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Glory of Maharashtra Tours

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The beautiful state of Maharashtra is one of the largest states in the country known for its agriculture specialty, vibrant cities and beaches. There is a lot more to explore in the beautiful state. Tarkarli, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Murud Janijira, Tikuji-Ni-Wadi, Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Siddhivinayak Temple and , Trimbakeshwar Shiva Temple are some wonderful tourist places to explore in Maharashtra. Not forget to mention some wonderful hill stations and beaches that you will be visiting during your Glory of Maharashtra tours.

Make Your Vacations is well aware of the glory of the state and keeping the same in mind it has come up with Glory of Maharashtra tours. There is a lot more that you will explore during your Glory of Maharashtra tours. Our tour packages are planned keeping in mind your budget and timing. Our mentioned below day to day tour itinerary will be very helpful for you to set your timings and number of people to enjoy your tour.

Tour Duration : (06 NIGHTS / 07s DAYS)
Places to Visit : Mumbai – Aurangabad - Ellora / Ajanta

Day 01 : Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai Airport our representative meet and transfer to the hotel, day free for relax. Overnight stay hotel.

Day 02 : Mumbai
After breakfast leave for sightseeing tour of Mumbai, 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; Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens, Return back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Note : Elephanta Caves and Prince of Wales museum are closed on every Monday.

Day 03 : Mumbai – Aurangabad (By Air)
After morning breakfast check out of the hotel and drive to the Airport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival, transfer into hotel. After relaxation visit to Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia Durrani, the Queen of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument rises majestically in an intentional bid to copy and rival the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and Panchakki - An engineering feat of the time is the Panchakki, or the water mill built by Malik Ambar in 1695. The water, channeled from a spring on a distant hill was used to power the flourmill and grind grain for the pilgrims. Rest of the evening is free to enjoy city atmosphere. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Aurangabad – Ellora (30 kms: ½ hr)
After morning breakfast take a sightseeing 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. After visit return to the Aurangabad for overnight stay.

Note : The Ajanta Caves are closed to public on all Monday and Ellora caves on Tuesday.

Day 05 : Aurangabad – Ajanta (105 kms: 2 hrs)
After morning breakfast leave for excursion to 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 visit return to the Aurangabad for overnight stay.

Day 06 : Aurangabad – Mumbai (By Air)
After breakfast, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport to board flight for Mumbai. On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is free for shopping in the local markets of Mumbai. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 07 : Mumbai drop
After breakfast morning is free for individual activities. Later transfer to the airport to board the flight for onward destination.

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