Caves and Temples

Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Aurangabad – Indore – Bhopal – Orcha – Khajuraho – Agra – Delhi
Duration : 16 Days Tour

: This tour takes you to some of the magnificent caves and temples of central India. Many of them are ‘World Heritage Site’

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai international airport met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free
Day 02: In Mumbai
Morning excursion to Elephanta Caves. Afternoon city tour of Mumbai.

Day 03: Mumbai – Kanhari Caves – Mumbai
Morning proceed on an excursion to Kanhari Caves that dates back to 2nd – 9th centuries and are found to have been carved out by Buddhist monks. Return to Mumbai in the afternoon with rest of the Day at leisure or free for optional activities.

Day 04: Mumbai – Pune
Morning drive to Pune stopping by en route to visit Karla and Bhaja Caves. On arrival in Pune and check in at hotel with rest of the Day at leisure or free for optional activities.

Day 05
: Pune – Aurangabad
Morning drive to Aurangabad and on arrival check in at hotel. Afternoon visit Bibi-ka-maqbara often referred as poor man’s Taj Mahal, built in 1679 as a mausoleum for emperor Aurangzeb’s wife, Rabia-ud-daurani, Panchakki a water wheel which was considered marvel of engineering during its time.
Day 06: Aurangabad – Ajanta Caves – Aurangadab
Full Day excursion to Ajanta Caves “A World Heritage Site”

Day 07: In Aurangabad
Morning excursion to Ellora Caves “A World Heritage Site”. Rest of the day free.

Day 08: Aurangabad – Indore
Morning depart Aurangabad by surface for Indore. Arrive Indore and check in hotel with rest of day at leisure or free for optional activities.

Day 09: Indore – Bhopal
Morning drive to Bhopal visiting Ujjain en route. On arrival in Bhopal and check in at hotel with rest of the Day at leisure or free for optional activities.

Day 10: Bhopal – Sanchi – Bhimbetka – Bhopal
Morning excursion to Sanchi and Bhimbetka.

Day 11: Bhopal – Jhansi – Orchha
Morning free for independent acitivites. Afternoon transfer to railway station to board the train to Jhansi. On arrival in Jhansi drive to Orchha.

Day 12: Orchha – Khajuraho
Morning visit Orcha Palace and royal cenotaphs that line along the bank of Betwa river.
Afternoon drive to Khajuraho and on arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 13: In Khajuraho
Full day explore the western and eastern group of temples. Khajuraho occupies a unique place in the temple architecture of India.

Day 14: Khajuraho – Jhansi – Agra
After a leisurely morning drive to Jhansi to board train to Agra and on arrival in Agra, assistance and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: Agra – Delhi
Morning excursion to the deserted capital of Fatehpur Sikri. Afternoon visit Agra Fort and Taj Mahal.
Evening transfer to railway station to board train to Delhi and on arrival transfer to hotel.

Day 16: Depart Delhi
Full day combined sightseeing tour of Old and New Delhi – visiting Qutub Minar one of the tallest tower of its time, Humayun Tomb one of the forerunner of the Taj Mahal, drive past India Gate and President House and other government buildings, Red Fort symbol of mighty Mughal empire, Jama Masjid one of the biggest mosque in India, Chandni Chowk and Raj Ghat. Late evening transfer to international airport to board the flight for onward destination.

Princely Gujarat Tour

Destinations Covered : Baroda – Chhota Udaipur – Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh – Zainabad – Bhuj
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Day 01: Arrive Bhuj
On arrival in Bhuj airport, transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free.

Day 02: Bhuj – Banni Villages – Bhuj
Full day excursion to Banni villages in the kutch area which are riots of colours. Bhirandiyara / Dhordo / Gorevali / Hodka / Sumrasar and Nirona are major tribes. Each village has its own identity of craft and embroidery.
Day 03: In Bhuj – Bhujodi – Mandvi – Bhuj
Morning local visit of Tie & dye craft with special appointment of award winner craftsman to see live demonstration. Later on proceed to Bhujodi, a weaver village to see various cotton & woolen weaving. After lunch, excursion to Mandvi port to visit ship building yard, beach and Vijay vilas Palace and later drive to Tunda wandh Rabari village to experience a completely different life style with an excellent specimen of mud architecture in its own style.

Day 04: Bhuj – Dhamadka – Wankaner – Gondal
After breakfast drive to former princely state Wankaner enroute visiting block printing village of Dhamadka. After lunch at Wankaner, drive to Gondal and on arrival check in at hotel.

Day 05: In Gondal
Morning visit of Ayurvedic medicine factory, cattle breeding and stud farm , Udyog Bharti a spinning & weaving center of Khadi fabric., Navlakha Palace built of 17 AD by Bhakumbhaji the founder of Gondal. After lunch you will be visiting the vintage classic cars collection of the Maharaja of Gondal. Evening free. Optional visit of Swaminarayan temple.

Day 06: Gondal – Junagadh – Sasan Gir
After breakfast drive to Junagadh. Here you will visit old fort, Darbar hall museum, Ashokan rock edicts at the foot of mount Girnar which is sacred for three faiths like Hindu , Muslim and Jain. Onwards proceed to Gir national park only home of Asiatic lions with many of other species of birds and wild life. Upon arrival check in at a jungle resort. Afternoon: Enjoy a game viewing in the park.

Day 07: In Sasan Gir
Early Morning and afternoon game viewing in the park.
Day 08: Susan Gir – Bhavnagar
Early Morning game viewing in the park. Later drive to Bhavnagar and on arrival check in at hotel. Bhavnager is one of unique old port of Gujarat with lock gate system and a ship breaking yard Just 55 kms away from Bhavnagar

Day 09: Bhavnagar – Palitana
After early breakfast drive to Palitana to visit world famous Jain temple built in the 11th AD. Later drive to Palitana and check in at hotel. Afternoon drive to Velavadar black buck national park. You will find the largest number of harieers in roosting with Indian gray wolf, Jackle, Jungle cat , Desert hare and nilgai and several species of birds.

Day 10: Palitana – Utelia
After breakfast drive to Utelia a small fortified village. Afternoon visit Lothal, an ancient archeology site dating back 2500 B.C. Later enjoy a walk in the village to experience the folk life style.
Day 11: Utelia – Ahmedabad
After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad and on arrival check in at hotel. Later proceed for the city tour to visit alico textile museum, Gandhi ashram, Hatheesingh Jain temple, Jama Masjid, market and the fascinating poles of old city with exquisitely wooden carved houses

Day 12: Ahmedabad – Modhera – Patan – Ahmedabad
Full day excursion to Modhera and Patan to see 11th AD Sun temple and one of the largest step well of Gujarat in Patan with double Ikat patola sareee weaving and mashroo fabric weaving also can be seen.

Day 13: Ahmedabad – Depart
In time transfer to airport to connect onward flight.

Gujarat Tribal Tour

Destinations Covered :Baroda – Chhota Udaipur Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh – Zainabad – Bhuj
Duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days

Day 01: Arrive Baroda – Chhota Udaipur
On arrival in Baroda airport, transfer to Chhota Udaipur. Here you will see the Rathwa tribes in and around the Region. (Just 48 kms away there’s a town called Alirajpur of Rathore Rajput rulers and from Rathore came the region RATH and from Rath the tribals are called Rathwa. Chhota Udepur was the princely state of Chauhan Rajput who ruled much of this tribal Area for many years. Around Chhota Udepur are a number of very picturesque tribal Villages of Bhils and Rathwas. It is considered one of most primitive tribal belt of Gujarat, where one can experience their life style. After an early lunch at the hotel, drive by jeep to the tribal villages like Kol,Kharakwada,Timla, Devhat etc.

Day 02: In Chhota Udaipur
After breakfast proceed to tribal museum of Chhota Udaipur and lateron drive to nearby village to visit HAAT – a mobile market where we can see many tribal people who come to buy and sell their products After lunch visit a couple of more villages of tribals to see PITHORA Wall paintings in their houses.

Day 03: Chhota Udaipur – Baroda
After breakfast drive to Baroda enroute visiting Champaner fort of Pawagadh built in 15 th century by the Sultan of Ahmedabad Mehmud Begadha. Nagina and Jami mosques are the most beautiful speciman of indo saracenic architecture. On arrival in Baroda, check in at hotel. Later visit the museums in Baroda – one of the princely state of Gujarat ruled by Maratha Gaekwad is now an important industrial city with many pharmaceuticals, petrochemicals and fertilizers plants.

Day 04: Baroda – Ahmedabad
After breakfast drive to Ahmedabad enroute visiting Vaso village famous for its intricated wooden carved Havelies of 18 th Cent. On arrival, check in at hotel. After breakfast visit one of the finest textile museum of the world. Calico museum has the finest collections of various types and kinds of textiles from all over the world right from the 17 th 19 th cent. Later visit the Gandhi ashram

Day 05: Ahmedabad – Poshina – Darbargadh
After an early breakfast city tour of Ahmedabad wherein you will see the fascinating poles of Old city with beautiful wooden carved houses and one of the most colourful temple of city. Swaminarayan temple built in late 19 th century. Also visit of Jami mosque and market. After lunch drive to Darbargadh enroute visiting Poshina. On arrival in Darbargadh, check in at hotel.

Day 06: In Darbargadh
After breakfast visit of tribal villages around Poshina. It is a centre to see Garacia tribals and also Rajasthani rabaries can be seen near Ambaji. An important Hindu pilgrimage centre of mother Goddess Ambaji. After lunch, visit tribal villages located in the aravalli hills.

Day 07:Darbargadh – Patan – Modhera – Zainabad
After breakfast drive to Zainabad enroute visiting Patan and Modhera. Anhilwad Patan was the capital of Gujarat and is famous for its patola saree. It has also one of the largest stepwell of Gujarat called Rani ki vav built in early 11 AD. Later proceed to Modhera to visit Sun temple built in early 11 AD by Bhimdev Solanki the king of Gujarat. After lunch at Modhera drive to Zainabad and check in at hotel.

Day 08: In Zainabad
After breakfast take safari in little rann of Kutch to see the asiatic wild asses and around 275 various species of birds. You also have opportunity to experience Bajara tribes, the cattle breeders. After lunchdrive to the little rann of Kutch for another viewing.

Day 09: Zainabad – Bhuj
After breakfast drive to Bhuj. At present district headquarter of Kutch and transit point to make a day excursion to different craft villages towards north and south. Particularly banni villages famous for its beautiful embroideries and colourful traditional culture. Upon arrival checkin at hotel and proceed to procure the permit to visit Banni village.

Day 10: Bhuj – Banni Village –Bhuj
Full day excursion to the Banni villages. Banni villages in the kutch area are riots of colours. Bhirandiyara/Dhordo/Gorevali/Hodka/Sumrasar and Nirona are major tribes. Each Village has its own identity of craft and embroidery.

Day 11: Bhuj – Mandvi – Mundra – Bhuj
After breakfast excursion to Mandvi and Mundra to see some more varieties in embroideries and woolen crafts. One can also visit shipbuilding port of Mandvi. After lunch, have a live demonstration of tie and dye in Bhuj and later visit woolen weavers village called Bhujodi.

Day 12: Bhuj – Mumbai – Depart
Morning at leisure and later transfer to airport to connect flight to Bombay.

Classical Beach Holiday

Destinations Covered : Mumbai – Goa – Mumbai.
Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days

Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival by your international flight, assistance on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Mumbai
Morning excursion across the harbour to the world famous, 1200 years old Elephanta Caves, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The famous TRIMURTI sculpture signifying the trinity of the Creator, the Preserver and the Destroyer is located here.Afternoon city tour of Mumbai visiting Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (Museum is closed on Mondays) Fish Aquarium, Jain Temple, Hanging Gardens on the slopes of Malabar Hills offering nice view of Marine Lines & Chowpatty Beach, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan (Where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay) then to Dhobi Ghat. Also drive past Afghan Church, Flora Fountain (Bombay nerve-centre),colourful Crawford Market and Marine Drive.
Day 03: Mumbai – Goa
Morning transfer to airport to connect flight for Goa and on arrival transfer to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure on the beach.
Day 04 to Day 08In Goa
Days free on the beach.

Day 09: Goa – Mumbai – Depart
Afternoon fly to Mumbai and on arrival transfer to international airport to connect flight for onward destination.