Maharashtra the second most visited state in the country. Considering that it hosts Mumbai, the most cosmopolitan city in the country, and is located close to Goa, the party capital of India, it is easy to understand why. While the concrete jungles, cosmo lifestyles, luxe restaurants and exotic nightclubs would have you believe otherwise, the state’s real beauty lies in its outstanding monasteries and caves. Some of the best creations can be found close to Aurangabad, the best base to visit the world-famous Ajanta and Ellora caves and one of the four cities that hosts the Kumbh Mela.
Indian wine may be in its nascent stages, but the country still hosts some refreshing wineries and authentic wine stays. Nashik is where you need to be to get closer to the country’s premier wine region and visit some of the best and most beautiful vineyards of India. As you move away from the cities, you also realize that the landscape is full of forts that rise abruptly out of nowhere, dominating the landscape, enchanting you with their spectacular architecture. Daulatabad and Pratapgadh are two fortified towns you would not want to miss out on.
Maharashtra is also home to a number of hill stations which let you beat the scorching heat. Mahabaleshwar and Matheran are incredibly popular among travelers interested in culture and sightseeing while Pune and Lonavla are more modern and cosmopolitan in nature. Pune is also famous for its stunning old town, magnificent eating scene, and the Osho Ashram.
Moreover, if you are still left with some time on your hands, you’d want to explore those picturesque beaches and inlet that dot the Maharashtra coastline. The state covers more than 500 kms. of the Konkan coast and is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Better yet, you can enjoy these palm-fringed beaches all to yourself and walk for hours without having to see another soul in sight.
Sun, sand, hilly adventures, parties, cultural highs, historical marvels and outstanding architecture – Maharashtra has just about everything you could think of.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves Tour
04 days from £654.00
MUMBAI - AURANGABAD - MUMBAI
Ajanta and Ellora Caves are more than caves, they are portals into a time thousands of years ago. Ajanta and Ellora hold some of the best preserved and most influential sculptures, paintings and frescos from Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. Both UNESCO World Heritage Sites, they are the perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai, which is where you will begin and end this tourMORE
British Raj, Temples & Nizams
15 days from £3591.00
KOLKATA - BHUBANESHWAR - PURI - HYDERABAD - MUMBAI
Looking for more exciting locations to explore in India, then this is as unique as they come. Visit Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) founded by the East India Company, known for its grand colonial architecture, art galleries, and cultural festivals. Odisha on the Bay of Bengal is known for its tribal cultures and its many ancient Hindu temples. Hyderabad with a history of wealthMORE
21 days from £3593.00
MUMBAI - AHMEDABAD - DASADA - BHUJ - BANNI & KUTCH - BHUJ & MANDVI - GONDAL – GIR NP - PALITANA - BHAVNAGAR - VADODARA - MUMBAI
Gujarat is a colourful and vibrant state, the people here are very hospitable and are known for their enterprising and resourceful nature. Though the journey kick-starts at Mumbai, you get the first glimpse of Gujarat at Ahmedabad, situated at the famous river Sabarmati. Named after SultanMORE
Heritage of India with Maharaja Express
10 days from £6854.00
MUMBAI - AJANTA - UDAIPUR - JODHPUR - BIKANER - JAIPUR - RANTHAMBORE NP - AGRA - DELHI
A journey into Indian history where you will experience the splendor of a bygone era. This luxury train journey begins in the bustling city of Mumbai taking you through Rajasthan then ends in India's national capital New Delhi. Visit amazing forts, have a bbq on a sand dune, get a chance to see the elusive tiger and much more.MORE
Hidden Gujarat & Rajasthan
17 days from £2682.00
MUMBAI - AHMEDABAD - (MODHERA & PATAN) SIDDHPUR - MT ABU - POSHINA - UDAIPUR - DUNGAPUR - AHMEDABAD - MUMBAI
These are two of the most colourful and vibrant states of India. Gujarat is deeply rooted in its ancient culture and boasts of several temples. Rajasthan, of course, is the proverbial mascot of Indian tourism, with its royal forts and awe-inspiring desert scapes.MORE
South Indian Tea & Spices Homestay Tour
18 days from £2338.00
BANGALORE - WAYANAD - COORG - COONOOR - MUNNAR - THEKKADY - KUMARAKOM - COCHIN - MUMBAI
Spice Tourism is an upcoming concept and catching up very fast and there is no other state better than Kerala to embark on a spice tour. As is well-known spices are condiments used for their medicinal and more for their aromatic richness. Spices have been an integral part of the Indian lifestyle and cuisine for ages now. To be more preciseMORE
Golden Triangle & Goa
17 days from £2657.00
DELHI - AGRA - JAIPUR - GOA - MUMBAI
This is a journey for those who want to experience the culture and spirituality of India as well as unwind on the coast with some beach time. This 16-night tour will take you first through the Golden Triangle - dubbed that both for the geography of the route and the rich history to be found here. After your VIP arrival in Delhi, you'll have the chance to explore India's capital city - a cMORE