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Best Sightseeing Tours in Maharashtra

With the picturesque Western Ghats to one side and the gorgeous coastal belt of Konkan on the other, Maharashtra is often called the 'Gateway to the Heart of India'. The picturesque landscape of Maharashtra offers an ideal retreat to enjoy adventures, surprises and serenity with friends and family. A vacation exploring the beautiful state of Maharashtra provides the much needed respite from the monotony and escape from the hustle and bustle of life. Whether you wish to spend some laid back time on the beaches or enjoy the verdant greenery, explore the world heritage sites or unleash your party demons in the best cosmopolitan cities, Maharashtra has got something for everyone.


If you wish to revisit the heritage of Maharashtra, the ancient forts and palaces in Pune and Ratnagiri are the best places to be. Centuries-old temples situated in places like Pandharpur, Ozar still offer the true portrayal of traditions, offering sanctuary to pilgrims. For pilgrims Siddhivinayak Temple, Mount Mary Church, Haji Ali, Grishneshwar Temple, Bhimashankar Temple, Trimbakeshwar Temple and Shirdi Baba Temple are religious places to visit in Maharashtra. The mesmerizing hill stations of Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Matheran are the ideal places to relax against the picturesque backdrop of the mountains with the morning mist greeting your face. Also the UNESCO world heritage sites like Ajanta and Ellora caves add to the quaint allure to the idyllic vacation. Some of the best beaches there are Ganpatipule Beach, Shriwardhan Harihareshwar Beach, Madh Island Beach, Tarkarli Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Juhu Beach and Vengurla Malvan where you can appreciate some serenity. For adrenaline junkies, Maharashtra has no room for disappointment offering a wide array of exciting activities.


The sprawling greenery and the extraordinary nature offer the wonderful weekend getaways to enjoy an enchanting vacation. With a diverse mix of tourist attractions, Maharashtra has some top notch sightseeing tours which you will appreciate. Here are the best sightseeing tours to enjoy in Maharashtra.

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    Bicycle Tour in Mumbai
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    This is Mumbai as you have never seen it before: calm and peaceful. While the rest of the city is only just beginning to wake up, we take advantage of the empty streets and cool air to explore South Mumbai by cycle. The tour starts at 6 AM and as you wind our way through the back lanes, we’ll visit must-see Mumbai sights like the Gateway of India and CST Station as well as some hidden gems like Sassoon Dock and Bombay Panjrapole (cow sanctuary). At the end of the tour, you’ll stop for a well-deserved South Indian breakfast of dosa, idli, upma, and much more.Safety is the number one priority on this trip, and hence Bicycle helmets are available on request and a second guide cycles at the back of the group.

    h4 Hours
    Excellent 5.0
    11 reviews

    Starting from

    1690


    Cashback 200*

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    Mumbai

    About the Activity: Known to many as 'one of the largest slums in Asia', we prefer to think of Dharavi as Mumbai’s beating heart. It houses about one million of Mumbai’s inhabitants and its industries have an annual turnover of approximately US$ 665 million. Through this walking tour, visitors experience a wide range of these business activities: recycling, pottery-making, embroidery, bakery, soap factory, leather tanning, poppadom-making and many more. You’ll also visit the residential areas of Dharavi. People from all over India have come to live in Dharavi, making it a microcosm of India. This diversity is apparent in the temples, mosques, churches and pagodas that stand side by side.Discover a side of Dharavi beyond its ignominious distinction of being known as the largest slum in Asia. This tour takes approximately 2.5 hours to cover Dharavi and its neighboring points of interest. It starts from Churchgate Station and concludes at Dharavi. There are two starting time slots of 9:15 am & 1:30 pm that you can choose from 

    h2 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    840


    Cashback 100*

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    Mumbai

    About the activity: Mumbai's wide streets and narrow lanes are alive with activity. In front of colonial buildings, alongside temples, and everywhere in between, vendors shout from carts selling everything from colourful birds and flowers to traditional Indian clothes and food. We'll guide you through the chaos and introduce you to Mumbai's must-see markets such as Crawford Market and Mangaldas Market as well as some lesser known ones such as Flower Alley. Along the way we’ll also visit some of the oldest lanes in Mumbai and their most famous temples.The tour begins from Regal Cinema at around 03:30 PM and ends at 5:30 PM at Charni Road Train Station

    h2 Hours
    Excellent 5.0
    5 reviews

    Starting from

    1090


    Cashback 100*

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    Mumbai

    About the activity:As the oppressive heat of the day evaporates and gives way to cool evening breezes, teenagers, lovers, families and the elderly head out to enjoy the weather. Public seafaces like Marine Drive are crowded with Mumbaikars enjoying the rose-coloured sunset. As some people head home to sleep, others carry out religious duties or work in the markets, factories or call centres. Traveling primarily by car, you will witness the calm of Banganga Tank and a Jain Temple, the chaos of CST station, and the eerie beauty and sadness of Mumbai.The tour starts at 7 PM at Regal Cinema and ends at 9:30 PM at CST Station

    h2 Hours
    Excellent 5.0
    4 reviews

    Starting from

    1190


    Cashback 100*

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    Mumbai

    About the Activity:Ride the famous suburban train, hop on a classic red bus, cruise around town in a typical black and yellow taxi and look on as millions of Mumbai's working class head out in the morning. We will discover Mumbai beyond the typical tourist sites; we will see a number of different markets and the world famous Dabbawallahs (the workers of India’s intricate lunch delivery system). This view of the Maximum City will give you an idea of the struggles and challenges felt by the working class, as well as their unconquerable spirit.At the end of the tour you’ll have a special tiffin(lunchbox) lunch delivered by a dabbawallah service and you’ll have a picnic at the nearby park.You'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide who knows in and out of the entire bustling city.The tour starts at 8:30 at Regal Cinema and ends at 12 noon at Churchgate station. 

    h4 Hours
    Excellent 5.0
    5 reviews

    Starting from

    1290


    Cashback 200*

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    Satara

    About the Activity: Valley of Flowers at Kaas Plateau has recently gained the reputation of being part of the Biodiversity World Heritage by UNESCO. Reach Satara, halt for breakfast continue your journey till Kass Plateau. Explore carpets and carpets of flowers await us at Valley of Flowers.A perfect one day outing plan to explore the colorful world of flowers. Valley of flowers in Maharashtra is a place where hundreds (150 variety registered) of varieties of wild flowers of all colours bloom in Mid-August – Sept end. In monsoon the whole area transforms into an unbelievable carpets of flowers like yellow carpets of Smithia and Sonki flowers, pink carpets of Balsam.These carpets change colors almost every week depending on the dominant flowers during that time.

    d1 Day n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

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    5% OFF

    1800


    1900

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    Mumbai

    About the Activity:Fixed departure date: 26th February, 2017A different way of exploring the South Mumbai region by cycling is coming up to you now. An epic heritage ride to traverse through those historic pathways and roads invites those with a restless heart.Still on either sides of the streets you can witness the brown-washed colonial structures. To relive the past, start cycling from Colaba towards the Gateway of India, exploring the remarkable heritage sites.The ride starts at around 04:30 PM, will give you two hours of exhilarating ride and leading to end the event with the accompaniment of a beer by 06:30 PM.The sights you are going to come across include the Gateway of India, Taj Hotel, Regal Cinema, Majestic Hotel Mumbai, Prince of Whales Museum, Elphinstone College & David Sassoon Library, Horniman Circle, St. Thomas Cathedral, Asiatic Society, New India Assurance building, CST, BMC headquarters, Flora Fountain, High Court, University of Bombay, Rajabai Clock Tower etc.

    h4 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    1100


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    Sindhudurg

    About the activity / tour with details:  If basking around in nature is something you love to do, then Amboli is the place you need to see! The sights around are a treat for the eyes, and those with a keen sense of photography can click away to their heart delight! The places around are a marvel and the different sightseeing points have left trekkers lost in paradise!  Witness the amazing sights of the 4 points around such as the Nangartas WaterFall, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Kavleshet Valley and The Great Amboli Waterfall!   

    d1 Day
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    2000


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    Pune

    About the Activity: With a long-drawn history stretching back to 2000 years, Pune is a trove of cultural evolution.The four Hindu, Muslim, Maratha, and the British eras have left an indelible presence through architecture and local customs.This day-long tour is bound to amaze with its sheer depth of history and iconic places such as Pataleshwar Rock Temple, Dargah of Shaikh Salla, Lal Mahal, and Kasba Ganapati.Join this tour and embark on a cultural exploration of Pune to trace complex and layered influences throughout the city.This is a great tour for those interested in photography.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

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    7% OFF

    6950


    7500

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    Mumbai

    About the Activity:Kick-start the historic cycling tour of Mumbai at around 06.45 AM, and traverse through remnants from the Mauryan, Portuguese and British empires!Cycle through Gateway of India, Nariman Point, and many other spellbinding attractions like Flora Fountain, CST, Ballard Estate and Town Hall.Savour a scrumptious breakfast at the famed Irani Cafe, and tread through numerous winding alleys.Get back at around 10.30 AM to the Horniman Circle, after an enthralling cycling experience that is unlike any other.

    h4 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    1800


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    Mumbai

    About the activity: This tour takes you to the bustling Worli Fishing village in Mumbai, where you will get a chance to experience the old style of fishing and lifestyles of Mumbai’s coastal folkWhile here, you will get a chance to interact with Koli, a community of fisherfolk whose daily life and routine will fascinate you. On this tour, you can watch the morning catch come in, walk through the markets, and understand the haggling tactics of these stellar fishermen and women. The Worli Fort, built by the British in 1675, stands as a reminder of dashing tales of piracy on the Western Coast, and you can get a chance to visit this fort, post the fishing village walk.Tour operates at all days of the week, at 10:00 a.m. Starts at Worli. Group sizes vary from 2-6 people.

    h2 Hours
    Very Good 4
    1 review

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    12% OFF

    1750


    2000

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    Bhira

    About the Activity:Fixed departure: 15th October, 2017It is a vast space of silence near Devkund Waterfall in Bhira village that is located approximately 150 KM from Mumbai.Choose this Andharben trek to enjoy the glimpses of such an enticing location and the trek starts from Pimpri Dam and ends at Bhira Dam.The trip will start from Dadar, you can join the group from different spots mentioned in the itinerary. The day starts around 06:00 AM.A short trek from Bhira to Devkund Waterfall that is for two hours is the major highlight. It is open to amateurs as well.The total length of the trek is 4.5 KM which includes a short hike along the Bhira Dam, wide forest ranges, a small water stream and open fields.

    d1 Day
    Very Good 4.0

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    8% OFF

    2100


    2300

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    Koyananagar

    About the Destinations:Imagine standing at the top of a massive stone fort as you see the million crowns of lush green trees around you! All of this can be a reality with a trek to Jungli Jaigad; one of India’s most interesting and adrenaline inducing jungle treks. Jungli Jaigad is one of two forts of Jaigad that is surrounded by thick vegetation, hence earning its name. The hard stone structure of the massive fort is a spectacle for the eyes as it is located at about 2957ft above sea level. The destination carries the extra element of fun as it is located right in the middle of a dense, thick forest and is a part of the Koyna and Chandoli forests. You will find all the exotic and serene elements of nature here! The gushing sounds of the Koyna Dam back waters along with the fascinating Kumbharli Ghat will keep you soaked with fun and enthralment! About the Activity with Details: Jungle, jungle everywhere! Feel wonderfully lost in the arms of Mother Nature as you step into the lush forests with theJungli Jaigad trek! Make your way to the historic fort, revel in the sounds of wildlife and bask in the glory of what the world would look like if man did not exist! Though a challenging trek, the astounding views from the top makes the trek total worth of all the challenges and obstacles on the way! While you head out for the Jungli Jaigad Trek, stand atop the mountains and see the pipelines of the Koyna Dam, relax at the fort for a while as you take in the different phases of the day. Mesmerise yourself in the tranquillity of the fort with the forest shielding you from the world beyond!

    d1 Day n1 Night
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    8% OFF

    1600


    1750

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    Mumbai

    About the Activity:On a sightseeing tour of Mumbai, experience this fast moving city as it is meant to be experienced, through Mumbai's Public Transport. The experience will give you a realistic picture of what it's really like to be in this city of dreams, that never sleeps. This tour that uses public transport for getting around, which will acquaint you with the very beat of the city. On this tour, you will get to see the financial capital of India in all its glory. NOTE: The tour operates daily, with the exception of Sunday.

    h3 Hours
    Very Good 4.0

    Starting from

    20% OFF

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    1000

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    Pune

    About the Activity: ‘Kasba’ means ‘market-town’, and the neighbourhoods covered in this walk tell tales of the Maratha Empire’s glory.Dotted with numerous shrines and ‘wadas’ of historical significance, the traditions of the yore are a charming sight indeed.Contrastingly, the same neighbourhoods house a vibrantly bustling market, with people thronging in droves.Visit prominent temples on this intriguing tour through the bazaars, and learn more about this amazing city.This is a great tour for those interested in photography.The tour ends at Vishrambaug Wada, built by the last Peshwa Baji Rao II as a house of leisure. If you’d like to take back a souvenir from the walk, there’s a small shop inside Vishrambaug run by a local NGO, that sells eco-friendly handcrafted garments, ornaments and bags. 

    h2 Hours
    Good 3.0

    Starting from

    750


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Traveller Tales from Maharashtra

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Dakshayani Naik

09 April 2015

Many unknown and unseen pictures of Mumbai was revealed during our tour. In today's world, we are so much attracted towards all the glamour and hardly bother about those faces who brings us these glamour. But while we were walking down the narrow and bustling lanes during this tour, we got to see the real picture. Everyone must try this tour and witness the very original pictures of Mumbai that are hardly brought in the focus.

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Gajbaahu Sinha

30 August 2017

An energetic night tour of Mumbai I have ever done. It was a creation of new friendships. People from different parts of the city were in the group. Though I am from Mumbai itself, I never found Mumbai this beautiful before. Many of the sights have seen before only but the night views of them were absolutely dashing. I went with my son and he was also enjoying it. Good coordination and friendly approach from everyone in the team. They gave refreshments too after the tour. Kamala Nehru Park and the view of Marine Drive from the top made my day. Short but exciting trip for two hours. Nightlife is remarkable in Mumbai.

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Deeksha Chattopadhyay

30 August 2017

I have been staying in Mumbai for 2 years now but never explored the markets here. So I booked this amazing market tour in Mumbai. The tour started from Regal Cinema at around 03:30 PM. It was ana amazing experience for all of us. The Archetypal-Gothic architecture was very beautiful. We also visited the Mangaldas Market or the ‘Mecca’ for fashion designers and the 100 year old flower market which known as the Flower Gallia. We also visited the Goddess Mumbadevi and Bombay Panjarpole. Our tour ended after 2 hours. All together it was a great trip and I really loved it.

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Akshainie Kaniyar

30 August 2017

Mumbai in just 4 hours was unbelievable!!! Nice one… come up with such things in future too. Thanks Thrillophilia for suggesting this to us. We had a fun time together. We are from South India and visited Mumbai for a seminar and one friend suggested to do a bus tour to see around Mumbai and thus this tour happened. Well managed by the organizers. Though there were normal commuters in the bus, it was not a problem for them or us. Chor Bazar was simply amazing. How crowded it is but still we did not feel exhausted or bad. All over it was a great trip.

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Sheela Joshi

30 August 2017

I went on this amazing bicycle tour in Mumbai which was really one of the best. The booking was done instantly and it was an easy process. I along with my four friends went on this cycling tour. We started at around 06.15 AM. Oh I tell you guys mornings are always the best in Mumbai. We took some of the unknown roads which is away from the hustle and bustle. We covered some of the famous places like CST Station, Crawford Market, Mumbadevi Temple, Bombay Panjrapole etc. Altogether it was a great trip. Would love to go for it again.

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Dayaananda Bhattacharya

16 March 2015

It was morning time when we started pedalling and got to enjoy the morning beauty of the city that never sleeps. After arriving at the dock, we witnessed the fishermen getting busy with their catches. Visit to Bombay Panjtapole was also very exciting along with a visit to Mumba Devi Temple. After all these, we also ride around Marine Drive, Crawford Market, and several other stunning places. The 4 hours spent on cycling along with the guides and instructors was just an unforgettable experience!

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Rajan Mukhopadhyay

13 March 2016

Kaas Plateau Sightseeing, Satara has been an amazing getaway for us. Being in Mumbai, we have a lot of getaway options, but with a couple of friends coming from Pune, we wanted something midway to both the places. So, Satara was pretty much a favourable option. Overall, the experience of sightseeing was awesome. The planning was professional and we loved being part of this wonderful trip. Even cost wise it was indeed very cost effective.

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Rudra Tandon

04 June 2015

You will get to see the real image of life in Dharavi and several other corners of Mumbai. The way our movies has been portraying these areas are not exactly the same and has a lot more. Kumbha Wada and Dhobi Ghat were very busy places but they had something to learn. I mean, everyone in these areas are very much aware of their roles and duties and also carried them out in a perfect way. Hats off to the people of these areas.

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Trisha Mukhopadhyay

01 January 2016

The bus journey to Lonar was very exciting. We reached there early morning and the weather was very pleasant. Breakfast was served after sometime and then the group leaders took some time to give us an insight about the day. The entire day was very exciting and there were activities spread out throughout the day. Foods were really good. Star gazing at the night sky was the best part of this trail in Lonar.

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