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Celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra

Come and celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra. This Hindu festival is full of color and light. We offer unique celebrations that will immerse you in Indian culture.

From 1490 euros per person

16 days to discover Indian spirituality / 15 nights

Tour: Kolhapur- Ahmednagar- Aurangabad- Ellora- Ajanta-Khuldabad


Itinerary summary

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, welcome and check-in at hotel

Day 2: Visit Wai

Day 3 : Transfer to Kolhapur

Day 4: Visit to Kolhapur

Day 5: Visit Phaltan

Day 6: Visit of Jejuri temple

Day 7: Visit Ahmednagar

Day 8: Transfer to Aurangabad and visit to a himro workshop

Day 9: Participation in Bokud Jalgaon celebrations

Day 10: Visit to the town of Ambad and Diwali ceremony

Day 11: Visit to Paithan, capital of the Satavahanas, and celebrations at Shendurwara

Day 12: Visit to Ellora caves

Day 13: Visit to Vetavadi fort and Anwa temple

Day 14: Visit to Ajanta caves

Day 15: Visit 2 ancient capitals

Day 16: Return to Mumbai

16 days to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra

Diwali is one of India’s most popular Hindu festivals. Every house is decked out in flamboyant colors, lights, and candles. It’s a family festival. During this festival, Hindus pay homage to the goddess Laxmi.

Diwali in Maharashtra is an occasion for unique celebrations. Join in the celebrations on this 15-day tour.

We’ll meet in Mumbai. We’ll then head for Kolhapur. We’ll make a stopover in Wai to admire some ancient temples. Kolhapur is home to Maharashtra’s most revered Laxmi temple. You’ll witness the religious fervor expressed here. It’s also an opportunity to visit this ancient Marathi capital. You’ll marvel at the beauty of these palaces. Next, you’ll discover a former princely state during British colonization, Palthan. On the way to Ahmednagar, the capital of the Nizam, you’ll discover the Jejuri temple. In this lively temple, you’ll witness blessings with turmeric, India’s queen spice. Finally, we will arrive in Aurangabad. This is where the Diwali celebrations begin. In Ambad, for the candle-lighting ceremony. The spectacle of thousands of lit candles will make you dream. Then to the village of Bokud Jalgaon for a lively and colorful celebration. You can dance with the villagers and share this moment of joy. Then you’ll attend a traditional show in the village of Shendurwada. To round off this tour, you’ll visit the two UNESCO-listed sites, the Ellora and Ajanta caves.

This 15-day tour will be festive, historic, and cultural. Reserve your place now.

We take great care in selecting the hotels we offer. All the hotels selected for this tour are at least 3-star. In all cases, the room has a private bathroom with Western-style toilet.

Examples of hotels offered :

In Bombay (Mumbai): Bentley Hotel

In Aurangabad: Amapret

The tour includes breakfast and lunch. Breakfast is usually taken at the hotel.

Lunch can be taken in the restaurants we have selected, or in the homes of local people.

Three dinners are included in this tour. Ambad, Shendurwada and Bokud Jalgaon.

The food served is Indian. This very fragrant and colorful food can sometimes be spicy. In the guide you will receive to prepare your trip, you will learn how to train for this food.

The price per person for this tour depends on the number of people booked:

  • From 1 to 4 people, the rate is 1590 euros
  • For more than 5 people, the rate is 1490 euros per person (up to a maximum of 10 people).

The tour is guaranteed for a minimum of two people.

For bookings of more than 4 people, please contact us.

Included in this tour :

  • Accommodation in a double room
  • Breakfast and lunch every day except the first day (vegetarian meal)
  • Transportation (plane, cab, train, and bus)
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Guides throughout the trip
  • Dinner at Shendurwada, Ambad and Bokud Jalgaon (vegetarian meal)
  • Essential travel tips (PDF download)
  • Price guaranteed on booking

Excluded from this tour:

  • Dinners (except at Shendurwada, Ambad and Bokud Jalgaon)
  • Personal purchases, drinks and tips
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Repatriation assistance insurance
  • Everything not included

Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, pick-up in the afternoon, welcome and installation at the hotel. Short visit to Colaba.

Day 2: Visit the temples of the town of Wai.

Day 3: Transfer to Kolhapur. Visit the Ranlaka lake.

Day 4: Visit to Kolhapur, palaces, old town, and temples.

Day 5: Visit to Phaltan

Day 6: Visit to Jejuri temple.

Day 7: Visit Ahmednagar, palaces, mosques and tombs.

Day 8: Transfer to Aurangabad and visit a himro workshop.

Day 9: Participate in Bokud Jalgaon celebrations, visit the village, and interact with the locals.

Day 10: Visit the town of Ambad with its temples and ancient mansions. Participation in Deepotsav

Day 11: Visit to Paithan, museum, bird sanctuary, sari-making workshop, temples and ghats. Evening cultural show at Shendurwadha.

Day 12: Visit the UNESCO-listed Ellora Caves, a group of 36 caves containing temples and sacred places of 3 different religions.

Day 13: Visit Vetavadi fort and Anwar temple. In the evening, we spend the night in a small village to discover the local way of life.

Day 14: Visit to the Ajanta caves. These caves are world-famous for their cave paintings.

Day 15: Visit Daultabad Fort, once the capital of the Delhi Sultanate, and Khuldabad, the 14th-century capital of Sufism. We finish with a visit to the 17th-century capital of India, Aurangabad.

Day 16: Train to Mumbai

  • Diwali Celebration

This tour lets you take part in 3 different Diwali celebrations. You’ll dance in one village, marvel at the thousands of candles in another, and watch a show in a third.

  • Visits to UNESCO sites

This tour takes you to 2 UNESCO World Heritage sites. In addition, you’ll discover other exceptional sites such as ancient temples, palaces, and forts.

  •  Variety of approaches

We offer a wide variety of tours. Each has its own historical, cultural, and spiritual aspects. So this tour is open to everyone.

The next departure date for this spiritual tour is November 7, 2024.

Groups are limited to 10 people. Guarantee your place by contacting us today.

Cancellation policy

At the time of booking, you pay 10% of the tour total. The balance is due two months before departure.

  • In the event of border closure:
    • Up to one week before departure, the tour will be fully refunded.
    • From 7 days before departure, the trip will be refunded in full, less booking fees (approx. 80 euros).
  • In the event of cancellation :
    • 60 days before departure: 100% refund
    • between 60 and 30 days before departure: 50% of the price refunded
    • between 30 and 15 days before departure: 25% of price refunded
    • no refund will be made for cancellations made two weeks before departure.

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