Mumbai (680Km/12Hrs from Hyderabad)
Mumbai has transformed itself into an entity with thriving markets, business houses -reflecting a cosmopolitan.Visit Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus,Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach, Mahalaxmi Temple and Siddhivinayak Temple,Gateway of India ,Elephanta Caves, Juhu Beach, Jehangir Art Gallery.
Kandhala and Lonavla (110Kms/3.5Hrs from Mumbai )
Khandala and Lonavala are two charming hill stations on the western slopes of the Sahyadris, 5 kms apart straddling the Mumbai-Pune highway at an altitude of 625m.The hill station was earlier called “Lonavali” meaning a “series of resting places”. In the ancient times, Yadav Kings ruled today’s Lonavala.
Matheran(100Km/3Hrs from Mumbai )
Barely 107 kms from Mumbai, Matheran, has long been a refuge for humidity-stricken Mumbaikars. Its 8 sq kms cover a hilltop in the Sahyadri Hills,Matheran is an undulating hilltop cloaked in shady trees, which sprawls languidly at an altitude of 800 m. The journey involves an adventurous two-hour ascent in a toy train or a tough 11 km. hike through thick and shady forests.
Pune and Bhimashankar (120Kms/ 3Hrs From Mumbai )
cultural capital of Maharastra, Pune is a city with a future that promises to be as interesting as its history. Long-standing citadel of the Maratha Empire - Vsit Ganesh Festival, Pimpri Chinchwad,Osho Ashram...Also visit Bhimashankar 92Km away from pune.
Mahabaleshwar and Panchagani (120km/5Hrs from Pune 280Km from Mumbai)
Mahabaleshwar was the summer capital of the erstwhile Bombay Presidency. A popular town with an air of unspoilt beauty, it meanders leisurely for 5kms at an altitude of 1372 metres. From here you make a journey 24 kms to Pratapgad Fort where Shivaji dramatically outwitted General Afzal Khan.
Kholapur (395 Kms/ 9Hrs from Mumbai and 225 Km from Pune)
The exquisitely carved Mahalaxmi Temple at Kolhapur draws millions of pilgrims from all over India and is an important spiritual centre. Also Visit Chhatrapati Sahu & Town Hall Museum,Binkhambi Ganesh Mandir, Jyotiba, Rankala Lake.
Nasik and Tryambakeshwar (180Km/4Hrs from Mumbai)
Proximity to many holy temples and sites including the famous pilgrimage centre of Shirdi and a long tryst with India’s sacred past has made Nasik a confluence for the spiritually enlightened.
Shiridi (180Km/4hrsfrom Pune and 115Km/3hrs from Nasik )
One of the foremost saints of modern India, lived in the small hamlet of Shiridi in the state of Maharashtra. So great ,divine and benevolent was his presence during his times for sixty years that even after his Samadhi, today the small village has changed itself as a great spiritual centre to people from various religions.
Ajantha ( 470Km/9hrsfrom Mumbai and 105Km/3hrs from Aurangabad)
Rock-out caves of Ajanta nestle in a panoramic gorge, in the form of a gigantic horseshoe. are the finest examples of some of the earliest Buddhist architecture, cave paintings and sculptures, these caves comprise chaitya-grihas, or shrines, dedicated to Lord Buddha and viharas, or monasteries.
Ellora, excavated out of the vertical face of an escarpment, are 26 km north of Aurangabad. The caves are embellished with architectural details of highest craftsmanship.Closed on Tuesday.Ghrishneshwar Temple (2Km) enshrines one of the 12 jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple walls are richly sculptured, were built by Queen Ahilyabai Holkar.
Aurangabad (120km/5Hrs from Pune 280Km from Mumbai)
Visit the Daulatabad Fort ,Panchakki An engineering feat of the time is the Panchakki, or the water mill. Bibi Ka Maqbara : Built by Azam Shah in 1678, the Bibi ka Maqbara is a son's loving tribute to his mother.Later some time for shopping Paitan Sarees.
Panchgani derives its names from the five or 'panch' hills around it. At an altitude of 1334 m it is just 38 Km below Mahabaleshwar. These 38 m translate themselves into a breathtaking 18 km approach offering heart-stopping views of the Krishna River on the one side and the coastal plains on the other. Panchgani is the quintessential residential hill station with an old world charm.
The Yatra starts from Mayureshwar of Morgan en-route visit Narayanpur abode of Balaji, Jejuri, Siddhatek - Sree Sidhi Vinayak to Theur- Shree Chintamani Next day Mahad- Shree Varad Vinayak later to Pali Shree Ballaleshwar Vinayak Next day Ranjangaon Shree Mahaganapati -later proceed to Ojhar Shree Vigneswar Lenyadri Shree Girijatmaj Vinayaka back to Pune (3Days/2Nights)
Lavasa (80Km/2hrs from Pune) Lavasa is blessed with a year-round pleasant weather which makes it a perfect holiday destination. With an array of options in entertainment, sports, events, games and hospitality, this pristine hill city is a welcoming weekend escape. Zip across water on a jet ski, enjoy a small cruise on the lake with a Pontoon boat or jump on inflatable toys or simply go kayoing at Lake shore Water sports or enjoy the gaming arcades.