Western Treasures of India - Wheelchair Bound - 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 en...

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 reality and modernization seem to coexists amicably.

This tour attempts to unfold all this and an opportunity to understand experience and enjoy her sublime beauty.

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  • Especially curated for our Wheelchair bound guests the tour moves at a leisurely pace. The sightseeing tours have been designed to be enjoyed in a relaxed manner. This trip will include the services of drivers who have been specially trained to understand the needs of travellers on wheelchairs and guides who are aware of ramps and accessible points at all places. The tour will have provision to include services like WAV (Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles), ramps, wheelchairs, travel commodes and more, on request and at an additional charge.
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91,922 * per person
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Inclusions
  • Dates & Price
  • Before you Go
  • Important Info

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation at hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
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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 Depart Mumbai

  • Day 1
    Arrive Mumbai
    • Welcome to Mumbai! On arrival at the airport in Mumbai, following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will receive you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide your wheelchair to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating your smooth transfer to the hotel and assist with check in.

      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. Modern Mumbai offers a plethora of dining and shopping options in its mega malls with reserved parking and accessible restroom stops.

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

    • Meals included: None (meals on your own)
    • Hotel Trident
  • Day 2
    Mumbai
    • Explore the city of Mumbai.

      Following breakfast, the morning unfolds with a visit to the iconic Gateway of India, built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.

      Accompanied by your local guide, you approach the Gateway of India through a cobblestone pathway that bridges your drop-off point and the Gateway. In the comfort of your wheelchair, the flagstones are not too demanding and the curbside parapets are just the perfect height for seated travellers to gaze out at the bobbing yachts and ships or take in the majesty of the architecture.

      Continue to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (Prince of Wales Museum) and visit the chambers to admire the exquisite exhibits. From natural history to ancient India, religion to modern art, science to entertainment, the museum offers a completely independent experience for the traveller. Every exhibit boasts ramps, elevators that whisk you to any of the levels and a tiny but accessible restroom that fits a regular wheelchair is also available.

      Later, drive past some of the finest architectural buildings in the Fort area.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Hotel Trident
  • Day 3
    Mumbai
    • Enjoy a visit to the Banganga Tank.

      This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, proceed on a visit to one of the oldest places in the city, Banganga Tank.

      A word of advice: Before leaving the hotel, we suggest a washroom break, as the stroll through the old city takes a couple of hours to navigate comfortably on your wheelchair and there aren't any accessible toilets nearby. And don't forget to pack your suntan lotion, sunhat, etc.

      Enjoy the daily activity at the vegetable and flower stalls adorning the sides of the narrow lane as you watch religious pilgrims feeding the holy cow.

      While the actual water body is not accessible due to a large number of stairs reaching down to the banks, the periphery of Banganga offers a much richer experience as you weave through the slightly bumpy cobblestones, peek into temples and get blessed by priests.

    • The rest of the day is at leisure or you have the choice of visiting some of the finest retail stores in South Mumbai.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Hotel Trident
  • 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 the hotel to facilitate your transfer to the airport. The airline staff would further facilitate all the check in formalities right up to boarding the plane. We shall inform you in advance about the pick up time in advance for your departure to the airport.

      Note: Flight cost is not included.

      On arrival in Ahmedabad, as you exit the arrival terminal, an Enable Travel representative will meet you with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide your wheelchair to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating a smooth transfer to the hotel and assist with check in.

      Ahmedabad is a destination with multiple personalities, all of which are intriguing. A busy metropolis with a magnificent past, an interesting heritage and scenic landscapes, it's easy to see what lures tourists here. The legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, the beauty of textiles and crafts and the relics of history also make for an interesting exploration. A reflection of culturally rich Gujarat, Ahmedabad will not fail to astound you.

    • Visit the Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi Ashram).

      Later in the afternoon, proceed to visit the Sabarmati Ashram (Gandhi Ashram), the former residence of the Father of the Nation - Mahatma Gandhi. It is said that he chose this place, as it lies between a cemetery and a prison, and anyone who joined in the non-violent revolution would land up in one of the two places. This is the place from where he initiated the freedom movement, inspiring crores to stand up for their rights. You can find out more as you explore the museum, which is thought-provoking and informative. Certain sections of the well-spread Ashram complex, most of which is on ground floor, are accessible by wheelchair. Enclosures on minor elevations may be accessed with a bit of assistance.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Lemon Tree
  • Day 5
    Ahmedabad
    • Enjoy an early morning walking tour of 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, 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 their regional daily newspaper.

      Watch for the affluent mansions that stand out with their wooden facade, flower sellers setting up their stalls, fruit and vegetable vendors decorating their carts, sweet and savoury shops busy replenishing their counters with the most delectable regional specialties.

      It's time to now return to the hotel - we understand you would be ravenously hungry by now!!!

    • Explore the city of Ahmedabad.

      Post breakfast, visit to the famous House of Mangaldas (The House of MG), a colonial style mansion replete with courtyards and verandah where you can relax and breathe in some fresh air. The House of MG 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 Vechaar (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 marvel at the inimitable beauty of these 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.

      Both, the restaurant as well as the utensils museum, are wheelchair-inclusive.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Lemon Tree
  • Day 6
    Ahmedabad
    • Post breakfast, the day is at leisure 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's Stepwell. 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.

      Both the attractions are partially accessible to wheelchair users. Though, it might be a little difficult to enter the main sanctum sanctorum, the affluently carved temple exteriors surely make up for it, as they offer you amazing photography opportunities. We suggest you carry a powerful pair of binoculars - a perfect value addition for a closer look at the profusely carved stepwells of Rani-ki-Vav.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Lemon Tree
  • Day 7
    Ahmedabad - Udaipur
    • Post a heavy breakfast, head to the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur (a journey of 260 kms / approx. 6 hours drive) through the picturesque countryside of the Aravalli, past the villages of the Bhils - the warrior tribes.

      There are provisions for tea or coffee along the way along with fairly clean washrooms, though these might not be completely wheelchair accessible. Conversely, we suggest you reduce your intake of beverages.

      On arrival into the beautiful city of Udaipur, check in to the 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 the Venice of the East will leave you wanting more.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa
  • Day 8
    Udaipur
    • Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Udaipur.

      After a leisurely breakfast, begin the day with a visit to sections of the striking City Palace Complex. Built on top of a hill, its flamboyant architecture will take your breath away. Like poetry in stone, the interiors are adorned with the beautiful tiles, paintings and mosaic tile work.

      Subject to having obtained prior permission from the City Palace Museum authorities, our vehicle can go right up to the entrance of the museum. With an elevator in place, some of the ornate courtyards (Manak Chowk and Mor Chowk), silver gallery and beautiful rooms such as Priyatam Niwas are accessible.

      From the palace, continue onto the old city market, past the ancient Jagdish Temple. There are treasures to be found in this buzzing market, so keep a look out for colourful knick-knacks to take back. You never know what you might find.

      Later in the afternoon, visit the 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.

      Most parts of this garden are easily accessible for all travellers.

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

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa
  • Day 9
    Udaipur
    • Start the day with breakfast at the hotel. The day is free to enjoy the tranquility of the city or you may choose to take the optional excursion to the beautiful Jain temples in Ranakpur.
      Hidden deep in the Aravalli Hills, some 90 km from Udaipur, is Ranakpur. It boasts of some of the most exquisite Jain temples in the country famous for their intricate friezes and sculptures. 1,444 intricately carved marble pillars spread out over 48,000 sq ft make this one of the most impressive temples you will ever see. What's most interesting is that no two pillars are alike.

      The age-old temple architecture could not imbibe provisions for wheelchair users. However, the temple staffs are happy to carry you up the steps and around the temple in a palanquin chair provided by them.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa
  • Day 10
    Udaipur - Mumbai
    • Post breakfast, an Enable Travel representative will meet you at the hotel and will facilitate your transfer to the airport. The airline staff would further facilitate all the check in formalities right up to boarding the plane. We shall inform you in advance about the pick up time in advance for your departure to the airport.

      Note: Flight cost is not included.

      On arrival at the airport in Mumbai, an airline staff will escort you to the exit at arrival terminal where you will be received by an Enable Travel representative with a placard bearing your name. The representative will guide your wheelchair to the awaiting vehicle, facilitating a smooth transfer to your hotel and assist with check in.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Hotel Trident
  • Day 11
    Depart Mumbai
    • Post breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport in Mumbai for your onward journey.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
About
  • Mumbai
  • Ahmedabad
  • Udaipur

The financial capital of India, Mumbai is where dreams come true. Home to one of the world's most prolific film industries, this powerhouse city is full of energy and good vibes. Add lip-smacking street food to the list and you are good to go! Don't forget to explore hidden temples, hippie cafes and the stunning colonial architecture. This city of dreams is sure to make you fall in love!

India's western-most city, Ahmedabad is popular with pilgrims and will never disappoint the peace-seeking traveller. Visit Mahatma Gandhi's former home, Sabarmati Ashram, explore the old-world charm of the city and get lost in the fascinating maze of some remarkable buildings here. Ahmedabad is a city not to be missed!

The regal city of Udaipur is a paradise for people fond of royal architecture. From the temples, palaces and havelis to colourful streets, Udaipur is a city straight out of a miniature Mughal painting. Fondly known as the Venice of The East, this city boasts of beautiful lakes. Udaipur is indeed magical and romantic and an unmissable part of Rajasthan!

Accommodation

  • Mumbai
    4 nights

    Hotel Trident

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

    Lemon Tree

    Superior Room
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet
  • Udaipur
    3 nights

    Ramada Udaipur Resort and Spa

    Deluxe Room
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Cafe
    • Room service
    • Business Center
    • Pool
    • Gym
    • Internet

Inclusions

  • Accommodation at hotels mentioned or similar.
  • Transfers by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned vehicle as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Assistance of an Enable Travel representative at airports.
  • All currently applicable taxes, i.e. Hotel tax and Transportation tax.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Porterage at airports - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from Mumbai. Your tour price starts ex Mumbai.
  • Internal flights.
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than those 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.
  • Entrance fees @ INR 1254 per person, payable extra over and above the tour cost.
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary under inclusions.
  • Supplement charges applicable for long weekends and festivals.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.

Dates & Price

Price Validity Category Twin / Double Single
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 ECONOMY 76,013 92,351
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 HERITAGE 77,093 95,243
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 SUPERIOR 91,922 13,424
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 DELUXE 1,07,771 1,40,852
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 LUXURY 1,84,481 2,67,603

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.
  • If you use a motorised wheelchair, please carry sufficient battery back-up (in case of a breakdown).
  • Manual wheelchairs can be arranged, on request and at an additional charge.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • Check in time will be 1400 hours and check out time will be 1200 hours.
  • Early check in is subject to availability.
  • Prices are subject to change without any prior notice.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • Additional supplements for Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (air-conditioned modified vehicles) are currently available in Mumbai and not in Ahmedabad and Udaipur. However, on request we can source WAV's from other locations. Please let us know the details and extent of the disability in order to suggest suitable options.
  • 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 midriffs 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 have 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 programme.