MAHARASHTRA TOURS

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MAHARASHTRA HILL STATIONS

Toranmal Hill Station
(03 Nights / 04 Days )
Duration : 03 Nights / 04 Days (Stay 03 Nights Toranmal)
Toranmal Hill Station
Toranmal plateau has elevation of 1,143 meters of above mean sea level. It is the second coolest hill station in the Maharashtra State . Toranmal is the vast green plateau of 15.65 Sq.Km. Toranmal hill station is well known in the North Maharashtra region for its beautyand climate since long. It occupies the highest range of Satpudas qualifying it as hill station. Nestled in the dense lush green forests of Satpudas mountain ranges. It still hasconsiderable salubrious and cool climate during summer season.The population of Toranmal is 3,000 of which 60 % are tribals. There are two well-known stories that explain how Toranmal got its name. One version goes as that, it derived name from frequently occurring plant known by the name 'Torana' (Zizyphus rugosa). By another story, the place is named after the goddess called by name "Torana" whose temple is located at the top of the hillock, which is worshipped by the local tribals. 'Mal' is the wordused to hill.
History of Toranmal
Toranmal plateau was once the seat of rulers of Mandu (now in Madhya Pradesh). Local tribals living around the plateau still have high regards for this once a seat of dynastic power and call the plateau by name - 'Gadh'. As a respect for this place, the local tribals used to come every year on Mahashivratri day. British came over here 125 years ago and they constructed Church 100 years back, which is still in existence.
Special Aspects 
It is an immense pleasure to visit the Eco-Tourism Center . It attracts tourists for its highheritage culture of adivasis and aesthetic beauty. Toranmal is photographer's delight, challenge to hikers & adventure lovers, a great subject for Artists, patron of imaginations to Poets, Lyricists & Writers. The one holiday destination, where tourists are tempted by wonder of nature. The tourists are attracted by the beautiful Yashawant lake, thrilling & exciting points in nearby areas, wonderful location of Forest Rest Houses spread over anarea of 2.00 Hector, the famous Machchhindranath caves, Children Park & the Eco-friendly environment throughout the year. Seasons for visit to Toranmal are October, Diwali, Christmas holidays, summer for cool air and rainy season for foggy weather.

Local Culture 
Toranmal is mix of local tribal and outsiders mainly traders, hoteliers and professionals like tailors, barbers etc. The surrounding hamlets of Toranmal are true showcases of tribals - the Bhils, the Pavaras, the Nhahalas. All of them have their own distinct culture and life styles. Holi is the biggest festival of tribals, which is celebrated on large scale. Mahashivratri is the most revered and largely attended festival of the local tribals. It fallson the 6th day of dark fortnight of Falgun month of Hindu calendar. During the festival, there is a very large fair at Toranmal when the largest gathering of the tribals of all communities and age groups can be seen in their full traditional attire varying colour. Women used to wear their silver ornaments giving insights tribal culture.
Day wise Itinerary:
Day 01 : Toranmal
Departure from Mumbai / Pune / Aurangabad to Toranmal on arrival check into Hotel Resort day is free to explore city on your own o/n halt.
Day 02 : Toranmal 
After B/f proceed to sightseeing evening free for shopping and rest in hotel / resort O/N halt.
Day 03 : Toranmal
After b/f visit to the local market, see the local tribal life in village day Is free for rest O/Nhalt
Day 04 : Toranmal-Mumbai/Pune
After b/f return back to Mumba / Pune / Aurangabad on arrival drop at residence / 
Airport / Railway Station with memorable experiences of Gagangiri Tours & Travels.
Tour Ends

                                                                                       PACKAGE COST-

                                                        ( Per Person)  (Inclusive of Indica/Tavera/Innova ) 

              Minimum 02 pax basis for more pax please contact for correct Tariff

Breakfast & Lunch 

Duration

Budget

Standard

Deluxe

Luxury

 

03Night/04 Days

On Request

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 Hotels Used

Toranmal

Toranmal

Toranmal

Toranmal

 

MTDC Resort

MTDC Resort

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Price includes:  

 (Stay 02 Night at Toranmal)

 Breakfast & Dinner 

From Mumbai-Pune pickup & Drop by Non a/c car for Standard package/C car for 

Deluxe Package .All applicable taxes.

Child Policy: 

Child Cost ( between 5 to 12 yrs)- with Extra bed 45 % of Adult cost

- without Extra bed 30 % of Adult cost

Cost Excludes:

Air fare / train fare.Service tax 4.03%

Any meals other then those specified in 'Cost Includes'.Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.

Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing.Sightseeing other than mention in Tour programme.

Any other item not specified in 'cost includes'.