‘MAHAGAMI’ Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, Aurangabad is one of the premiere Dance-Gurukuls in India that imparts training in Kathak and Odissi dance forms based on the ancient Guru-shishya tradition. Having journey of two decades, MAHAGAMI has evolved as an important center for promotion, research and dissemination of Indian art and culture.

The only center of its kind in Maharashtra state, MAHAGAMI is a member of International Dance Council, UNESCO and was the first ISO certified art-organization in the world to successfully draft a Quality Manual exculsively for arts and Gurukul Tradition of Education under the leadership of Parwati Dutta, Director and Guru at MAHAGAMI, the organization has produced quite a few promising performers, teachers, researchers in addition to imparting training to more than 2000 disciples. Around 100,000 local population benefitted from its arts-awareness campaign ‘ANUBHUTI’.

MAHAGAMI Programs,

AURA AURANGABAD – Cultural Tourisn InitiativeSADHANA – Gurukul CampTASMAI SHREE GURAVE NAMAH – Festival to mark Guru-Poornima | SAHRIDAYA – Baithak Series | SAMVAD – Workshop series | SANKRAM – Production-oriented workshop | DRISHTIKON – Lecture series | VISTAR – Festival showcasing extensions within tradition

Mahagami Heritage travel

Etymologically Mahagami means ‘sojourner of great pilgrims’. Keeping this as our philosophy we have consciously designed this heritage tour packages to cater to the cultural, educative and artistic needs of art seekers and cultural enthusiasts. Apart from Gurukul experience, a customized trip to heritage sites of Aurangabad region with experienced tour guides will be provided. On request, we can arrange art scholars/ historians to guide your trip through some heritage sites and bring you invaluable insights. We also customize packages for corporates and schools/colleges looking for a cultural experience. Below are few of our standard packages, with prior notice these packages can be customized.

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TOUR PACKAGES

OUTDOOR: Total heritage experience

Destination: MAHAGAMI guided tours to Ajanta, Ellora, Daulatabad fort, MGM Khadi center, Naturopathy.

Days: 4 nights 5 days

Cost: 750 USD / 690 Euros (inclusive of stay at MAHAGAMI, food & transport to heritage sites)

Day 1

9 AM: Check-in Gandhi Dham, Mahagami.

10 AM onwards: After breakfast, a guided tour to Ellora caves for an experiential tour.

8 PM onwards: Return to Mahagami for dinner.

Day 2

7 AM-8 AM: Early breakfast and tea

8 AM onwards: A guided tour to Ajanta caves

8 PM onwards: Return to Mahagami for dinner/dine outside.

Day 3:

7 AM-8 AM: Early breakfast and tea

8 AM onwards: A guided tour to Daulatabad fort.

8 PM onwards: Return to Mahagami for dinner/dine outside.

Day 4: Unwind and Relax

8-9 AM: Breakfast and tea

9 AM- 12 AM:  Visit to MGM khadi center and learn about the heritage weaving culture of khadi and paithani.

12 AM -2 PM- Relax and lunch at Mahagami/nearby restaurants

2 PM onwards: Visit Naturopathy and unwind with therapeutic ayurvedic massages. Treatment comes with a complimentary herbal tea. Shop at Kritikon (sounvenir Store at MAHAGAMI)

6 PM – 7 PM: Choose a dance informance session where the heritage sites of Daulatabad, Ajanta and Ellora is explained through dance heritage.

Day 5

9 AM: Check out. Hope to see you soon!


OUTDOOR: City heritage experience

Destination: Bibi-ka-maqbara, Panchakki waterfalls, Aurangabad caves

Days: 2 nights 3 days

Cost: 450 USD / 415 Euros (inclusive of stay at MAHAGAMI, food & transport)

Day 1

9 AM- 10 AM: Check in and breakfast

10 AM onwards: A guided tour  to the historic sites of bibi ka maqbara and Aurangabad caves.

12 onwards: Choice for lunch in the city or back to Mahagami

2 PM onwards: After lunch, continue with the indulging in the learning about city’s heritage and shop around local artisan shops.

7 PM onwards: Back to Mahagami for dinner and unwind

Day 2

8 AM- 9 AM: Breakfast and tea

9 AM -12AM: Guided tour around Mahagami campus and visit to MGM khadi center.

12 AM – 2 PM: Lunch at Mahagami/ nearby restaurant

2 PM – 3 PM: Relax and immerse in Gurukul surroundings.

3 PM onwards: Guided tour to Panchakki watermill which is of great architectural significance.

6 PM – 7.30 PM: Choose a dance informance session where the heritage sites of Aurangabad is explained through dance heritage/ Shop at Kritikon.

7.30 PM onwards: Dinner and relax

Day 3

9 AM: Check out.


INDOOR – Cultural experience

Destination: Mahagami Gurukul and surroundings

Days: 1 nights, 2 days

Cost: 300 USD / 275 Euros (inclusive of stay at MAHAGAMI, food & transport)

Day 1

9 AM- 10.30 AM: Check in and Breakfast

10.30 AM -12 PM: Guided tour through Mahagami Gurukul and Visit to Khadi weaving center where you will witness the living heritage of khadi and paithani weaving.

12 PM – 2 PM: Lunch and relax

2 PM – 4.30 PM: Choose a Pottery/Painting session.

4.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Tea break

5.30 PM -7 PM: Choose a dance informance session where the heritage sites of Aurangabad region is explained through dance heritage/ Shop at Kritikon.

7 PM onwards: Dinner and relax

Day 2:

9 AM: Check out

Please note:

  • We can provide only tour services also and other facilities without accommodation at Mahagami and help you choose nearby hotels.
  • The above packages can be customized based on the no. of people/nature of group/specific needs with prior notice.
  • We provide transportation and special tour guide facility.
  • MAHAGAMI is an Art – center that follows the ancient Indian cultural traditions & lifestyle, please help us maintain the sanctity of the place by obeying to the house rules.

INDOOR – MAHAGAMI GURUKUL Campus

Destination: Mahagami Gurukul and surroundings

Duration: 1 hour to 4 hours

Cost: 30 USD to 100 USD

11 AM- 11.30 AM: Check in and Welcome beverage.

11.30 AM -1.00 PM: Guided tour through Mahagami Gurukul Spend some time in one of the learning spaces as observer or learner.

01.00 PM – 2 PM: Lunch and relax

2 PM – 4.00 PM: choose your option of Cultural informance session and shop at Kritikon.

4 PM: Check out.

Please note:

  • The above packages can be customized based on the no. of people/nature of group/specific needs with prior notice.
  • MAHAGAMI is an Art – center that follows the ancient Indian cultural traditions & lifestyle, please help us maintain the sanctity of the place by obeying to the house rules.
ACCOMMODATION – GANDHI DHAM Guest House

Accommodation 

  • Well- appointed Luxurious rooms.
  • Complimentary Tea/Coffee maker in Guest House.
  • Running Hot & cold Water.
  • 24/7 room service.

CHOICE OF GUEST ROOM – 

DEVAGIRI (AC)– 

  • Executive suite – Rs.- 2500/- ($ 50)
  • Deluxe double Rs 1800/- ($ 40)
  • Deluxe single Rs.-1500/- ($ 35)
  • Extra Bed- 500/- ($ 12)

PRATISHTHAN (AC / Non-AC)– 

  • Double Rs 1500/- ($ 35)
  • Single Rs.-1200/- ($ 30)
  • Extra Bed- 300/- ($ 10)

Check IN /Out Timing 9.00am. 

Services: 

Housekeeping, ,Drinking water Bottle, Security 24/7, 24/7 CCTV Cameras in Campus, Medical Assistance, Hospital at 200 m away for any medical emergency, First Aid, Doctors on call 24 hours, Complimentary Breakfast, Nearby canteen & restaurant.

Kriti Kon 

A rich & wide collection of audio /video cd’s, books, textiles, artifacts etc.

Tourist attraction around Aurangabad. 

Location & Distance 

  • Daulatabad Fort 15 kms
  • Khultabad 26 kms
  • Grishneshwar temple 30 kms
  • Pitalkhora caves 78 kms
  • Ajanta caves 106 kms
  • Ellora caves 30kms
TESTIMONIALS
“MAHAGAMI is like Vrindavan with its peaceful, spiritual and artistic atmosphere…” – Pt Birju Maharaj, Kathak Maestro.

“MAHAGAMI’s contribution has set an example for many institutions and is indeed a great source of inspiration…” -Ust Zia Fariduddin Dagar, Dhrupad Guru

“An ocean of devotion and art in a cultural desert… The true dance village…” -Guru Kelucharan Mohpatra, Odissi Guru

“It was an experience of great value being in Mahagami. Institution like this should be spread over the whole country which will make India a richer place” -Kumudini Lakhia, Kathak Guru

“It is most heartening to see the development of Mahagami Gurukul under the exemplary vision of Parwati Dutta. The holistic training truly reflects the Gurukul tradition of years and provide the right inputs for our younger generation” -Madhavi Mudgal, Odissi Guru

“Such a pleasure to be back and to see the tremendious growth in the spirit of the work started here, Kudos and lots of faith to you Parwati and to your entire team” -Leela Samson, Bharatnatyam Guru, former Chairperson –Sangeet Natak Akademi.

“There are dream places… Mahagami is one such space, far from the maddening crowd, within its peaceful bounds where performing arts are nurtured and nourished.” -Dr. Sunil Kothari, Dance Scholar

“Mahagami presents an ideal environment for creativity to be inspired, Any art form needs a support structure with an inter-disciplinary approach where artists through interaction and cross-pollination of ideas can introspect on the floor aspects of the art and exercise imagination leading to creativity activity. I have been astonishedthat a person with ideas like Parwati Dutta has managed to achieve at Mahagami is creating artists in so many fields – not just dance, but music, taal, lighting, photography, etc.” -Leela Venkataraman, Dance Scholar

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