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Cultural Heritage Journey through Maharashtra


10 Nights / 11 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating Cultural Heritage Journey through Maharashtra, a tour that unveils the rich tapestry of India’s cultural and historical heritage. Begin amidst the vibrant streets of Mumbai, where the Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves narrate tales of ancient civilizations. Journey onward to Nashik, steeped in spiritual fervor with its revered Jyotirlinga temple and scenic vineyards. Aurangabad beckons with the UNESCO-listed Ajanta and Ellora Caves, showcasing breathtaking Buddhist artistry and architectural marvels. Pune, the cultural capital, offers a blend of history and modernity, while Lonavala’s serene landscapes and ancient caves provide a tranquil retreat. Conclude in Mumbai, where the echoes of Siddhivinayak Temple and bustling streets bid farewell to an enriching exploration of Maharashtra’s cultural legacies.


  • This is a private tour/activity only for your group.
  • Enhanced cleaning/ traveler safety.
  • In-depth cultural experience.
  • Flexible sightseeing & stopover.
  • Most travelers can participate.

Bulk discount (by Percent)

Bulk discount adult
# Discount group From adult To adult Value
1 Discount on 2-person group 2 2 %
2 Discount on 3-person group 3 3 %
3 Discount on 4-person groupq 4 4 %
4 Discount on 5-person group 5 5 %
5 Discount on 6-person group 6 6 %
6 Discount on 7-person group 7 7 %
8 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrive Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai, India's bustling financial capital known for its vibrant culture and colonial architecture. Check-in to your hotel and unwind after your journey.

Day 2: Mumbai

Begin your day at the Gateway of India, a majestic arch overlooking the Arabian Sea. This iconic monument holds historical significance as the ceremonial entrance to India for British Viceroys. Marvel at the intricate Indo-Saracenic architecture and bustling waterfront. Take a ferry to Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site on Elephanta Island. Explore the intricately carved rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, showcasing Hindu mythological sculptures and stunning cave architecture. Visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (formerly Prince of Wales Museum), a treasure trove of ancient artifacts, decorative arts, and archaeological finds that span centuries of Indian history. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of India through its diverse exhibits.

Day 3: Mumbai - Nashik (170kms)

Drive to Nashik, an ancient holy city situated on the banks of the Godavari River. Nashik is known for its temples, ghats, and as a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Visit Trimbakeshwar Temple, one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, nestled in the Brahmagiri Hills. The temple's architecture and religious significance draw pilgrims from around the country, offering a serene spiritual experience. Explore Sula Vineyards, a picturesque winery offering guided tours amidst rolling vineyards. Engage in wine tasting sessions, learning about the art of winemaking while enjoying panoramic views of the vineyard-dotted landscape.

Day 4: Nashik - Aurangabad (170kms)

Visit the Kalaram Temple, a striking black stone temple dedicated to Lord Rama, known for its impressive architecture and spiritual ambience. Admire the intricate carvings and vibrant atmosphere of this revered Hindu temple. Travel to Aurangabad, named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. This city is a gateway to several UNESCO World Heritage sites and historic monuments, blending Mughal and Maratha architectural styles.

Day 5: Aurangabad

Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient Buddhist cave paintings and sculptures. These 2nd-century caves depict the life and teachings of Buddha through intricate frescoes and carvings, offering a glimpse into India's rich artistic and spiritual heritage.

Day 6: Aurangabad

Excursion to Ellora Caves, a masterpiece of rock-cut architecture featuring Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain cave temples and monasteries. Marvel at the Kailasa Temple, the largest monolithic structure in the world carved from a single rock, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and religious devotion. Visit Bibi Ka Maqbara, often called the "Taj of the Deccan," a mausoleum built by Aurangzeb's son in memory of his mother. Admire its grand Mughal architecture reminiscent of the iconic Taj Mahal, set amidst serene gardens and reflecting pools. Explore Aurangabad Caves, rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. These caves showcase exquisite sculptures and inscriptions, reflecting ancient Buddhist artistry and historical narratives.

Day 7: Aurangabad - Pune (240kms)

Drive to Pune, Maharashtra's cultural capital and a vibrant city known for its history, academia, and modern infrastructure. En route: Visit Bhimashankar Jyotirlinga Temple, located in the dense forests of the Sahyadri Range. This temple dedicated to Lord Shiva offers a tranquil retreat amidst natural beauty and religious fervor, attracting devotees and nature enthusiasts alike.

Day 8: Pune - Lonavala(220kms)

Travel to Lonavala, a charming hill station nestled in the Sahyadri mountains. Known for its lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and pleasant climate, Lonavala is a popular weekend getaway. Explore Karla Caves, ancient Buddhist rock-cut caves adorned with intricate sculptures and stupas. These caves provide insights into India's ancient architectural and religious heritage, offering a serene setting for spiritual contemplation. Visit Bhaja Caves, another set of rock-cut Buddhist caves known for their historical significance and well-preserved architecture. Admire the detailed carvings and serene surroundings, surrounded by scenic hills and tranquil atmosphere.

Day 9: Lonavala

Day at leisure in Lonavala to relax and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. Visit Tiger's Point, a scenic viewpoint offering panoramic vistas of the Western Ghats and valleys below. Capture stunning photographs amidst the lush greenery and misty landscapes, enjoying the fresh mountain air. Relax at Bhushi Dam, a popular spot for picnics and leisure activities. Dip your feet in the refreshing waters of the dam or simply unwind amidst the serene atmosphere and scenic beauty.

Day 10: Lonavala - Mumbai (85kms)

Return to Mumbai, the bustling metropolis known for its energy and diversity, marking the end of your scenic journey through Maharashtra's cultural and natural wonders. En route: Visit Khandoba Temple in Jejuri, renowned for its vibrant festivals and cultural significance dedicated to Lord Khandoba, a deity revered by the local community for centuries.

Day 11: Mumbai - Departure

Optional visit to Siddhivinayak Temple, one of Mumbai's most revered temples dedicated to Lord Ganesha. Seek blessings for a safe journey ahead amidst the temple's peaceful ambiance. Departure from Mumbai with fond memories of your exploration of Maharashtra's Jyotirlinga Temples and Hill Caves, enriched with cultural, historical, and natural wonders that have left a lasting impression on your journey.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 10 Night's accommodation in 4-Star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plane.
  • 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.
  • Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
  • Gratuities & optional activities.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions.

Tour's Location


What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

Hotels used or similar for 9 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Mumbai x 2 nights: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
Nashik x 1 night: Enrise by Sayaji Nashik/ Lily Sarovar Portico
Aurangabad x 2 nights: The Fern Residency/ Amarpreet Hotel
Pune x 1 night: The HHI Pune/ Royal Orchid Golden Suites
Lonavala x 2 nights: Citrus Hotels/ Sarovar Portico
Mumbai x 1 night: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace

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