Maharashtra has many hidden treasures, that we invite you to discover. Immerse yourself in the magic of forgotten and magnificent places.
Treasures of Maharashtra
Day 1: Arrival in Mumbai, reception and installation at the hotel
Day 2: Visit the emblematic places of Mumbai
Day 3: Visit to Dharavi
Day 4: Journey towards Alibag, city tour
Day 5: Drive to Murud
Day 6: Visit the monuments of Murud
Day 7: Visit Raigad Fort
Day 8: Travel towards Koyna dam, visit to the Pratap fort (Pratapgad)
Day 9: A morning for leisure and enjoy boat ride on Koyna River
Day 10: Visit the temples of Wai and Baramotichi Vihir
Day 11: Feel the spiritual vibes at Jejuri Temple and hike to Malhargad
Day 12: Travel towards Junnar
Day 13: Visit to the historical monuments of Junnar
Day 14: Explore a hill station created by British, named Matheran.
Day 15: Return to Mumbai
15 days of discovering the hidden treasures of India
Maharashtra is a central state of India by its geographical position but also by its history.
There are many hidden treasures in this state. We invite you to discover these treasures of Maharashtra.
You will start by exploring its capital, Mumbai (Bombay). This fairly recent metro city in the history of India has many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will discover that behind the dynamism of the Indian economic capital, hides a strong and lively spirituality. You will also visit the largest slum in Asia. Far from the clichés, you will be immersed in the reality of a very important district of the city. We will descend to the south to visit the Konkan region. You will also discover ancient historical monuments, natural sites and beaches, which is a complete mixture of beautiful sightseeing. You will visit one of the most impressive forts in Maharashtra.
We will then head to the capital of the Marathi Empire which hide in the mountains, is a treasure in itself. You will also discover a small paradise between mountains, rivers and nature.
Thereafter, we will have two days around exceptional temples. Wai has old temples from 15-16th century and similar ones at Jejuri as well. Each temple has its uniqueness.
To finish this exploration, you will discover a place steeped in history in Junnar. We will spend the last day in Matheran in the mountains preserved from noise and pollution.
We kept minimum places but more experiences in the trip to make you enjoy the most.
Book as soon as possible to guarantee your trip.
We take particular care in choosing the hotels we offer. All hotels selected for this tour are at least 3 stars. In any case, the room has a private bathroom with a Western toilet.
Type of hotels offered:
In Mumbai (Bombay): Bentley Hotel or similar
In Murud: Sawali Niwas Nyahari or similar
The tour includes breakfast and lunch. Most of the time, breakfast will be taken at the hotel.
For lunch, it can be taken in restaurants that we have selected but also with locals.
The food that will be served is Indian food. Sometimes, a very delicious and colourful food can be spicy. After the confirmation of trip, you will receive a guidebook to prepare for your trip, also learn how to digest/prepare to be ready to eat Indian meals.
The price per person of this tour depends on the number of people booking:
- From 1 to 4 adults, the price is 1590 euros
- from 5 to 7 adults, the price is 1490 euros
- More than 7 adults, the price is 1390 euros per person (within the limit of 10 people)
Note: This trip is guaranteed for minimum two people as well.
For a reservation of more than 4 people, contact us
Included in this tour:
- Accommodation in a double room
- Breakfast and lunch every day except the first day
- Transportation (Depends on number of people)
- Foreigner entrance fees to the monuments
- Private guide throughout the trip
- The essential advice/assistance to prepare your trip (PDF to download)
- Price guaranteed upon booking
Excluded in this tour:
- All dinners or any meal that is not mentioned in itinerary
- Personal shopping, drinks/alcohol and tips
- International flights and airport taxes
- Visa fees
- Any type of insurance
- Anything not included or mentioned in inclusion
Day 1: Arrive at Mumbai, pick up in the afternoon, check in at the hotel. Small visit to Colaba, an area built by British monuments, buildings etc.
Day 2: Even if Mumbai is a new metro city, it has many UNESCO-listed monuments and beautiful temples.
Day 3: Visit Dharavi, the largest slum in Asia. Far from the clichés, you will discover a dynamic and lively district which makes it the heart of Mumbai. One of the lunch will be taken here at local home.
Day 4: Journey towards Alibag. This seaside place calls you to relax after hustle bustle of metro city. It has peaceful beaches to enjoy the serene view.
Day 5: Drive to Murud village. This city has a very unique history. We will start with visiting Khokari tombs and Padmadurg fort.
Day 6: Visit of Murud Janjira Fort. This fort is extraordinary. Placed in the middle of the ocean, it is the place of real struggler.
Day 7: Visit the capital of the Marathi Empire, Raigad Fort. You will discover a city in the clouds, hidden in the mountains. It is one of the most beautiful treasures of Maharashtra.
Day 8: Travel towards Koyna dam, a place for relaxation and outdoor games/watersport activities.
Day 9: Boat ride on the Koyna River, visit village and local temple.
Day 10: Visit to temples of Wai. The city had many temples in the past. It has some wonderful designs. We will then head to a unique Barav (water tank/stepwell of Maharashtra.)
Day 11: Visit to Jejuri temple. This temple is dedicated to Lord Khandoba is exceptional for several reasons. The most important is the use of turmeric which makes it completely yellow.
Day 12: Journey towards Junnar.
Day 13: Visit historical places around Junnar. Birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, there is also an exceptional cave with inscriptions from the 1st century BCE.
Day 14: Visit to Matheran hill station and its unique toy train. The village stuck in the mountains prohibit cars which makes it a haven of peace.
Day 15: Return to Mumbai. The tour ends when we arrive in Mumbai with beautiful memories.
Far from mass tourism
With this tour, you are immersed in Indian life. No places full of tourists. You will discover places that few people know and enter the very private club of connoisseurs of these places.
- Visits to UNESCO sites
This tour allows you to visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In addition, you will discover other exceptional sites such as ancient temples, palaces or forts.
We offer a wide variety of tours. Each has different aspects that can be historical, cultural and spiritual. This tour is therefore open to as many people as possible.
Policy of cancellation:
For confirmation, you pay 10% of the total of the tour. The balance will be paid before two months of departure.
In the event of border closures:
Up to one week before departure, the trip will be fully refunded.
From 7 days before departure, the trip will be fully refunded minus the administrative costs (approximately 80 euros).
In case of cancellation by you for any reason:
- 60 days before your departure: 100% of the price refunded
- between 60 and 30 days before your departure: 50% of the price refunded
- between 30 and 15 days before your departure: 25% of the price refunded
- no refund will be made for a cancellation after two weeks departure
During the tour, in case of any emergency, the program can be modified without prior notice and no refund.
Durant le circuit, en cas de force majeure, le programme peut être modifié sans que cela ouvre droit à un remboursement.