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.
(Stay 01 Night Alibaug & 01 Night Murud Hotel/Resort) Day 01 : Mumbai / Pune - Alibaug
Departure early in the Morning to Alibaug (145 Km from Mumbai & 148 Km from Pune)on arrival visit to Kulaba Fort in the Sea.Then Proceedto Aksa, Nagaon beach, Sasawane beach,Varsoli beach, Revdanda port & Kihim beach evening return to Alibaug. Evening at Alibaug beach & o/n halt
Day 02 : Alibaug - Murud
After B/F proceeds to Kashid beach. Kashid is an offbeat destination which is growing in popularity in travelers’ itineraries. Sandwiched between two rocky hillocks, Kashid Beach on the shores of the Arabian Sea is one of the most beautiful stretches in the Konkan region of Maharashtra .White sand beaches fringed by casuarinas trees and back dropped by mountains, paddy fields and rivulets, is the special charm of this coastal strip.Kashid is135 Km from Mumbai and 30 Km from Alibaug and 27km from Murud. The drive from Alibaug to Kashid is the perfect way to capture the picturesque rural scenery. After Kashid beach proceed to Murud City and check in at hotel / resort evening is free to spend on Murud beach o/n halt.
Day 03 : Murud – Mumbai / Pune
After B/F proceed to Janjira Fort. It is Situated on a rock of oval shape near the port town of Murud,165kms south of Mumbai, Janjira is one of the strongest marine forts of India (the word ‘Janjira’ is a corruption of the Arabic word Jazira for island).This is approached by sailboats from Rajapuri jetty. The main gate of the fort faces Rajapuri on the shore and can be seen only when one is quite close to it. It has a small postern gate towards the open sea for escape. The fort has 19 rounded bastions, still intact. There are many canons of native and European make rusting on the bastions. Now in ruins, the fort in its heyday had all necessary facilities,e.g.palaces,quarters for officers,mosque, a big fresh water tank,etc. On the outer wall flanking the main gate, there is a sculpture depicting a tiger-like beast clasping elephants in its claws. This sculpture its meaning difficult to interpret, appears on many fort-gates of Maharashtra. Originally the fort was small wooden structure built by a Koli chief in the late 15th century.It was captured by Pir Khan,a general of Nizamshah of Ahmednagar. Later the fort was strengthened by Malik Ambar, the Abyssinian Siddi regent of Ahmednagar kings. From then onward Siddis became independent, owing allegiance to Adilshah and the Mughals as dictated by the times. Despite their repeated attempts, the Portuguese, the British and the Marathas failed to subdue the Siddi power. Shivaji’s all attempts to capture Janjira fort failed due to one reason or the other.When Sambhaji also failed, hebuilt another island fort, known as Kansa or Padmadurg, just 9kms north of Janjira. The Janjira state came to an end after 1947. The palace of the Nawabs of Janjira at Murud isstill in good shape. After Janjira fort return back to Mumbai / Pune on arrival drop at residence /Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences
- 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