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The Maharastra Trail is a must for all those passing through Mumbai, on their way in or out of the city. Learn about some of India’s greatest historical monuments around Aurangabad and wind down in the vineyards of Nashik.
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Travel from Mumbai to Nashik
Travel by: Train
Estimated Travel Time: 3 hours
In the morning you’ll travel by train to the heartland of Indian wine, Nashik. After checking into your hotel, you’ll be taken to the Sula Vineyards to taste and learn about winemaking. In the afternoon there will be an orientation walk with your guide who will further give you an overview of the region.
After sampling some fine wine and South Indian delights, we’ll hop on a train to Aurangabad.
Day 1: Train to Nashik, followed by the train to Aurangabad
Day 1: Overnight stay in Ellora
Transport from the hostel in AURANGABAD to Ajanta Caves (3/4 hours)
Meet your guide for an early start and drive over to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ajanta Caves. Your guide will go over the itinerary for the next few days.
Upon arrival, we will spend the day exploring the caves and ancient Buddhist art. You’ll have the evening free to explore on your own. The next day, we’ll begin early again and take you on a fun rickshaw ride to the famous Ellora Cave complex. Here you will get a final dose of some of India’s most magnificent religious monuments and works of art.
Day 2: Transport to Ajanta Caves.
Day 3: Transport to Ellora Caves, Devgiri Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara,
Start off your trip sampling fine wines in the heart of India’s wine capital. Tour through the lush vineyards, comprehensive processing units and learn the art of wine-making. Enjoy a tasting of 4 different wines: take in the aroma, colour, and flavour of various grape wines. This will be the ultimate way to unwind and relax.
Our first stop in Aurangabad is this spectacular complex, housing 29 caves full of ancient Buddhist murals, paintings and sculptures. One of India’s most magnificent religious sites is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This is one the world’s largest rock-cut temple complex boasting artwork, monuments and inscriptions from Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. The proximity of these monuments are indicative of how religions existed in harmony over the course of India’s history.
Hike up to the top of Devgiri Fort, a fortress built in the 14th century, and be rewarded with a stunning view of the city.
BiBi Ka Maqbara, also known as the Baby Taj Mahal, is our last highlight in Aurangabad. Get ready for some fabulous photo opportunities coupled by stories of its creation.
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!
We booked various tours with Reality from 17/10/19 to 29/10/19. We booked most of the tours on offer in Mumbai and Nashik and Aurangabad. The organisation was excellent and the individual guides were well informed. The logistics of being met and picked up from hotels etc went very smoothly. The guides were very good especially because they shared not only knowledge about the sites but also about themselves, this made for a very good bond. One felt, that you knew them and the tour was not just a job. A special thanks to Jitu for the excellent organisation and being available 24/7. Also the guides Hitesh, Balaji, Nanu and all the staff who made this an unforgetable experience.