Sahyardi Trail of Maharastra
7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
Day 01 :Bhubaneswar-Shirdi
On arrival transfer to hotel. Wash & Change, proceed to Sai Baba Darshan, after Darshan proceed to Shanishignapur on Arrival Darshan of Lord Shiva, after Darshan Back to Shirdi Over Night stay.
Day 02:Shirdi – Aurangabad
Morning after Breakfast drive to Aurangabad. Enroute visit Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple. Proceed for a visit to the Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort and Aurangabad Caves. Ellora Caves: Impressive in their own right is the rock-hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora that lie just 30 km away from Aurangabad city. In all, there are 34 cave temples, 12 Mahayana Buddhist caves (550-750 AD), 17 Hindu caves (600-875 AD) and 5 caves of the Jain faith (800-1000 AD) 22 more caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva, were recently discovered. Kailas Temple (cave16), the central attraction at Ellora, is the most remarkable. Bibi Ka Maqbara : Known, rather unkindly, as the 'Poor Man's Taj', Bibi Ka Maqbara was built by Aurangzeb's son, Prince Azam Shah, in the late 17th century as a tribute to his mother, Rabia-ul-Daurani. It is set amidst landscaped Mughal-style gardens and is quite beautiful, if not as impressive as the Taj Mahal. It is made of marble, sandstone and plaster. Aurangabad Caves: The almost forgotten caves of Aurangabad lie just outside the city. Excavated between the 2nd and 6th century AD, they reflect TANTRIC influences in their iconography and architectural designs. In all there are nine caves which are mainly viharas (monasteries). Overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Day 03:Aurangabad - Ajanta - Aurangabad
Breakfast will be served at the hotel.Proceed for a full day sightseeing with excursion to Ajanta Caves. Ajanta caves: Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyardi hills, 100 km from Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horse- shoe, are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta. The Caves date from the 2nd century BC. Discovered in 1819 by a group of British army officers, these startling achievements took around 600 years to create. Carved with little more than a hammer and chisel, Ajanta, once the retreat of Buddhist monastic orders features several 'chaityas' (chapels) and 'viharas' (monasteries). Return to Aurangabad and overnight will be at Aurangabad.
Day 04: Aurangabad-Nasik
After Break fast proceed to Trimbakeshwar one of the Jyotirlinga, on arrival Darshan of Lord Shiva, after darshan proceed to Anjaneri Lord Hanumajis Birth Place, after darshan Visit to Nasik Local sight seeing which cover panchavati, Kalaram Mandir, Sita Gumpha, Kapaleshwar Temple, Naroshankar Temple, Sundarnarayan Temple, Ram Kund, Tapovan, Muktidham etc. Overnight at Nasik.
Day 05: Extension to Nasik Wine Tour on
Morning at leisure. Post Lunch depart for Zampa vineyards for visit and wine tasting.Later proceed to Sula for winery visit and wine tasting.After Sula winery, proceed to York winery for wine tasting. Enjoy the quiet, quaint and cool evening in nashik walking the rows of vines. See how the most unadulterated and oldest beverage is made. Taste the various wines made from these vineyards. One does not need to be into wine to enjoy this different experience as it involves enjoying the surroundings and the vineyards as much as tasting the wine. Overnight in Nashik.
Day 06: Nasik -Mahabaleswar(360 Kms)
Early morning drive to Mahabaleshwar - a hill station in Satara, Maharashtra, in the Western Ghats range at an altitude of 1,430 metres above sea level. It is popular holiday and honeymoon spot and sacred place for Hindus, The Venna lake is one of the major tourist attractions of Mahabaleshwar, it is surrounded by trees on all sides. A late winter evening boat ride through the slight fog is well appreciated. Mahabaleshwar is also known for the honey and strawberries produced here. One can visit strawberry farms to enjoy the real flavour of the fruit. On arrival transfer & check-in to the Hotel. Evening go for Darshan Lord Mahabaleshwar .
Day 07: Mahabaleswar – On to Panchgani & Pratapgadh
Today morning after breakfast Half day Sightseeing covering Panchgani -one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. The beauty of Panchgani is like a wonder in itself. The whole Panchgani is surrounded by hills and green trees. As this area is surrounded by five hills that's why its name is Panchgani. It offers heart-stopping views of the River Krishna on one side and the coastal plains on the other. Afternoon go for Half day Sightseeing of Pratapgadh, that houses the tomb of Afzalkhan at the toe of the fort. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 07:Mahabaleswar – Lonavala(170 Kms)
Morning after breakfast shall transfer to Lonavala - a hill station in Maharashtra at an altitude of 622 metres above sea level. It is a popular holiday spot during monsoon season. The name Lonavala is derived from the Sanskrit lonavli, which give reference to the many caves like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and Bedsa that are close to Lonavala. On arrival check in to Hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Today morning agter breakfast go for sightseeing of Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan, Tungarli Lake, Lonavala Lake, Valvan Dam, Duke's Nose, Tiger's Leap, Karla Caves, I.N.S. Shivaji, Lohagad Fort, Bhushi Dam and Lion's Point. Also visit Khandala-a hill station in the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra, India, about three kilometres from Lonavala. Khandala is located at one (top) end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat (meaning valley in Marathi) on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. Evening shall transfer to Lonavala Railway station to board Konark Express(Schedule Departure 17.45 hrs.) for your return journey back home.
Tour Includes :
- • Return Train fare on 3 A/C Bhubaneswar-Sainagar/Lonavala – Bhubaneswar
- • 01 Night accommodation in Shirdi
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Aurangabad
- • 01 Night accommodation in Nasik
- • 02 Nights accommodation in Mahabaleswar
- • 01 Night accommodation in Lonavala
- • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by Luxury vehicle
- • Breakfast & Dinner in Hotel
Extra Charges Apply :
- • One Extention night accommodation in Nasik
- • Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- • Tips, Laundry, Room service, Phone Calls
- • Guide fee, camera fee, Soft or Hard drinks, Starters.
- • Medical & Travel insurance