Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay). This sprawling metropolis is the seat of the Bollywood film industry. It’s also famed for sites like the British Raj-era Gateway of India monument and the cave temples at nearby Elephanta Island. To the south is the rustic, beach-lined Konkan coast, and its temple town of Ganpatipule.
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Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay). This sprawling metropolis is the seat of the Bollywood film industry. It’s also famed for sites like the British Raj-era Gateway of India monument and the cave temples at nearby Elephanta Island. To the south is the rustic, beach-lined Konkan coast, and its temple town of Ganpatipule.Facts & Figures:
Capital : Mumbai
Area : 3,07,713 sq. km
Coastline: 720 km
Population (2011): 112,372,972
Climate: 39°C (summers) and 12°C (winters)
Spoken Languages: Marathi
Clothing Required: Light cottons in summers and heavy woolens in winters
Major Festivals: Ellora Ajanta Music Festival, Nag Panchami, Makar Sankranti, Gudhi Padwa, Mahavir
Tourist Attractions: Mumbai, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Khandala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Jayanti, Narli Purnima, Ganesh Chaturthi, Diwali and Gokul Ashtami Shirdi etc.
Day 1: Arrival - Mumbai
Upon your arrival in Mumbai, check into the hotel. The evening is free to relax and explore the nearby sights. For instance, you can visit the famous Juhu Beach and watch the sun in reddish hues. You can also savor the mouth-watering Mumbai ‘Pav-Bhaji’ and Bhel on the beach. Stay overnight in Mumbai.
Day2: Mumbai Sightseeing
Today, in the morning, proceed towards the Elephanta Caves and city tour on your own. Early morning, you will be transferred to the Gateway of India. Then there is Elephanta Caves, located on an island about 10 kilometers away from the shores of Mumbai. These caves comprise of temples carved from solid rock dating back to the 7 th century. The main attraction is the three-headed bust of Lord Shiva, famously known as ‘Trimurti’. Thereafter, proceed on a city tour. Later, halt at the Gateway of India for photo stop, drive past monuments built during the British era such as Mumbai University, Rajabai Clock Tower, High Court and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (VT). You may choose to stroll across Fashion Street, a stretch famous for its export clothing and accessories. Later drive past Marine Drive also known as the Queen’s Necklace. Later, ascend Malabar Hill to visit the beautifully adorned Jain Temple, Kamala Nehru Park and the Hanging Garden. Later, return back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Mumbai (Departure)
Today, in the morning, you will be transferred to the nearby Railway Station/Airport for your onwards journey.
- Hotel accommodation as per your choice in each cities.
- Meals as mentioned in cost
- Transfer & Sightseeing tour by ac cars
- All applicable hotel taxes, toll tax, parking charges & Driver allowance
- Air/Bus/Rail fares
- Entry fees
- Guide charges
- Extra charges as levied by the hotels for early check in (before 12 noon) or Late check out (after 12 noon)
- 4.50 % Service tax as applicable.
Important Note: We also book only Hotel accommodation at all places