Our representative will meet & greet you at arrival Hall of airport and transfer to your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, full day excursion of Mumbai visiting Gateway of India. Here you will board on boat for an excursion to Elephanta Cave. A rock elephant on the courtyard at the mouth of one of the caves welcomes the visitors. The island was christened Elephanta by the Portuguese because of this elephant. The caves are adorned with huge larger than life sculptures depicting Hindu mythological figures.
Afternoon city tour includes visit to Prince of Wales Museum magnificent heritage building built in 1909 is an exquisite example of the Indo-Saracenic architecture. The Museum is expanded into various sections, including the Maritime Heritage gallery, the first of its kind in India. Watch washer men in action at “Dhobighats”– the unique and colourful out door laundry. Later drive to the Malabar hill to visit lovely Hanging Gardens and Kamla Nehru Park which commands a wonderful view of Mumbai and the Arabian Sea spread out before.
Overnight at Mumbai.
Note: The Elephanta Caves will be closed on Mondays.
After breakfast, full day excursion Kanheri caves are a group of rock – cut ancient caves located in Borivali in Mumbai. Enroute we will pass green forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The caves are located deep inside about 6 km from the entrance of national Park.
Kanheri caves have a great influence of Buddhism religion and they display the Buddhist angle on the art and culture of India. The word Kanheri is occurred from the Sanskrit word Krishnagiri which means Black Mountain. These caves were created by chiselling a massive basalt rock dated from 1st century BC to 10th Century BC. Here around 109 caves carved from the basalt rock. The hall of the caves contains the Stupa, which is a Buddhist Shrine.Afternoon back to hotel. Rest day free for relax or visit local shops & emporium.
Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast, transfer to domestic airport to connect flight for Aurangabad. Assistance on arriva and transfer to hotel.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Ellora Caves (30 km / approx. 1 hour drive). The Ellora caves, 34 in number, are carved into the sides of a basaltic hill, 30 km from Aurangabad. The finest specimens of Buddhist cave – temple architecture, they house elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors. Afternoon back and check in at hotel. Later visit Bibi Ka Maqbara, Panchakki and other famous tourist places.
Overnight stay at Aurangabad.
Note: Ellora Caves closed on Tuesdays.
After breakfast, full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (110 km / approx 3 hours drive). Ajanta cave shrines cut out of rock, by hand, and rank amongst some of the most outstanding specimens of ancient Buddhism Indian architectural heritage. The 29 caves were built as secluded retreats of the Buddhist monks, who taught and performed rituals in the Chaityas and Viharas, the ancient seats of learning, and nerve – centers of the Buddhist cultural movement.
Later in time transfer to airport to connect flight for Mumbai. Assistance on arrival at Mumbai airport and transfer to hotel.
Overnight stay at Mumbai.
Note: Ajanta Caves closed on Mondays.
breakfast at hotel. In time transfer to airport for connect your flight to onward destination.
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|Cities||3*** hotels||4**** hotels||5***** hotels|
|Mumbai (04 nights)||Juhu Plaza||Fariyas Hotel||The Lalit Mumbai|
|Aurangabad (1 night)||Grand Kailash||Hotel Lemon Tree||Hotel Lemon Tree|
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