Cultural & Cave Tour of Maharashtra
Mumbai – Nashik – Aurangabad – Pune - Goa
This itinerary has strong influence of the time in its architectural marvels and culture. Goa beaches have long been the magnets that attract tourists from all over the world. The majestic landscapes, verdant hills, glittering beaches, and mouth-watering food makes the place one the best destinations. Mumbai, also known as the 'City of Dreams' attracts people from all around the world. Flaunting the title of the 'Hollywood of India', Mumbai is home to most of the Bollywood stars. You will experience the feel of a recording studio and take glimpse of the most famous Film Star Houses (from outside).
Welcome on arrival at Mumbai Airport. After meet & assist services at the airport, transfer to Hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
It's India's largest city. On the Mumbai Harbour waterfront stands the iconic Gateway of India stone arch, built by the British Raj in 1924. Offshore, nearby Elephanta Island holds ancient cave temples dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. The city's also famous as the heart of the Bollywood film industry.
The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai: The Taj Mahal Palace opened in Mumbai, then Bombay, in 1903, giving birth to the country's first harbor landmark. The recently trademarked flagship hotel overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. Each of the rooms, 285 rooms & suites are a striking blend of nostalgic elegance, rich history and modern facilities. For those who would like to experience fine dining in style, we host 9 of the city's most acclaimed restaurants and bars, renowned for delectable cuisines from India, Europe, the Middle East and the Orient. Relish authentic Indian cuisine at Masala Kraft; world famous Japanese dishes at Wasabi by Morimoto; exquisite Eastern Mediterranean food at Souk and Chinese at Golden Dragon. Dine all day at Shamiana and choose from the exotic range of sumptuous desserts at La Patisserie. Unwind with a refreshing meal at Aquarius, the poolside restaurant; and visit the stylish Harbour Bar. Signature experiences such as the afternoon tea at Sea Lounge and private dining at the Chef's Studio make your stay with us truly memorable.
Morning after breakfast start your sightseeing of Mumbai. We start with the famous monument, the main tourist attraction in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is decked with four turrets and its yellow basalt stone structure has delicate latticework carved in it. Stands the rich and famous Royal Taj Mahal Hotel. Then after board a ferry to Elephanta Island. This 1-hour cruise will afford you picturesque seaside views. With your guide, explore all seven caves on the island, some of which are so small and hidden that they're often easily missed. Enter the main cave, an impressive sprawling structure with high ceilings and towering support beams, columns and pillars. On each wall, admire the complex and astoundingly detailed reliefs and carvings depicting narratives of the Lords Shiva. Later visit Crawford Market and High Court of Bombay. After market will also visit the esteemed Gandhi Memorial Museum (Mani Bhavan) and the religious Jain Temple. Stay overnight at hotel in Mumbai.
Morning after breakfast will catch a glimpse of the famous buildings of Mumbai as we drive you past the University of Bombay and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Later proceed to Bollywood Tour of Mumbai, Bollywood tour is one of a different type of tours. It is not the regular tour where in you see the city highlights, Mumbai is known for its Films. It can be said as the capital for Film making in India and where mostly all-stars, big and small stay. Whenever one mentions Mumbai, it gives a background picture of Bollywood. Mumbai is now home to one of the largest film industry in the world - Bollywood. Even bigger than Hollywood in terms of the number of films produced per year. Bollywood tour in Mumbai is indeed an experience of a lifetime. Bollywood Tour gives you a complete view and knowledge of how much time and efforts are out in to make of a film or a serial a very colorful affair. Bollywood tour includes visiting to shooting sights, see technicians at work, behind the scene activities of movie making and lots more, and later drive past the home of famous film stars. Recognized as the world's largest outdoor laundry, the Dhobi Ghat is exclusive to the city of Mumbai. Evening we will take you to the beautiful Marine Drive, popularly known as the Queen's Necklace. Here, you can sit and relax taking in the spellbinding view the Arabian Sea offers. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast, timely transfer to Pune airport for flight to Goa. Meet on arrival & transfer to the hotel. Evening at your leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel.
Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Goa: Romantic, Charming, Vibrant. It has history woven in its walls. This is where royalty, heads of government agencies and the biggest celebrities are known to frequent. The first luxury hotel in Goa. The picturesque settings create a fantastic backdrop for the entire experience along with the nouvelle restaurants and the Jiva spa. Soak in a space that showcases the spirit of Goa. Explore the horizon as you look over the waters of the pool, beyond the 16th century ramparts of the Portuguese Fort, and wave back to the tide as it works its way across the Arabian Sea, to greet the Sinquerim beach. Expect the best in world cuisine. The nouvelle restaurants showcase the master crafts manship of our seasoned Chefs who would tease your palate with their epicurean delights.
Morning after breakfast at your leisure. Afternoon City tour of North Goa. Places of interest includes Saligao Church- Stark and stern, the church has fine Gothic architecture which will mesmerize you completely. Calangute Beach- much famed as the "Queen of Beaches", Calangute beach happens to be one of the best places to explore when in Goa. Anjuma Beach- The beach nests between the Aravalli hills. It is famous for its flea market that is set on every Wednesday and the awe-inspiring view it renders. Enjoy staying near the beach and watch the spectacular sunsets this beach has to offer. Evening proceed to enjoy Boat cruise on River Mandovi. Enjoy the beautiful sites of Panjim from the river. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning after breakfast city tour of South Goa. Visit Dona Paula- With full of romance in the air, the Dona Paula beach is quite bustling with plenty of activities round the year, Bom Jesus of Basilica- The Basilica of Bom Jesus church is one of a kind in India and is known for its exemplary baroque architecture. Spread across a vast expanse, it is one of the largest churches in India. Mangueshi Temple- the Mangueshi temple or the Manguesh Devasthan is perhaps the most famous of all Goan temples. The temple architecture is a mix of Hindu, Christian and Muslim influences. Evening at your leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning after breakfast at your leisure on the beach. Overnight stay at hotel
Morning after breakfast timely transfer to airport for flight to onward destination.
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