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Mumbai to Indore Ancient Caves & Temples Tour

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Product Code : AGORA634

Embark on a captivating journey from Mumbai to Indore, exploring the ancient caves, temples, and historical sites that showcase the rich cultural and religious heritage of India. Begin your adventure in Mumbai, visiting iconic landmarks like the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, and the vibrant streets of Colaba. Travel to Nashik to discover the religious significance and indulge in wine tasting at Sula Vineyards. Explore the historic city of Aurangabad, including the UNESCO-listed Ellora and Ajanta Caves, and marvel at the architectural wonders of Burhanpur, Omkareshwar, and Maheshwar. Conclude your tour in Indore with a visit to the sacred city of Ujjain, immersing yourself in the spiritual ambiance of ancient temples and serene riverbanks.


Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai

Upon arriving at Mumbai airport, our representative will warmly greet you and facilitate your transfer to your chosen hotel. Once you've checked in, you can either unwind at the hotel or venture out to explore the bustling local markets and dine at some of Mumbai's iconic restaurants, sampling local delicacies like Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav.


Day 2: Mumbai Exploration

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a full-day city tour starting at the Gateway of India, Mumbai's iconic monument overlooking the Arabian Sea. From here, take a ferry to Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its ancient Hindu and Buddhist sculptures and cave temples. Return to Mumbai to visit the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, a historic railway station known for its Victorian Gothic architecture. Continue your exploration by wandering through the vibrant streets of Colaba and Marine Drive, soaking in the city's lively atmosphere.


Day 3: Mumbai to Nashik (170kms/ 4hrs)

After breakfast, depart for Nashik, known as the wine capital of India and a significant pilgrimage site for Hindus. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and then head to Trimbakeshwar Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Later in the day, enjoy a wine tasting experience at Sula Vineyards, learning about Nashik's wine-making history and tasting some of its finest wines.


Day 4: Nashik to Aurangabad (170kms/ 4hrs)

Begin your day with a visit to the Panchvati Temple Complex in Nashik, which includes the Kalaram Temple, a magnificent black stone temple dedicated to Lord Rama, and Sita Gufa, a cave believed to be the exile spot of Sita during the Ramayana period. After exploring Nashik, drive to Aurangabad, where you'll visit the Bibi Ka Maqbara, a beautiful mausoleum often referred to as the "Taj of the Deccan" due to its striking resemblance to the Taj Mahal. Continue your sightseeing with a visit to the Aurangabad Caves, ancient Buddhist rock-cut shrines, and conclude your day at the Daulatabad Fort, an impressive hilltop fortress with intricate design and history.


Day 5: Aurangabad to Ellora (60kms/ 1hr approx one way)

Today, explore the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, an exceptional complex of rock-cut caves and temples spanning Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain religions. Admire the architectural brilliance of the Kailash Temple, a monolithic rock-cut temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and explore the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva. Conclude your Ellora visit with a tour of the imposing Daulatabad Fort, known for its strategic architecture and fascinating history.


Day 6: Aurangabad to Ajanta to Burhanpur (220kms/ 5hrs approx)

Embark on a day trip to the UNESCO-listed Ajanta Caves, a collection of 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves famous for their exquisite paintings and sculptures depicting the life of Buddha. Marvel at the intricate details and ancient artistry on display. After exploring Ajanta, continue your drive to Burhanpur, a historical town known for its architectural wonders and tranquil surroundings.


Day 7: Burhanpur to Asirgarh to Omkareshwar to Maheshwar (175kms/ 4hrs approx)

Start your day with a visit to Asirgarh Fort in Burhanpur, an ancient hilltop fort offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Continue your journey to Omkareshwar, a revered island temple on the Narmada River. Visit the Omkareshwar Jyotirlinga Temple and experience the spiritual atmosphere of this sacred site. Conclude your day in Maheshwar, a charming riverside town known for its beautiful ghats, historic forts, and temples, including the grand Maheshwar Fort and the elegant Ahilya Bai Temple.


Day 8: Maheshwar to Mandu to Indore (125kms/ 3hrs approx)

Begin your day by exploring the grand Maheshwar Fort, an architectural marvel overlooking the serene Narmada River. Visit nearby temples, including the Ahilya Bai Temple, dedicated to the renowned queen Ahilyabai Holkar, showcasing intricate carvings and rich history. Later, drive to Mandu, a historical fortress town known for its impressive monuments like the Jahaz Mahal, Hoshang Shah's Tomb, and Baz Bahadur's Palace. Conclude your day in Indore, the bustling commercial hub of Madhya Pradesh.


Day 9: Indore to Ujjain to Indore (65kms/ 1.3hrs approx one way)

Embark on a day trip to Ujjain, one of the holiest cities in India and one of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism. Begin your visit at the Mahakaleshwar Temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva, where you can witness the Bhasma Aarti, a unique ritual performed daily. Explore other significant sites in Ujjain, such as the Kal Bhairav Temple, Gopal Mandir, and enjoy a serene walk along the banks of the Shipra River. After a fulfilling day, return to Indore to catch your onward flight, marking the conclusion of your memorable journey through ancient caves and temples.

- Assistance on arrival at airport.

- 8 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.

- Daily breakfast at hotels.

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


Hotels used or similar for 8 nights accommodation

Mumbai x 2 nights
3* - Hotel Suba Palace/ BW Hotel Sahil
4* - Sun-N-Sand Hotel/ Fariyas Hotel
5* - Trident Hotel/ ITC Grand Central

Nashik x 1 nights
3* - Lily Sarovar Portico/ Holiday Inn Express
4* - Express Inn/ Hi 5 Hotel
5* - The Gateway Hotel Ambad/ The Source at Sula

Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel

Burhanpur x 1 night
3*/ 4*/ 5* - Hotel Grand Shivam/ MPT Tapti Retreat

Maheshwar x 1 night
3* - MPT Narmada Resort/ Gurukripa Hotel and Restaurant
4* - MPT Narmada Resort/ Gurukripa Hotel and Restaurant
5* - Ahilya Fort 

Indore x 1 night
3* - Citrus Hotels/ Hotel Nahargarh Palace
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel/ Pride Hotel
5* - Indore Marriott Hotel/ Sheraton Grand Palace

- Any flight tickets.

- Camera charges at monuments if any.

- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.

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

- Gratuities and optional activities.

- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.