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Historical Caves & Wellness Retreat

Package price per person sharing twin

Product Code : AOGRA345

The private tour will begin in Mumbai the commercial capital of India a bustling city with Bollywood industry. Explore magnificent monuments of colonial era and Historical Elephanta cave. Thereafter fly to Aurangabad the gateway to centuries old Ajanta & Ellora Caves along with few monuments of Mughal Era & a Jyotirlinga temple. After the tour relax for 5 nights in a Ayurvedic retreat offering therapeutic treatments based on traditional Indian practices of Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation in close proximity to Mumbai.
 

Day 1: Mumbai

On arrival at Mumbai airport meet with our office executive assistance and transfer to hotel (hotels check in time 1200hr afternoon, early check in subject to rooms availability). Rest time free for personal activities relax. Overnight at hotel. 

 

Day 2: Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Elephanta Island located 10kms away from the Gateway of India. Motorboats take passengers from Gateway of India to Elephanta Island. These caves house rock cut temples dating back to the 5th century BC. 

Later Mumbai city tour. Visit the Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (museum). Marine Drive which runs along the shoreline, starting at Nariman Point and up to Malabar Hill. Hanging Gardens laid out in 1881 these formally laid out gardens have a notable collection of hedges shaped like animals. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 3: Mumbai - Aurangabad (flight)

Breakfast at hotel, transfer toairport to board flight for Aurangabad. On arrival at airport assistance and transfer to hotel.

Later city tour of Aurangabad, visit the Aurangabad Caves, which are artificial caves that were dug out of soft rock during the 6th and 7th century. Then, visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara - the burial place of Aurangzeb's first wife. Also visit a small archeological museum nearby. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4: Aurangabad - Ajanja - Aurangabad (104kms/ 2hrs approx one way)

Breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Monday closed). The Buddhist Caves of Ajanta were discovered by the British officers in 1819 while tiger hunting. Ajanta Caves were first mentioned in the writings of the Chinese pilgrim Hiuen Tsang who visited India between A.D 629 and 645. The Caves at Ajanta are older than those at Ellora , which date from about 200 B.C to 650 A.D. Thirty beautiful Buddhist Caves with mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life as well the lives of the Buddha in his previous births. Five of these Caves are Chaityas (Place of worship) while the other twenty-five are Viharas (monasteries). Ajanta Caves are divided in two categories based on two schools of Buddhist thought - Hinayana Caves and Mahayana Caves.

Evening back to hotel in Aurangabad for overnight stay.

 

Day 5: Aurangabad excursion to Ellora Caves 

Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to visit the Ellora Caves (Tuesday closed), a UNESCO World Heritage Site from about 200 B.C. to 650 A.D. There are a total of 34 monasteries and temples at Ellora, belonging to the three different religions, namely - Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.

Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga, one of the 12 Jyotirlinga shrines mentioned in the Shiva Purana. The temple is an important pilgrimage site in Shaivism tradition of Hinduism, which considers it as the last or twelfth Jyotirlinga (linga of light).

On way back visit Daulatabad Fort one of the most powerful forts of the medieval Deccan. The defence system that made Daulatabad virtually impregnable comprises fortifications with double and even triple rows of massive walls.

Rest time free and easy to relax. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 6: Aurangabad - Atmantan Wellness Resort (285kms/ 6hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Atmantan Luxury Wellness Resort and check in for stay there for 5 nights. Rest time for resort activities. Overnight at resort.

Atmantan is a wellness destination overlooking the pristine Mulshi Lake near Pune, in the Sahyadri mountains. It offers a wide range of therapies, from traditional Ayurveda and aromatherapy massages, detoxifying Chi Nei Tsang and oriental acupressure, to cocooning wraps and Pranic chakra cleansing. One can also indulge in specialist hydro-treatments such as the Hammam, vichy showers, open-colonics and soothing balneotherapy.

 

Day 7: Atmantan Wellness Resort

Spa treatment at Atmantan Wellness Resort. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 8: Atmantan Wellness Resort

Spa treatment at Atmantan Wellness Resort. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 9: Atmantan Wellness Resort

Spa treatment at Atmantan Wellness Resort. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 10: Atmantan Wellness Resort

Spa treatment at Atmantan Wellness Resort. All meals and overnight at resort.

 

Day 11: Atmantan Wellness Resort - Mumbai (170kms/ 3hrs approx)

Breakfast at hotel drive to Mumbai and drop off to airport to board flight for onward destination.

Garland welcome and assistance on arrival at airport

10-nights / 11-days accommodation in below offered hotels or similar (standard room)

Daily breakfast at hotel in each package price

Deluxe Air-conditioned private vehicle with English speaking chauffeur as per tour program.

Monuments Entrances of sightseeing places mentioned in the itinerary (almost all places of tourist interest are included in our itinerary)

Government licensed English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city).

Applicable GST (government taxes).

Any air fare

Camera charges at monuments 

Main Meals, Lunch or dinner unless mentioned

Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.

Or anything not mentioned above.

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