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We suggest that you do some of our other tours in Mumbai either before or after this trip to get the full Maharashtra experience!
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To kick off your explorations around Maharashtra, we’ll take you by train (3.5 hours) to Nashik–the wine capital of India. We’ll then take a car to Sula Vineyards, covering 160 acres of land, which wine lovers won’t want to miss as India’s most well-known and loved wine is found here. We’ll tour through the lush vineyards, learn the art of wine-making, and taste the wine of course!
In the afternoon, we’ll look around Nashik city, including Panchavati Temple, before driving to Ellora, arriving in the evening where we’ll spend the night.
– Sula winery visit
– Orientation tour in Nashik
We leave at around 8am by car for Ajanta Caves (3 hrs) and we will spend the day exploring the caves, encircling a gorge along the Waghora River. This spectacular complex houses 29 caves full of ancient Buddhist murals, paintings and sculptures. We’ll later return to the hotel in Ellora.
– Local guide for Ajanta Caves
– Entry fee for Ajanta caves: INR 250pp
We’ll get an early start to explore the Ellora caves. This is one of the world’s largest rock-cut temple complexes boasting artwork, monuments and inscriptions from Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The proximity of these monuments to each other are indicative of how religions existed in harmony over the course of India’s history.
After exploring Ellora Caves, we’ll venture to Aurangabad to see Bibi Ka Maqbara, also known as the Baby Taj Mahal, with some fabulous photo opportunities. .
In the afternoon we’ll catch a comfortable train back to Mumbai (7.5 hrs), with some pleasant views of rural Maharashtra. On your arrival in Mumbai, we will transfer you to your hotel and your tour will be complete.
Local guide for Ellora caves
– Entry fee for Ellora Caves: INR 250pp
– Entry fee for Bibi Ka Maqbara: INR 300pp
Yes! Simply send us an enquiry and we’ll see what we can do.
Yes, this can be made a private tour. Please get in touch for more details.
Mumbai has an international airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport). Domestic flights from Delhi and other major Indian cities are also available.
Our maximum group size is 12.
We stay in well-appointed hostels and mid range hotels, locally owned where possible. All hotels have hot water and most have Wi-Fi. Single passengers will share a twin room with another group member of the same gender if required. You are welcome to pay extra to ensure you have a room to yourself throughout the trip – please get in touch for costs.
No meals are included.
No entry fees are included.
A deposit payment of 20% is required. Full payment is then due by at least 60 days before tour departure. Advance payment is necessary in order to confirm the booking and can be made via bank transfer or by using our online card payment system
Yes absolutely! We can look at providing dates that completely suit you. If you are interested in a shared tour we can often also still offer your preferred dates, guarantee the tour and invite other passengers to join.
All our tours ensure easy international and domestic flight connections before and after the tour. We can help arrange for flights if necessary at an extra cost. Please let us know if you would like this.
All of our nearest arrival airports offer pre-paid, safe and simple taxi options to your start hotel. So we prefer to provide detailed information on this in advance rather than charge you extra unnecessarily like some operators!