If you are keen to explore the Buddhist Temples, caves, ancient Hindu temples built in Vedic architecture, and village life in central India, come with us on this tour.
You start from Mumbai and travel through the length of India by air, road or train experiencing the local life first hand.
The best time to visit is from September to March, and this tour can be customized according to your preferences and budget by adding other destinations in India.
DepartureMumbai / Delhi
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM.
Dress CodeCasual, comfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
IncludedAirport pick up and drop offApplicable permits and park feesExperienced guideLand TransportationMealsSupport staff
Not Included8 nights accommodationAirplane transportDaily 90-minute yoga classEmergency evacuation and reroutingManta and whale shark snorkelingPersonal expensesSnorkeling with turtlesSoft and hard drinksSunset dolphin cruiseTippingTravel insuranceWater Transport
We support you right from your first mail to us, to the planning stage till the time you arrive at the airport in India. Although it’s a custom-designed tour the planning usually does not take more than 2-3 exchange of emails.
Be assured that we will take care of you completely so that you can spend time doing what you are really here for – To enjoy your holiday in India.
Once you arrive at the airport, we will receive you and be with you at various stages of this tour. It will be not just a guide but a person from the local village who has good knowledge, passionate about his work and is friendly.
We will provide comfortable accommodations which will include hotels or homestays. All the accommodations will have sufficient clean bedding, warm water, and either family or staff to take care of you.
The food is vegetarian or non-vegetarian, hygienic and safe.
You will have clean western washrooms. WiFi or TV may or may not be available at most of these places are away from city life. However, you can always depend on the 3G connection.
5% of the money is directly given back to the community.
Our guides and custodians of knowledge are from the local community, thus we support their families.
We are discouraging use of plastic bottles on our trips.
We urge you to refrain from giving gifts or money to children or young adults in the village.
All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city.
The taxis you use will be BS-IV carbon emission standard.
The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city.
Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economic and environmental benefit locally.
Many parts of central India that were once thriving centers of Buddhism were lost and forgotten for many years after India was invaded by foreign armies. They were then re-discovered and restored beautifully.
The caves like Ajanta, Ellora, Elephanta and many more are full of wall art that tells stories from Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism.
These temples are also architectural marvels where entire mountains were chiseled without using any modern machine to carve a temple.
On the other hand, the temples of Khajuraho are well known for the erotic wall carvings that show stories from the past.
This experience is designed to be executed at a leisurely pace so that you can experience the local culture of central India.
This is suitable for all age groups including senior citizens. In winters, we will provide you with the necessary heating as it gets quite cold.
Most of the tour will involve regular walking or travel by AC Sedan, SUV or minibus.
Day 1 - 2: Mumbai
Day 3 - 4: Aurangabad
Day 5 - 6: Orchha
Day 7 - 8: Khajuaraho
Day 9 - 10: Agra
Day 11 - 12: Delhi
The Folk TalesThe Folk Tales India's travel experiences in rural India are handcrafted with special emphasis on making a positive social, environmental and economic impact.
When you take one of our travel experiences, you contribute to local communities in preserving their cultural and environmental heritage, and in living a better life.
Through our storytelling, you experience a deep connection with the place and its people. We do not provide a sightseeing tour, but a culturally immersive experience through the hands-on activities and meaningful conversations.