City Trips and Tours
Maharashtra is the third largest state in India and has tremendous wealth in the form of caves, attractive hill stations, virgin beaches, holy places and wildlife in plenty. It is 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. Maharashtra is a complete tourist destination in itself and a delight for those fond of travelling. With all its attractions, Maharashtra exudes a mesmerizing aura which is hard to ignore.
Aurangabad serves as a major tourist hub that offers a wide array of network services to visit some of the most important attractions around it. Also, as a city, Aurangabad fascinates with its culture and lifestyle, offering discerning tourists a wide gamut of hospitality. Recently declared the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’, Aurangabad is an important hub in the state’s tourism sector. It is one of the fastest growing cities in Maharashtra, it is also emerging as a prime industrial city. The city is linked with Mumbai by air, rail and road and an excellent road network connects Aurangabad with the rest of the state.
The Ellora Caves were built during the period of 350 AD to 700 AD. It presents structures with the three faiths of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. The 34 caves of Ellora are situated at a distance of 29 km from Aurangabad. The interiors of these cave temples are rich in sculptures. The 17 caves in the middle are devoted to the Hinduism, the 12 caves found in the south are dedicated to the Buddhist while the 5 caves located in the north are Jain. The Kailashanath Temple found in Cave 16 is noted for its architecture. The whole structure was a piece engraved out from a monolith and the process took almost a century for its completion. The most noted aspect of this structure is that the architects of this sculptures started engraving from the top and the sides and not from the base like the other structures.
Tadoba Tiger Reserve is one of the finest & largest National Parks in Maharashtra. It is one of India’s 47 project tiger reserves existing in India. It lies in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state. This beautiful wild paradise is situated 45 km close to Chandrapur District of central Indian State Maharashtra, and is about 150 km from Nagpur city which is the nearest airport for visiting Tadoba national park. Enjoy a tiger safari!
Arrive at Jalgaon railway station and drive to Ajanta Caves, a world heritage site by UNESCO. These magnificent caves have exquisite ancient morals and sculptures that depict the life of lord Buddha.
Arrive at Kolhapur, a multi-faceted city with a mythical past. Visit the New Palace, The Mahalaxmi Temple and The Town Hall Museum. Also, witness a traditional martial arts performance known as “Mardani Khel”
Arrive back to Mumbai with a lot of good memories. Tour ends.