Treasures of Central India

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  • No booking fees
  • COVID-19protected
  • City sightseeing
  • Beaches
  • Caves
  • Cultural, religious and historic sites
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  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 14+ yrs
  • max group size 17
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Mumbai, India
  • Ends Goa, India
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Mumbai Sightseeing tour including visit to Dharavi, 'Slumdog Millionaire' quarter
  • Ajanta Caves Excursion to see famous Buddhist cave paintings
  • Ellora Temples Explore the great Siva temple called Kailasa (the Hindu Olympus)
  • Bijapur Visit the vast Gol Gumbaz tomb
Start in Mumbai and end in Goa, the Treasures Of Central India tour is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites tour that takes 14 days. You will travel through Bijapur, Aurangabad, Hampi and 6 other destinations in India. Treasures Of Central India is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Central India offers an insight into the country's historical riches such as the rock-strewn Vijayanagara ruins of Hampi. Starting from bustling Mumbai, we journey through the Deccan Plateau's highlights before relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Goa. Mumbai - Sightseeing tour including visit to Dharavi, 'Slumdog Millionaire' quarter Bijapur - Visit the vast Gol Gumbaz, the Deccan mausoleum of king Mohammed Adil Shah Ajanta and Ellora- Explore the UNESCO painted caves and rock-cut temples
5 - Excellent
Based on 294 reviews
  • Shona
  • On Nov 03 2020
5 - Excellent
Shona's review for another Explore tour
“Just on the cycle ride perhaps a few more breaks to drink water. Especially for us Brits who are not so used to the temperatures. ”
  • David
  • On Mar 03 2020
5 - Excellent
David's review for another Explore tour
“Excellent trip, with an exceptionally good leader, Wit.The local guides in Cambodia were also very good, and it was extremely powerful (and moving) to hear their personal recollections of the Pol Pot era”
  • Peter
  • On Mar 02 2020
5 - Excellent
Peter's review for another Explore tour
“I think Explore should provide transport to the airport at the end of the trip on the same basis as transfers are provided on arrival. Our group had a number of different flight times through the day and some of us had a choice of spending most of the day at Cancun airport or incurring additional expense - the more so because of the distance we were staying from the airport”
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Mumbai; late afternoon visit to Colaba area
  • Day 2 : Sightseeing in Mumbai
  • Day 3 : Train to Aurangabad
  • Day 4 : Excursion to Ajanta
  • Day 5 : Visit Daulatabad Fort and Ellora Caves; overnight train to Hyderabad
  • Day 6 : Arrive in Hyderabad; tour of Hyderabad
  • Day 7 : Drive to Bidar; Afternoon visit palaces and tombs
  • Day 8 : Drive to Gulbarga, drive on to Bijapur
  • Day 9 : Bijapur; visit mosque and bazaar. Drive to Badami
  • Day 10 : Morning in Badami and drive to Hospet
  • Day 11 : Day in Hampi
  • Day 12 : Train to Goa
  • Day 13 : Morning visit to Old Goa and then free afternoon
  • Day 14 : Trip ends in Goa
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • The Sahil Hotel Mumbai (2 nights)
  • The Fern Aurangabad (2 nights)
  • Overnight Train from Aurangabad to Hyderbad (1 night)
  • Quality Inn Residency (1 night)
  • Hotel Sapna Continental (1 night)
  • Hotel Shashinag Residency (1 night)
  • Clarks Inn Badami (1 night)
  • Clarks Inn, Hampi (2 nights)
  • Welcome Heritage Panjim Inn (2 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Train
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
  • Any international flights to Mumbai and from Goa are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Treasures of Central India tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Treasures of Central India tour. You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 59 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 13 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 13 August 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 59 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Treasures of Central India tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Treasures of Central India tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Various COVID-19 distancing measures have been implemented on this trip to ensure the safety of each traveller.
  • This tour has implemented COVID-19 protocols that are guided by the WTTC (World Travel & Tourism Council), UNWTO (World Tourism Organisation), the European Commission and local government regulations. It amongst others take into account personal protection, extensive disinfecting and social distancing measures.
If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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