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Treasures of Western & Southern India: Mumbai to Goa Journey


13 Nights / 14 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people




Embark on a captivating journey through the “Treasures of Western & Southern India: Mumbai to Goa Journey,” where history and natural beauty intertwine. Begin in Mumbai, exploring iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India and Elephanta Caves. Travel to Aurangabad to marvel at the Bibi Ka Maqbara and ancient Ajanta Caves’ Buddhist art. Hyderabad awaits with Golconda Fort and the Charminar, reflecting its rich cultural past. Discover the UNESCO-listed ruins of Hampi, Badami’s cave temples, and Goa’s sun-kissed beaches and Portuguese heritage. This itinerary promises an immersive experience, blending ancient wonders with coastal charm, making it a journey through India’s diverse and vibrant tapestry.


  • 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 group 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 %
7 Discount on 8-person group 8 8 %


Day 1: Arrival Mumbai

Arrive in Mumbai, the bustling financial capital of India. Transfer to your hotel and unwind after your journey, or take time to explore nearby attractions independently.

Day 2: Mumbai

After breakfast, begin your day with a visit to the Gateway of India, an iconic arch overlooking the Arabian Sea, constructed to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Enjoy an optional boat ride to Elephanta Caves, renowned for their ancient rock-cut temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. Explore the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum. This museum houses a vast collection of artifacts, sculptures, and decorative arts, offering insights into India's rich history and cultural heritage. Drive along Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace, a scenic promenade offering breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. Marvel at the skyline of Mumbai as you stroll along this picturesque stretch. Visit the Hanging Gardens on Malabar Hill, known for their terraced gardens, colorful flower beds, and panoramic vistas of the city skyline and Arabian Sea. Optionally, conclude your day with a visit to Dhobi Ghat, an outdoor laundry where Mumbai's traditional washermen (dhobis) wash clothes in the open-air troughs, showcasing a unique aspect of Mumbai's daily life.

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)

After breakfast, fly to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, check into your hotel and relax. Visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara, often referred to as the "Taj of the Deccan." Built in the 17th century by Aurangzeb's son, this mausoleum bears a striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal, featuring intricate marble work and serene garden surroundings. Explore the Aurangabad Caves, a series of rock-cut Buddhist caves dating back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Admire the skillfully crafted sculptures and carvings depicting Buddhist motifs that reflect the artistic achievements of ancient India. Optionally, visit Daulatabad Fort, a formidable hilltop fortress known for its elaborate defense mechanisms and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Explore its intricate architecture and historical significance.

Day 4: Aurangabad

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Embark on a full-day excursion to the Ajanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its exceptional Buddhist rock-cut caves adorned with exquisite paintings depicting the life of Buddha. Marvel at the detailed artwork and vibrant murals that narrate ancient tales and religious teachings. Return to Aurangabad in the evening and spend leisure time exploring the local markets or relaxing at your hotel.

Day 5: Aurangabad - Hyderabad (flight)

After breakfast, fly to Hyderabad, known as the "City of Pearls." Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and unwind in preparation for exploring this historic city.

Day 6: Hyderabad

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. Visit Golconda Fort, a sprawling citadel known for its ingenious acoustics and architectural brilliance. Explore its massive ramparts, royal chambers, and the famous Fateh Darwaza (Victory Gate), which once protected the fort from invaders. Explore the Qutb Shahi Tombs, a peaceful necropolis housing the tombs and mausoleums of the Qutb Shahi dynasty rulers. Admire the elegant Persian-style architecture and serene gardens that provide a glimpse into Hyderabad's royal past. Visit the Charminar, Hyderabad's most iconic landmark and mosque, constructed in 1591 by Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. Climb the minarets to enjoy panoramic views of the bustling old city and its vibrant markets. Explore Laad Bazaar, a bustling market famous for its traditional lacquer bangles, vibrant textiles, and lively street shopping experience. Discover the Salar Jung Museum, one of the world's largest private art collections, housing an eclectic range of artifacts, sculptures, paintings, and manuscripts from diverse cultures and civilizations. Visit Chowmahalla Palace, once the seat of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Explore its opulent architecture, spacious courtyards, and the rich collection of royal artifacts that offer insights into Hyderabad's royal heritage.

Day 7: Hyderabad - Vidyanagar/ (flight) Hampi (35kms)

After breakfast, fly to Vidyanagar and transfer to Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its ancient temples and ruins. Check into your hotel and start exploring this archaeological marvel.

Day 8: Hampi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Explore the majestic ruins of the Vijayanagara Empire, including the Hazara Rama Temple adorned with intricate bas-reliefs depicting scenes from the Ramayana epic. Visit the Virupaksha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and one of the oldest functioning temples in India. Marvel at its towering gopuram (gateway tower) adorned with intricate carvings and sculptures. Explore the Vittala Temple, renowned for its iconic stone chariot and musical pillars that emit melodious tones when struck. Admire the temple's ornate carvings and architectural grandeur. Wander through Hampi Bazaar, a vibrant street market offering local crafts, souvenirs, and traditional delicacies that reflect the region's cultural heritage. Discover the Monolithic Bull (Nandi), a colossal statue carved from a single granite rock, symbolizing the sacred mount of Lord Shiva. Visit the Achyutaraya Temple, known for its impressive architecture and intricate carvings depicting mythological tales and celestial beings. Explore the elegant Lotus Mahal, a unique fusion of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles that once served as a royal pleasure pavilion. Visit the Elephant Stables, a row of impressive domed chambers that once housed the royal elephants of Vijayanagara. Optionally, explore the Queen's Bath, an ornate bathing complex showcasing the empire's architectural prowess and regal lifestyle.

Day 9: Hampi - Badami (195kms)

After breakfast, drive to Badami, known for its rock-cut cave temples and rich history. Check into your hotel and relax before embarking on sightseeing.

Day 10: Badami

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Visit Aihole, often referred to as the "Cradle of Indian Architecture," known for its diverse collection of ancient Hindu and Jain temples that showcase intricate architectural styles and historical significance. Explore Pattadakal, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its beautifully carved temples representing Chalukyan architecture. Marvel at the detailed sculptures and carvings that depict mythological tales and celestial beings. Visit the Badami Cave Temples, a complex of rock-cut caves dedicated to Hindu and Jain deities. Admire the intricate sculptures, ancient artwork, and the stunning backdrop of the rugged cliffs. Discover the Bhutanatha Temples, situated on the banks of Agastya Lake and dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enjoy serene views of the surrounding countryside and the tranquil waters of the lake. Optionally, visit Badami Fort, perched atop a rugged hill, offering panoramic views of the town and its surroundings that highlight the region's historical and architectural splendor.

Day 11: Badami - Goa (235kms)

After breakfast, drive to Goa, renowned for its sandy beaches and Portuguese heritage. Check into your hotel and unwind amidst the coastal beauty.

Day 12: Goa

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore Old Goa, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its colonial churches such as the Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral. Marvel at their Baroque architecture, exquisite interiors, and religious significance. Visit Fontainhas, the Latin Quarter of Panaji, characterized by its vibrant streets lined with colorful Portuguese-style houses that showcase Goa's unique architectural blend. Relax at Miramar Beach or visit the Dona Paula viewpoint for panoramic vistas of the Arabian Sea and the confluence of Mandovi River.

Day 13: Goa

Breakfast at the hotel. Explore South Goa, visiting Colva Beach for its tranquil ambiance and water sports activities that offer a refreshing coastal experience. Visit Mangeshi Temple, a beautiful Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Admire its traditional Goan architecture and serene surroundings. Optionally, visit Dudhsagar Waterfalls, one of India's tallest waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery, or explore local spice plantations to learn about Goa's rich flora and spices.

Day 14: Goa - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy optional leisure time before transferring to the airport for your departure flight, concluding your journey through the historic cities and scenic landscapes of Western and Southern India.


  • Assistance on arrival at airport.
  • 13 Night's accommodation in 4-star hotels.
  • Daily breakfast and meal as per day plan.
  • 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.
  • Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Government taxes.
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad - Hyderabad - Vidyanagar & Goa - Mumbai flight fare approx INR20,500 per person in economy class.
  • 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 13 nights accommodation

3 Star Hotels
Mumbai x 2 nights: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
Aurangabad x 2 nights: The Fern Residency/ Amarpreet Hotel
Hyderabad x 2 nights: Hotel Abode/ Aditya Park
Hampi x 2 nights: Malligi Hotel/ Clarks Inn
Badami x 2 nights: Badami Court/ Clarks Inn
Goa x 3 nights: The Fern Residency Miramar/ Zone Connect Hotel Parra

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