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Follow the bright lights of Bollywood and they will lead you to Mumbai, the beating heart of India, with it’s melting pot of cultures and extreme energy. Outside of the city, the west

 side of the country also offers intrepid visitors a glimpse at some exquisite treasures in the state of Gujarat, ranging from India’s finest textiles to sacred Hindu and Jain pilgrimage sites. Life can also be easy going here, and many tired travellers enjoy concluding their trip with a few days by the beach under the Goan palm trees. 

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REGION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend a day with the Mumbai Dabbawallas

  • Enjoy listening to the waves whilst relaxing on the beaches of Goa

  • Admire some of India's finest textiles in the far west of Gujarat

  • Go on safari in Gir National Park, the last remaining home to the Asiatic Lions

  • Explore Mumbai at dawn and watch the city wake up

  • Meet the fish mongers of Old Goa and learn how to make a traditional prawn curry

BEACH AND THE METROPOLIS

Travel to the western coast of India for a journey of contrasts. Start by exploring the melting pot of Mumbai, where the chaos can overwhelm yet still enchant you. For something a little more peaceful, travel further south to the laid back vibes of Goa for golden sunsets and historical Portuguese architecture. This is the trip that gives the best of both worlds and more. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£2,500 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Mumbai (Trident Nariman Point)

  • Goa (Postcard Velha)

  • Goa (Alila Diwa)

  • Mumbai (The Leela)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Remainder of the day at leisure on arrival (Overnight Trident Nariman Point)

  • Day 3 - Sunrise walk of Mumbai. Afternoon sightseeing with the dabbawallas (Overnight Trident Nariman Point)

  • Day 4 - Morning visit to Dharavi Slum with an NGO. Evening street food tour (Overnight Trident Nariman Point) 

  • Day 5 - Fly to Goa and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon Goan curry cooking class  (Overnight Postcard Velha)

  • Day 6 - Old Goa sightseeing including trying local food with an expert (Overnight Postcard Velha))

  • Day 7 - Transfer south to second Goa hotel to be closer to the coast (Overnight Alila Diwa)

  • Day 8 - Day at leisure (Overnight Alila Diwa)

  • Day 9 - Day at leisure (Overnight Alila Diwa)

  • Day 10 - Day at leisure (Overnight Alila Diwa)

  • Day 11 - Fly to Mumbai. Remainder of the day at leisure (Overnight The Leela)

  • Day 12 - Depart Mumbai

COMPLETE GUJARAT JOURNEY

Often forgotten by travellers, the vibrant state of Gujarat is one of the regions that more than deserves a visit. From tribal communities and their exquisite textiles, to the Asiatic Lions in Gir National Park, Gujarat offers visitors a huge variety of experiences. The journey is comprehensive stopping at many enthralling locations but can be slowed and adapted as required. 

Best time to visit: October - March

Private tailormade tour price from:

£3,500 per person

(including return economy flights, all transfers, experiences and accommodation)

  • Ahmedabad (House of MG)

  • Dasada (Rann Riders)

  • Bhuj (Bhuj House)

  • Muli (Ambika Niwas Palace)

  • Gondal (Riverside Palace)

  • Sasan Gir (Woods at Sasan)

  • Palitana (Vijay Vilas Palace)

  • Utelia (Utelia Palace)

  • Champaner (Champaner Heritage Resort)

  • Day 1 - Depart UK

  • Day 2 - Afternoon walking tour and evening visit to the old market in Ahmedabad (Overnight House of MG)

  • Day 3 - Transfer to Dasada, visiting Patan and Modhera Sun Temple en route (Overnight Rann Riders)

  • Day 4 - Morning safari to the little Rann of Kutch and visit to the tribal villages. Transfer to Bhuj (Overnight Bhuj House) 

  • Day 5 - Full day of exploring the nearby tribal villages and see the textile and embroidery work  (Overnight Bhuj House)

  • Day 6 - Transfer to Muli visiting Bhujodi village en route to see the shawl weaving (Overnight Ambika Niwas Palace)

  • Day 7 - Morning walk through the villages. Afternoon drive to Gondal visiting Rajkot en route (Overnight Riverside Palace)

  • Day 8 - Transfer to Sasan Gir National Park, visiting Junagadh en route (Overnight Woods at Sasan)

  • Day 9 -  Morning and afternoon game drives into the park to search for Asiatic Lions (Overnight Woods at Sasan)

  • Day 10 -  Morning jeep safari. Later transfer to Palitana and evening visit to Hastagiri Jain Tirth (Overnight Vijay Vilas Palace)

  • Day 11 - Morning climb up Palitana then transfer to Utelia. Afternoon visit to the Jat community (Overnight Utelia Palace)

  • Day 12 - Visit to the Jat community. Transfer to Champaner. En route visit Lothal ancient city (Champaner Heritage Resort)

  • Day 13 - Visit to the Archaeological Park. Later transfer to Ahemedabad via Vadodara (House of MG)

  • Day 14 - Day at leisure to further enjoy Ahmedabad (House of MG)

  • Day 15 - Depart Ahmedabad

For an in-depth day to day itinerary or for a trip completely tailored to you, please contact us via phone or email.