Morning cruise across the Mumbai harbour to the Elephanta Island (9 kms) to see huge rock cut temple there. Afternoon city tour with visiting museum, Gate way of India, Hanging Garden, Tower of Silence, Dhobhi Ghats, Mani Bhawan etc. Overnight at hotel.
Morning connect train for Aurangabad by train # 7617 Tapovan Express dep. 06 :10 hrs / arr. 13 :15 hrs. Check Into hotel. Afternoon city tour visiting Aurangabad Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Bibi Ka Muqbara. Overnight at the hotel.
Morning excursion to Ajanta Caves. AJANTA is world's greatest historical monument recognized by UNESCO. There are 30 caves in Ajanta of which 9, 10, 19, 26 and 29 are chaitya-grihas and the rest are monasteries. These caves were discovered in AD 1819 and were built up in the earlier 2nd century BC-AD. Most of the paintings in Ajanta are right from 2nd century BC-AD and some of them about the fifth century AD and continued for the next two centuries. All paintings shows heavy religious influence and centre around Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. The paintings are executed on a ground of mud-plaster in the tempera technique. Drive back to hotel for overnight stay.
These Hindu caves were constructed between 500 CE and 1000 CE and represent a different style of creative vision and execution skills. Some were of such complexity that they required several generations of planning and coordination to complete. The early caves (caves 17-29) were constructed during the Kalachuri period, while the caves 15 and 16 were constructed during Rashtrakuta period. Evening transfer to railway station to connect train# 7063 Ajanta Express dep. 20 40 Hrs. Overnight on board
Arrive Securandabad Junction at 09 :10 hrs. Received at the railway station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour to the city takes you to Salarjung Museum, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Laad Bazaar and Hussain Sagar Lake. Overnight at hotel in Hyderabad.
Morning excursion to Golconda Fort. Later leave for Bidar (140 kms/3hrs). At Bidar visit with Rangin Mahal, Sola Kamabah Masjid, Gagan Mahal, Madrasa of Mahamud Gawan. Proceed drive to Gulbaraga (110 kms/2hrs). Overnight at Gulbarga.
Morning tour of Gulbaraga a unique synthesis of two cultures. Start your tour with Fort, inside the fort is Jamma Masjid, Khawaja Bande Nawaz and Dargarh Library. Later drive to Bijapur (150 kms/3 hrs). Overnight at Bijapur.Bhutanatha Lake - Badami
The capital of the early Chaulkyas, Badami is picturesquely situated at the mouth of a ravine between two rocky hills. Badami is famous for it's four cave temples. Leave for Hospet (240 kms/6hrs) and en-route stop at Pattadakal situated on the bank of the Malarapbha river and has ten major temples representing early Chalukyan architecture. Overnight at Hospet.
Morning City sightseeing tour of Old Goa including Panaji is the capital of Goa and most Happening City. Mapusa Bazaar is considered as the oldest weekly fair on the Konkan Coast. Shri Mangesh Temple in Madgoa is the most sacred place for the Goanese Hindus. Shri Shanta Durga Temple is dedicated to Goddess of peace, Shanteri. Shri Ramanath Temple is a part of Shri Ramanath Panchayatan, a temple complex at Ponda.