MUMBAI AND AURANGABAD TOUR

6d

Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai

MUMBAI AND AURANGABAD TOUR
Places

Mumbai – Aurangabad – Mumbai

Duration
6d
Region
West India
Experience
History, Adventure

Tour Itinerary

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DAY 01
ARRIVE MUMBAI
DAY 02
MUMBAI
DAY 03
MUMBAI - AURANGABAD
Day 04
ARRIVE AURANGABAD
Day 05
AURANGABAD
Day 06
AURANGABAD – Fly MUMBAI

DAY 01

ARRIVE MUMBAI

On arrival in Mumbai, you will be met by Splendour Holidays representative and transfer to the hotel for checkin.

Mumbai (formerly Bombay) ~ the capital of Maharashtra, is India’s most dynamic, cosmopolitan and most affluent city. It is also home to the world’s biggest cinema industry, popularly known as ‘Bollywood.  A city of sparkling contrasts where skyscrapers stand next to stately Victorian buildings, colourful traditional bazaars adjoin glittering modern shopping malls.

Rest of the day at leisure or for independent activities.

Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotels in Mumbai

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Galaxy - www.hotelgalaxy.net
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Vits, Mumbai - www.vitshotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Hotel Trident Nariman Point - www.tridenthotels.com

DAY 02

MUMBAI

Breakfast at the hotel. Later, proceed towards boat ride for an excursion to Elephanta Island.

A 40-minute boat ride across the harbour from the Gateway of India, Elephanta Island is famous for its ornately carved temples, hewn into a rocky escarpment in the 6th century. Although damaged, the carvings are still impressive. The central statue of Trimurti – Shiva as the creator, preserver and destroyer of the universe – is particularly dramatic. The temples are reached via a stone stairway from the ferry jetty, lined with vendors selling religious souvenirs.

Return back to the hotel. Rest of the evening at leisure.Overnight stay at the hotel.

Hotels in Mumbai

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Galaxy - www.hotelgalaxy.net
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Vits, Mumbai - www.vitshotels.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Hotel Trident Nariman Point - www.tridenthotels.com

DAY 03

MUMBAI - AURANGABAD

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed for a short guided tour of Mumbai, visit Gateway of India - Mumbai's most famous landmark, situated at Apollo Bunder. It was designed by George Wikket.It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Flora Fountain (Hutatma Chowk) - This marvellous fountain was built in 1869, in honor of Sir Henry Bartle and Edward Frere. It is situated in the heart of the Mumbai city at a junction of five streets. The fountain has a figure of "Flora", the Roman Goddess of Flowers at the top.

Kamala Nehru Park & Hanging Gardens -The giant Old woman's shoe in the Kamala Nehru Park is very popular with children to play in. One gets a panoramic view of parts of the city from these parks situated at the height of Malabar Hill. When seen at night, the view of streetlights of Marine Drive resemble a dazzling bejewelled "Queen's Necklace". At sunset, the waterfall and fountains in the park are lit with colorful lights, which are worth seeing. The Hanging Gardens surrounded by beautiful flowerbeds and lush green lawns are very popular as picnic spots. The Prince of Wales Museum -This museum stands not too far from the Gateway of India.   It has a priceless collection of art, sculpture, china and other antics. Carefully preserved, this mid-Victorian Gothic style building built in 1904 with beautiful gardens surrounding it.

Late evening you will be transferred to the railway station for your train to Aurangabad.

Hotel In Aurangabad

  • Standard Hotel - Hotel Amarpreet - www.amarpreethotel.com
  • Superior Hotel - Hotel Vits - www.vitshotelaurangabad.com
  • Deluxe Hotel - Lemon Tree - www.lemontreehotels.com

Day 04

ARRIVE AURANGABAD

On arrival in Aurangabad railway station, you will be met and assisted by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Aurangabad: Malik Ambar, the Prime Minister of Murtaza Nizam Shah II, founded the city of Aurangabad in 1610 A.D, on the site of a village, Khirki. When Fateh Khan, Malik Ambar's son succeeded the throne in 1626, he named the city 'Fatehpur'. In 1653, when Aurangzeb became the Viceroy of the Deccan, he made it his capital, and renamed it Aurangabad. Maurya rule heralded the advent of Buddhism in the state of Maharashtra. The earliest caves at Ajanta and Pithalkora were excavated in the 2nd century BC, during the Satvahana era. Paithan, then known as Pratishthana, was an important trade centre at the time Aurangabad, 400 kms from Mumbai, is linked by air too. Spectacular rock cut caves and cave paintings exist at two nearby places, Ajanta and Ellora.

Later, proceed to visit the Bibi ka Maqbara Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother, Begum Rabia Durrani, the Queen of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Standing spectacularly on the lawns of the landscaped garden with ponds, fountains and water channels, the white marbled monument rises majestically in an intentional bid to copy and rival the world famous Taj Mahal of Agra and Panchakki - An engineering feat of the time is the Panchakki, or the water mill built by Malik Ambar in 1695. The water, channeled from a spring on a distant hill was used to power the flourmill and grind grain for the pilgrims.

Rest of the evening is free to enjoy city atmosphere.

Overnight stay at the hotel

Hotel In Aurangabad

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Amarpreet - www.amarpreethotel.com
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Vits - www.vitshotelaurangabad.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Lemon Tree - www.lemontreehotels.com

Day 05

AURANGABAD

After breakfast, take a sightseeing tour of Ellora, one of the highly visited World heritage sites of India. It houses 34 monasteries and temples with some exclusive uninterrupted sequence of monuments that date back from 600 to 1000 AD. The temples of Ellora are dedicated to Brahmanism, Jainism, and Buddhism. A particular interest are the architectural marvel of the monolithic Kailasa Temple, the Buddhist Vishvakarma Chaitya and Vihara, the famous Jain cave number 32 famous for a magnificent Yakshi statue and ceiling paintings. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva.

Ellora: The Ellora caves, 34 in number, are carved into the sides of a basaltic hill, 30 kms from Aurangabad. The finest specimens of cave - temple architecture, they house elaborate facades and exquisitely adorned interiors. These structures representing the three faiths of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism, were carved during the 350 AD to 700 AD period. The 12 caves to the south are Buddhist, the 17 in the centre dedicated to Hinduism, and the 5 caves to the north are Jain. (Note: The Ajanta Caves are closed to public on all Monday and Ellora caves on Tuesday.)

After visit return to the Aurangabad for overnight stay.

Hotel In Aurangabad

  • Standard hotel - Hotel Amarpreet - www.amarpreethotel.com
  • Superior hotel - Hotel Vits - www.vitshotelaurangabad.com
  • Deluxe hotel - Lemon Tree - www.lemontreehotels.com

Day 06

AURANGABAD – Fly MUMBAI

Breakfast at the hotel. Later in time, you will be transferred to the Aurangabad Airport for your flight to Mumbai (flight at an additional cost).

On arrival at the Mumbai airport, directly proceed to International airport for your flight back home.

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Handpicked hotels. Unbeatable Price

We handpick our hotels and have a long relationship with every one of them. This ensures that we get unbeatable prices on your hotel stays, bringing down the overall price of the tour. All tours offer a choice of accommdation between 3-star, 4-star, and 5-star hotels. Each hotel is rated highly on TripAdvisor by travellers around the world.

Standard Hotel Superior Hotel Deluxe Hotel
INR 31,617pp INR 38,725pp INR 54,439pp

Inclusions

  • Accommodation for 5 nights on Single/Twin/Triple room basis in the above mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meeting & Assistance on arrival/departure at Airport and Hotel by Splendour Holidays Representative.
  • Air-conditioned Vehicle for all airport transfers, sightseeing & intercity transfers.
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel.
  • 2AC tier train tickets (subject to availability of seats)
  • Monument Entrance Fees
  • Local English speaking Guide as per the itinerary

Exclusions

  • Any early check in at hotels other than specified
  • Any extra meals not specified in the inclusions.
  • Any meals other than specified
  • Any international/domestic airfare other than specified.
  • Camera/Video Camera charges at monuments
  • Personal and health insurance coverage
  • Expenses of personal nature i.e. tip to driver, guides, hotel staff, telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.
  • Any beverages during the meals. The same will be as per actual consumption, locally payable.
  • Any change in tax structure resulting from the hike in the published tariff

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