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Culture and Pilgrimage of Maharashtra

Culture and Pilgrimage of Maharashtra
(16 Days / 15 Nights)

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Culture and Pilgrimage of Maharashtra / PI-0363 (16 Days / 15 Nights)
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Nestled close to Arabian Sea, enjoy a holiday trip to Maharashtra, the third largest state of India. In addition to several cultural and modern attractions, the state is also dotted with many pilgrimage spots such as the Synagogue in Pune , Siddhivinayak Ganesha Temple in Mumbai and the holy city of Shirdi where people of all faiths come with joined hands. The state is cultural, modern as well as religious tourist destination for people of all faiths and religions.

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Pune
Day 4 : Pune
Day 5 : Pune - Bhimashankar - Pune
Day 6 : Pune - Aurangabad
Day 7 : Aurangabad
Day 8 : Aurangabad
Day 9 : Aurangabad
Day 10 : Aurangabad - Grishneshwara - Aurangabad
Day 11 : Aurangabad - Shirdi
Day 12 : Shirdi - Shanishinganapur - Shirdi
Day 13 : Shirdi - Nashik
Day 14 : Nashik - Trimbakeshwar - Nashik
Day 15 : Nashik - Mumbai
Day 16 : Mumbai
The Deccan Odyssey

The Deccan Odyssey
(9 Days / 8 Nights)

On Request
The Deccan Odyssey / PI-054 (9 Days / 8 Nights)
Mumbai-Ratnagiri-Jaigadh-Ganapatipule-Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg-Tarkarli-Sawantwadi-Goa-Pune-Aurangabad-Ajanta Cave-Nashik-Mumbai

As the wind whispers through the halo of legends crowning the land of the mighty Marathas, a lone majestic whistle blows its salutation of honour as it gracefully traverses this land of fantasy. Welcome to the mesmerizing Maharashtra. Experience aboard the luxurious DECCAN ODYSSEY. A train journey adorned in luxury, the Deccan Odyssey transports its guests on an unforgettable sojourn of a land shining in legions grandeur - serene beaches, magnificent forts palaces, and experiencing heavenly tales etched in colossal rocks.Experience the finest and the best of train journeys of the world. The Deccan Odyssey is much more than a mere luxury train cruise. It''s a ''classical odyssey'' of time beyond the realms of the present. Welcome aboard!

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai-Ratnagiri
Day 2 : Jaigadh-Ganapatipule-Ratnagiri
Day 3 : Sindhudurg-Tarkarli-Sawantwadi
Day 4 : Goa
Day 5 : Pune
Day 6 : Aurangabad
Day 7 : Ajanta Cave-Nashik
Day 8 : Mumbai
Day 9 : Mumbai
Ganpathi Festival

Ganpathi Festival
(6 Days / 5 Nights)

On Request
Ganpathi Festival / PI-070 (6 Days / 5 Nights)
Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrated as the birthday of Lord Ganesh, the elephant deity, is the most important annual festival in the state of Maharashtra, more so in Mumbai and the cultural capital of Maharashtra, Pune. This patron deity is called as the God of wisdom and removal of all the obstacles, and is worshiped for 11 days in most extravagance in every household and every lane or by-lane of Mumbai and Pune. The festival begins with the installation of beautifully sculpted Ganesh idols in homes and pandals (large tents), colourfully decorated, depicting religious themes or current events. The Lord is worshiped and then immersed on the idols on the 11th day in big processions with people shouting Ganapati bappa Morya, Pudhchya Warshi lawakar ya; which means hail oh Lord and come soon next year. Every lane and by lane has a Ganapati of their own. The God is worshiped with holy chants and hymns and in the nights cultural performances are organized. The zeal and festive mood only stops with the immersion of the Lord, in the sea or nearby rivers. Dates for Ganesh Festival in the coming years: 2018: 12 September to 23 September 2019: 01 September to 12 September 2020: 22 August to 01 September

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1 : Mumbai
Day 2 : Mumbai
Day 3 : Mumbai - Pune
Day 4 : Pune
Day 5 : Pune
Day 6 : Pune - Mumbai