Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT MUMBAI
Hola! Welcome to the capital of Maharashtra. Our representatives will receive you at the airport, head towards your majestic abode of the night while grooving to the Bollywood beats in the background.
Just amplify your excitement because India is going to be a blast.
Day 2 : MUMBAI
Visiting Century Elephanta Cave Island, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum and Mani Bhawan
Century Elephanta Cave Island
Usher onto the land of dripping beauty!
Set sails for a boat cruise to witness the collection of 5th-Century cave temples. These monolithic stone-cut marvels are the unrivaled charms of Mumbai. So, come here to taste the theological blend of this UNESCO World Heritage site. You will certainly spot the deeper roots of Hinduism and Buddhism here.
So, excavate hidden secrets of these caves with the help of the scriptures and myths.
Gateway of India
Gateway of India will be your window to happiness on your trip to Maharashtra. You will turn into a complete shutterbug even by the glimpse of this magnanimous arch. This twentieth-century Mughal structure is one of its kind and gives the bird-eye view of the Arabian Sea. This is a complete travel turn-on, you guys. So, take all its privileges.
The Prince of Wales Museum
Witness 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history at the Indo-Saracenic style structure on your trip to Maharashtra. Enjoy your day with the past at one of the best museums in India and take pleasure in drenching into its glory. In addition to beauty, there is also a lush green Victoria garden at the entrance.
Expecting beautiful historical pieces? Trust us, you’ll get loads of them here.
Travel to the tree-lined street to visit the Mumbai home of Mahatma Gandhi. Get to know him closely and take a walk into his bedroom (which is kept in its original state for ages now). Treat yourself with the stories of Gandhi and view his life in a timeline (which are beautifully depicted by dolls in glass boxes and paintings). Isn’t it the easiest way to learn history?
Day 3 : MUMBAI to LONAVALA
Get on the road to travel to Lonavala, a perfect hill station covered in different shades of green. You will indeed lose yourself in its beauty just 96 km after.
Day 4 : LONAVALA
The twin hill station, Lonavala, and Khandala are chests of many natural and man-made treasures. Its mesmerizing viewpoints are a must to visit. The emerald carpets and tiered waterfalls here oozes the perfect feel of placidity. So go, enjoy friends. You can thank us later.
Moreover, stay here overnight to take in all its vibes.
Day 5 : LONAVALA to MATHERAN
Get back to the road again for a visit to Matheran, a hill station with over 300 hundred lookouts over the Western Ghats and plains. The viewpoints here just showers nature’s ecstasy in the purest form. You will certainly fall for its 180-degree view of the sun peeking from the hills nearby. Traveling 53 km with nature’s bliss to explore many more, well, that’s a win-win situation, right?
Furthermore, proceed to your cozy bed at the hotel here. The chilling surprises of this town will make some beautiful memories.
Day 6 : MATHERAN to NASHIK
Visiting Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga, Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Pandavleni Caves, and Ram Kund
The road trip to Nashik (166 km away from Matheran) is full of spiritual richness. We don’t want to deprive you of its pleasures. So, bash into its charms with the numerous stopover on your trip to Maharashtra.
Amidst dense forests and a natural park lies an angelic shrine that awaits your visit. There is beauty in everything here, be it the background score of prayers or the beautiful panoramic view from the temple. The deity here is part human and part animal. Well, isn’t that just wow?
Get ready to forget your traveling blues because you are about to get starstruck.
Live the supreme part less reality of the Trimbakeshwar temple where Lord Shiva partly appears. This temple is an abode to the most powerful trinity of the Hindu religion. You will find the Linga (Stone believed to be Lord Shiva) bejeweled and all decked up to meet the devotees. Lend an ear to the legend of this temple, there is no way you will not connect to them instantly.
Pandav Leni Cave
Climb 200 steps to land onto 25 stunning caves that will leave you in awe within seconds. Here you will be able to spot caves carved between 1st and 3rd century. Learning and spectating how each ruler of Nashik carved a piece of their personalities on the caves will just astonish you.
You’ll come across many lodge idols of Buddha and Bodhisattva here. We hope you find your fair share of peace too.
Let serenity knock your doors on a trip to Maharashtra. Take a holy dip in the placid waters of the estate to pay homage to the Hindu Gods and Goddess. Learn some local rituals and take in the positivity on your peaceful time at the Ghat. So, let the ringing bells do the magic for you at this spiritual paradise.
Bonus: A visit to the vineyard (If time permits)
Turn your theist mode on because you will stay here overnight in the company of enchantments.
Day 7 : NASHIK to SHIRDI enroute SHANI SHINGNAPUR
Visiting Shani Shingnapur temple en route to Sai Baba temple.
Shani Shingnapur Temple
Visit the deity associated with Saturn at the village with no doors. Your visit here will make you acquainted with the living deity of this village (The villagers believe the deity still resides here). The stories of the deity emerging from Earth are something that ornaments the ambiance of this place. No doubt, the homely vibes will catch hold of you and make you never want to leave.
Sai Baba temple, Shirdi
A trip to Maharashtra brings you to the home of the revered spiritual leader. Your dreams will turn into reality if you wish upon this temple with all your heart. Give your spiritual being a chance to bloom under the patronage of the teachings of this temple. Watch the devotees go head over heels for one glance of their deity.
Undoubtedly, this temple will leave you mesmerized and you will not get enough of it one go. So, stay here overnight.
Day 8 : SHIRDI to AURANGABAD
Fasten your seatbelt for another 109 km run to the city of historical monuments on your trip to Maharashtra. On the way to this city of gates, you will get the perks of visiting another Jyotirlinga for you to earn some extra brownie points on your spiritual hunt.
Sri Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga
This last Jyotirlinga cannot be missed on your venture to trace spiritual India. This Jyotirlinga is known to resurrect every time it is destroyed. There are some local Hindu traditions that involve entering the deep chambers of this temple. If you want to dive into its divinity pool then try following these customs yourself.
Day 9 : AURANGABAD
Visiting the Ajanta Caves
Get ready for the twist and turns involved in visiting the beautiful valley of Sahyadri hills which is approximately 107 Km away from Aurangabad. This living paragon of initial Buddhist architecture sculptures and cave paintings will definitely awestruck you.
Follow the aurora of religion to reach to the very famous Chaitya or the halls of prayers and many other alluring monasteries dedicated to Lord Buddha. Enjoy the events of his life by just looking at the ceiling. How simple, isn’t it?
Still craving for more? Well, then the tales of Jatakas (The previous incarnation of Buddha) will be the right direction for you to move.
Day 10 : AURANGABAD
Visiting Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort, and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara
Ellora caves are carved to perfection and you will find that on your trip to Maharashtra. This 5th century to 11th century AD structure houses many Buddhist prayer halls, monasteries, Hindu, and Jain temples. Are you ready for the plethora of emotions to ride along with you on your trip to 100 different caves?
Witness the largest rock-cut-monastery-temple which features the artwork of various religions and dates back to the forgotten times.
Its pure bliss, you guys. There is no way you will want to miss that!
Make most of your afternoon on your trip to Maharashtra by visiting another epitome of love on the Indian peninsula. Come to visit the Taj of the Deccan, it will send you back to the Mughal times for sure. The lush green Charbagh in the foregrounds very well compliments this white mausoleum which was intended to rival Taj Mahal.
Are you ready to get driven by its beauty?
If there are lofty forts on your bucket list, then tick them with golden ink. Why? Well, because this hill fortress will make sure you are treated like a royalty and fulfill all your expedition desires. This lofty fort stands on a conical hill which looks a tortoise back and certainly calls out for some breathtaking views. Can you lap up to its pleasures?
Day 11 : AURANGABAD to MUMBAI
After having your last Indian morning meal, you will be escorted to the Aurangabad airport to embark the flight to Mumbai. Our representative will be there to receive you and safely transfer you to the hotel.
It’s your last night in India! So, make the most out of by either enjoying Mumbai’s bright nightlife or by just taking leisure walks by the sea.
Day 12 : DEPARTURE
It’s time to bid adieu! Let our representatives transfer you to the airport to board the onward flight on time. It was a pleasure to have you and we wish to see you again sometime.