Tour Name: Maharashtrian Delight
Category: Leisure, Historic & Fun
Duration: 5 Nights / 6 Days
Highlights: Veena Lake, Tableland, Essel World, Shaniwar Wada
Pricing: On Request

A land whose sheer size and diversity will stun you. Enjoy her mountains that stretch out into the mists as far as the eye can see. Her innumerous forts that stand proud and strong. Her scores of temples, sculpted into and out of basalt rock. Her diverse and colourful cultures, woven into one gigantic quilt. Her festivals that galvanize the sleepy thousands into fervent motion. And her miles of silver, white beaches, stretched taut and inviting over the entire coast. Welcome aboard a travel package that gives you a glimpse into this vibrant and beautiful land.


Day 01: Arrive Pune



Upon arrival transferred to hotel, check-in formalities. Post lunch proceed for sightseeing:- Pune University - This stately mansion designed in Italian-Gothic style is the most sought after university in India (subject to permission)

Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - It holds a collection of Indian handicrafts brought from across different states of the country. Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum also has a recreation of the famous ‘Mastani Mahal’ which is one of the masterpieces in this museum.

Shaniwar Wada (Tuesday closed) - Is a historic fort and a symbol of Pune culture. The fort was built by the Peshwas and is endowed with elegant brass studded gates along with lotus pools. Evening ‘Light and Sound’ show is the main attraction
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02: Pune to Mahabaleshwar – (116 kms / approx 3 hrs drive)

This morning post breakfast proceed to picturesque journey to Mahabaleshwar. It is a hill station located in the Western Ghats range. It served as the summer capital of Bombay province during the British Raj. On arrival check into hotel. Freshen up and lunch. Post lunch enjoy sightseeing. Visits:- Tribal Museum - The museum is well-known for the number of historic artifacts. Arthur’s Seat: Arthur's seat is a point at an elevation of 1340 mts. The
Point was named after Sir Arthur Mallet, who sat here and gazed at the Savitri River, where he lost his wife and children in a tragic ferry mishap.
Kate’s point: Kate's point is located to the east of Mahabaleshwar and is famous for its view of two reservoirs, Balakwadi and Dhom. The point is around 1280 mts high.

Needle Hole point is located near Kate's Point. One can see a natural rock formation with a hole in between, thus giving the name Needle-hole. The point is also famous for the view of Deccan traps, which look like an elephant's trunk.

Wilson Point : Named after Sir Leslie Wilson, the Governor of Bombay from 1923–26, Wilson Point is the highest point in Mahabaleshwar at 1439 m. Known as Sindola Hill during the colonial rule, Wilson point is the only location in Mahabaleshwar where both sunrise and sunset can be seen. It offers a spectacular glance of Mahabaleshwar in all directions. 3 Monkeys point: Named because of the natural sculpture of the stones which looks like three monkeys sitting beside each other.

Evening proceed to Bombay Point - The Mumbai Point is well known as the Sunset Point. People pack here to get a glimpse of the gray and orange sky capes as the sun sets Dinner and overnight stay at hotel
Dinner and Overnight stay at hotel

Day 03: Excursion of Panchgani (18 Km / approx. 45 minutes)

Today after breakfast proceed for a half day tour of Panchgani – Enjoy this beautiful hill station covering farms, ravines of old British buildings & river Krishna. Also visit the following

Parsi Point: - It offers panoramic views of picturesque Dhom Dam backwaters and the lush green Krishna valley. Sydney point is another breathtaking beautiful spot near Parsi Point.

Tableland: - Tableland has been credited with the privilege of being Asia’s second longest mountain Plateau. This is a wide expanse of laterite rock and this place offers the grandeur view of Panchgani hill station itself, lunch & time at leisure, In the evening enjoy boating at Veena Lake or you can enjoy shopping at local market where you can buy Strawberries, Fruit Jam & honey
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

Day Day 04: Mahabaleshwar to Mumbai (268 kms / approx 5 hrs drive)

This morning after breakfast proceed for Mumbai via. Lonavala. Enroute visit Karla & Bhaja Caves - which has some of the finest examples of well preserved Buddhist Chaityas. Thereafter enroute Lunch at Mahad.After lunch continue drive to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to hotel. After freshen up and relaxation proceed to Gateway of India, further visit to Juju Chowpatty for a special Mumbai Pao Bhaji
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

Day 05: Half Day City Tour (Essel World)

This morning after breakfast proceed to Marve Jetty to board ferry to travel to Essel World / Water Kingdom (10 Kms / approx. 1 hr). Essel World along with its counterparts, Water Kingdom, are stretched over 64 acres of land. Together, they are recognized as India’s Largest Amusement and Water Park as well as Asia’s Largest Theme Water Park. Enjoy fun filled activities at Essel World. Vegetarian lunch at Essel World / Water Kingdom. Return to hotel. In the evening enjoy shopping at Linking road/ Fashion Street.
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel

Day 06: End of tour (transfer to Airport / Railway Station)

This morning post breakfast checkout from hotel & proceed for half day city tour of Mumbai visiting, Marine Drive, Prince of Wales museum. Thereafter, Lunch in a restaurant and proceed to Mumbai Airport / Railway station for onward journey.

****Tour Ends****