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
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  • Starts Mumbai, India
  • Ends Goa, India
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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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
Starting in Mumbai and ending in Goa, the "Treasures Of Central India" trip is a guided cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 14 days. You will travel through Mumbai, Goa, Karnataka and 6 other destinations in India. "Treasures Of Central India" is a small group trip 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
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT EXPLORE
5 - Excellent
Based on 295 reviews
  • Jeanmarie
  • On Jun 01 2020
5 - Excellent
Jeanmarie's review for another Explore tour
“I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. It was very well led by Gunther Hammer and we were a small group that got on very well and we had great fun”
  • Hellen
  • On Dec 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Hellen's review for another Explore tour
“I thought it was very varied and interesting, from castles to making mozzarella, and churches to bakeries. I very much enjoyed the coastal walk to the bauxite quarry which some previous reviewers had criticised. The restaurants organised for the group meals were also v good and varied, which was great at the current time of the virus. ”
  • Diane
  • On Jun 10 2020
5 - Excellent
Diane's review for another Explore tour
“A poem about our trip:Upon the Turkish coastline, on Kas we did descend. With many fun and frolics that would last us till the end. We'd meet outside the airport or our first place of stay. Where our great tour leader would tell us of our days. Then down the Xanthos river, canoeing we would go. Spotting birds and terrapins in the banks and growths. The tranquil views and waters, we'd see along the way. Would make us stop and reminisce on our fantastic day. But soon we'd come to realise that this was just the start. With many more adventures in which we would take part. We'd hike the Taurus mountains to the grey rock summit. Where we'd view the stunning scenes, and hope we do not plummet. On the way we'd soon spot some mountain goats and horses. Admiring from a distance their beauty and their forces. Then as our walk did finish, on the bus we did descend. But more adventures were to come before the day did end. Dropped at the Turkish sauna. Some thrills we soon did have. With pain and joy and screaming heard throughout the baths. And by the end some of us were clean both in and out. With all their muscles loosened they relaxed, their is no doubt.The next day was soon upon us and cycling we did go. Soaring through the forests and along the mountain roads. Some of us were fitter and made it to the top, of the steepest hills, whilst the rest of us did stop. But we all enjoyed the moments of mesmerising views and personalised achievements that each of us got through. And as an added bonus, when the cycling came to end. We got to spend some chill out time at the beech amongst our friends. We swam within the waters and strolled through glistening sand. Making pics and memories of this fantastic land.Then our adventures did turn, to the sea and shore. Where we sailed and kayaked and snorkled and much more. We swam amongst the fishes where we saw a sunken tank and felt the swishing water go gently through our hands. We then soon did kayak across the tranquil sea, where some of us were better at stearing, that's not me ;). Our final day did allow a time for fun and rest. We'd board a stunning gullet where we'd swim and chill and jest. The final meal then did come where we'd say our final words. We'd think about the fun we had whilst we laughed and did converse. Then that sad time did come where we would say goodbye and back towards our homeland we then did have to fly. We'll always have our memories of the joy and laughs we had, the friendships we have made. The adventures within Kas. ”
ITINERARY Expand All
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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
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
Accommodation
  • 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)
Transport
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Train
Guide
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Local Guide(s)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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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CANCELLATION

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.

Payment

For any tour departures within 23 December 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 December 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.

Visa

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.
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