAI: Drive to Mumbai in the morning. Arrive & check in your hotel. Time for relax & cherish the wonderful moments of your trip. Late evening you will be transferred to International airport to board the flight back home.
   
Day 15: MUMBAI: Final Departure.

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