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Caves & Beaches

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7 NIGHTS/ 8DAYS

CAVES & BEACHES

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Itinerary Summary

7 Nights 8 Days visiting Bombay / Aurangabad Ajanta Ellora caves / Goa

The architectural attraction of during the British reign of Mumbai such as Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, the vendure fountain and the fascinating fort of Mumbai, which is the oldest fort of the british period. The World Heritage Caves takes you to one of the superb historical tour with the Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour. It has been listed in the World Heritage Sites in India.This tour also aking you to Goa, city of beaches, luxury hotels, resorts and assured enjoyment all its splendor

Pre-departure planning is important. Here are certain things you should watch for and plan for.

Visas

Check with the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country to find out if you will need a visa to visit the country of your destination, especially for an extended period of time. Some countries have extremely detailed and complicated entry/departure laws, and treat visits of a week or two very differently from longer stays.

Money

If you’re traveling to one area, check the cost of living there. If it’s high you’ll probably want to budget more carefully and save some money before leaving. The lower the cost of living the less you’ll have to save, but be sure to have a back up reserve in emergency cases.

General Tips

Talk to other people who have done a similar trip.

If you don’t know anyone personally, try any of the dozens of online travel web sites full of first-person travel stories covering every possible type of trip.

Plan big and loose. Read everything you can about the area.

There may be sights and attractions you didn’t know about. A rough outline of your trip might have three or four target points and a variety of ways to get between them.

You don’t want to find out that the weather isn’t what you thought, or the guide book was incorrect, after committing to 6 weeks in a specific spot.

Some trips will allow you more leeway than others. Travel plans in Asia can often be made day-by-day while summer travel in Europe should be organized at least a few weeks ahead, unless you’re prepared to hunt around for hotel rooms and train seats.

Set up a pre-trip time-line so you don’t end up with a full todo list your last week of work or school.

Things to consider are doctor’s visits for a check up, inoculations, and prescription refills; purchasing plane tickets; renewing passports and obtaining visas and other documents.

Check your insurance coverage abroad and purchasing additional travel insurance if needed. Don’t forget visiting friends and family members!
The longer the trip, the lighter you should pack. This might seem strange, but it’s true you can afford to lug a heavy bag around for a week or two, but do you want to have anything extra for a year?

Stick to the absolute basics and know what you can and cannot buy at your destination(s). There’s no point in bringing 6 months of toothpaste to Europe or buying a sarong at home to take to the tropics. If you are visiting several climates, try to arrange it so you visit the warmer places first and coldest last. That way you can purchase sweaters and long pants and not have to carry them any more than needed. Alternately, visit cold climates first and then ship unneeded layers home — or sell them off.

A good rule of thumb is to bring one outfit for the hottest day you’re likely to encounter, one for an average day, and one for the coldest.

Make sure everything goes with everything else (if that’s important to you), and remember that layers are always best.

Be prepared for uncomfortable trips. You will often find yourself in a busy, cramped, economy class environment and it could be for many hours – especially long plane trips.

If you want to arrive at your destination refreshed and able to enjoy the sights, then try a good quality travel pillow to support your head, some ear plugs to block out the screaming babies, and an eye cover to block out the sun or cabin lights.

Just avoid those cheap U-shaped pillows from airport shops – your head drops forward and you wake up with a stiff neck.

Make contact with the locals before you go.

Maybe you have a friend-of-a-friend or a foreign exchange student from high school you remember, or just found a friend through a travel web site; almost everyone is happy to welcome a foreign visitor to their home town. This might be as elaborate as a home-stay for a few weeks, or just coffee in their home town or dinner at a locals restaurant.

Trip Attractions

  • Visit the Hanging Garden situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill.
  • Excursion to Ellora Caves.
  • Excursion to Ajanta Caves .
  • Relax on beach in Goa.

Quick Tips

  • Banks – Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch.
  • Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital.
  • Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops.
  • Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are open Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
  • Safety – Pickpocketing can be a common problem. It is suggested for men to keep wallets in their front pocket. Purse snatching also occurs at times.

Visitor Information

This site contains information with a very personal and friendly structure. It also has great links to other related sites online.

Information, internet access, maps, and train passes are available at local Tourist Information terminals. These are located at various sites around the city. Expect a wait if you arrive late in the afternoon or during lunch time. Local travel agencies are also helpful for quick information and finding hotels. There is no service charge for these services. Hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, and Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Transportation

Getting in from the airport and other arrival locations. Travel planning is about more than just knowing where you’re going. Prepares to navigate, take control and be ready for anything. This section helps you steer clear of disaster and stay open enjoy the unexpected.

  • Plane – Flights arrive at the main airport near city center. If flying from European cities, you might land at a connecting airport. There is a tourist information office at the Terminal E, international arrivals, open 8am to 6pm.
  • Train – A train station is on the lower level of the airport. To get into the city, follow the marked signs.
  • Taxi – From the airport there is a flat-rate for the 1-hour trip, depending on traffic. Hotels charge up to $80 for shuttle service.
  • Train & Bus – Trains and buses arrive a city center. This is the transportation hub for the city and is surrounded hotels.

A perfect place for exploring on foot, with local shops around every corner. You will eventually walk somewhere, it’s just going to happen. If you don’t like crowds, uneven cobblestones, heavy traffic or narrow sidewalks, take a taxi or rent a scooter.

Itinerary Details

Description The architectural attraction of during the British reign of Mumbai such as Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, the vendure fountain and the fascinating fort of Mumbai, which is the oldest fort of the british period. The World Heritage Caves takes you to one of the superb historical tour with the Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour. It has been listed in the World Heritage Sites in India. In a short period of tour wrap yourself with the ancient historical sculpture to the region near to Maharashtra. The Ajanta and Ellora Caves are famous for the beautiful rock-cut architecture. The main place of tourist interest is the jaw-dropper at the Kailashnath Temple Complex. It was at the 16th Cave at Ellora, which was designed as the vision of the devotee of Mount Kailash, the ceramic clay of Lord Shiva. It is the best example and the largest monolithic structure in the whole world. The size is two times of Pantheons at Athens. These comprise of the Buddhist, Jain and the Hindu caves of Ajanta and Ellora caves started on 2nd century B.C. to 6th century B.C. These caves are considered as the rich cultural treasures of the world. The dazzling murals and the exquisite stone sculptures freeze the painting styles that have vanished from the earth. This tour also asking you to Goa, city of beaches, luxury hotels, resorts and assured enjoyment all its splendor. The integration of the dominant Portuguese and British is found here with its original fun and charm. The beaches, resorts and the nightlife will keep you happy and going. You won’t realize at which hours of the day you are.

Best Season October to March

Low Season April to September

Interest Cultural/ Heritage/ Leisure

Day 1: Arrive/Mumbai Today on reaching International Airport you will meet and assist by our representative and transfer to Hotel. On arrival check-in at Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Mumbai After breakfast you will proceed for sightseeing of the city covering attractions like Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, Kamla Nehru Park and the Hanging Garden situated on the slopes of Malabar Hill, offering a panoramic view of marine drive and the Crawford market, Dhobi Ghat. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Mumbai/Aurangabad (By Air) After breakfast you will be transferred to Airport to board the flight for Aurangabad. Upon arrival you will meet and transfer to hotel. Check-In at hotel. Later you will proceed for excursion to Ellora Caves. After visit return to the Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 4: Aurangabad/Ajanta/Aurangabad After breakfast start your full day excursion to Ajanta Caves (106 Kms) — north–east of Aurangabad, date from around 200 BC to 650 AD. Ajanta is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Late afternoon return back to Aurangabad. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 5: Aurangabad/Mumbai/Goa (By Air) After breakfast you will be transferred to Airport to board the flight for Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai Airport you will meet and transfer to Departure Terminal to board the flight for Goa. Upon arrival you will meet and transfer to hotel. Check-In the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 6: Goa After breakfast proceed to visit the world famous Churches of St Franscis Xavier,Se Cathedral,Basilica of Bom Jesus, St Cajetons Church, St Catherines Church, Tower of St.Augustine, Nunnery and Convent of St.Monica. Later Drive to the capital of Goa – Panjim city, walk along the Latin Quarter of Goa, Mala Fontainhas, visit the State Museum and later see the pious Mary Immaculate church in City Square and finally end the tour by Exploring the Markets of Panaji – Return to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 7: Goa After breakfast full day relax on beach. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 8: Goa/Mumbai/ Departure (By Air) After breakfast you will be transferred to Airport to board the flight for Mumbai. On reaching Mumbai Airport you will meet and transfer to Departure Terminal to board the flight for onward journey.

 

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