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Mystical Maharashtra and Central India Odyssey

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Duration

11 Nights / 12 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8 people

Languages

English

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the heart of India with our “Mystical Maharashtra and Central India Odyssey” tour. Explore the rich tapestry of heritage, spirituality, and culture as you visit Mumbai’s bustling streets, the ancient caves of Ajanta and Ellora, and the historic treasures of Aurangabad. Traverse through the enchanting landscapes of Nashik, Burhanpur, Maheshwar, and more, discovering hidden gems and sacred sites along the way. This immersive expedition promises an unforgettable adventure filled with archaeological wonders, architectural marvels, and the timeless allure of Central India.

Highlights

  • Explore the vibrant city of Mumbai, including iconic landmarks like CST and Dhobhi Ghat.
  • Visit the ancient temples and forts of Nashik, including Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and Brahmagiri Fort.
  • Discover the rich historical heritage of Aurangabad, with visits to Ellora Caves, Grishneshwar Temple, and Daulatabad Fort.
  • Explore the archaeological wonders of Ajanta Caves and the historic town of Burhanpur.
  • Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural treasures of Maheshwar, Indore, and Bhopal, including Bhimbetka rock shelters and Sanchi's Buddhist stupas.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 42.4%
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 44.7%
3 Discount on 4-person group 4 4 53.1%
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 52.3%
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 57.2%
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 56.1%
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 60.9%

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Upon your arrival at Mumbai Airport, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to your hotel (hotel check-in/out time is 12 pm). After check-in, you have the rest of the day free to relax and acclimate to the vibrant atmosphere of Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast at the hotel, your day begins with an excursion to the mesmerizing Elephant Caves (please note that they are closed on Mondays). In the afternoon, explore the bustling city of Mumbai with visits to iconic landmarks like CST (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus), CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya), Mani Bhawan, and the famous Dhobhi Ghat. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 3: Mumbai - Nashik (170kms)

Following breakfast at the hotel, you'll embark on a scenic drive to Nashik. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel. Later in the day, enjoy an excursion to Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Brahmagiri Fort, and Gangadwar. Rest comfortably overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Nashik - Aurangabad (170kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, your Nashik exploration continues with visits to the Panchavati temple complex, Ram Kund, Kalaram Temple, and Sita Gufaa. Following your morning activities, proceed to Aurangabad via a stop at the revered Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. Upon reaching Aurangabad, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 5: Aurangabad

Begin your day with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before embarking on an enriching journey to Ellora Caves, an archaeological wonder boasting 34 monasteries and temples dating back to 600 to 1000 AD. Your sightseeing continues with visits to Grishneshwar Temple and Daulatabad Fort. Later in the day, explore Aurangabad's historical gems, including Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 6: Aurangabad - Burhanpur (220kms)

After enjoying a wholesome breakfast at the hotel, you'll depart for Burhanpur. En route, pay a visit to the Ajanta Caves, which house 30 rock-cut caves dating back to the 2nd century BCE. Continue your scenic drive to Burhanpur, where you'll check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 7: Burhanpur - Maheshwar (175kms)

Following breakfast at the hotel, explore Burhanpur's rich heritage with visits to the Badshahi Qila, Dargah-e-Hakimi, and Jama Masjid. Your journey continues to the enchanting town of Maheshwar via a stop at the historic Asirgarh Fort. En route, visit the Omkareshwar Temples. Upon arrival in Maheshwar, check in at your hotel and relax for the night.

Day 8: Maheshwar – Indore (125kms)

After breakfast at the hotel, discover Maheshwar's charm with visits to the Fort of Maheshwar, Rajwada Palace, and Rajrajeshwar Temple. Later, embark on a drive to Indore via a visit to Mandu, an ancient fort city surrounded by stone walls and dotted with gateways. Upon reaching Indore, check in at your hotel for a restful night.

Day 9: Indore - Bhopal (255kms)

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before departing for Bhopal. En route, visit the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain. Upon arrival in Bhopal, check in at your hotel and unwind for the night.

Day 10: Bhopal

After breakfast at the hotel, embark on an excursion to the Bhimbetka rock shelters, an archaeological site dating back to the Paleolithic age, inhabited by Homo erectus more than 100,000 years ago. Continue to the Bhoj Shiva Temple and enjoy a boat safari at Bhoj Wetland. In the afternoon, explore Bhopal's landmarks, including Jama Masjid, Moti Masjid, Taj ul Masjid, and the arts center in Bharat Bhawan. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.

Day 11: Bhopal

Following breakfast at the hotel, embark on an excursion to Sanchi, known for its Buddhist stupas, monasteries, temples, pillars, and Udayagiri Caves. Return to Bhopal, where you'll spend your final night.

Day 12: Bhopal - Departure

After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, check out and, as per your flight schedule, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Included/Excluded

  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 11 Nights' accommodation in 5-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • Private air-conditioned deluxe car for airport transfer, sightseeing and excursion as per program.
  • English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
  • Monuments entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Bhopal - Mumbai flight fare approx INR 6,500 per person in economy class.
  • Camera charges at monuments.
  • Meals other than mentioned in day plan.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location

FAQs

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5-Star Hotels Used or Similar
Mumbai - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central
Nashik - The Gateway Hotel Ambad/ Beyond By Sula
Aurangabad - WelcomHotel Rama International/ Lemon Tree Hotel
Burhanpur - Hotel Grand Shivam/ MPT Tapti Retreat
Maheshwar - Ahilya Fort
Indore - Indore Marriott Hotel/ Sheraton Grand Palace
Bhopal - Jehan Numa Palace/ Courtyard by Marriott

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