The city of dreams, Mumbai is one destination which takes you to another world which presents a blend of a traditional ambiance and urban lifestyle. The place has a unique energetic charm which promises to sway away the heart of every traveler. On reaching Mumbai railway station/ airport, meet our ihpl representative who will help you take a transfer to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and freshen up. Later, step out to enjoy sightseeing around this beautiful place. You can begin by visiting Shree Siddhivinayak Temple to seek the blessings of Lord Ganesha. After this, visit the Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Colaba Market and Prince of Wales Museum. Return to the hotel after this long day of sightseeing and have a comfortable overnight stay.
After breakfast, embark on a half day excursion to Elephanta caves. These caves are located on an island that is a few miles away from the Gateway. These caves can be reached by ferry from the Gateway of India. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. In the afternoon board a cruise back to Gateway of India, after lunch pay a visit to Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Parliament House and Jain Temple. Return to the hotel in the evening for an overnight stay.
Post breakfast, leave for Nashik the city located on the banks of river Godavari. As you reach Nashik, transfer to one of our listed hotels. Later in the day, head on a sightseeing tour of Nashik. The major destinations to visit include the Ramkund, Muktidham temple, Coin Museum, Someshwar temple and the Artillery center. Then visit the famous Pandavleni caves. These are a group of twenty four caves of which cave number 3 and 10 are spectacular. The other temples of note are the Kalaram Mandir, the Goraram Mandir and the Rameshwar or Bell temple. Attend the prayer ceremonies at the Trimbakeshwar temple. Later in the day visit the Kushavarta, the place from where the holy river Godavari takes its course. A dip in this sacred river wipes off the sins, is the belief of people. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.
Begin your morning with a visit to Trimbakeshwar Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple is a famous attraction and a number of devotees visit every year. Later, return back to the hotel for breakfast and then leave for Grishneshwar Temple which is 110 kms from Trimbakeshwar.
After a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Shirdi to visit the holy temple of Shirdi Sai Baba. Shirdi Sai temple is a beautiful shrine that was built over the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba. As you reach, Shirdi check-in at one of our listed hotels. After resting for a while, head on to visit the major tourist attraction of Shirdi including the Sai Baba’s Samadhi Mandir and the Dwarkamai Mosque. The Sai Baba’s Samadhi Mandir is the place where the sacred body of Baba is resting in Samadhi. The Dwarkamai Mosque is the place where Lord Sai Baba stayed till the very end of his life. Overnight stay at Shirdi.
Start your day with an early breakfast, drive straight to Aurangabad. On the way to Aurangabad one can stop at Dhule for Lunch. Post lunch, resume the drive to Aurangabad. As you reach Aurangabad, check-in at one of our hotels. In the evening take a leisurely walk to explore the surroundings. Spend night at the hotel in Aurangabad
Take a full day tour to world-renowned Ellora Caves. During your visit, you will explore a total of 34 cave temples, which can be segregated further. 12 caves are of Mahayana Buddhist, 17 caves are dedicated to Hinduism as well as 5 are dedicated to Jainism.visit Grishneshwar temple.
Grishneshwar Jyotilingas which is also home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. The temple here is architecturally beautiful which is likely to leave you spellbound. You not only get to explore the ancient architecture but also take back a lot of knowledge. Return to the hotel for dinner and have a comfortable stay at night. Overnight stay in the hotel.
Drive early in the morning to Ajanta, 102 kms from Aurangabad. Reach and check into a hotel. After lunch take half-day trip to Ajanta Caves - the first Buddhist cave monuments of 1st and 2nd centuries BC. Stay overnight at hotel
Next morning after breakfast, leave to visit the Ajanta caves, noted for their paintings. All paintings show a heavy religious influence and centered around the Buddha, Bodhisattvas, incidents from the life of Buddha and the Jatakas. After the visit, drive towards Pune. On reaching Pune, check-in at one of our listed hotels. Night at the hotel
This morning, you take a transfer to your next destination, Bhimashankar. Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga is known to have one of the 12 highly sacred Jyotirlingas in India. The star attraction of this place is the sacred Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga which is considered to be one of holiest Jyotirlinga out of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Shiva’s. The temple is set amid the backdrop of greenery
Today morning, post breakfast set off to explore 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. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay at the hotel.
For the next 2 days, explore all the tourism aspects of Goa, popular as a honeymoon spot. Enjoy a fine blend of sand and surf, bask in the glory of sun, gorge upon the lip-smacking seafood, indulge in the adventure water sports and feel the thrill of night beach parties. The beaches you will visit include Baga Beach, Anjuna Beach, Miramar Beach front, Dona Paula Seashore, Benaulim Seaside, Chapora Seaside and Vagator Seaside.
Post breakfast in the morning, venture out of your hotel to enjoy the lifestyle in Goa. Enjoy playing volleyball on the beach followed by cruise ride on the Mandovi river. Besides, you can indulge in a host of water sports such as speed-boating, windsurfing, scuba diving and para-sailing. Stay overnight in the hotel.