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Journey Through Time: Ancient Caves, Temples, and Goa Beach

Product Code : AGORA941

Embark on the "Journey Through Time: Ancient Caves, Temples, and Goa Beach" for an immersive travel experience that seamlessly blends history, spirituality, and coastal bliss. Begin your adventure in Mumbai, exploring ancient rock-cut temples at Elephanta Island and delving into the city's vibrant culture. The journey then takes you to Nashik, where the spiritual ambiance is heightened by the sacred Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga and the serene landscapes of vineyards. Traverse through the historic corridors of Ellora and Ajanta, witnessing UNESCO-listed ancient caves that narrate tales of diverse faiths. As the journey unfolds, soak in the cultural tapestry of Hampi's and Badami UNESCO World Heritage sites. Finally, unwind in Goa, where golden beaches await, providing the perfect conclusion to this multifaceted exploration. This unique itinerary promises a harmonious fusion of ancient marvels and modern-day serenity, ensuring an unforgettable odyssey through the diverse landscapes of Western India.

 

Day 1: Mumbai

Upon your arrival at Mumbai airport, our office executive will extend a warm welcome and assist you in transferring to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure for personal activities and relaxation. Take a leisurely walk to explore the vibrant city, visit local markets, and savor culinary delights at nearby restaurants.

 

Day 2: Mumbai

After relishing a delicious breakfast at the hotel, embark on an excursion to Elephanta Island, renowned for its ancient rock-cut temples dating back to the 5th century BC. Subsequently, immerse yourself in a comprehensive city tour of Mumbai, exploring iconic landmarks such as Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Dhobhi Ghat, Prince of Wales Museum, and Mani Bhawan. Retire for the night at the hotel.

 

Day 3: Mumbai to Nashik (170kms/3hrs)

Start your day with a hearty breakfast before driving to Nashik, where you'll check in at the hotel. Explore the religious and cultural sites of Tryambakeshwar Jyotirlinga, Ram Kund water tank, Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir, Sita Gufaa caves, and ISKCON temple. Additionally, indulge in a wine-tasting tour at local vineyards, such as Soma Vine Village, Sula Vineyards, York Winery, and Grover Zampa, for a unique experience. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 4: Nashik to Ellora to Aurangabad (200kms/4hrs)

Following breakfast, embark on a journey to Aurangabad, with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ellora Caves en route. Marvel at the intricately carved temples dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. Explore the historical Daulatabad Fort before settling in for the night at the Aurangabad hotel.

 

Day 5: Aurangabad to Ajanta (100kms/2hrs one way)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before a full-day excursion to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves, featuring mesmerizing sculptures and paintings depicting Buddha's life. Return to Aurangabad to explore Bibi ka Maqbara and Panchakki. Indulge in an overnight stay at the hotel.

 

Day 6: Aurangabad to Sholapur (310kms/7hrs)

After a delectable breakfast, drive to Sholapur and check in at the hotel. Visit Siddheshwar Temple, Siddheshwar Lake, and the historic Bhuikot Fort. Retire for the night at the hotel in Sholapur.

 

Day 7: Sholapur to Bijapur to Badami (220kms/5hrs)

Following breakfast, set out for Badami with a stopover in Bijapur to witness architectural marvels like Gol Gumbaz and Ibrahim Rauza. Continue your journey to Badami, checking in at the hotel and concluding the day with a comfortable overnight stay.

 

Day 8: Badami to Pattadakal to Aihole to Hampi (180kms/4hrs)

Savor breakfast at the hotel and explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Badami, Pattadakal, and Aihole. Later, drive to Hampi, where you'll check in at the hotel for an overnight stay.

 

Day 9: Hampi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before immersing yourself in the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Hampi. Explore landmarks like Hazara Rama Temple, King's Balance, Mahanavami Dibba, Virupaksha Temple, Vithala And Lotus Mahal, and ASI Museum. Spend the night at the hotel.

 

Day 10: Hampi to Lakkundi to Gadag to Goa (330kms/8hrs)

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Goa, with captivating stops in Lakkundi and Gadag along the way. Check in at the hotel in Goa and unwind for a well-deserved rest.

 

Day 11: Goa

Indulge in a delightful breakfast before embarking on a full-day city tour of Goa. Explore the Churches of Old Goa, Panjim city, Altinho, Dona Paula viewpoint, and relax on the famous beaches. Enjoy free time to unwind and soak in the coastal vibes.

 

Day 12: Goa

Conclude your journey with breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.

Assistance on arrival at the airport.

11 Nights' accommodation (if option selected sharing double/twin room) in selected price category hotels.

Daily breakfast at all hotels.

Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.

English-speaking local tour guide in all cities during the sightseeing.

Monument entrances and activity charges mentioned in the itinerary.

Bottled drinking water in the car.

Government taxes.

 

Hotels Used or Similar for 11 Nights’ Accommodations:

Mumbai x 2 nights
3 Star: Hotel Godwin, Colaba/ Hotel Suba Palace
4 Star: Fariyas Hotel/ The Gordon House
5 Star: Trident Hotel/President, Mumbai - IHCL SeleQtions

Nasik x 1 night
3 Star: Enrise by Sayaji Nashik/ Lily Sarovar Portico
4 Star: Regenta Resort Soma Village/ Hotel Express Inn
5 Star: The Gateway Hotel Ambad/ Beyond By Sula

Aurangabad x 2 nights
3 Star: The Fern Residency/ Amarpreet Hotel
4 Star: Lemon Tree Hotel
5 Star: WelcomHotel Rama International/ Vivanta Aurangabad

Sholapur x 1 night
3 Star: Kyriad Hotel Solapur by OTHPL
4 Star: Balaji Sarovar Premiere
5 Star: Balaji Sarovar Premiere

Badami x 1 night
3 Star: Badami Court/ Clarks Inn
4 Star: Morpho Banashree Resort/ WADA1
5 Star: Morpho Banashree Resort/ WADA1

Hampi x 2 nights
3 Star: Malligi Hotel/ Clarks Inn
4 Star: Heritage Resort/ Royal Orchid Central Keerti
5 Star: Evolve Back, Hampi

Goa x 2 nights
3 Star: The Fern Residency Miramar/ Zone Connect Hotel Parra
4 Star: Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5 Star: Alila Diwa Goa/ Kenilworth Resort & Spa, Utorda Beach

Any flight tickets.

Meals other than those mentioned in the inclusions.

Expenses of a personal nature such as liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet, etc.

Gratuities and optional activities.

Anything not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions.