From Bollywood to ancient Buddhist monuments

Maharashtra has a beautiful long coast line with countless inlets, ridges and valleys, and is known for its ancient forts. Inland, parallel to the Arabian Sea, are the Western Ghats, with their own range of forts and picturesque hill stations.

Cradled in the centre of the state is the Deccan Plateau, site of ancient cave paintings and rock-cut architecture at Ajanta and Ellora. To the east are verdant hills and jungles, home to some rarely visited but interesting wildlife parks.


Mumbai (formerly Bombay) is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of India. The city is also the centre of fashion and film making in modern India. As such the city hums with activity and its 13 million+ residents seem to be constantly on the move.

Mumbai used to be just a collection of fishing villages. The real development commenced only after the British East India Company took over the settlements from the Portuguese. Hence most of the historical monuments such as the Gateway of India are relics from the British Raj.

Aurangabad, named after the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, is the gateway to the World Heritage Sites of Ajanta and Ellora. These complexes of caves are excellent examples of rock cut architecture. Ellora is the site of stunning Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples, built by artists from the 6th century A.D. till about 1000 A.D.

A site worth visiting in Aurangabad itself is the Bibi ka Maqbara, built by Azam Shah in 1678 to rival the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra. Just to the north is the magnificent hilltop fortress of Daulatabad.

Tadoba Tiger Reserve is a pristine and unique eco-system situated three hours drive south of Nagpur, in the east of the State of Maharashtra. The Reserve is endowed with rich biodiversity and has a beautiful forest atmosphere. The main species to be found here are Tiger, Leopard, Sloth Bear, Gaur or Indian Bison, Rusty Spotted Cat, Ratel, Indian mouse deer, Spotted deer, Sambar, Wild Boar, Four horned antelope, Wild dog, Flying Squirrel etc.

The park is open all year round but it is better to avoid visiting during the monsoon period from July to September.

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Mumbai Fast moving commercial centre of India

Mumbai is the financial, commercial and industrial capital of India. A cosmopolitan city, it is also a centre of fashion and home to the largest film industry in the world. The city hums with the constant activity of more than 15 million people. Mumbai used to be just a collection of fishing villages. The real development commenced only during British colonial rule. Hence most of the historical

3 Days

EUR 177

Ajanta & Ellora Sermons in Stone

Not far from Aurangabad, at Ellora and Ajanta, are some of the finest examples of cave architecture in the world. Constructed mainly by Buddhist monks as early as 200 B.C., the caves form a pocket history of Buddhist art and thought. At Ellora the caves are masterpieces of sculpture whereas at Ajanta the caves are famous for their magnificent paintings.

3 Days

EUR 290

Wildlife of India In search of the Three Big Cats

India has an extremely rich and varied wildlife. On this remarkable wildlife tour you focus on the three big cats: you search for tigers in Ranthambore National Park, leopards in the remote areas of southern Rajasthan and Asiatic lions in the Gir National Park in Gujarat. Add to this, the Rann of Kutch, famous for the Indian Wild Ass, and you'll understand why this Indian wildlife tour is bound

16 Days

EUR 2,301