Arrive into Delhi Transfer to your hotel. A day of acclimatizing to the time difference.
Drive to agra via Red Fort though a multicultural bustling metropolis; has its own distinctive culture and traditions. Spend the day enjoying the highs of Agra markets- and walk around these markets will give you a glimpse into the various communities and maybe you may understand why millions throng to this city everyday in search of their dreams. Dinner will be at a local restaurant In agra after Return from Taj Mahal.
Early Tour to Taj mahal at 5 am. And depart with train to Udaipur.
Udaipur the white city of Rajasthan. Post Breakfast Explore Udaipur. Visit the various Palaces and lakes that Udaipur is famous for. Evening reach the village Nana. Crown Castle Nana. Nana is a typical village in Rajasthan. The Crown Castle is the name of the small haveli of Thakur Dhananjay Singh and his family. Welcome and registration, you can have refreshments and retire to your room for freshening and a rest. Later you can meet your hosts, get to know them. The village in the Pali district embodies even today, in the 21 st century, all the elements that made a village in ancient times a self reliant unit. The village itself has grown in proportions and population today, but still retains the old architecture homes, the narrow lanes. You will be a part of the village community for the next 4 days. Evening there will be a cultural show along with dinner with the family.
Today there will be the picnic breakfast by the lake. If you are lucky, you can see the crocodiles sunbathing on the rocks. Later head back to the village. You will visit the village Panchayat office and meet the Sarpanch (village headman.) There will be an orientation on the various pillars of the village. Later take a leisure interesting walk around the village. Every community has a different style of building their home, dressing, food, language. Be apart of the village community for the day. Lunch will be at your home stay with the host family. Post lunch siesta. Around 4 p.m. in the afternoon, depart for leopard sighting in the jeep. Crossing your fingers, you should be able to view the leopards. Later back at the home stay, you have the option of dressing in the local Rajput style and participating in the traditional style of Rajasthani dinner. Dinner will be with your host family.
After an early breakfast say good bye to your host and proceed towards your next destination- Mertiya Farms at Padampur. Welcome and registration, you can have refreshments and retire to your room for freshening and a rest. Spend time with the host family. Go around the farm. You have an option of assisting your host in cooking the lunch. Eat your lunch sitting under the tree along with your host family. After a small siesta and tea, visit to the Terracotta horse making village. Spend the evening with the craftsmen. Later visit the Terracotta horse temple. Your tour coordinator with entertain you with the interesting story behind the temple. Dinner will be under the star lit skies, open air at our farm house along with the host family
Today spend the day with the camel herders; a fast diminishing community due to reducing grazing lands. Early morning depart to meet the camel herders. You will get to visit their homes , meet their families and interact with them. You can see, bathing of the camel, milking of the camel. Taste the camel milk. Later visit the NGO which works with the camel herding community. This NGO assists the camel herders in maintain their camels,; providing medicines etc. The NGO also makes various products out of camel dung like paper, soap. Lunch will be back at the farm. Post lunch, go on a small horse safari (optional). If it’s your first time, you will get to learn all about the horses. Evening will be at leisure. Dinner will be with the host family along with a cultural program.
Early morning After breakfast, say goodbye to your host family and proceed to Jodhpur, the blue city. Visit the Mehrangarh Fort. Post depart for the airport to catch the flight to Goa via Mumbai. Arrive into Goa at 1630 hrs,. Transfer to your village , which borders north of Goa. The journey will be approximately 2 hrs.
Welcome and registration, you can have refreshments and retire to your room for freshening and a rest. Later you can meet your hosts, get to know them. Dinner will be with the host family.
Wake up early morning. Wear your sturdy walking shoes for an exciting trail into the Amboli Jungles. The Amboli jungles nestles some rare species of amphibians and reptiles. There are also some 108 odd varieties of butterflies. Your guide will take you into an exciting journey. The trail is 3hrs long. After the trail, you will be treated to a delicious, hot breakfast. Back to the home stay. The afternoon is free for you to relax and soak in the peaceful atmosphere. In the evening you can go for a long walk on the beach. You would be with the varieties of crab species that you will find on these beaches.
Today you can sleep in and have a relaxed breakfast as the morning is free at leisure for you to enjoy. You may want to join a cultural workshop or choose an optional ‘experience’ to keep yourself occupied. After lunch, you will be heading out for today’s exciting activity…Snorkelling and Scuba diving Enjoy the afternoon with a professional team assisting you as you discover the underwater world of this spectacular region. Post visit the Sindhudurg Fort, the only fort built in the sae. In the evening, head back to your home-stay for a delicious dinner prepared by your host family and another peaceful nights’ sleep.
Today you can go on a village trek. Sindhudurg has in total 1100 villages. Your experience of these villages would be very different to the ones you have experienced in Rajasthan. Konkan belt (coastal areas), give much importance to education. The literacy rate is very high in these regions. The topography too differs. Lunch will be with a villager en route. Post lunch you can visit the village administration system, meet with the village headman and interact with the women self help groups. Evening you are back at the home stay. Leisure time to relax. Dinner will be at the home stay along with a cultural program.
Wake up and enjoy the warmth of a home made Indian breakfast preparedcaringly by your host family. Today morning you will spend time interacting with the rangoli artists. Rangoli is the art of designing with coloured powder. The artists will take thru the journey on how the simple designing has undergone change over the period of time. Lunch will be at the home stay. After your meal you will head out to the Pinguli Art Gallery. This art complex aims to showcase, revive and promote a dying folk art tradition by creating a platform for the artist and his community to pursue the age old craft of puppetry and to open avenues for artistic and creative exchange with participants from across the globe. After a touring of the complex you can sit down and view an original puppet show by local artists. After the display, you will head back to your home-stay. In the evening you will be invited to dine with your host family and enjoy another succulent dinner.
Today you can sleep in and wake up to have a relaxed breakfast with your host family. After you finish your meal it will be time to pack up your belongings, say your goodbyes to your gracious host family and depart for your onward journey home, surely with many wonderful memories from your trip. Arrive in Mumbai in the afternoon. Transfer to your hotel.
Early morning take the catamartan from the gateway of india and Visit the small town of Alibaugh just 45 mins away from the mainland. Early evening back to the mainland. You can spend your evening time at leisure walking the streets of Colaba causeway.
The day is at leisure to spend in the city of Mumbai. Optionally, you can take a half day relaxation head, shoulder and foot massage at an holistic centre and then head for the international airport to catch the flight back to your home country.