Jan 302016
 
 14 nights /15 days  
Guideline price: £2,500 per person in high season (including flights)
This is a great introduction to the wide variety of experiences possible in Maharashtra; this private tour includes a stay in the Mumbai including a number of historic and cultural experiences.  The tour includes the ancient holy city of Nasik and its surrounding vineyards.  You will also experience the incredible temple caves of Ellora and Ajanta. There will be wildlife experiences at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve and time in a luxury treehouse in the forest of the Western Ghats near Pune.

  • Gateway of India and Taj Mahal hotel

    Gateway of India and Taj Mahal hotel

  • Gampati icon

    Gampati icon

  • Flora fountain

    Flora fountain

  • Billion Dollar House

    Billion Dollar House

  • Britania Inn - checkout

    Britania Inn – checkout

  • Daulatabad Fort

    Daulatabad Fort

  • Dharavi

    Dharavi

  • Dharavi

    Dharavi

  • Mumbai University

    Mumbai University

  • Victoria Terminus

    Victoria Terminus

  • Crawford Market

    Crawford Market

  • Tiger at Tadoba

    Tiger at Tadoba

  • Winery

    Winery

  • Rock carving in a cave temple - Ellora

    Rock carving in a cave temple – Ellora

  • Cotton picking guys - near Aurangabad

    Cotton picking guys – near Aurangabad

  • 2000 year old cave paining of a rampaging elephant - Ajanta

    2000 year old cave paining of a rampaging elephant – Ajanta

  • Cave temple - Ajanta

    Cave temple – Ajanta

  • Elephanta cave

    Elephanta cave

  • Lonar lake formed from meteor impact

    Lonar lake formed from meteor impact

  • Ghats - Nasik

    Ghats – Nasik

 

Day 1: ARRIVE MUMBAI
Met on arrival and drive to hotel.
Afternoon free to rest and relax.
Accommodation: Abode, Mumbai: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2: MUMBAI
Full day guided sightseeing of Mumbai.
Accommodation: Abode, Mumbai: Bed & Breakfast
Day 3: MUMBAI
Early morning bicycle tour of Mumbai. Afternoon guided tour of Dharavi slum to learn about this thriving community and its entrepreneurship.
Accommodation: Abode, Mumbai: Bed & Breakfast
Day 4: NASIK
Drive to Nashik. Afternoon guided tour of this ancient city.
Accommodation: Beyond by Sula: Bed & Breakfast
Day 5: NASIK
Guided tour of wineries including Sula & Soma. Afternoon relax at the resort or visit other local wineries.
Accommodation: Beyond by Sula: Bed & Breakfast
Day 6: AURANGABAD
Drive to Aurangabad. Evening watch a local dance performance and visit the saree weaving factory.
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj: Bed & Breakfast
Day 7: AURANGABAD
Visit to the ancient monolithic caves at Ellora. On the way back, visit Daulatabad Fort.
Accommodation: Vivanta by Taj: Bed & Breakfast
Day 8: AURANGABAD
Full day excursion to the magnificent Ajanta caves.
Accommodation: Vivanta by TajBed & Breakfast
Day 9: NAGPUR
Drive to Pune. Evening flight to Nagpur.
Accommodation: Nagpur: Bed & Breakfast
Day 10: TADOBA
Drive to Tadoba. Afternoon free.
Accommodation: Svasara Lodge: Full Board
Day 11: TADOBA
Morning and afternoon safari.
Accommodation: Svasara LodgeFull Board
Day 12:  TADOBA
Morning nature walk with naturalist. Afternoon safari.
Accommodation: Svasara LodgeFull Board
Day 13:  LONAVLA
Drive to Nagpur, fly to Pune and then drive to Lonavla.
Accommodation: The Machan: Half Board
Day 14:  LONAVLA
Full day to explore this extraordinary treehouse house resort located above expansive forest and with magnificent views across the canopy and countryside.
Accommodation: The Machan: Half Board
Day 15:  DEPART
Drive to Mumbai airport for flight to onward destination.