AJANTA ELORA AND MUMBAI TOUR

Tour start In Aurangabad: 15 November 2018

Tour end in Mumbai: 20 November 2018

Itinerary

DAY 01 ARRIVAL AURANGABAD

You will be received by our representative upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is completely yours! 

DAY 02 SAME DAY EXCURSION TO AJANTA CAVES (96 KMS // 02-03 HRS DRIVE)

After refreshing breakfast drive to Ajanta and visit the first Buddhist cave monument of 1st and 2nd century BC.

Ajanta is one of the few historical and architectural marvels of India. Recognized as the World Heritage Site today, it was discovered during the 19th century by a group of British officers who were on a tiger hunt. The Ajanta group of caves, located deep within the Sahyadri hills above the Waghora, depicts the story of Buddhism that prevailed here during 200 BC to 650 AD. In the evening return to Hotel. 

Note : Ajanta Caves Closed on Every Monday.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Aurangabad.

DAY 03 SAME DAY EXCURSION TO ELLORA CAVES (30 KMS / 45 MINS DRIVE)

After breakfast drive to Ellora and enjoy the tour to world renowned Ellora caves. Ellora caves 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. It also has some of the excellent stonework depicting the legends related to Lord Shiva. After interesting tour return to Aurangabad. Evening will be at your leisure.

Note: Ellora Caves Closed on Every Tuesday.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Aurangabad.

DAY 04 AURANGABAD-MUMBAI

On reaching Mumbai Airport Yolo India Tours representative will receive you and transfer you to your hotel. 

Later visit Siddhivinayak Temple is one of the most visited places of Worship in Mumbai. Many politicians, Bollywood celebrity frequent visit this temple to seek blessing of Lord Ganesha. 

Rest of the day is free to explore Marine Drive, also known as Queen’s Necklace, is the lifeline of Mumbai, where locals hang out to cool down the work-pressure of their otherwise busy life. Marine Drive is located on the edge of Chowpatty Beach, which is popular for several Hindu religious ceremonies like annual thread-tying ceremony, nariel-purnima and Ganesh Chaturthi immersions. Chowpatty Beach is equally known for stalls that sell Bhelpuri, Kulfi and Paan, and Nana-Nani Park for elderly people. This place is ideal for people who like to indulge in soft activities like walking, sun bathing, relaxing, and for enjoying local cuisines.

Overnight stay at Hotel in Mumbai. 

DAY 02 MUMBAI SIGHT SEEING AND EXCURSION TO ELEPHANTA CAVES

After breakfast in the morning we will journey to the Gateway of India in Mumbai, where we will get on board a ferry to Elephanta Island, which is famous for its intricately rock cut cave temples. The trip takes only 45minutes. It is believed that these caves were created sometime between AD 450 and 750. These mazes of cave temples are a fantastic depiction of some of the most striking temple carvings. Of particular interest is the main temple which is the one consecrated to Shiva. This temple displays some of the most captivating halls, pillars, courtyards and shrines and its most prominent feature is the 6 m tall, closed –eye statue of Sadhashiva, with a three-faced Shiva as the preserver, creator and destroyer of the Universe.

The walls come alive with the intricately carved images of Hindu mythology. When the Portugese first came to the country they came across a huge elephant made of stone near the shore, because of that they named it Elephanta Island. It fell in 1814 and the British moved it to Mumbai’s Jijmata Udyan Museum.

In the afternoon enjoy Mumbai sightseeing tour. Visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) once called Victoria Terminus Station is a monumental and energetic train station that overflows with people. In the words of historian Christopher London, ‘the Victoria Terminus is to the British Raj what the Taj Mahal is to the Mughal Empire’. It is also called the ‘the slumdog station’ because the last musical number of Slumdog Millionaire a 2008 award-winning hit was filmed here. It is the city’s most elaborate Gothic building and a reflection of India’s colonial era. Domes, spires, stained-glass, walls a striking Daliesque structure and a mixture of Hindu, Islamic and Victorian styles all combined gave it the distinct status of being a UNESCO World heritage site.

 

Afterwards, you will visit o the Dadar flower market with your guide. It is here that India’s great flower trade blooms. The facts are, that in this country flowers are used not only for decorations but also for religious purposes; in temples, homes, taxis, hair and practically everywhere. You will enjoy the beautiful fragrances that fill the air and the amazing colors of garlands of marigolds, rose petals and jasmine blossoms. After the treat you will board the Mumbai local train to your next station.

 

After passing a few stops we will arrive at the Mahalaxmi area called Dhobi Ghat. It’s going to be one of the most unforgettable memories that you will have of your trip to India. Dhobi Ghat also known as the world’s largest open air laundry is where the dhob wallahs or washers converge to launder the dirty linen of their customers who are generally, householders, hospitals and hotels. It is a scene not to be had anywhere else in the world, where hundreds of washpens with flogging stones lined side by side are put to use by this working class washing specialist, it is indeed a marvel.

Evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Mumbai.

DAY 06 DEPARTURE

On time transfer to the airport to catch flight for onwards journey.

DAY 07 JODHPUR TO ROHETGARH (50 KMS/ 01 HRS DRIVE)

Today after leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the 16th small feudal town Rohetgarh. In Rohetgarh you are transported in to a world of past, vibrant colour and spectacular magnificence.

Rohetgarh is situated on the banks of a lake and set in the midst of rural surroundings; it is a haven of peace and tranquillity. Sprawling lawns and manicured gardens, which invite a multitude of birds and dancing peacocks, herald your entry into this oasis where the bird song is the only sound you will hear. A superb swimming pool with four charming pavilions entices you for a refreshing dip.

Later enjoy Village Safari Showcasing the best of the land; it is a cultural experience, which encompasses all that this region has to offer. From the warm and hospitable people, to the various customs and ceremonies and abundant wildlife, you have the rare privilege of being welcomed into people’s homes and interacting with them. They get to experience and understand a way of life that takes them closer to their roots.

This unique tour is made possible solely because of the host family’s special relationship with the local people of the various communities, which allow rare access into every home visited, where guests are welcomed as their very own.

Evening relax and enjoy the cultural show and Magic show at Rohetgarh.

DAY 08 ROHETGARH TO SARDARGARH (160 KMS / 03 HRS DRIVE)

After breakfast drive to Castle of Sardargarh, one of the magnificent forts of Rajasthan is an extravagant creation by men of a bygone era, placed amidst the mountains and deep forests of Chuppun. Sardar Singh, one of the most powerful Dhodhias, built the Sardargarh Fort during 1738 to 1743. You can see the ramparts of the mystery filled Sardargarh, like a great ship anchored at outer sea, much before you get close to the gigantic walls soaring high above the low lying village of Lawa.

DAY 09 SARDARGARH TO UDAIPUR ENROUTE VISIT RANAKPUR (90 KMS / 02 HRS DRIVE)

Have your breakfast and drive to Udaipur – City of lakes. En route visit famous Jain temples of Ranakpur. Ranakpur Temple: Beautiful sculptured Jain temples mark the glory of this renowned place. Marked as one of the five holy places for the Jain community, these were created in the 15 the century. The central Chaumukha [four faced temple] is dedicated to Adinathji the temple is an astounding creation with 29 halls and 1,444 pillars all distinctly carved and no two being alike is an amazing evidence of the genius sense of architecture that enhances the charm of the place. Every temple has this conceivable surface carved with equal delicacy. Overall Ranakpur is known as ‘ The tranquil pilgrimage town. Continue drive to Udaipur. (Ranakpur Temple is open from 12PM to 5 PM).

On arrival check inn at hotel. Enjoy remaining day at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Udaipur

DAY 10 UDAIPUR CITY SIGHTSEEING

Udaipur- City of Lakes Surrounded by ancient mountains and set on the edge of the lakes. It is referred as city of Lakes, which make this city most Romantic city of India. Udaipur was founded in 1559 and named after Maharana Udai singh. After delicious breakfast your guide meets you at your hotel. Visit the largest palace complex in Rajasthan CITY PALACE. In the Afternoon visit JAGDISH TEMPLE the most beautiful temple of Udaipur and later enjoy free time to walk around lakes. Evening enjoy a cultural event DHAROHAR a showcase of 7 Rajasthani folk dances in a 17th century historic old mansion.

enjoy a sunset cruise on Lake Pichola. Evening will be at your leisure. Overnight stay in Udaipur

DAY 11: DEPARTURE TO UDAIPUR AIRPORT - TOUR ENDS

After Breakfast check out from hotel and departure transfer to Udaipur Airport to connect flight for onwards Journey. 

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