Heart & Soul of India

from USD 4267
Tour Duration: 20 Nights / 21 Days
The tour gives an insight to the ethos and heritage India has to offer, covering 13 UNESCO World Heritage sites. The major highlight is to witness the retreat ceremony at Indo-Pak border where the military drill by both nations emotes patriotism. Experience the bustling bazars of Old Delhi and a rickshaw ride through the narrow lanes of Chandni Chowk. The royalty can be experienced in Jaipur while tuning with the devout at Ujjain and Maheshwar marks the versatility of this journey. Splash in the beaches of Goa for complete relaxation. Finally, end the journey in the financial capital city: Mumbai where you will visit Elephanta caves on a small island converging both Hinduism and Buddhism 

All about the Heart & Soul of India

This 21 days tour gives you a glimpse of North, central and western part of India and takes you to the innumerable monuments, exquisitely carved temples, Golden Temple of Amritsar, Stupas, forts and palaces, beaches of Goa and terminates at Mumbai.

UNESCO listed caves in Aurangabad and Mumbai namely Ajanta & Elora and Elephanta Caves are the pride of India. Witness the importance of religion and its strong beliefs in Ujjain and Maheshwar. Relaxation too is well taken care of. Beaches of Goa just serve the purpose correctly.

Delve into this rollercoaster ride of exploring the ‘Heart & Soul of India’ with us covering 7 major states of India

Heritage Sites

  • Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
  • Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi, Bhopal
  • Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
  • Western Ghat at Goa, Goa
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai
  • Qutub Minar, New Delhi
  • Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri
  • Ellora Caves, Aurangabad
  • Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad
  • Fatehpur Sikri, Agra
  • Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, Bhopal
  • Amber Fort, Jaipur
  • Taj Mahal, Agra
  • Red Fort Complex (Old Delhi), New Delhi
  • Agra Fort, Agra

Tour Itinerary at Glance

Day 1: Arrive Delhi
Day 2: Delhi
Day 3: Delhi- Amritsar – by Shatabdi Express: - Train # 12029- Swarna Shatabdi, Departure: 07:20 Hrs, Arrival: 13:25 Hrs.
Day 4: Amritsar – Delhi by Train # 12030- Swarna Shatabdi, Departure: 17:00 Hrs, Arrival: 23:05 Hrs
Day 5: Delhi – Jaipur (Drive 262 kms / 6 Hours)
Day 6: Jaipur
Day 7: Jaipur – Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri (Drive: 245 Kms/ 5 Hours)
Day 8: Agra
Day 9: Agra – Bhopal:- Train #2002 – Bhopal Shatabdi, Departure:- 08:15 Hrs, Arrival:- 14:05 Hrs
Day 10: Bhopal:- visit to Sanchi, Udaygiri and Bhimbetka Caves
Day 11: Bhopal – Ujjain – Indore (Drive: 210 kms / 4 Hours)
Day 12: Indore –Mandu –Maheshwar (Drive: 110 kms / 2 Hours)
Day 13: Maheshwar
Day 14: Maheshwar – Jalgaon (Drive 275 kms/6 Hours)
Day 15: Jalgaon / Aurangabad (Drive 170 Kms / 4 Hours)
Day 16: Aurangabad
Day 17: Aurangabad – Mumbai - Goa: - Flight
Day 18: Goa
Day 19: Goa- Mumbai- Flight:
Day 20: Mumbai
Day 21: Mumbai - Home
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

  1. Whats included in this tour
    • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
    • All sightseeing and transfers by Air-conditioned transportation
    • Entrances fees
    • Rickshaw ride at Old Delhi
    • All currently applicable taxes, including GST @ 5%
    • Services of English-Speaking guide for sightseeing as per the itinerary
    • Domestic airfare in Coach class (Aurangabad- Mumbai- Goa, Goa- Mumbai) 
    • Train Fare in Executive Class from Delhi to Amritsar, Amritsar to Delhi & Agra to Bhopal
    • Accommodation on twin share basis in the mentioned hotels or Similar 
  1. Whats not included in this tour
    • International airfare & departure taxes
    • Insurance & visa fees
    • Drinks/beverages with meals
    • Tips/gratuities
    • Any other meals than those mentioned in the itinerary.
The tour packages General Terms and Conditions
  1. General Terms
    • The prices are Per Person on twin sharing basis.
    • The above cost is valid for the mentioned departure dates only.
    • Please note that smoking is prohibited in public and all parts of the hotels except in designated areas and bedrooms, where smoking is permitted.  Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know.  The fulfillment of this request is subject to availability of smoking rooms and is not guaranteed. 
    • Unless specified, check-in at hotels in India is at 14:00 Hrs and check out is at 12:00 Hrs
    • Our liability does not arise in case of Force Majeure (political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.)
    • Reporting time at the International at the airport is generally 3 hrs prior to departure of the flight.
    • Check-in counters of most flights close approximately 45 minutes before departure and boarding gates close about 15 minutes prior departure.
    • Reporting time at the Domestic airport is generally 2 hrs prior to departure of flight
    • For booking domestic air seats we need names as per passport.
    • Baggage allowance in internal flights with in India is 15 Kg per person 
    • We will be providing transport as per below 
      •  1 to 2 pax we provide AC Toyota INNOVA MUV
      •  3 to 7 pax we provide AC Tempo Traveler
      •  8 pax to 9 pax we provide AC Mini 18 seater coach
  1. Cancellation Policy

    b. Airfare:
    Refunds on airfares purchased through BTS will depend on the rules of the carrier and the applicable fare base used for the purchase of the ticket. BTS will charge a ser­vice fee of no less than 10% of the airfare paid by the Client. Clients are advised not to purchase airfares till the tour is confirmed and visas (if any) procured.

    c. In the case of Rail Journeys or luxury train tours, luxury cruises. Specific cancellation policy pertaining to the specific rail journey, luxury train, luxury cruises as laid down by the operator will apply. There will be a 10 % cancellation processing fee applied by Bestway2india in addition to the cancellation charges levied by the operator.

    “Bestway2india”, “BTS” reserves the right to cancel the Tour due to an insuffi­cient number of participants. In such an event, and only in such an event, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will refund the said Deposit to the Client. “Bestway2india”, “BTS” will have no further liability to the Client for damages or inconveniences caused to the Client. Client hereby expressly waives any claim he/she may have against “Bestway2india”, “BTS” for such cancellation. In the event that “Bestway2india”, “BTS” decides:
    a) that the Tour may jeop­ardize the safety or security of the Clients, “Bestway2india”, “BTS”, or any staff of “Bestay2india” “BTS” and/or Services Providers; or
    b) the Tour cannot commence and/or continue for circumstances beyond the control of “Bestway2india”, “BTS”, “Bestway2india”, “BTS” may, in its sole discretion, postpone, cut short or cancel the Tour at any time. Such changes and/or cancellations may be necessitated for political, military, health, weather conditions or other valid reasons affecting local conditions, but will not be limited to the aforesaid reasons only. In such an event the liability of “Bestway2india”, “BTS” is limited to refunding the Client such monies which represent unused services, less

    a. any monies expended by “Bestway2india” “BTS”
    b. any liability incurred by “Bestway2india” “BTS”, and
    c. a reasonable amount of the Tour Price for services rendered by “Bestway2india” “BTS”

  1. Day 1 Arrive Delhi

    Namaste! We are welcomed the traditional Indian way with hands clapped together. After immigration and custom formalities, we are met and transferred to Our Hotel. 

  2. Day 2 Delhi

    The capital of India is a true reflection of the old and new of India. We start our morning tour with New Delhi and visit the famous India Gate followed by the Houses of Parliament, Connaught Place, Humayun's Tomb and the Qutb Minar - a perfect minaret towering 102 meters / 112 yards into the sky. New Delhi is a blend of Mughal India, Hindu India, British India and certainly of modern independent India.

    Our afternoon concentrates on Old Delhi, starting with the famous Red Fort. Built by Shah Jehan, this was once the most opulent fort of the Mughal Empire. Next, we visit another Mughal majesty, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque. We end our tour with the visit to Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

    Please Note: Red fort and Birla House are closed on Monday and Chandni Chowk is closed on Sunday

    Meals Included
  3. Day 3 Delhi- Amritsar – by Shatabdi Express: - Train # 12029- Swarna Shatabdi, Departure: 07:20 Hrs, Arrival: 13:25 Hrs.

    In the morning we are transferred to railway station for our train to Amritsar. On arrival in Amritsar, we are transferred to our Hotel. In the afternoon we visit Indo-Pak Border to watch retreat ceremony-30 KM on the road to Lahore is India-Pakistan Border. A visit to the border is an interesting experience especially at Sunset, when the retreat ceremony takes place with the Border Security Force on the Indian Side and the Sutlej Rangers on the Pakistan side putting up a well-coordinated and spectacular display. The sound from the Bugles blown together from both sides paints past on the canvas when India and Pakistan were one, simultaneously Flags of the two nations are ceremoniously retrieved and lights are switched on marking the end of the day. Amidst thunderous applause today this point is the only land route open to approach Pakistan and central Asia. 

    Meals Included
  4. Day 4 Amritsar – Delhi by Train # 12030- Swarna Shatabdi, Departure: 17:00 Hrs, Arrival: 23:05 Hrs

    In the morning we visit Golden Temple - the Holy Scripture is brought in a vivid procession from the Akal Takhat (the highest temporal seat of the Sikhs) in the morning to the temple to be returned at night. Singing is central to Sikh worship & is a feast to the souls when hymns from the Holy Scripture are recited Kirtan and the waves of the classical ragas, a sublime blend of voice & music. Next, we visit Jallianwala Bagh - the historic site where hundreds of innocent Indian men, women and children were massacred by British General Michael Dyer on April 13, 1919. A memorial and Garden have been created here as a national monument. In the afternoon we are transferred to railway station for train to Delhi. On arrival in Delhi, we are transferred to our Hotel

    Meals Included
  5. Day 5 Delhi – Jaipur (Drive 262 kms / 6 Hours)

    Morning after breakfast we take a countryside drive to Jaipur, the rose pink capital of Rajasthan. Jaipur, filled with frenetic crowds, Rajasthan's chaotic, dusky - pink capital is a place of wild contrasts, bombarding the senses at every turn. Jaipur's old city, it's rich color deepening and fading according to the light, is lined with long, twinkling bazaars. Like Wacky Races on acid, vegetable - laden camel carts thread their way through streets jam-packed with cars, cows, rickshaws & bicycles. The city owes its name, foundation and careful planning to the great warrior -astronomer Maharaja Jai Singh II (1693 - 1743). On arrival check in to the Hotel. In the evening we visit the famous Lakshmi Narayan Temple to witness the evening prayer ceremony. Birla Mandir or the Lakshmi - Narayan Temple, situated just below the Moti Dungari. This is a modern temple built of white marble on top of a hill, dominating the skyline of south Jaipur. The Birla’s (industrialists who have also built several temples in India) built this temple. The temple has been constructed in white marble and has three domes, each portraying the different approaches to religion. The presiding deities here are Vishnu (One of the Hindu Trilogy Gods) called Narayan and his consort Lakshmi Goddess of wealth and good fortune. The temple is built is white in marble and exterior has carved sculptures of various mythological themes and images of saints. The interior has large panel in marble of mythological proceedings. The images of the deities are placed in the sanctum sanctorum. Built on raised ground, it is surrounded by large lush green gardens

    Meals Included
  6. Day 6 Jaipur

    Today we explore Amber Palace, a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. Located in a valley formed by a range of Aravallis known as Kalikho hills. The Palace and Fort are located on top of the hill with the city on slopes, and the valley protected by fort walls with four gates in the four cardinal directions. The construction of  the fort began in 1592. It shows the evolution from the purely defensive fort settlements of the early medieval period to the palace fortress type of architecture typified in the 16th century. This palace fortress was never attacked or invaded. The fort comprises of number of gardens, courtyards and palatial spaces derived from Mughal architecture and are a distinguished example of 17th Century Rajput architecture. We return to Jaipur and experience the art of carpet weaving & block printing. Later we visit the majestic City Palace, which houses a rare collection of Indian art and the beautiful Hawa Mahal, the Palace of Winds, where the ladies of the royal harem used to watch the city from behind the intricately carved facade. We also visit the Jantar Mantar*, an astronomical observation site built in the early 18th century that includes a set of some 20 main fixed instruments designed for the observation of astronomical positions with the naked eye. It is an expression of the astronomical skills and cosmological concepts of the court of a scholarly prince at the end of the Mughal period. The evening is free to enjoy both shopping and the cultural experience in the bazaars. Jaipur is noted for its craftsmen, skilled in brass inlay, lacquer work and stone setting 


    Meals Included
  7. Day 7 Jaipur – Agra Via Fatehpur Sikri (Drive: 245 Kms/ 5 Hours)

    In the morning after breakfast we drive to Agra enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikri the former Mughal capital where we also visit the artistically designed mausoleum of the revered Sufi Saint, Salim Chisty who is reputed to have prayed for a son for Akbar leading to the birth of Salim Jehangir, the father of the builder of the Taj. Pilgrims of all denominations visit this site with their own prayers. From here we continue with our drive to Agra. On arrival in Agra we check in to the Hotel. 

    Meals Included
  8. Day 8 Agra

    We start our day with a visit to one of the most well known wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. Built by Shah Jehan as a mausoleum for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is built of white marble, beautifully carved and inlaid with semi-precious stones. Next we visit Agra Fort, where Shah Jehan, in the later years of his life, was imprisoned by his son to prevent him from spending the family fortunes on a black echo of the Taj Mahal. We also visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah , often called as Baby Taj. A highly ornate edifice, this mausoleum is considered as the imminent precursor of the Taj Mahal as far as elaborate carvings and inlay work are concerned. Though the structure does not have much to offer architecturally, it makes a clear departure from the earlier Mughal tombs built during the period and is more softer and with a lot of inlay carvings. We end our tour with a visit to some of the local factories famous for inlay work on marbles and witness the complex art inlaying precious and semiprecious stones on the world famous Marbles for the mines of Makrana. 

    Please Note: Taj Mahal remains closed on Friday’s. 

    Meals Included
  9. Day 9 Agra – Bhopal:- Train #2002 – Bhopal Shatabdi, Departure:- 08:15 Hrs, Arrival:- 14:05 Hrs

    Today we are transferred to railway station for our train to Bhopal. On arrival, we check in at our Hotel. Our tour of Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh will be an interesting insight. This modern, beautiful, and historical city is located in the same place, where the 11th century Bhojapal city, founded by Raja Bhoja, once stood. Bhopal was rediscovered by Dost Mohammad (1708-1740), an Afghan soldier. Bhopal is known as the city of Mosques – most of which were built by the Begums (Queens) of Bhopal, who ruled the city. The Jama Masjid with its Gold spikes crowns the minarets, the Moti Masjid -architecturally akin to Delhi's Jama Masjid, Taj-ul-Masjid is one of the largest mosques in Asia and is a fascinating example of Islamic architecture with Quibla wall in the prayer hall carved with 11 recessed arches and the mimbar made of black basalt. Our tour gives us a good impression of the majesty of Islamic architecture. Overnight: Hotel in Bhopal 

    Meals Included
  10. Day 10 Bhopal:- visit to Sanchi, Udaygiri and Bhimbetka Caves

    In the morning we explore one of the most intriguing World Heritage Sites in India, Sanchi. Crowning the hilltop of Sanchi nearly 91 meters in height, is a group of Buddhist monuments commanding a grand view. These are most perfect and well-preserved stupas, offering a wide and academic in the study of Buddhist art and architecture. The establishment of Sanchi is an important center of Buddhism and was probably established by the great Maurya emperor Ashoka (273-236 B.C.) in recognition of his marriage to a lady of Vidisha. On our way back we visit Udaygiri Caves 13 km from Sanchi. Udaygiri is word of Sanskrit language meaning “sunrise hills”. These are a group of rock-cut caves sanctuaries carved into a sandstone hill that stands sentinel-like on the horizon. An inscription in one of these states that it was produced during the reign of Chandragupta II (382-401AD), thus dating these caves to 4th - 5th century AD.In the afternoon we visit Bhimbetka Caves - situated 46 km south of Bhopal, has one of the oldest prehistoric paintings of the world. The paintings is these rock shelters are similar to the aboriginal rock paintings in the outback of Australia, the cave paintings of the Bushmen in Kalahari Desert and the Paleolithic Lascaux cave paintings in France. These caves belong to the Neolithic Age. Hidden amid forests of teak and sal in the craggy cliffs, these 1,000 rock shelters are recognized by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. 

    Meals Included
  11. Day 11 Bhopal – Ujjain – Indore (Drive: 210 kms / 4 Hours)

    We drive to Indore En-route we visit Ujjain. Here we will see Mahakaleshwar Temple. We arrive Indore and Visit Kanch Mandir and The Lal bagh Palace. 

    Meals Included
  12. Day 12 Indore –Mandu –Maheshwar (Drive: 110 kms / 2 Hours)

    In the morning we take an excursion to Mandu enables us to view the Jahaz Mahal, Taveli Mahal, Asharafi Mahal, Tomb of Hoshang Shah, the Jain Temple , Jama Masjid , Baz Bahadur’s Palace, Rupmati’s Pavalion, Darya Khan ‘s Tomb and Nil Kanth Palace. From here we drive to Maheshwar. On arrival, we check in at Ahilya Fort.

    (Please Note:-Accommodation at Ahilya Fort includes all meals, Indian beverages of a wide variety, soft drinks, Tea and Coffee throughout the day, laundry, local boating on the river (On prior request) and local sightseeing.) 

    Meals Included
  13. Day 13 Maheshwar

    Today we take excursion to Omkareshwar. Omkareshwar is a sacred island, shaped like the holiest of all Hindu symbols, ‘Om’. Omkareshwar is situated on the banks of the Narmada, and is one of the 12 revered Jyotirlinga shrines of Shiva.

    Meals Included
  14. Day 14 Maheshwar – Jalgaon (Drive 275 kms/6 Hours)

    In the morning after breakfast we take drive to Jalgaon. On arrival we check in our Hotel. Rest of the day is free

    Meals Included
  15. Day 15 Jalgaon / Aurangabad (Drive 170 Kms / 4 Hours)

    In the morning we drive to Aurangabad en-route visiting the Ajanta Caves. One Hundred and seven Kilometers north-east of Aurangabad are the remarkable rock-cut monuments of Ajanta, containing important examples of Buddhist Architecture and sculpture, and what is undoubtedly the finest and most complete examples of early Buddhist paintings of India. The cave temples are cut into the rocky sites of dramatic crescent shaped gorge at the head of which is a waterfall that feeds the natural pool, the Saptakunda. The earlier monuments date back to the second and first centuries BC. 

    The Ajanta Carvings of the Mahayana Phase rival those of the Gupta period monuments, to which they are stylistically related, demonstrating the artistic links between Deccan and central India in the fifth century. The series of paintings at Ajanta that cloaks the walls and ceilings is unparalleled in the history of Indian Art, both for the wide range of subjects illustrated and the assured mastery of the medium. The paintings that adorn the walls and ceilings of the caves depict incidents from the life of Buddha and various Buddhist divinities. Among the more interesting paintings are the Jakarta tales, illustrating diverse stories relating to the previous incarnations of the Buddha as Bodhisattva, a saintly being who is destined to become Buddha. 

    Please Note: Ajanta Caves are closed on Monday. 

    Meals Included
  16. Day 16 Aurangabad

    In the morning we visit ELLORA CAVES situated about 18 miles away from the city of Aurangabad - a group of rock temples - posses a magnificent series of Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jain temples of the 9th Century A.D. Kailash Temple, hewn out of a single rock, carved with life size figures of gods and goddesses, is a wonder. There are 34 caves, of which 12 are Buddhist, 17 Hindu and 5 Jain Later we also visit the Daulatabad fort and Bibi-Ka-Maqbra - The Bibi-Ka-Maqbra (19°55’ N; 75°15’ E) is a beautiful mausoleum of Rabia-ul-Daurani alias Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of the Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb (1658-1707 A.D.). This mausoleum is believed to be constructed by Prince Azam Shah in memory of his mother between 1651 and 1661 A.D. 

    Please Note: Ellora Caves are closed on Tuesday 

    Meals Included
  17. Day 17 Aurangabad – Mumbai - Goa: - Flight

    In the morning we take a short flight to Mumbai. On arrival, we change plane and fly to Goa. On arrival in Goa, we are transferred to our Hotel. Goa- The former Portuguese enclave of Goa has a character quite distinct from the rest of the India. Although its renowned 'travelers scene ' and reliance on tourism has changed and shaped aspects of this tiny state in the past two decades, Goa offers much more than just the hedonism of sun, sand and sea. Despite five decades of liberation from Portuguese rule, Roman Catholicism remains a major religion, skirts far outnumbers saris, and Goans display an easygoing tropical indulgence, humor and civility. White washed churches, paddy fields, coconut -palm groves and crumbling forts guarding rocky capes make up the Goan landscape. Markets are lively, colorful affairs, siesta is widely observed during the hot afternoons, and there are feasts and festivities throughout the year. Rest of the day is free to relax on the Beach

    Meals Included
  18. Day 18 Goa

    We take a full day tour of South Goa visiting Churches of Old Goa (Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Cajetan Church), Shree Shanta Durga Temple & Panjim City with Latin Quarters

    Meals Included
  19. Day 19 Goa- Mumbai- Flight:

    Transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Later our experience of Bombay or Mumbai starts with - Gateway of India- Mumbai's most famous monument; this is the starting point for most tourists who want to explore the city. We also visit Hanging gardens, the bustling Crawford Market, Haji Ali - Across a rocky path that meanders into the sea from Mahalaxmi Temple, you can see a cluster of ethereal white domes floating on the water. This is Haji Ali Dargah, the tomb of a wealthy Muslim merchant, who renounced all his worldly belongings before embarking on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Next we visit Flora Fountain and the Dhobi Ghats - a vast outdoor laundry & the Prince of Wales Museum & Victoria Terminus which is recently added to the world heritage site. This is a city's most exuberant Gothic building look more like a lavishly decorated palace or cathedral than something as mundane as a transport depot - don't wait until you have to catch a train to see it. It was designed by Frederick Stevens as the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway Company and was completed in 1887; 34 years after the first train in India left this site on its way to nearby Thana. Evening is free for shopping and personal activities

    Meals Included
  20. Day 20 Mumbai

    After breakfast we take an excursion to the world famous Elephanta Caves. Little is known about their origins, but they are thought to have been created between AD 450 and 750, when the island was known as Gharapuri (Place of Caves). The Portuguese renamed it Elephanta because of a large stone elephant near the shore. There is one main cave with a number of large sculptured panels, all-relating to Shiva. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurti (Triple headed) Shiva, where the god is depicted as destroyer, preserver, and creator. There are also figures of Shiva dancing the Tandava, the marriage of Shiva and Parvati, Ravana shaking Kailasa, a scary carving of Shiva killing the demon Andhaka and one in which Shiva appears as Ardhanari (half lady), uniting both genders in one body. (Breakfast)


    Please Note: Elephanta Caves are closed on Monday’s.

    Meals Included
  21. Day 21 Mumbai - Home

    Today we are transferred to airport for our flight to onward destination 


    Meals Included
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner



Day 2 : Red Fort, New Delhi


Day 4 : Golden Temple, Amritsar


Day 5 : Jantar mantar, Jaipur


Day 6 : Amber Fort, Jaipur


Day 7 : Diwan-e-Khas


Day 8 : Taj Mahal, Agra


Day 9 : Taj Mahal, Agra


Day 10 : Turtle Rock, Bhimbhetika


Day 11 : Shipra Aarti, Ujjain


Day 15 : Caves


Day 16 : Caves, Aurangabad


Day 17 : Beach, Goa


Day 18 : Church, Goa


Day 19 : Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai


Day 20 : Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

  1. FAQ 1 What is the most appropriate type of luggage to bring?

    We strongly recommend bringing a backpack or a duffel bag, as suitcases can be cumbersome and difficult to store in buses, under seats, etc. Keep in mind that you will normally have to carry your own luggage on and off buses and trains and up and down hotel staircases.

  2. FAQ 2 What vaccinations are recommended for this tour?

    It's important that you receive the most accurate and up-to-date travel health information for the region you will be visiting. The only one qualified to provide you with this advice is your family physician or a specialist from a Travel Health clinic. Below are the links to a number of websites that contain excellent background information related to travel health issues. Nevertheless, these websites are no substitute for a personal consultation with a qualified medical professional. For Canadian Citizens: For American Citizens: For UK Citizens: For Australian Citizens: For EU Citizens:


  3. FAQ 3 What clothing should I pack for one of your tours?

    We always recommend packing as light as possible however the specific requirements for your tour will vary widely depending on where and when you are traveling. Our 'General Conditions' includes a suggested packing list and these can be downloaded from each individual tour page. The checklist is tour specific and based upon the experience of our ground staff.

  4. FAQ 4 Do your tours include international airfare?

    Travelers arrive from all over the world to begin our tours and it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. We would be happy to help you arrange flights. Just ask for an air quote when making your booking.

  5. FAQ 5 What type of ground transportation is used on your tours?

    Our ‘General Conditions’ includes the details of all the transports used during the entire service. The details can be found on each individual tour page.

  6. FAQ 6 Are airport transfers included?

    All of our tours include airport transfers and the prices for the same are included in our tour rates.

  7. FAQ 7 Can I join a tour late or leave it early?

    It is possible to join a tour late or leave a tour early. Though you would be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult our Specialist before you book your tour.

  8. FAQ 8 Can you provide me with a list of the hotels we will be staying at?

    We use a variety of hotels en-route and a complete list of hotels is provided for your tour. Hotel voucher of each hotel registered for the tour is shared too.

  9. FAQ 9 I'm a single traveler, will I be charged a single supplement?

    All of our trips have a single supplement. The cost and the details vary by trip, so please refer to each tour page for details.

  10. FAQ 10 What are the age restrictions on your tours?

    There are no upper age limits for most of our tours (although for tours under ‘Trekking in the Himalayas’ and ‘Himalayan Panorama’ requires a fit medical condition. For the same, we have a ‘Medical Form’ which is mandatory to be filled by all age groups). For children below the age of 12 years, a parent/guardian should be present. If an assistance is needed, it is to be mentioned at the time of booking. The same will be chargeable.

  11. FAQ 11 How many people can join a tour?

    We keep our group sizes very flexible. So a group of 7 or a group of 70, we welcome all with the same zeal and fondness.

  12. FAQ 12 Who are my travelling companions?

    For privacy reasons, we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travelers, most of whom share a traveling passion and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travelers from Canada, North America, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

  13. FAQ 13 Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?

    Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact our Specialist for price information. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

  14. FAQ 14 Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

    Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.

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