The lesser known West India has everything – from the bright lights of Mumbai, the stunning desert landscape of Thar, golden beaches on the Arabian Sea, birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi, unique wildlife, tribal villages and UNESCO listed caves of Ajanta & Ellora.
The Gateway of West India is Mumbai – a cosmopolitan city with a rich heritage, colonial architecture of the past, amazing marketplaces and high rises. The city is also home to Bollywood which is an important part of Mumbai’s culture.
Beyond Mumbai, the state of Maharashtra has many less known wildlife parks such as Tadoba where Royal Bengal Tigers roam free.
Goa is yet another jewel of the west and has been popular as a laid-back beach destination for years. The former Portuguese colony has many luxury hotels, boutique villas, sandy beaches, signature cuisine and trendy cafes. For somebody looking beyond sun and sand, Old Goa has some beautiful churches, flea markets and small villages to explore.
The place of discovery in this region is Gujarat which lies well off the trodden path. This western most state of India is a desert land of indigenous tribes & cultures, ancient sites, historic cities, impressive temples, exquisite textiles and extraordinary wildlife including the endangered Asiatic lion.
IDEAS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY TO INDIA:
CITY OF MUMBAI & BEACHES OF GOA
Mumbai / Goa
On this twin centre holiday explore Mumbai - financial capital of India and see a different city with our passionate explorers. Travel to the golden sands in Goa for plenty of relaxation and good food.
CENTRAL INDIA, AJANTA CAVES & MUMBAI
New Delhi / Gwalior / Orchha / Bhopal / Indore / Maheshwar / Aurangabad / Mumbai
This journey through the heart of India discovers many hidden jewels. The historic heart of India has sights steeped in heritage, culture & history. Starting from the stunning fort in Gwalior, we travel to the sleepy settlement of Orccha and the city of shimmering lakes Bhopal.
TRIBES & TEXTILES OF GUJARAT
Ahmedabad / Dasada / Bhuj / Gondal
This itinerary visits Gujarat which has a culture similar to Rajasthan but is less visited. Travel beyond the big cities and step off the tourist trail to the westernmost state of India. Start with the old city of Ahmedabad known for its Indo-Islamic architecture and bustling markets, visit the salt plains of Kutch where rare wild asses roam in the wilderness. Sample some of the finest Hindu & Jain Temples of Modhera and Palitana, impressive step wells and the fascinating Calico Museum. Also visit the colourful & attractive tribal settlements around Bhuj with their decorated houses, textiles, jewellery and amazing people who always wear a smile. This tour is truly captivating with some of the most unusual sights!
Build Your Tailor-Made Holiday to India
As well as luxury holidays, we've also built many different India itineraries for families and honeymoon couples who want to see the best parts the country has to offer.
The holiday itineraries above are examples of ones we have created previously in India, and give you a good idea on the time needed to see many of the idyllic places mentioned above. If you would like more information on a specific area, or a certain hotel, please get in touch with us.
Adventure, culture, cities, beach, family
GMT+ 4.5 hours
When to go:
October to March
8 hours approx
Some are recommended or required by the Centres for Disease Control and the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Tailored Journeys is about helping you explore one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions on earth, in style. Even if – especially if – you don’t know where to start, call us now to talk about creating your own Tailored Journey – and let the dream begin.