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DAY 01: Pune

Falcon Tours and Travels Meet & Greet on arrival and transfer to hotel, depending on the arrival time, half day sightseeing, visit to The Osho International Commune - It is in Koregaon Park where thousands of foreigners come to take part in the meditation courses organized by the Ashram. It has founded by Osho Rajneesh and Samadhi is located in the Ashram, Shindyanchi Chhatri - It is a temple adorned with Rajasthani architecture where you can witness the memories of the great warrior, Mahadji Shinde and later on in the evening visit to Bund Garden - This is a fascinating garden that lies on the bank of the Mula Mutha River. It is now popularly known as the Mahatma Gandhi Udyan. Boating facilities are available. Return back to the hotel, freshen up and proceed for a night life / dine in the best restaurant in Pune City. Overnight.

DAY 02: Pune / Shirdi (195 Kms / 5 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Shirdi - is the place where the revered saint, Sai Baba, lived during his lifetime. It is also the place where his Samadhi is situated. The holy town makes a must-visit destination for most of the people who come to Maharashtra on sightseeing tours. On arrival to Shirdi, check in to the hotel and freshen up. After lunch, half day sightseeing, visit to Samadhi of Abdulbaba - The man who used to read Quran to Sai Baba was fondly known as Abdulbaba. The people of the town and those of Shirdi have sincere devotion towards Abdulbaba, who was also one of the most fervent followers of Baba, Dwarkamai - is the mosque where Sai Baba used to stay, when he came to Shirdi for the second time. It is situated to the right of the entrance of Sai Mandir. And in the evening visit to Sri Sai Baba Temple - The holy town in Maharashtra, known as Shirdi, is held in great reverence by people. The reason for this is that the town is believed to be the place where Sai Baba lived for a major part of his life and he left for the holy abode from here only. Today, Shirdi houses the Sai Baba Temple. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 03: Shirdi / Aurangabad (140 Kms 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Aurangabad. On arrival, check in to the hotel and freshen up. Half day sightseeing, visit to Aurangabad Caves - Apart from the world famous Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad acquires its own group of caves 2 km north of the Bibi-ka-Maqbara. They were carved out of the hillside around the 6th or 7th century AD. All the 10 caves at this place are associated with Buddhism. All the caves in the Western group are called Viharas, Bibi Ka Maqbara - Bearing a little resemblance from Taj Mahal, Bibi Ka Maquara is the tomb of Begum Rabia-ud-Durani, wife of Emperor Aurangazeb. Thus, it is also called, "Poor Man's Taj Mahal". Later in the evening visit to Himroo Factory - The Himroo factory, situated in the old town near Zaffar Gate, produces hand-woven Himroo shawls from cotton, silk and silver threads. This art, known as Kam Khab, is considered to be a cheaper alternative to the prized brocades of silk and gold thread. This is the best bet while shopping in Aurangabad. Return Back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 04: Aurangabad / Ajantha Cave - Day Excursion (100 Kms / 3 Hrs)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after early morning breakfast, full day excursion to Ajantha Caves - Ajanta Caves has been designated as a World Heritage Site, to be preserved as an artistic legacy that will come to inspire and enrich the lives of generations to come. Ajantha Caves has 29 caves and remained shrouded in mystery for over a millennium, till John Smith, a British Army Officer, accidentally rediscovered them while on a hunting expedition in 1819.

Situated far away from inhabitation, amidst isolated surroundings, these caves were built in the middle of a huge rock. The main aim behind the construction of the Ajanta Caves was to provide a dwelling and praying place for the Buddhist monks, who were dedicated towards the mission of spreading the principles of Buddhism throughout the world. All of them have been carved with precision and adorned with exquisite architectural details. The sculptures seen here seem to be the result of superb craftsmanship. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 05: Aurangabad / Ellora Caves - Day Excursion (30 Kms 1 Hr)

Falcon Tours and TravelsMorning after early morning breakfast, full day excursion to Ellora Caves - Founded in the period between 5th century and 10th century AD, these caves were declared as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, a number of years back. They are believed to have been built by the rulers of the Rashtrakuta Dynasty and serve as the epitome of rock-cut architecture in India. The total number of caves at Ellora is 34 and they represent the three different religions of the world - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Ellora Caves were carved out of the vertical face of the Charanandri hills and comprise of temples as well as monasteries. There are total twelve Buddhist Caves at Ellora (numbered 1 to 12), while the Hindu Caves number seventeen (13 to 29). On the other hand, the Jain Caves excavated at the site are only five in number (numbered 30 to 34). The co-existence of Hindi, Jain and Buddhist Caves, at the same site, serves as a proof of the fact that religious harmony prevailed during that period. Return back to the hotel and overnight.

DAY 06: Aurangabad / Mumbai (By Flight)

Morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to Aurangabad Airport to board your flight to Mumbai to get your connecting flight back to your destination.Tour Ends.

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