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UNESCO in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is the Indian state with the most UNESCO-listed monuments.

We invite you to discover them over 9 days

From 1190 euros par personne

9 days to discover Indian spirituality / 8 nights

Circuit: Mumbai- Elephanta – Aurangabad- Ajanta- Ellora

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Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, welcome and check-in at hotel

Day 2: Visit to the Colaba district and Elephanta caves

Day 3: Visit to Victorian city and CST railway station

Day 4: Transfer to Aurangabad. Visit to a himroo workshop

Day 5: Visit to Daultabad fort and Aurangabad city.

Day 6: Visit to Vetawadi Fort and Anwa Temple

Day 7: Visit Ajanta Caves

Day 8: Visit Ellora Caves

Day 9: Return to Mumbai

9 days to discover UNESCO-listed monuments
in Maharashtra

Uncover Maharashtra’s UNESCO World Heritage Marvels

Are you familiar with the significance of a UNESCO World Heritage Site? This esteemed global organization carefully selects monuments and natural landscapes of extraordinary value to humanity, ensuring their preservation and celebration for generations to come.

Maharashtra shines as the Indian state boasting the highest concentration of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Embark on a 9-day expedition, delving into 5 remarkable World Heritage sites, each a testament to architectural prowess dating back to the early centuries of our history. This repository of history and cultural opulence beckons you to the mesmerizing realm of Maharashtra.

Exquisite Treasures

Maharashtra houses a myriad of UNESCO World Heritage sites, each narrating a distinctive and enthralling tale. That’s why, over a 9-day period, we extend an invitation to explore these remarkable treasures.

Commence your journey in Mumbai. The initial day leads you to the Elephanta Caves, accessed by a boat voyage to the island harboring these majestic caverns. Subsequently, you’ll uncover the Victorian-era monuments, bestowing upon this city a unique character within India. Finally, the former Victoria Station, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its striking façade and iconic statues, awaits your admiration.

Continuing your itinerary, Aurangabad unveils two extraordinary sites. The Ellora Caves, housing the world’s most expansive monolithic monument, and the Ajanta Caves, celebrated for their exceptional rock paintings.

Secure your place to discover these invaluable treasures by booking this tour now


We take great care in selecting the hotels we offer. All the hotels selected for this tour are at least 3-star. In all cases, the room has a private bathroom with Western-style toilet.

Examples of hotels offered :

In Bombay (Mumbai): Bentley Hotel

In Aurangabad: Amapret

The tour includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is usually taken at the hotel.

Lunch can be taken in the restaurants we have selected, or in the homes of local people.

The food served is Indian. This very fragrant and colorful food can sometimes be spicy. In the guide you’ll receive to prepare your trip, you’ll learn how to train yourself to eat this type of food.

The price per person for this tour depends on the number of people booked:

  • From 1 to 4 people, the rate is 1290 euros
  • For more than 5 people, the rate is 1190 euros per person (up to a maximum of 10 people).

The tour is guaranteed for a minimum of two people.

For bookings of more than 4 people, please contact us.

Included in this tour :

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • Breakfast and lunch every day except the first day (vegetarian menu)
  • Transportation (plane, cab, train and bus)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Guides throughout the trip
  • Dinner at Undangaon
  • Essential travel tips (PDF download)
  • Price guaranteed on booking

This tour does not include

  • Dinners (except in Undangaon)
  • Personal purchases, drinks and tips
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance insurance
  • Everything not included

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, welcome and check-in at hotel. Short visit to Colaba

Day 2: After breakfast, you’ll set off on foot from the hotel to discover the Colaba district. At the foot of the Gateway to India, you’ll embark on a cruise to the Elephanta caves.

Day 3: You’ll explore the city’s Victorian monuments on foot to discover their unique architecture. You’ll end your journey in front of the CST railway station to discover this unique station that is still in operation today.

Day 4: Transfer to Aurangabad by train. Visit a himroo workshop.

Day 5: After breakfast, off to visit the Daultabad fort. Although not yet a UNESCO site, it deserves to be, with its unique defense systems. After lunch, you’ll explore the city of Aurangabad, which was India’s capital in the 17th century.

Day 6: After breakfast, explore the Vetawadi fort. Lunch will be taken at a local’s home. Then you’ll visit the Anwa temple, an 11th-century marvel. In the evening, you’ll spend the night in the village of Undangaon, in a 300-year-old house.

Day 7: The Ajanta caves are world-famous for their rock paintings. You’ll explore this very important spiritual center between the 5th and 7th centuries.

Day 8: Head for the Ellora caves. This unique site boasts 36 caves representing 3 different religions. After lunch, visit Khuldabad, the 14th-century capital of Sufism.

Day 9: Return to Mumbai by train.

  • Visit all UNESCO sites

On this tour, you’ll visit all the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Maharashtra.

  • Variety of visits

You’ll visit caves, a railway station and Victorian buildings. You’ll discover many different elements.

  • Contact with the local population

On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to eat or sleep with local people, for direct contact with Indian culture.

Cancellation policy

At the time of booking, you pay 10% of the tour total. The balance is due two months before departure.

  • In the event of border closure:
    • Up to one week before departure, the tour will be fully refunded.
    • From 7 days before departure, the trip will be refunded in full, less booking fees (approx. 80 euros).
  • In the event of cancellation :
    • 60 days before departure: 100% refund
    • between 60 and 30 days before departure: 50% of price refunded
    • between 30 and 15 days before departure: 25% of price refunded
    • no refund will be made for cancellations made two weeks prior to departure.

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