Western Treasures of India - Vision Impaired - 10 nights

Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur

India, the land of multifaceted culture, pulsates with a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes. Her ancient history, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajas and royal adventures make her an enig...

India, the land of multifaceted culture, pulsates with a spectacular mix of people, traditions and landscapes. Her ancient history, fabled forts and palaces, stories of luxurious lifestyles lived by the maharajas and royal adventures make her an enigma for travellers from all parts of the world. Brace yourself as India conjures up a deliciously diverse repertoire of food. The land where regality and modernization seem to coexists amicably.With an ability to inspire, frustrate, thrill and confound all at once, adopting a 'go with the flow' attitude is wise if you wish to retain your sanity. Love it or loathe it - to embrace India's unpredictability is to embrace her soul.

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  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for our visually impaired guests. It will include the services of a specially trained driver and guides who will be able to bring alive all monuments and attractions to enhance the experiences. In addition to important monuments, we have included places that could delight the explorer's soul for the sounds, smells and tastes.
  • With Local Guide
starting from
1,368 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Optionals
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch on day 5.
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Itinerary in Brief

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  • Day 1 ARRIVE MUMBAI

  • Day 2 MUMBAI

  • Day 3 MUMBAI

  • Day 4 MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD

  • Day 5 AHMEDABAD

  • Day 6 AHMEDABAD

  • Day 7 AHMEDABAD-UDAIPUR

  • Day 8 UDAIPUR

  • Day 9 UDAIPUR

  • Day 10 UDAIPUR-MUMBAI

  • Day 11 MUMBAI DEPARTURE

  • Day 1
    ARRIVE MUMBAI
    • You will arrive at Mumbai International Airport. The airline staff would escort you through customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, to the exit at the arrival terminal where an Enable Travel representative will receive you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check-in (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs/ early check-in are subject to availability). A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarising you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

      Characterised by its fast pace, flashy lights and glamourous people, Mumbai is the city that never sleeps. You will soon find out that Mumbai is as addictive as the roadside chai that is so popular here. This buzzing cosmopolitan is not only the commercial capital of the country, but a mecca for fashion as well. In all its progressiveness, Mumbai still has an old-world charm that refuses to fade away. Like a sepia-toned photograph, stately Victorian buildings still look down upon a frenzied city life. The city also satiates every types of palate with street food vendors dishing out delicacies that rival high-end eateries.
       

      Holiday in Mumbai and experience the sheer energy that this city radiates.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure allowing you to relax and unwind in the comfort of your hotel.

    • Meals included:
  • Day 2
    MUMBAI
    • Following breakfast, you will be met by your local guide for your visit to the iconic Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.

      The 26-metre high basalt stone structure, on the waterfront takes centre stage along with the iconic Taj Mahal hotel just opposite it. With the maritime legacy of Arabian Sea, they make up for a perfect trinity. This spot was not just the entry port of Queen Elizabeth and King George V, it was also where the British exited after India gained Independence.

      The salty sea breeze gently kissing your face, the cacophony of hooting horns, the busy chatter of the crowds, the click of shutters, vendors selling chai, chana, excited kids with their families, waves crashing to the shore, bobbing yachts, - collectively form the true essence of the place.

      Continue to the Prince of Wales Museum. From natural history to ancient India, religion to modern art, science to entertainment, the museum offers a completely independent experience for the traveller. A professionally designed audio tour of the museum will most certainly enhance your experience. Later, we drive past some of the finest architectural buildings in the Fort area.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure for independent activities.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3
    MUMBAI
    • This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, visit the oldest part of the city, which is vibrant and colourful and buzzing with life - Banganga. Don't forget to pack your suntan lotion, sunhat, sunglasses, etc.

      The resonance of clinging bells, the chanting of hymns, the soft fragrance of the incense wafting through the air, Banganga is charming pocket of ancient Hinduism in modern Mumbai. Banganga is located very close to the sea, but its waters are spring-fed and sweet. This cultural hub has provided inspiration to many artists, be it on film or on canvas.

      A flight of steps will take you down to the banks of the water body. However, the periphery of Banganga offers as much an enriching experience as you weave through the slightly bumpy cobblestones, step into the temples and get blessed by priests.

      Enjoy the noisy daily activity at the vegetable and flower stalls adorning the sides of the narrow lane as you listen to the chatter of the women and hear religious pilgrims feed the holy cow.

    • The afternoon is at leisure. You have the choice of taking the Shop Till You Drop tour, visiting some of the finest retail stores in South Mumbai.

      SHOP TILL YOU DROP TOUR
      If you are in need of some retail therapy, Mumbai is the place for you. Get your hands on some trendy jewellery or even antiques. Find contemporary Indian designers and popular brands and get lost in malls and independent stores. Feel free to go overboard, because Mumbai aims to please.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4
    MUMBAI-AHMEDABAD
    • Early this morning, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ahmedabad with a packed breakfast.

      An Enable Travel representative will meet you at your hotel to facilitate your transfer to the airport. The airline staff will further facilitate you with all the check in formalities till you board the flight. We shall confirm your pick-up time in advance.

      Upon your arrival at the Ahmedabad airport, an airline staff would escort you to the exit at arrivals where you will be received by an Enable Travel representative with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle to facilitate your transfer to your hotel and assist with hotel check-in. (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs / early check-in are subject to availability). A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarising you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5
    AHMEDABAD
    • A heritage tour of the old part of town is probably the best way to experience the milieu of this city's vibrant living culture Early morning, embark on an exploration of the old city with your local guide.
      As you walk through the streets, check out how the locals begin their day - a visit to a temple, feeding the birds and the cow, while some would be busy searching for the best stock to invest in in their regional daily newspaper.

      Listen to a prayer call from a mosque, smell the soft fragrance of incense hanging in the air as you pass by a temple, feel the freshness of fruits and vegetables as vendors set up their carts, taste the mouth-watering Indian sweets and savories as local shopkeepers replenish their counters with the regional specialties. This is your peep into how a day unfolds in the heart of Ahmedabad.

      We are sure you would be ravenously hungry by now for a good breakfast. Let's head back to our hotel.

      The highlight of the morning is a visit to the famous House of Mangaldas (MG House), a colonial style mansion replete with courtyards and verandahs where you can relax and breathe in some fresh air. MG House is a typical rags-to-riches story of Mangaldas Girdhardas, who rose through the ranks to build this house in the city centre.

      Cruise through the beautiful open courtyards with an array of traditional flooring, the conventional Gujarati style wooden swings, a statue here and a sculpture there, some period furniture. What's more, you even get the opportunity to peep into a small textile gallery and admire beautiful heirlooms like Bandhej, Mata Ni Pachedi, Kalamkari and many more. It is a wonderful expression of rich Gujarati heritage, encapsulated in exotic colours, intricate designs and rich weaves.

      Later, eat as the locals do, at the traditional Vishalla Restaurant and enjoy a hearty meal with some typical local savouries and tea. Set amidst a typical rural setting, open and expansive, this place is a welcome departure from the busy city.

      Vishalla also prides itself on its presentation of Indian culture and tradition in its village-like environment with its museum of old utensils known as Veechar Utensil Museum, the only museum of its kind in the world. Designed and conceptualised by an interior designer, the museum displays a wide collection of utensils ranging from leaves and a gourd jug to stainless steel and glass utensils, metal utensils made of brass, copper, bronze, zinc and German silver, pots, spoons and vessels for churning buttermilk, etc. What makes it so memorable is that the food you now partake is also served in these utensils.

      Go around the hut-like museum and touch the utensils that speak of the unmatched art and genius of mankind at a time when people did not have modern facilities . Being able to touch the exhibits is the best part of this visit and one of their crew members is always available with explanations to ensure you have a more fruitful visit.

    • Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch
  • Day 6
    AHMEDABAD
    • Post breakfast, the day is free to relax. You also have the option to select one of the exciting Optional Excursions crafted for you.

      You could choose to visit the only surviving Sun Temple in Modhera. It is one of the greatest monuments of the Solanki dynasty, whose rulers were believed to be descended from the sun. Its magnificence begins from the outside with the exterior that is intricately carved with demons and deities. Step inside to find 52 sculpted pillars depicting scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, and a hall with 12 niches that represent the different monthly manifestations of Surya (the sun god).

      This is followed by a drive to an architectural wonder, Rani Ki Vav - the queen of stepwells in India. On the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, it is a perfect example of necessity leading to an invention wherein arid climate inspired the need for stepwells. The minute and exquisite carvings here are a testament to skilled craftsmanship. A stepwell was not just a water reservoir; it was a place for social gathering for women.

      Depending on the time of the day, slanting sun rays accentuate the beauty of steps as you walk down to the water level below.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7
    AHMEDABAD-UDAIPUR
    • Post a heavy breakfast, this morning you would be driven to city of Lakes - Udaipur (a journey of 260 Kms / 6 hrs drive approx) through the picturesque countryside of the Aravalis, past the villages of the Bhils - the warrior tribes.

      Upon arrival into the beautiful city of Udaipur, proceed for check-in at your hotel.

      With stunning marble palaces overlooking pristine lakes, all surrounded by the omnipresent Aravalli hills, Udaipur has all the ingredients of a romantic and dreamy destination. Everything you see, touch and smell in This 'Venice of the East' will leave you wanting more!!!

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8
    UDAIPUR
    • After a leisurely breakfast, we begin the day with a visit to sections of the striking City Palace Complex. Amidst blocks of pastel-colored buildings, the City Palace surfaces towards the sky through the rooftops. Lattice balconies and intricately carved windows adorn the exterior of the grand palace, while sparkling mosaic tiles and stain glass embellish its interior.

      As you leave your vehicle to walk to the City Palace, you can actually feel the roughness of the ash grey stone under your feet. This is the pathway till you enter the main building. Walk past the three-arched gateway known as Tripolia to enter the first courtyard where the royals would get off their elephants, horses and camels.

      Experience the low ceilinged narrow corridors that take you up the narrow winding staircases with uneven heighted steps - though ancient, they were an advance strategic mechanism of defence. Can you imagine an enemy being able to breach the palace?

      Envisage the dazzling period rooms with colourful mosaic work and miniatures - the most popular art from this city.

      From the palace, continue on a walk to the Old City market, when suddenly the sound of a bell resonates in your ear. You are now at the Jagdish Temple - one of the landmarks of the old city. Stop by at the temple and inhale the freshness of marigold and rose flowers. And, of course, the roadside flower vendors are always there for you to buy a handful from. Enjoy the treasures of this buzzing local market with its colourful and interesting souvenirs .

      Myriad voices of vendors selling almost everything and the local street food aroma surround the air - camera batteries, memory cards, post cards, soft drinks, miniature paintings, the masala chai and the very popular, samosa!

      Later in the afternoon, we visit Saheliyon Ki Bari, the Garden of the Maids of Honour, designed as a peaceful retreat outside the old city of Udaipur. Built by Maharana Sangram Singh II for the 48 girls that he received as part of his dowry, this quiet garden presents a perfect fusion of Indian and English architecture.
      Away from the city humdrum, it is a good spot to enjoy the tranquility of lush green lawns, fountains, pools, flowers, trees and some marble art.

      Experience the spray of coolness, coming from its many fountains, as it caresses your face. As you stroll through its many pathways, you may just be lucky enough to deep breathe in a whiff of seasonal flowers. Your soul stirs as you listen to a bird or two tweeting away. Truly a relaxing experience!

    • The rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore the city as you wish.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 9
    UDAIPUR
    • Have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and take your time to enjoy the peace and tranquility the city offers at the banks of its beautiful lakes and marble palaces. If you so wish, you could also choose to take an optional excursion to the beautiful Jain temples of Ranakpur.

      OPTIONAL EXCURSION TO EXCEPTIONALLY BEAUTIFUL JAIN TEMPLES AT RANAKPUR
      Nesting deep within the forests of the Aravalli's green valleys, around 90 km from Udaipur is the ancient township of Ranakpur. Boasting of some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country, they are famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures.

      A professionally designed Audio Tour of the main temple complex is worth taking. Take the opportunity of running your fingers over some of the 1,444 carved pillars to notice that no two of them are alike - vertical and intricate carvings, celestial figures, floral motifs, geometrical patterns and much more.

      In the afternoon, return to Udaipur.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 10
    UDAIPUR-MUMBAI
    • Post breakfast, morning at leisure for independent activities. Check out from your hotel at 1200 hrs.

      An Enable Travel representative will meet you at your hotel to facilitate your transfer to the airport. The airline staff will further facilitate you with all the check in formalities till you board the flight. We shall confirm your pick-up time in advance.

      Upon your arrival at the Mumbai airport, an airline staff would escort you to the exit at arrivals where you will be received by an Enable Travel representative with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide you to the awaiting vehicle to facilitate your transfer to your hotel & assist with hotel check in. (Check-in time 1200-1400 hrs / early check-in are subject to availability). A smooth check-in would also involve one of the staff members familiarising you with the layout of the room and the amenities within the hotel premises.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 11
    MUMBAI DEPARTURE
    • Post breakfast, morning is at leisure for independent activities. Check-out from your hotel at 1200 hrs.

      Today you bid farewell to your Western Treasures of India Tour, continuing onwards to your next destination.

    • Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation

  • Mumbai
    4 nights

    Gordon House

    Superior Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • Ahmedabad
    3 nights

    Pride Ahmedabad

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Air Conditioner
    • Restaurant
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • UDAIPUR
    3 nights

    Pahuna Haveli

    Superior Room
    • Air Conditioner
    • Room service

Activities

    • Supplement for Accompanying Guide

Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All transfers by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Toyota Innova as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch on day 5.
  • English speaking local guide during sightseeing at all sightseeing places.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
  • Porterage at airport - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Mumbai. Your tour price starts Ex - Mumbai.
  • Air, Train or Bus fare from / to your originating city of stay, unless specified.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • Items of personal nature, viz, tips, porterage, room service, laundry, mineral water, alcoholic or non alcoholic beverages, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees, etc.
  • Any increase in fuel cost, government taxes, entrance fees, intra and interstate taxes, etc. The tour price will be amended in accordance.
  • Internal flights Mumbai-Ahmedabad-Udaipur @ INR 10,500 per person. Please note that the fare mentioned is purely for indication only. Air fares are dynamic. Fare applicable at the time of ticketing will be applied for invoicing.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 1,340 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned in the 'Tour Price Includes' column.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Any rides, safaris, boating charges, additional sightseeing tours other than the mentioned in inclusions.
  • 5% Goods and Services Tax.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 Homestay/boutique/heritage Heritage 1,368 1,954
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 3/4 Star Economy 1,475 2,168
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 4/5 Star Superior 1,726 2,629
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Deluxe 2,074 3,284
1st Apr 2017 - 31st Mar 2018 5 Star Luxury 3,353 5,838

Before you Go

  • We request all our guests to let us know of all their special requirements, i.e. dietary, mobility, accessibility, vision, speech or hearing, at the time of booking, enabling us to plan the trip accordingly.
  • Please be informed that guide dogs or any other pets are not allowed in aircraft and many other places in India.
  • It is advisable to secure an Indian mobile phone SIM for easy communication with your tour consultant and other service providers.

Important Info

  • Visas for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure for India.
  • Check In time will be 1400 hrs and Check Out time will be 12 Noon.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Distances mentioned in itinerary are approximate and driving time depends on traffic conditions.
  • Visitors going to any religious places should be modestly dressed. Admission will be denied to anyone wearing short pants/skirts, sleeveless t-shirts/blouses. Bare shoulders and mid-riffs are not permitted and should be covered with shawls.
  • No wearing footwear and no carrying plastic or leather articles while entering any temple.
  • In case, at the time of booking, we do not get the accommodation in the same hotels, we will book an alternate hotel / category of room for which the supplement / reduction will be advised to you accordingly.
  • The rates mentioned above are confidential and should not be shared with a third party without written consent of Enable travel. All arrangements made by Enable travel are in the capacity of an agent only. Enable travel will not be liable for claims or expenses arising from circumstances beyond our control such as accidents, injuries, delayed or cancelled flights and acts / forces of nature.
  • A refund / discount would not be applicable if breakfast or any meals included in the package are not utilised.
  • Enable travel costs are based on contracted rates for leisure business. No conference / business / corporate activity has been envisaged in the tour cost. Including any such activity may result in the above being treated as a Business Delegation and the hotels are likely to charge a separate contracted rate for the same
  • In case of any additional expense incurred due to a change in Government of India and Reserve Bank of India regulations pertaining to taxes, fuel hikes, entrances to monuments, transport, fluctuation in the rate of exchange and any force majeure situation due to natural / political conditions, Enable travel reserves the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Smoking in Public Places has been prohibited in India. Public places include open spaces, restaurants, hotels, pubs, discotheques, banquet halls, etc. No services would be permitted / provided in separate smoking enclosures / areas, if available, with the exception of rooms designated as 'smoking rooms' in hotels.
  • Force Majeure Situations: Enable travel and its associates shall not be liable to pay any compensation where the performance / prompt performance of our contractual obligations is prevented / affected or any damage or loss is suffered as a result of a "force majeure" situation. In these Booking Conditions, "force majeure" would stand for any event which Enable travel or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside of our control. Enable travel and its associates are not liable for any compensation for damage caused by a force majeure or other unforeseen events. Enable travel would notify our clients / agents timely of such force majeure events as and when feasible and will aim to limit the damage and supplement cost befalling the clients / agents for alternate arrangements deviating from the planned program.