Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday

10 Day – Private tour with air-conditioned car and driver
Price guide: £2225
ABTA and ATOL protected holidays

This captivating tour of contrasts gives you the opportunity to discover the wonderful treasures that await you on the west coast of India. Your journey will take you from the vibrant city of Mumbai through historic Aurangabad to the relaxing golden shores of Goa.

During this 10 day tour, you can explore iconic monuments, discover fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites including beautiful caves, and learn about local life. You will also get chance to stock up on souvenirs in lively markets, try delicious local dishes and unwind in gorgeous accommodation.

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this tour of India is just an example to help inspire you. Contact the team for more information on  01792 315499 or email info@aitholidays.com

Highlights of the Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
  • Explore the Gateway of India, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai
  • Learn about everyday life in the washers’ area of Dhobi Chat and the surprisingly industrious slums of Dharavi
  • Enjoy a ferry ride to the Elephanta Caves
  • Visit the marvellous Bibi-en Thqa-Maqbara, home of the formidable Daulatabad Fort
  • World Heritage Sites of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves.
  • Relax on the Goa palm fringed beaches, explore wildlife sanctuaries or head to the lively markets

Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday Itinerary

Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday

Upon arrival at Mumbai International Airport, you will be welcomed by your Authentic India Tours representatives who will transfer you to your hotel for a 3 night stay.

The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy the wonderful facilities of your luxury hotel or explore the local area.

Accommodation: The Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning a boat trip from the Gateway of India will take you to explore the awe inspiring Elephanta Caves. A renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Elephanta Caves are one of Mumbai’s most spectacular temple sites, boasting a precious collection of Hindu temple art. The Elephanta Cave Temples date back to 600 AD and are named after the elephant statue that once stood near the island’s shore. On your return there will be views of the Mumbai skyline including the Gateway of India and the Taj Palace Hotel.

In the afternoon it is time to explore Mumbai with a sightseeing tour. This will include a visit to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, (formerly the Prince of Wales Museum), the colourful Crawford Market and Dhobi Talao.

Accommodation: The Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai
Meals included: Breakfast

Today we continue to explore Mumbai with a visit to Dharavi and to see why it is the heart of small scale industry in Mumbai. Known internationally as ‘one of the largest slums in Asia’, many think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. It houses about one million inhabitants and its industries have an annual turnover of approximately US $665 million. On this tour, you’ll experience many of these business activities such as recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning and poppadom making. People from all over India come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. You will see this diversity in the mix of temples, mosques, churches and pagodas.

Accommodation: The Trident Nariman Point, Mumbai
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to Mumbai Airport for the short flight to Aurangabad.

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, a 5-star property set in landscaped gardens.

This evening, there is a visit to the watermill and Bibi-ka-Maqbara, known as the ‘poor man’s Taj Mahal’

Accommodation: Vivanta Aurangabad, a first class palace style hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

Today is a full day’s excursion to the Ajanta Caves which will take approximately 3 hours each way. The Ajanta Caves are a marvel of art and architectural splendour. This UNESCO World Heritage Site dating from the 2nd century B.C. to 600 A.D. is a series of caves carved out of rock by Buddhist monks. The wall paintings and sculptures of this collection of twenty-six monasteries and four temples is an astonishing sight.

Accommodation: Vivanta Aurangabad, a first-class palace-style hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

On your half day excursion today, there is a visit to the Ellora Caves, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The impressive rock hewn temples and monasteries of Ellora are the meeting point of Buddhists, Jains and Hindus. In total there are 34 elaborate cave temples.

After lunch, there is a visit to Daulatabad Fort, a 14th century fort city, which used to be an important trading stop along the caravan routes. This fort was once one of the most powerful forts during the medieval period.

Accommodation: Vivanta Aurangabad, a first class palace style hotel
Meals included: Breakfast

This morning you will be transferred to Aurangabad Airport to take a flight to Goa via Mumbai.

On arrival at Goa International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Coconut Creek Beach Resort or Taj Village Resort and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Day at leisure relaxing on the beach or enjoying the Hotel facilities.

Goa has something for everyone with restaurants serving mouth watering sea food, water sports and river cruises, lively markets and the chance to relax with an ayurvedic massage.

If you feel like exploring there are the UNESCO World Heritage Churches and Convents of Goa, old spice farms and villas, as well as wildlife sanctuaries and the Dudhsagar Waterfalls.

Accommodation: Coconut Creek Beach Resort or Taj Village Resort and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

Another day at leisure to relax or explore sights on offer.

Accommodation: Coconut Creek Beach Resort or Taj Village Resort and Spa
Meals included: Breakfast

In plenty of time you will be transferred to Goa Airport to board your short flight to Mumbai, for your international connection and return flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

Sights to enjoy on the Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday Tour

Gateway of India, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Taj Hotel and Waterfront, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Elephant Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra
High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Skyline, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Pottery Making, Dharavi, Mumbai
Dobi Ghat, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Crawford Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Bandra Worli Sea Link Bridge, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Ellora Paintings, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Peanut Seller, Goa
Bandoli Fish Market, Goa
Spices Stall, Goa Market, Goa
Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa
Goa
Beach Shacks, Goa
Church of St. Francis Assisi, Goa
Sunset, Goa
Beaches, Goa

Gateway of India, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Taj Hotel and Waterfront, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Elephant Caves, Mumbai, Maharashtra

High Court, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Skyline, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Pottery Making, Dharavi, Mumbai

Dobi Ghat, Dharavi, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Crawford Market, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Bandra Worli Sea Link Bridge, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Paintings, Ellora Caves, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Bibi Ka Maqbara, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Peanut Seller, Goa

Bandoli Fish Market, Goa

Spices Stall, Goa Market, Goa

Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Goa

Goa

Beach Shacks, Goa

Church of St. Francis Assisi, Goa

Sunset, Goa

Beaches, Goa

Places on the Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday

Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday Hotels

Pricing & Inclusions

The price guide for this 10 day Mumbai, Ancient Caves and Goa Holiday is

  • £1795 (Coconut Creek Resort) or £2225 (Taj Village Resort and Spa) based on two people sharing.

The prices do not include flights.

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to meet your exact requirements. Prices will vary depending on the number of people, length of tour, accommodation & season. Reductions are normally available for groups of three or more. Some hotels operate an additional peak pricing rate during busy times which is normally from mid December to mid January.

Please get in touch with your dates and we will be pleased to provide you with your personal itinerary and accurate quote.

Included with this tour are the following:

  • Meet and greet assistance on all arrivals and departures.
  • All internal road travel by a private chauffeur-driven air-conditioned large car.
  • All scheduled sightseeing expenses including English speaking guides and entrance fees at monuments.
  • Economy class flight tickets for Mumbai to Aurangabad, Aurangabad to Goa and Goa to Mumbai travel (Please note the luggage allowance on all domestic flights is only 15 kg per person. You have the option to by an extra 5 kg or 10 kg as required).
  • Accommodation for 9 nights on double/twin sharing basis.
  • Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
  • Mineral water on all days of travel

Price does not include:

  • International flight tickets
  • Travel insurance and visa
  • Expenses of personal nature like laundry, tips, beverages etc
  • Meals other than mentioned in the above meal plan
  • Camera and video fees at national parks, museums & monuments

The prices given above are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room. All prices were valid at the time of publication but they may be subject to change, based on your date of travel and local market fluctuations. You will be informed of any price differences prior to booking.

For a quote based on your dates of travel, any alternative accommodation or changes to this itinerary, please call us on 01792 315499 or email us at info@aitholidays.com

Please remember all our private tours are designed to meet your exact requirements, and this Goa Holiday tour is just an example to help inspire you.

For more information please email info@aitholidays.com or call our India specialists on 01792 315499.

ABTA and ATOL Protected Tour Package

Authentic India Tours is a member of ABTA and ATOL. All the holidays on this website are ABTA protected. If you would like us to arrange your holiday including flights we will be happy to provide a quote and your holiday will also be ATOL protected.