Mumbai to Vadodara Discovering the Architectural Treasures of Western India
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Embark on a captivating journey from Mumbai to Vadodara and uncover the architectural treasures of Western India. Explore the UNESCO-listed Elephanta Caves, Mumbai's historic landmarks, and the ancient Ellora Caves. Venture into the spiritual world with visits to Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga and the majestic Statue of Unity in Kevadia. Enjoy a scenic drive through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner, and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Vadodara's palaces and museums. This 9-day odyssey promises a delightful blend of history, culture, and architectural marvels.
Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai
Upon your arrival at Mumbai's bustling airport, you'll be warmly greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to unwind and begin acquainting yourself with the vibrant city of Mumbai. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay at your hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai Sightseeing
Your day begins with a journey to the remarkable Elephanta Caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (please note it is closed on Mondays). Explore the intricately carved caves that house beautiful sculptures and reliefs. Return to Mumbai, where you'll embark on a captivating city tour. Visit the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), the impressive Prince of Wales Museum, and Mani Bhawan, where Mahatma Gandhi resided. The Dhobhi Ghat, a mesmerizing open-air laundry, offers a unique glimpse into the city's daily life. Your day ends with a peaceful night's rest at your hotel.
Day 3: Flight to Aurangabad
Following breakfast, it's time to board a flight from Mumbai to Aurangabad. Upon your arrival in Aurangabad, you'll check in at your hotel. Your day is far from over as you embark on a fascinating journey to explore some of the area's most intriguing sites. Begin with the awe-inspiring Ellora Caves, a renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Grishneshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, a place of great spiritual significance. The Daulatabad Fort, Bibi ka Maqbara, Panchakki, and Aurangabad Caves await your exploration. Enjoy a comfortable night at your hotel.
Day 4: Aurangabad - Ajanta Excursion
Prepare for a day of adventure as you embark on a full-day excursion to the mesmerizing Ajanta Caves, a collection of 30 rock-cut caves showcasing exquisite sculptures and paintings. These ancient caves narrate the life and stories of Buddha. Your journey back to Aurangabad in the evening is followed by a relaxing night at your hotel.
Day 5: Aurangabad - Nashik Drive
After a refreshing breakfast, you'll set out on a scenic drive to the city of Nashik, with a stop at the revered Shirdi Sai Baba Temple en route. Once you arrive in Nashik, check in at your hotel and begin your exploration of this city. You'll visit the Panchavati temple complex, Ram Kund, Kalaram Temple, and Sita Gufaa, all of which are steeped in history and spirituality. Your overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 6: Nashik - Kevadia Excursion
Today, you'll embark on an excursion to explore the spiritual wonders of the Trimbakeshwar Jyotirlinga Temple, Brahmagiri Fort, and Gangadwar. Later, journey to the extraordinary destination of Kevadia, where you'll check in at your hotel or the unique tent city. The tranquil night provides a chance to reflect on your day's experiences.
Day 7: Kevadia Sightseeing
Begin your day with a visit to the Statue of Unity, a marvel of architecture and the world's tallest statue at 182 meters in height. Ascend to its core via high-speed elevators, offering panoramic views of the surrounding area. Your exploration continues with visits to the Sardar Sarovar Dam, Selfie Point, and the serene Valley of Flowers. The evening will be illuminated by the Light and Sound show at the Statue of Unity, a memorable experience (please note it is closed on Mondays). Your overnight stay will be in your hotel or tent.
Day 8: Kevadia - Vadodara Drive
As you savor your morning meal, the journey takes you to Vadodara, with a visit en route to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pavagadh-Champaner. Upon your arrival in Vadodara, you'll check in at your hotel, and the remainder of the day is at your leisure, providing time to unwind and reflect on your explorations. Your night's rest awaits at the hotel.
Day 9: Vadodara Sightseeing - Departure
Your day commences with a captivating city tour of Vadodara. Discover the grandeur of the Lakshmi Vilas Palace, delve into history at the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, and explore the beautiful Kirti Mandir. Later, as your adventure draws to a close, you'll be transferred to the airport, where you'll board a flight for your onward journey. This marks the end of your memorable Aurangabad to Vadodara drive and exploration of India's man-made wonders.
- 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
Aurangabad x 2 nights
3* - Keys Hotel The Aures/ Aurangabad Gymkhana Club
4* - Ambassador Ajanta / VITS Hotel
5* - WelcomHotel Rama International / Lemon Tree Hotel
Nashik x 1 night
3* - Lily Sarovar Portico/ Holiday Inn Express
4* - Express Inn/ Hi 5 Hotel
5* - The Gateway Hotel Ambad/ The Source at Sula
Kevadia x 2 nights
3* - Tent City Narmada / Brg Budget Stay
4* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Cottages/ Ramada Encore
5* - Statue of Unity Tent City 1 - Royal Villa
Vadodara x 1 night
3* - Tansha Comfort Regency/ Suba Elite Fatehganj
4* - Royal Orchid Central/ Lemon Tree Hotel
5* - Welcomehotel Vadodra/ Vivanta Vadodara
- 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.