Glimpse Of Western India
Dominated by Goa, the Western India has many travel gems spread over the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa.
While Goa has to offer the most exotic and most sought after beaches in India, Maharashtra has the ancient architectural wonders in the form of the Ajanta- Ellora Caves which leaves any traveller in sheer awe. Speaking about the state of Gujarat, it boasts of age-old temples and vast expanse of golden desert with numerous other delightful sightseeing places as well. Howev....
er, it is not just the sightseeing places but the distinct culture and the regional cuisine which makes the Western part of India different from its counterparts. Through this Indian Panorama exclusive Western India Tour packages, we bring you a one of a kind Indian travel experience.
Day 1 - Mumbai
Upon your arrival at Mumbai airport, you will be greeted by our Indian Panorama representative and you can get transferred to the hotel. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 2 - Mumbai
Morning breakfast at hotel and followed by full day city tour of Mumbai visiting Chowpatti, Gateway of India, Prince wales Museum, Dhobi Ghat (open laundry), Malabar hill, Hanging garden, Kamla Nehru park, Haji Ali Mosque, Marine drive (Queen's necklees) Mahalakshmi Temple etc. Overnight in Mumbai
Day 3 - Mumbai - Ahmedabad
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting / assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board flight for Ahmedabad. Arrive Ahmedabad meeting / assistance at airport and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Ahmedabd visiting Adalej step well, Sarkhej ka Roja, Akshardham temple, Hatheesingh Temple, Gandhi Ashram, Calico Museum etc. Overnight in Ahmedabad
Day 4 - Ahmedabad - Wankaner
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to wankaner. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Wankaner visiting Various temple and Ranjit Vilas Palace etc. Overnight in Wankaner.
Day 5 - Wankaner - Junagarh - Sasan Gir
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Sasan Gir Forest for game viewing. This forest is the last remaining natural habitat of the Asiatic Lions, teak and deciduous forest, leopard, deer, monkeys, hyena, peacocks etc. Enroute visit Junagarh visiting Jain and Hindu temples, Forts and gardens. Thereafter continue your drive to Gir National park and check in at hotel. Overnight in Sasan Gir.
Day 6 - Sasangir
Morning Jungle drive to the National Park look for Asiatic Lion, Leopard etc. Afternoon enjoy another Jungle drive in the National park. Overnight in Sasan Gir.
Day 7 - Sasangir - Palitana
Morning breakfast at hotel and drive to Palitana. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon city tour of Palitana is a gateway to Shatrunjaya, the Place of Victory. It is famous as one of Jainism's holiest pilgrimage places. The climb up 2 kms to the hill will lead you into 863 different Jain temples built over a period of 900 years. The most important temple is dedicated to Sri Adhiswara, the first tirthankar a Jain Founder) Nearby is the Muslim shrine of Angar pi. Childless women come here and make offering of miniature cradles at this shrine to become mothers. Overnight in Palitana.
Day 8 - Palitana - Bhavnagar - Mumbai
Morning breakfast at hotel andf drive to Bhavnagar. city tour of Bhavnagar visiting Gandhi museum, Takhteshwar temple and Barton library later drop at railway station to board train to Mumbai in the evening . Overnight in Train.
Day 9 - Mumbai
Morning arrive Mumbai. meeting / assistance at railway station and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. No tranasport service today. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 10 - Mumbai - Aurangabad
Morning after early breakfast at hotel meeting / assistance at hotel and transfer to railawy station to board train for Aurangabad at 06:15 hrs. Arrive Auranagabad at 13:30 hrs. meeting / assistance at railway station and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Aurangabad visiting Bibi ka Maqbara, Tomb of the empress, un ungainly replica of the Taj and Panchakki, where an old mill and tomb of the an important sufi saint are set in serene gardens. There is also the Dualatabad fort just outside the city, built by muhammad bin tughlaq. Overnight in Aurangabad.
Day 11 - Aurangabad - Mumbai
Morning breakfast at hotel and leave for full day city tour of Ajanta and Ellora caves. Ajanta Caves - 112 km from Aurangabad, the caves here which are over 2000 years old hewn out of a solid rock. The wall paintings and frescoes of these caves have a beautiful flow of line and a wealth of color. Later visit Ellora caves. (Caves closed on Monday) Ellora Caves - Three distinct groups of temples relate the story of the evolution of Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Chiseled out of rock by religious monks over the centuries, the sites were chosen for their seclusion. Over 2000 years old, they are compared to the Pyramids for their amazing construction, sculptures and frescoes. The most marvelous of all is the Stupendous Rock Temple of Kailash. Later directly transfer to railway station to board train for Mumbai at 22:00 hrs. Overnight in train
Day 12 - Mumbai
Morning arrive Mumbai meeting / assistance at railway station and transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure or free for independent activites. Overnight in Mumbai.
Day 12 - Mumbai Depart
Morning breakfast at hotel. Intime meeting / assistance at hotel and transfer to airport to board return flight. Tour Ends!