Maharashtra Yatra - 6 (Covering Mumbai - Lonavala - Pune )
MUMBAI - Lonavala (1N) - Pune (1N)
Day 1 :- Mumbai - Lonavala – Arrival at Mumbai Airport / Railway Station . (2.5hrs drive)
Proceed to Lonavala. Check in to the Hotel. After luch visit Bhusi Dam, Lonavala Lake, Monkey Hill, Duke's Nose, etc. Overnight stay at Lonavala .Stay at Hotel
Day 2 :- Lonavala - Pune - After Breakfast Check out from Hotel & proceed to Pune. En-route visit the Karla & Bhaja Caves. Evening Check in to the Hotel. Overnight stay at Pune. Stay at Hotel
Day 3 :- Pune - Mumbai - Early Morning after Breakfast Pune citysightseeing covering Saras Baug, Shaniwar Wada, Raja Kelkar Museum, Aga Khan Place, Empress Garden, Sinhagad etc. Late Evening proceed to Mumbai & drop at Mumbai Airport / Railway Station.
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Comprehensive tour of the city
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Places visit in Lonavala
- Fun & Frolic at Bhushi Dam: This is the most favourite spot of people visiting Lonavala specially in the monsoons when the water brims over and adds to the beauty of the place.
- Explore Some Caves: If you would like to see the magnificence of Indian art and history, you must make it a point to visit the caves of Karla and Bhaja, located about 15 kilometers from Lonavla. The more popular Karla Caves date back to 1st century BCE. After a trek uphill through the winding roads, the impressive rock-cut structure includes the stupa, a representation of the Buddha, and an aisle made up of 37 pillars and carved elephant heads, which once had real ivory tusks. Just outside Karla Caves lies the Ekvira Temple, the chief shrine of the Koli (fishing community) and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. Exactly opposite the Karla ridge lie the Bhaja Caves dating to 2nd century BCE.
From Kamshet one can also visit the Bhedse caves. They are also dated to 1st century CE.For the history lovers the forts Visapur and Lohagad are just close to the Bhaja caves. For the religious minded there are two Ashtavinayaka places nearby namely, Pali and Mahad
Places visit in Pune
- The Aga Khan's Palace - Kasturba Gandhi Smriti Mandir - This beautiful building with salons and suites, is a great historical landmark. It was here that Mahatma Gandhi and other leaders of the Indian National Congress were imprisoned during the 1942 Quit India Movement. Here lies the samadhi of Kasturba Gandhi, the Mahatma's wife.
- Bund Gardens - Presently known as Mahatma Gandhi Udyan, these gardens are situated on the banks of Mula-Mutha River. The bund was constructed by Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy for providing water to the poor.
- National Defense Academy - Situated at Khadakvasla, 17 kms. from Pune, the Academy imparts basic training to the cadets of all three branches of the services, Army, Air Force and Navy.
- Parvati Hill and Temples - The Parvati Temple was the erstwhile private shrine of the Peshwa rulers. Now it is a popular tourist spot, with the Parvati and Devdeveshwar temples standing atop a hill and also the Parvati Museum which houses replicas of ancient paintings, old manuscripts, weapons and coins.
- Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum - This Rajasthani-style building showcases a one-man collection of some of the most fascinating Indian artifacts one can ever get to see. Among 36 sections full of antiques, carved palace doors, miniatures, the 'Mastani Mahal' is particularly famous. Mastani was the mistress of ‘Peshwa Bajirao’, the Prime Minister of Satara. This impressive collection was donated to the Govt of Maharashtra by Shri Dinkar Kelkar and is only displayed by rotation
- Shaniwarwada - Built in 1736, this was once the palace of the Peshwa rulers. After the palace was mysteriously destroyed by fire in 1827, only an old fortified wall, the majestically built 'Nagarkhana' and a lotus pool park remain.
- Pataleshwar Cave Temple - Ensconced deep in the heart of the city, at Shivajinagar, is a 8th century rock-cut temple. Reminiscent of Ellora, the temple has been painstakingly hewn from a single rock and houses massive pillars, a Shiva shrine and a Nandi bull.
- Saras Baug - With pleasant lawns and the famous Ganesh temple built by Madhavrao Peshwa, Saras Baug is a popular evening spot at Pune.
- Shinde's Chhatri - Among the best architectural sights in Pune, this memorial of the great Maratha warrior, Mahadaji Shinde, houses his Chhattri (umbrella) and his portrait in silver.
- Lal Deval (Synagogue) - A red brick and trap stone building of English-Gothic style, the Lal Deval was built by the famous David Sassoon in 1867.
- Pashan lake - 12 kms. north of NDA, this beautiful lake is a home to a variety of migratory and residential birds.
- The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) - A premier institute, FTII imparts training in all major branches of film training in all major branches of film making and is known to have produced some of the finest film professionals of the country.
- University Buildings - The site of the Pune University, the stately mansion at Ganeshkhind, was the official residence of the Governor of Mumbai during the monsoon season. A large building in Italian-Gothic style built with the local grey trap rock, it is surrounded by a high square tower (30 metres high), a swimming pool and well kept lawns.
- Yoga Institute - The ‘Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute’ directed by Mr B K S Iyengar is an internationally reputed Yoga institution. Courses for short and long durations are conducted here, depending on individual requirements and the availability of time.