Day 01: Arrival
Welcome in India,
You will be received by Premium India Tour representative at international
airport and assisted to your hotel. In the Hotel you will have a brief
description of your tour and the representative will hand over your documents
regarding the tour, Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Bombay, drive to Gateway
of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight
of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves
houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling which is made of cross
beams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvelous sculptured panels,
set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the
Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer,
the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway
of India, one can have lunch at the Taj Hotel or other several good Restaurants
like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince
of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging
Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight. Note: Elephanta Caves
and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.
Day 03: Mumbai -
Lonavala (118 kms - 4 hours)
you will be leaving for Lonavala, The Ultimate Tourist Destination. After
you get yourself refreshed we have for you a trip in store, which will
cover Karla & Bhaja Caves. Overnight at hotel
Day 04: Lonavala
After breakfast Day
free to explore the beautiful surroundings. Overnight at hotel
Day 05: Lonavala
- Matheran (108 kms- 2 hours)
Morning after breakfast, check out the hotel and proceed to the lovely
locale Matheran. The day will be kept free, so as to relax and explore
the fabulous surroundings. One can visit different viewpoints like Chouk,
Panorama, Garbut Point, Louisa, Echo. After visit drive back to the hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Matheran
- Nasik (100 kms - 2 hours)
Morning after breakfast
check out the hotel and drive to Nasik. On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Afternoon city tour covering Sunder Narayan Temple - Sita Gupta Caves
- Trimbak - Overnight at hotel
Day 07: Nasik -
Shirdi (122 kms - 2 hours)
Today morning after
breakfast check out the hotel and drive to Shirdi. On arrival check in
into hotel. Move towards most reputed temple in Shirdi. "The Temple of
Sai Baba of Shirdi". Spend your day at the sacred atmosphere of Shirdi.
Roam around in the spiritual atmosphere. Overnight hotel.
Day 08: Shirdi -
Aurangabad (130 kms - 4 hours)
In the morning, after
breakfast you will be driven to Aurangabad. on arrival transfer to the
hotel, Aurangabad is the is the most elaborate vase temples of India,
although Buddhist monks began excavating in the seventh century, the site
grew to include Hindu and Jain temples as the Buddhist faith waned in
popularity towards the end of the seventh century. There are 34 caves
- 12 Buddhist (Ad 600-800) 17 Hindu (around AD 900) and they are numbered
in that order as you progress from south to North. After relaxation visit
Daulatabad Fort. Originally the mountainous Deogiri fortress, it was an
old Hindu stronghold, finally captured and plundered by deceit in the
13th century, later visit Bibi ka Maqbara, It is the tomb of Begum Rabia
Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangzeb. Due to its similar design, it is popularly
known as the mini Taj of the Deccan. Followed by visit Panchakki, an intriguing
water mill, the Panchakki is famous for its underground water channel
which traverses more than 8 kms to its source away in the mountains. Later
return to the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 09: Aurangabad
- Ajanta (105 kms - 1 ½ hours)
After breakfast, excursion to the famous Ajanta caves. Ajanta is one of
the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as the
World Heritage Site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by
a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group
of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts
the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. Ajanta’s
wondrous cave temples are cut into the rocky sides of a dramatic crescent-shaped
gorge, at the head of which is a waterfall that drops over the mountain
rim in a series of seven steps to a pool far below –deep inside the mountain
are the Buddhist chaitya – vihara prayer and monastery caves. They cover
a span of 800 years where under the royal patronage of ruling dynasties,
professional artists helped Buddhist monks to create magnificent murals
narrating the story of Buddha in his cycle of incarnations, while simultaneously
creating a painted record of the panorama of life in ancient India. Etched
and painted in mineral dyes, the paintings have a languorous stylized
beauty and magical eloquence. After visiting Ajanta Caves drive back to
Aurangabad. Return to Aurangabad for overnight.
Day 10: Aurangabad
- Ellora - Pune (226 kms - 6 hours)
After breakfast take
a sight seeing tour of Ellora, one of the highly visited World heritage
sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive
uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD.
The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism.
A particular interest are the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa
Temple, the Buddhist Vishvakarma Chaitya and Vihara, the famous Jain cave
number 32 famous for a magnificent Yakshi statue and ceiling paintings.
It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related
to Lord Shiva. Return to the Aurangabad for checkout and drive to Pune.
On arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in the hotel in Pune.
Note: The Ajanta Caves are closed to public on all Monday and Ellora caves
Day 11: Pune – Mahabaleswar
After breakfast take
a half-day city tour, and then continue your drive to Mahableshwar. On
arrival check transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 12: Mahabaleswar
Today morning, after breakfast you will visit this beautiful hill station.
It has pleasant walks & good lookouts, and the area has interesting historical
connections with Shivaji. Afternoon you have an opportunity to go to Panchgani.
It is also a popular hill station and splendidly located. Overnight at
Day 13: Mahableshwar
- Mumbai (345 kms - 6/7 hours)
Today, early morning
you will be driven to Mumbai. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After
getting refreshed, you will be free to relax in the hotel. Overnight at
Day 14: Mumbai –
Today after breakfast
you can take a visit to the city life of Western Suburan visiting Iscon
Temple and shopping at the big malls like Shoppers Stop, In Style, West
End. If you are staying at South Mumbai, you can visit to Gateway of India,
Marine drive also known as queens necklace in the night, Mahalaxmi Temple
and for shopping visit to Cross Road, Phoenix Mill- Bombay Bazaar. In
time transfer to international airport to board the schedule flight back