Mumbai & Three Jyotirlinga Temples in Maharashtra
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Duration - 8 days
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Three Jyotirlinga Temples in Maharashtra tour will begin in Mumbai. Visit the commercial capital of India & drive to Nasik the land of ancient hindu temple & a Jyotirlinga. Next drive to Aurangabad via visiting Shirdi Saibaba temple. While in Aurangabad visit Ellora Caves & Grishneshwar jy
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Mumbai & Three Jyotirlinga Temples in Maharashtra
Three Jyotirlinga Temples in Maharashtra tour will begin in Mumbai. Visit the commercial capital of India & drive to Nasik the land of ancient hindu temple & a Jyotirlinga. Next drive to Aurangabad via visiting Shirdi Saibaba temple. While in Aurangabad visit Ellora Caves & Grishneshwar jyotirlinga. Further drive to visit Bhimashankar a Jyotirlinga Temple in the laps of Sahyadri Hills. You will also visit the Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves in Lonavala while driving back to Mumbai.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 7 Nights accommodation in 4* hotels.
- Daily breakfast & meal as per day plan (B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner)
- 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.
- Any flight tickets.
- 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.
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Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival at Mumbai airport assistance & transfer to hotel (check in/out time 12pm). Mumbai is disciplined by no time frame neither day nor night. Dazzling shopping arcades, exciting sport activity, nightclubs & discotheques, theatre, music & gourmet restaurants offers visitors a heady mix of all this and more. Rest time free for personal activities. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai (B)
City tour of Mumbai. Drive via Marine Drive one of the most beautifully laid boulevards in the city to reach Gateway of India. Board a ferry from here to reach Elephanta Caves (Monday closed). A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where caves are located. Afterwards cruise back to Gateway of India and then city tour. Drive pass CST & Parliament House. Visit Dhobhi Ghat to see the city famous open air laundry in action. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalay, a grade I Heritage Building of the city counted amongst one of the most prominent museums of India. The complex exhibits a myriad collection of ancient artefacts, artwork and sculptors of the country which give a unique insight into our past. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Nashik (170kms) (B)
Drive to Nashik check in at hotel.
Excursion to visit Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlingas Temple, constructed by the third Peshwa Balaji Bajirao (1740-1760) at the site of an even older temple at the foot of the Brahmagiri Hill, flanked by the hills of Nilagiri and Kalagiri. Made entirely of black stone, it is a beautiful pilgrimage center for Hindus, dedicated to Lord Shiva. River Godavari originates from Kusavarta, a pond within the temple premises. While you are here, you can also explore the impressive Brahmagiri Fort, and Gangadwar, located in close vicinity to the temple. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Nashik - Aurangabad (170kms) (B)
Nashik the ancient holy city is known for its links to Ramayana the epic poem. Visit Panchavati Temple complex on the bank of Godavari River which include Ram Kund where Lord Rama believed to have bathed in water tank. Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir an ancient shrine to Lord Rama, and Sita Gufaa caves. Also visit Sundarnarayan Temple, ISKCON Temple & millennium old Pandavleni Caves.
Later drive to Aurangabad via visiting Shirdi known as home of revered spiritual leader Sai Baba. The Samadhi Mandir shrine has an ornate marble statue of Sai Baba, alongside his tomb. Close by are Dwarkamai, a mosque where Sai Baba once lived, and tree-lined Lendi Garden.
Arrive Aurangabad check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Aurangabad (B)
Excursion to visit the Ellora Caves (Tuesday closed), a UNESCO World Heritage Site from about 200 BC. to 650 AD. There are 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions Buddhism, Hinduism & Jainism. Grishneshwar Temple one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. On way back visit Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. Later visit Bibi ka Maqbara built in 1678 is a sons loving tribute to his mother, Panchakki which discharged water on the wheel to power the flourmill and grind grain for the pilgrims & Aurangabad Caves artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th & 7th century. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Aurangabad - Bhimashankar (280kms) (B)
Drive to Bhimashankar check in at hotel.
Later visit Bhimashankar Temple one of 12 Jyotirlinga located away from the tumult of city in the laps of Sahyadri Hills. The modest yet graceful temple dates back to the 13th century and is ornated with Buddha cravings as well. The holy shrine of Bhimashankar is a work of Naga style of architecture. The temple brilliantly showcases the intelligent work of Vishwakarma sculptors of ancient times. Situated atop the hills, the place is perfect for all nature lovers and trekkers. The forest nearby is said to be a treasure of medicinal herbs. The site is highly picturesque and gives mind-boggling views of the nearby locations. The graceful temple dates back to the 13th century Naga style of architecture.
Optionally enjoy trekking or driving safari in Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary a densely forested area spread over an area of 120 sq km on the Western Ghats, Sahyadri Ranges. The place is mainly famous for being a home to many endemic animal and bird species including the Indian Giant Squirrel. It is so rich in flora and fauna that it is considered to be one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world. The reserve is also known for being the home of 14 sacred groves which are said to be thousands of years old and responsible for the origin of many species. Trek through the well-marked and safe routes within the dense forests, taking in the sheer beauty of nature and experiencing it from close quarters. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Bhimashankar - Mumbai (200kms) (B)
Drive to Mumbai via visiting The Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves the ancient Buddhist shrines in Lonavala. These caves ware carved from solid granite rocks around 160 BC. It has an Ashoka stambh at the entrance. The caves have rooms for the monks who resided here a prayer hall and a huge stupa. It also has the temple of Ek Veera the goddess of the Koli flock who are the original residents of Mumbai. They feature massive pillars and intricate relief sculptures. South of the Bhaja Caves sits the imposing Lohagad Fort with its 4 gates. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj used this edifice to keep all his treasures safe. This mighty structure of the Maratha empire is interlinked with the Visapur Fort and is one of the best hill fortresses of the region. West of here is Bhushi Dam, where water overflows onto a set of steps during rainy season.
Continue drive to Mumbai and check in & overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Mumbai - Departure (B)
As per flight schedule transfer to airport to board flight for onward destination.
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