MaharashtraHighlights

  • Nehru Planetarium and Science Centre
  • Elephanta Caves
  • Ajanta Caves

DAY 1

Arrival in Mumbai

Arrive early morning in Mumbai and check into your hotel. Later visit Nehru Planetarium and Nehru Science Center.

Post lunch ,visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay followed by drive on Sea Link .

Overnight at the hotel.

Nehru Science Center –  First conceived as a Science & Technology Museum in late sixties, took final shape as India’s largest interactive science center, to match the world trends in such public institutions.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay – Formerly Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is the main museum in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The museum houses approximately 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections: Art, Archaeology and Natural History.

DAY 2

Elephanta Caves excursion and local sightseeing

Post early breakfast, visit Gharapuri Caves (Elephanta). Post lunch visit Mani Bhavan and take a Herritage walk in the evening.

Overnight at the hotel.

Elephanta Caves – These are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, or Gharapuri (literally “the city of caves”) in Mumbai Harbour. The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two groups of caves – the first is a large group of five Hindu caves, the second, a smaller group of two Buddhist caves.

DAY 3

Mumbai to Aurangabad

Post breakfast, check out & drive to Aurangabad. On arrival check into the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Aurangabad – Named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, the city is a tourism hub, surrounded by many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

DAY 4

 Ajanta Caves Excursion

Today visit Ajanta Caves. It’s a full day excursion. Overnight at the hotel. We will learn about a UNESCO World Heritage Site which relates to rich history of India.

Ajanta Caves – Located in Aurangabad, these  are  about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments which date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or 650 CE. The caves include paintings and sculptures described by the government Archaeological Survey of India as “the finest surviving examples of Indian art, particularly painting”, which are masterpieces of Buddhist religious art, with figures of the Buddha and depictions of the Jataka tales.

Mani Bhavan – The place acted as the focal point of Gandhi’s political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. The mansion belonged to Ravishankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, Gandhi’s friend and host in Mumbai during that period and currently is a Museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi

DAY 5

Excursion to Lonar Crater

Today enjoy an excursion to Lonar Crater.

Overnight at the hotel.

Lonar Lake – It is a saline soda lake located at Lonar, which was created by a meteor impact. It is the largest and only hyper velocity impact crater in basaltic rock, anywhere found on earth. This lake, which lies in a basalt impact structure, is both saline and alkaline in nature.

DAY 6

Departure

Today, depart towards the departure city with happy memories.