3 Nights 4 Days Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani
Rewind, relax and rejuvenate in the lap of nature in the slopes of Western Ghats at Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, and Panchgani. Witness sunset with your near or dear ones across dozens of vantage points and cliffs. Hear the cascades to immerse yourself in the tranquil avatar of Instagrammable waterfalls. Our 3 nights and 4 days Lonavala Mahabaleshwar package from Mumbai or Pune has a mix of everything, from adventure to leisure and even romance (if you are a couple). Flick through the handcrafted itinerary prepared by Tourism of India for the Lonavala Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani tour covered with meals, transfers, and accommodation. This is just a suggested itinerary to provide you the glimpse of what could be possible when you book your trip with us! You can customize this package to have full control over your holidays and extend your days and add sightseeing around these hill stations near Mumbai. Have a look:
Day 1 - Mumbai/Pune: Arrival and Transfer With Leisure at Lonavala
Finalize your arriving airport/railway station like Mumbai or Pune. Once you have arrived at any one of them, meet our representative. Receive the warm welcome and greetings. Next, you will be escorted to Lonavala hotel in a private yet comfortable car. Once you reach the hotel, finish off the check-in formalities followed by leisure time to enjoy at your own pace. Post unwinding in your room, you can go outside to explore the day at leisure at your own cost.
Return to the hotel space for feasting the scrumptious dinner with overnight sleep.
Distance from Mumbai to Lonavala: 84 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 2 hours (approx.)
Distance from Pune to Lonavala: 65 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time:1.5 hours (approx.)
Note: 1st day is your leisure day and only transfer; overnight stay with meals is included. Anything outside this would be treated as exclusion with additional cost.
Day 2 - Mahabaleshwar: Arrival, Transfer, and Leisure
Today, wake up with a hearty breakfast, complete the check-out formalities, and enjoy an assisted transfer to Mahabaleshwar. The road drive to Mahabaleshwar from Lonavala is an enriching experience because the lush green environs will be your highlight. Upon reaching Mahabaleshwar, complete the check-in formalities and take time to relax. After relaxation, take advantage of a day at leisure in Mahabaleshwar and enjoy sightseeing of lakes, forts, markets, and waterfalls.
End your day by returning to the hotel and gorge on delicious dinner. Retire with a goodnight's sleep.
Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar: Lingamala Falls, Pratapgarh Fort, Tapola, Parsi Point.
Distance from Lonavala to Mahabaleshwar: 180 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 4.5 hours (approx.)
Day 3 - Mahabaleshwar: Day Off at Panchgani
This morning, enjoy a drool-worthy breakfast with the views of the Sahyadri Ranges. Step outside the hotel after getting ready to explore the nearby town of Panchgani, another popular hill station of Maharashtra. You will be driven to Panchgani in a comfortable vehicle and return via the same. Explore the vantage points. Both the hill stations are located next to each other.
By the sunset, return to the hotel at Mahabaleshwar to indulge in toothsome dinner followed by goodnight sleep.
Day 3 - Mumbai/Pune: Departure from Mahabaleshwar
Your 3 nights and 4 days Lonavala Mahabaleshwar tour package comes to an end today! First, make sure you relish your breakfast which is included in your package. Afterward, complete the check-out formalities. Finally, you will drive back to Mumbai/Pune to board a flight or train back to your home.
5 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Khandala - Lonavala- Mahabaleshwar - Alibagh - Mumbai
The hill stations of the state of Maharashtra boast of pristine beauty, cool weather and enchanting locations. Similarly, the beaches also have an amazing charm. Amazing Maharashtra Tour by Indian Holiday is a well-planned itinerary that offers you a chance to explore some of the most popular hill towns and beaches of Maharashtra. During this itinerary of 5 nights and 6 days, you visit destinations like Khandala, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar and Alibagh along with visiting the popular tourist destinations of Mumbai. Enjoy the amazing weather, indulge in fun activities at the beaches, partake in sightseeing and so on.
Day 1 - Mumbai: Arrival and Transfer
Upon arrival in Mumbai via flight or train, meet our representative to get assisted transfer to the hotel as per your package. You will be escorted to the hotel in a comfortable private vehicle. As you reach the hotel, complete the check-in formalities and take time to relax. The rest of the day after you reach the Mumbai hotel would be at your leisure. Plan your sightseeing tour accordingly and return to the hotel before the time of the dinner. Have your delicious dinner and retire with an overnight sleep.
Optional: IHPL could arrange the evening sightseeing for you at an additional cost.
Day 2 - Mumbai: Day Reserved for Sightseeing
After having a wholesome breakfast, step out from your hotel to explore the popular Mumbai attractions. Start with Gateway of India, which dates back to the early 20th century and has intricate lattice work carved on stones. Next is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, a museum housing ancient artifacts of prehistoric India to modern India. Later, proceed to Hanging Gardens perched on the Malabar Hills to gaze at the spellbinding views of the Arabian Sea. You will also be visiting Haji Ali Darjah to marvel at Indo Islamic architecture. Finally, end your evening at the Juhu Beach or Chowpatty Beach and relish street food at your own expense.
Finish off your 2nd-day sightseeing by returning to the hotel for relishing dinner and retiring with overnight sleep.
Day 3 - Lonavala: Off to Lonavala Via Khandala
As per your amazing Maharashtra tour package, wake up with a hearty meal, complete the check-out formalities and drive towards Khandala via Lonavala. Khandala is a lush green hill station and is amongst Maharashtra's most salubrious hill resort towns for couples and family travelers. Enroute to Khandala, get enchanted with the lush greenery sprawling all around you. Soak in the cool breeze of the Western Ghats. Stop at the pit points to click some amazing nature photos.
Upon reaching Khandala, check-in at the hotel reception and then unwind for some time. After the unwinding process, take advantage of the leisure day by embarking on a trip to enchanting waterfalls, pristine lakes, and historic caves like Bhaja Caves and Karla Caves. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay followed by drool-worthy dinner.
Distance from Mumbai to Khandala: 80 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 2 hours (approx.)
Day 4 - Mahabaleshwar: Arrival and Transfer
Relish an early morning breakfast at the Khandala hotel and soon complete the check-in formalities. Next, you will be transferred to Mahabaleshwar, the strawberry land of Maharashtra. Once you reach Mahabaleshwar, complete the check-in formalities and unwind for some time. Afterward, step your wandering shoes out to visit Arthur’s Seat, Sunset Point, and Babington Point to gaze at the stunning sunset changing its hues. If you want to marvel at British architecture, make sure to explore Morarji Castle.
Post this, return to the hotel for scrumptious dinner and full night leisure at the hotel room, followed by a goodnight's sleep.
Distance from Khandala to Mahabaleshwar: 185 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 4 hours (approx.)
Day 5- Alibaugh: Transfer from Mahabaleshwar
Gorge on the lip-smacking breakfast today, and be excited as you will be visiting the coastal town of Alibaugh. Before that, complete the check-out formalities at the Mahabaleshwar hotel and then get transferred to Alibaugh. Once you reach Alibaugh, tick in the check-in formalities for unwinding at your own pace. To enjoy the best of the leisure day, visit Khanderi Fort, Kolaba Fort, and Andheri Fort. Beach hoppers must-visit Akshi Beach and Kihim Beach.
Get back to the hotel for an overnight stay in Alibaug hotel, followed by drool-worthy dinner.
Distance from Mahabaleshwar to Alibaugh: 170 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 4.5 hours (approx.)
Day 6 - Mumbai: Departure Day from Alibaugh
Your 5 nights and 6 days amazing Maharashtra trip comes to an end today! Wake up with a hearty meal and sign off the check-out formalities. Once you do this, our representative would be transferring you to Mumbai airport or railway station. Board a return flight or train to get back to your home.
Distance from Alibaugh to Mumbai: 98 kilometers (approx.)
Travel Time: 2.5 hours (approx.)
7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Mumbai - Aurangabad - Tadoba - Ajanta Caves - Nashik - Kolhapur - Goa - Mumbai
Observe Hindu rituals at Godavari Ghat.
Take a tour of the one of the finest Indian wine producing vineyards, Grover Zampa vineyards, Nashik .
Visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Explore Kolhapur’s history with a visit to New Palace Museum.
Seek blessings at Mahalakshmi temple.
Savor traditional Goan feast.
Enjoy a stroll at the beautiful Konkan coast- Ratnagiri.
Itinerary - Maharashtra Splendor
Day 1 - Mumbai (Arrival)
Day 2 - Nashik
Deccan Odyssey reaches the holy city of Nashik this morning. Munch your breakfast onboard and then disembark to enjoy a stroll along the Godavari Ghats. Observe different Hindu rituals being performed at the Ghat.
Further, walk through the market set by the Ghats. Right from vegetables to cow dung cakes, lentils to dried seafood, everything is sold in the market.
Later, drive towards Grover Zampa vineyards and take a tour into the one of the finest Indian wine producing vineyards. Have a look at the vines lined up with Chenin, Chardonnay and Shiraz grapes.
The tour gives you an insight of the ancient methods- 'méthode traditionnelle' that are still used for preparing the best sparkling wines in India. The sommelier at the vineyard will serve you from the finest collections of white, red, rose and sparkling wines. Pair your favorite wine with some delicious food.
After enjoying your lunch, get back to the Deccan Odyssey. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Aurangabad.Dinner on board & Stay overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 3 - Aurangabad – Ellora Caves
This morning, Deccan Odyssey enters Aurangabad, the industrial town of Maharashtra. Taking its name from the last Great Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb, the city features Mughal culture in every nook and corner. Savor your breakfast onboard and then disembark. Start driving towards Ellora Caves, UNESCO World Heritage Site and the star attraction of Aurangabad.
One of the finest examples of cave temple architecture in India, the site of Ellora Caves has 34 rock-cut shrines that represent Buddhist, Jain and Hindu art that date back to the 4th and 5th centuries AD. There 12 Buddhist caves to the south, 17 Hindu caves in the center and 5 Jain caves to the north. The star attraction of the caves is Kailash temple,
which is believed to be a replica of Lord Shiva's celestial abode on Mt. Kailash. Enjoy lunch onboard as the Deccan Odyssey. Lay back and relax with your favorite cocktails from the bar onboard. Follow this by some delicious food and take rest. Deccan Odyssey leaves for Jalgaon where you get to visit the spectacular Ajanta Caves.Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 4 - Ajanta Caves
As you treat yourself with delicious breakfast onboard, the Deccan Odyssey arrives at Jalgaon station. Disembark after having your breakfast and start driving to Ajanta Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage site. The site has 30 rock-cut Buddhist caves that are beautifully carved and feature sculptures and paintings of Buddhist religious art. These paintings and sculptures depict universal pictorial art. Savor lunch onboard the Deccan Odyssey as it leaves for the colorful city of Kolhapur. Take some rest for the day and enjoy recreational activities onboard. Watch a movie or enjoy a game of carrom or get a relaxing massage in the spa on board. In the evening, enjoy your favorite drink with dinner. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 5 - Kolhapur
Have a look at the surroundings of Maharashtra as the Deccan Odyssey rolls into the city of Kolhapur. Relish breakfast onboard and spend some time at leisure. Disembark for a city tour of Kolhapur after having your lunch onboard. Pay a visit to the New Palace Museum, a beautiful octagonal Palace that dates back to the 19th century. Flip back the pages of Kolhapur's history with the architecture of the palace.
Visit the Town Hall Museum, which is a somber neo-Gothic building. Go for some shopping at the local market of Kolhapur. Buy yourself a pair of beautifully handcrafted Kolhapuri chappals, the main attraction of the city. Leave for your special venue where you will be served tea. Enjoy Lavanya Sandhya, a folk performance. Seek blessings at Mahalakshmi temple, 1300 year old temple, also known as Shakti Pethas.
The temple is dedicated to Goddess Shakti, the consort of Lord Vishnu. Post this, witness a traditional martial arts performance called 'Mardani Khel'. Return back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner. The Deccan Odyssey departs for India's party capital, Goa. Dinner on board & Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 6 - Goa
Today, you arrive in India's most happening state, Goa. Have your breakfast and then get down and begin with Goa's sightseeing tour. Drive to Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters in Panjim that has some well-preserved houses built in complete Portuguese style of architecture. Explore the culture and architecture of the Portuguese with UNESCO World Heritage Walk around Fontainhas. Thereafter, leave for Ribandar, the erstwhile capital of Goa.
Take a walk through ancient churches and the ruins of the St. Augustine tower which was once the pride of Goa. Enjoy a drive to the Sahakari spice plantation for a traditional Goan feast which is a meal taking major influence from 400 years Old Portuguese rule. Feni, shrimps, kingfish and mackerel are most important portions of the meal.
After lunch, enjoy a Goan folk performance and a tour of the spice plantation. Take a sneak peek into Goan life with a visit to an Old Portuguese house. Go back to the Deccan Odyssey for dinner as it departs leaves for Ratnagiri. Have a look at one of the most scenic railway route as the Deccan Odyssey transverses through the Konkan region. Dinner on board.Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 7 - Ratnagiri
You enter the most breathtaking destination of the Konkan Coast- Ratnagiri. After having your breakfast onboard, disembark and leave for Ganpatiphule temple. A revered temple of Ratnagiri, Ganpatiphule temple is immensely popular among both locals and tourists. The temple houses 400 year old idol that is believed to have sprung from the soil.
Relax this morning at the beach. Take a stroll around the lovely coastline of the Konkan coast. Get back to the Deccan Odyssey for lunch. Relax for some time. Get down and drive to mango and cashew plantations. Take a walk through the plantations and soak in the goodness of nature.
After a walk through the plantation, explore the 'wadas' or the local Maharashtrian neighborhood. Shop from the local markets of the region. Head back to Ratnagiri station and board your luxury train the Deccan Odyssey after this long beautiful day. Savor dinner onboard as the Deccan Odyssey heads back to Mumbai. Dinner on board and Overnight on Deccan Odyssey.
Day 8 - Mumbai (Departure)
This early morning, have your breakfast and disembark at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Railway Station, Mumbai. Say goodbye to your royal passage the Deccan Odyssey as your beautiful journey comes to an end.