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Discover the Holy city of Nashik in one day tour

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Pass By: Akvin tourism, n-9, r-26/180, raigad nagar, mhada colony cidco, Hudco, N 9, Cidco, Aurangabad, Maharashtra 431003, India

We are working on sustainable tourism. A part of our benefit goes to social cause like women empowerment and environment protection.

Stop At: Sita Agni Priksha, Vaishnavi Park, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003, India

We will start our beautiful day in Nashik by visiting this temple first.

During the exile of lord Ram, Shurpnakha (sister of devil Ravan) tried to seduce Ram. Angered, Ram ordered Lakshman to cut off Shurpnakha´s nose. This temple is the place where it happened.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Shri Laxman Rekha Temple, Adgaon Naka, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422003, India

This will be our 2nd stop, we will explore where Sita got kidnapped by the demon Ravan.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kalaram Temple Road, Nashik 422003 India

The Kalaram temple is old Hindu shrine dedicated to lord Ram. It is most important shrine in the city. The temple was found by Mr. Odhekar and was built around 1788. He had a dream that statue of Ram in black color was in Godavari river so he found it in real and built the temple.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Naroshankara Temple, 2 Km From Nasik, Nashik India

This is 350 years old temple with carving and few sculptures. This temple is an alarm at the time of flood or in monsoon time because it has 20 tons of weight bell which get rings by the force of the water only. Local says, you can hear that noise in 15 KM radius.

This is a great example of architectural style called Maya.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ramkund, Nashik India

From Naroshankar temple, we will take a walk till Ramkund.

During the walk, we will admire the different way of life around the sacred river called Godavari.

We will see lots of people taking bath there which they consider a place for purifying themselves from the sins. At the same time, we will discover small Bramha temple which is under the water during 5 years and gets open only once.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: HOTEL PANCHAVATI YATRI, 430, Vakil Wadi, Ashok Stambh, Raviwar Karanja, Panchavati, Nashik, Maharashtra 422001, India

We will stop on a traditional thali restaurant for lunch

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: York Winery & Tasting Room, 15/2 Gangapur - Savargaon Road Gangavarhe Village, Nashik 422222 India

After having authentic food, we will go to this vineyard to taste Indian wines with a knowledge of how they make it.

This place has got a lovely view beside the Gangapur dam. So one can enjoy the wine with cool breeze along with beautiful view.

Duration: 1 hour
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time
9:30 AM
Duration
8h
Inclusions
  • Lunch - Lunch in traditional thali restaurant
  • Bottled water
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Tasting tour in winery
  • Entry/Admission - HOTEL PANCHAVATI YATRI
  • Entry/Admission - York Winery & Tasting Room
Exclusions
  • whichever is not mentioned in the inclusion list
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 8 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Safe for everyone upto 65 years of age.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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By: Akvin Tourism
27 Reviews
NYThomasW
Plainview, New York
2620
Great 3 day tour in Aurangabad
This is the easy way to tour this city, hire a driver and car. And our choice of Akvin tourism was as good as all other reviewers have stated. Email was always returned and we felt that they were a good company. We had a very nice driver Sartaj who was there early and drove well, took us anywhere we wanted. His English needs improving but we always got our point across. We spent 3 days visiting ellora, ajanta, aurangabad caves, and fort Daulatabad as well as visited a local shop, Himroo fabrics. I would have skipped the autangabad caves and just stick with ellora and ajanta. Himroo dabrics is a nice store for some shopping. Our driver never took us nor even asked to go to any shops so no wasted time. Dont even think about it, hire them for your stay in Aurangabad. 2 days would be enough here even though we stayed 3.
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Renata P
Budapest, Hungary
10
3 days in Aurangabad
I spent three days with Akash and Vincent, his business partner. They were very quick to respond when I contacted them for bookings. I went to Ellora with Akash and got a wealth of information. We also visited Daulatabad Fort and the Sufi village of Khuldabad. The next day I visited Ajunta with a driver. Both trips were very well organised, without fault. Akash helped me a lot with planning my onward travel and had lots of suggestions for my next stop and also for when I was going to visit Mumbai. They offered so much extra than tour guides and this was very helpful, being my first visit to India.
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jfjaguar
22
Excellent tour with Akvin Tourism!
We had a wonderful tour organized by Akash and Vincent around Aurangabad. Pre-trip planning over email was easy and efficient. Vincent welcomed us at the airport (we were there only for a day trip) and took us on a great tour starting with the Ellora Caves, followed by Daulatabad Fort, and finally Bibi Ka Maqbara. We learned a lot from Vincent’s knowledgeable explanations about these places, including their history, religious and social significance. We asked a lot of questions and he knew answers to everything, explaining things in a jovial and fun way. He was friendly and communication was excellent throughout the day. The tour had a bit of everything—historic sites, ancient caves, and even some Indiana Jones style hiking. We thought it was the best way we could have experienced a day around Aurangabad! Thanks a lot, Akash and Vincent.
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travelerfromtheheart
20
Friendly, professional, and excellent guide
I found Akash via airbnb and stayed at his home (which also had 5 stars and strong recommendations). His listing mentioned that he was a travel guide, so I decided to use him to guide me around the Aurangabad area (including seeing the Ellora and Ajanta caves). Akash and his business partner, Vincent, were really friendly and professional. They drove me to the Ellora caves (I visted them by myself and we communicated by WhatsApp to coordinate their pickup upon my departure) and afterwards drove me to various historical monuments and buildings around Aurangabad. Vincent explained the history and significance of the various places we visited (including Islamic mosques, hindu temple, and gravesites, and memorials to people of the past. They took me to a Thali place (all you can eat) for lunch. Additionally, Akash invited me to go out with his friends and Vincent even went with me to a South Indian film. I had a separate driver to take me to the Ajanta caves because they were busy that day. The Ajanta caves were incredible, but the long drive with the horrible road condition soured the day. In any case, the complete trip to Aurangabad was very interesting and I am very glad I did it! Back at his house, Akash explained the food, how to eat it with one hand (I had just arrived India), and was very helpful. He also bought me a bus ticket, and they helped me coordinate travel to Pune for my next destination. The room was located on the top (third) floor (completely private and had a private bath). I thoroughly and unequivocally recommend them for a fantastic time to learn about the Aurangabad area.
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Ellen A
Bengaluru, India
41
Not your typical tourist guide
Akash and Vincent have a passion for what they do and understand the place very well. They are not your typical tourist guides but almost like friends who easy you through the process of travel. This is a very unique experience and not to be missed.
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franto70
Anzio, Italy
3563
Excellent organization
We booked a room for 1 night through airbnb and we reserved a daily tour. For 2000 rupees we had a private driver (who unfortunately didn't speak English) and visited Daulatab fort, Ellora caves and little Taj Mahal. Akash and Vincent will make you feel like at home
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Scenic45603553632
10
aurangabad darshan
I really had a pleasant time with Akvin tourism team. They were really great host. They shown me really interesting hidden places which were less known. They work on sustainable tourism and try to help the locals in whatever way they can. Their passion about tourism is incredible. I would definitely like to come back again and have a wine tour with them in Nashik. Best wishes!
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megali
Sydney
40
Aurangabad Maharashtra Discovery Tour
This is one of the best tours I have ever taken. The guides Vincent and Akash are incredibly passionate and knowledgeable ablut the area and its rich and colourful history. They are able to hold your interest and inspire questions and an ever increasing desire to know more. This tour not only gives you the facts but weaves a rich tapestry of stories and characters who continue to shape the culture of the area even today. The lunch included in the tour is amazing and was the best food I have eaten in India. I particularly liked the fact that they ate with us explaining the dishes and conversing about the Indian culture. We were also lucky enough to stay at Akash’s B&B which further enriched the experience. His lovely family made us feel like favoured guests and the food was fabulous. Aurangabad is a bit of a unknown treasure trove of fascinating history and culture and I think an absolute must for anybody wanting to really discover India. I can’t recommend this tour company highly enough!
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Ayaka_54
Tokyo, Japan
21
Wonderful days in Aurangabad.
It was the first time to travel alone in foreign country and I was very nervous. However, Akash and his family were very kind and I feel at ease as if I were at home. Thanks to his family, I could enjoy my trip and I like Aurangabad. They have open mind and kind hospitality. If you want to experience and know about local culture, I recommend to do a homestay! I’m sure that they can make your trip more fantastic.
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VenkatR222
20
Very friendly, very patient and helpful.
Akash was extremely helpful and very patient with me and my friends. He is young but knows everything about Aurangabad and surroundings. I am a travel photographer and take lot of time exploring a place. Luckily, Akash was very patient and helped us with all the information. He is always reliable and fun to be with. He planned our entire trip and it was perfect. Knows when and where to be. I highly recommend Akvin tourism.
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Antonio M
Madrid
111
The perfect plan in Aurangabad!
When we saw Akash's announcement, we did not hesitate to hire his services and we were fully successful! Akash exceeded our expectations! Not only was he a great connoisseur of the artistic and cultural environment of the Aurdangabad area, but he was a perfect companion, pleasant, pleasant, educated and fun for the three days we spent with him. He guided us on current social customs and practices in India ... A magnificent conversationalist with an impeccable English accent (which is not easy to find in Indian guides). We can not forget a special thanks to Akash's family: Renuca -his mother- and Meiga -his sister- prepared delicious meals for us !! The Indians, in general, have welcomed us very well; but at Akash's house we have felt as a family.
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tim d
91
If you want an experience that is authentic, I highly recommend Akvin Tourism.
I spent over a month in India but the most authentic, welcoming, educational, fun and enlightening experience I had in my time with Akvin Tourism and Akosh. As others have stated, the service and accommodations are perfect and authentic, the sites are amazing and the insights special. I enjoyed the sense of family and quickly felt that I was part of it. I was fortunate enough to be invited to Akosh's big sisters birthday and witness how Indian Families celebrate birthdays, amazing! I cannot recommend Akvin Tourism enough, you won't be disappointed. If you are lucky Akosh will take you to try Tara Paan !
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nina123457
Muenster, Germany
31
Highly recommended!!! <3
Among "selfie maaam" and "which country" it's so beautiful to have met Akash! He is reliable, kind, on time and perfect in showing you his part of India. Talking to him is a pleasure and will definitely give you authentic and differentiated insight in Indian culture. I spent two days with him and would always choose him again :-) As I travel solo as a woman I'm often not sure whom to trust but with Akash you feel completely safe and well cared.
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Simmochelli
Darwin, Australia
17171
The complete package
We found Ashoka a bit later in our Aurangabad travels, which we regret as he is an amazing guide and fantastic host. Not only did Ashok provide us with two great guided tours to both Ajanta caves and Ellora Caves, but he let us stay at his home which is a Home Stay. The entire family are amazing and we only wish we had of stayed longer. Seriously, forget the cheap budget hotels and stay with Ashok and his family, where you get to live deep in the suburbs of Aurangabad within a beautiful community where everyone is extra friendly. Ashok’s mum and sister are amazing cooks plus his dad has made the most ingenious water coolers for those hot afternoons and steamy nights. You only have yourself to blame if you pass up this opportunity.
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GailH1643
11
"Friends for life" - after only 3 days!
From the moment we were picked up by Akash at the airport we were looked after superbly. We knew immediately that this young man was an intelligent, well-travelled and caring host, who put our needs first. His family were charming and they welcomed us into their home as if we were family.We were introduced to Indian culture, religion, food, music, history and, most importantly, family life. Akash is an excellent driver and took us to both the Ajanta and Ellora cave temples, which were amazing!! Akash and his father even took us to their temple and we were treated like VIPs by the people there, who were expecting us. Such a wonderful experience to be a part of something so special! At the end of our visit Akash arranged a taxi to take us to Pune - he took care of everything, even got the driver to take us to the mini Taj Mahal on the way!! Then the family gave us parting gifts - such kindness! I want to thank Akash's Mum especially, not only for her delicious cooking, but also for teaching me one of her songs, in exchange for one of mine. The whole family are a strong, loving unit, working hard to ensure that your experience is the best! We'll never forget this time in Aurangabad. x
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  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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