Daman with Mumbai and Aurangabad - PI-023
Casuarinas windbreaks, placid blue seas, idyllic beaches, sleepy villages and a long history; Daman with all this and proximity to the big metropolis, Mumbai, is a beautiful getaway. So near to Mumbai and yet so far from its maddening crowds, this quaint town with slow pace has its own charm. Mumbai is the city of dreams and Aurangabad is full of ancient and medieval historical places. Three put together equals to a wonderful tour.
Day 1: Mumbai
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Arrive and transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2: Mumbai
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - Thursday, August 18, 2022
Morning visit Elephanta caves
. Earlier known as Gharapuri, the island capital of Konkan Mauryas is famous for its beautiful caves. These caves are located on a small island of Gharapuri, in the Arabian sea near Mumbai. The caves date back to 6th century A.D. and is a collection of shrines, courtyards, inner cells, grand halls and porticos arranged in the splendid symmetry of Indian rock-cut architecture, and filled with exquisite stone sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, especially devoted to Lord Shiva. At the entrance of the cave is the famous Trimurti, the Creator: Brahma, the Protector: Vishnu and the Destroyer: Shiva all three in unison.Other than this most of the sculptures denote Lord Shiva in His various moods and forms. Afternoon visit Mumbai (Bombay) the commercial capital of India. Although Buddhist and Hindu dynasties ruled the region until around the 13th century, there were only scattered settlements on the island. Once, a sultry tropical archipelago cluster of seven islands, the British developed Bombay merging the seven islands into one. Gateway of India
built to commemorate the royal visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Prince of Wales Museum
housing collection of Indo Saracenic architecture, Flora Fountain, Victoria Terminus, Malabar Hill and Mani Bhavan (Gandhi Home) are the places to visit. Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 3: Mumbai - Daman
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - Friday, August 19, 2022
Morning leave by road for Daman.Arrive and Check- in at Hotel. Post lunch explore Devka Beach and Jampore Beach.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 4: Daman
Friday, August 19, 2022 - Saturday, August 20, 2022
Day at leisure to explore the magnificent ancient churches of this quaint town. The Bom Jesus Church is a beautiful church built in the 16th century. Onto Rosario Chapel with wooden panels depicting the life of Jesus. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 5: Daman
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - Sunday, August 21, 2022
Morning visit the intriguing Dominican Monastery, as well as the imposing Daman Fort at Nani Daman.The monastery was once a great seminary and had attracted novitiates and scholars from across the world. Its decline and downfall is, however, shrouded in mystery - no one seems to know why it lost its hallowed status and fell into such disrepair. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Daman
Sunday, August 21, 2022 - Monday, August 22, 2022
Day relax on the beach.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Daman
Monday, August 22, 2022 - Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Day relax on the beach or hire a bicycle from Nani Daman bazaar to explore its total 280 sq km of area.Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Daman - Mumbai - Aurangabad
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - Wednesday, August 24, 2022
Return to Mumbai to catch a flight for AurangabadArrive transfer to Hotel for overnight stay.
Day 9: Aurangabad
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - Thursday, August 25, 2022
Full day visit to Ajanta caves
visiting 2000 year old 30 rock-hewn caves where paintings recount the life of Lord Buddha and the tales of this prince's earthly experiences.The beautiful murals and the frescoes still retain their colour and charm, which attracts thousands of tourists to this place every day. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Aurangabad - Mumbai
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - Friday, August 26, 2022
Morning visit Ellora Caves
. Ellora's shrines are not exclusively Buddhist, but of the Hindu and Jain faiths as well.These monolithic carvings are intricate and are carved from top to bottom. The most famous amongst these is the Kailash cave dedicated to Lord Shiva. Afternoon brief orientation city tour of Aurangabad. Evening transfer to airport to leave by air for Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai and transfer to international airport to fly back homeonward destinations.