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 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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  • This leisurely trip has been especially curated for our Vision Impaired travellers. It will include the services of specially trained drivers 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.
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1,201 * 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, 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 the hotel and assist with check in. 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 glamorous 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.

    • 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 Fariyas
  • Day 2
    Mumbai
    • Explore the city of Mumbai.

      Post 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 Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (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, 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
    • Hotel Fariyas
  • Day 3
    Mumbai
    • Enjoy a visit to the Banganga Tank.

      This morning, following a leisurely breakfast, visit the oldest part of the city, which is vibrant, 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. It 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 in 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 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 Fariyas
  • Day 4
    Mumbai - Ahmedabad
    • This morning, an Enable Travel representative will meet you at the hotel and facilitate your smooth transfer to the airport. The airline staff would help you with all the check in formalities right up to boarding the plane. We shall confirm your pick up time in advance for your departure to the airport.

      Note: Flight cost is not included.

      On arrival at the airport in Ahmedabad, an airline staff will escort you to the exit at the arrival terminal 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 the hotel and assist with hotel check in.

      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
    • Pride Ahmadabad
  • 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. 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 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 savouries 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 the hotel.

    • Explore the city of Ahmedabad.

      After a hearty breakfast, set out to visit the famous House of Mangaldas Girdhardas (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 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
    • Pride Ahmadabad
  • Day 6
    Ahmedabad
    • Post breakfast, the day is at leisure to relax or 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. A stepwell was not just a water reservoir; it was a place of social gathering for women.

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

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

      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 touch and smell in the Venice of the East will leave you wanting more.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Golden Tulip
  • 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. Amidst blocks of pastel-coloured buildings, theCity Palacesurfaces towards the sky through the rooftops. Lattice balconies and intricately carved windows adorn the exterior of the grand palace, while sparkling mosaic tiles and stained 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 - camera batteries, memory cards, post cards, soft drinks, miniature paintings and the local street food aroma surround the air, the masala chai and the very popular, samosa.

      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.

      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 get 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
    • Golden Tulip
  • 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.

      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.

    • Meals included: Breakfast
    • Golden Tulip
  • Day 10
    Udaipur - Mumbai
    • This morning, an Enable Travel representative will meet you at the hotel and facilitate your smooth transfer to the airport. The airline staff would help you with 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 would escort you to the exit at the arrival terminal 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 the hotel and assist with hotel check in.

      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
    • Hotel Fariyas
  • 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 Fariyas

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

    Pride Ahmadabad

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

    Golden Tulip

    Superior Room
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Business Center
    • Gym

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.
  • Porterage at airport - 2 pieces of baggage per person.

Exclusions

  • Cost of international / domestic airfares.
  • Airport taxes.
  • Any transport to / from Mumbai. Your tour price starts ex Mumbai.
  • Internal flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Travel insurance
  • Any meals / en route meals unless specified.
  • Any additional sightseeing tours other than those mentioned in the 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 1887 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 1,201 1,459
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 HERITAGE 1,218 1,505
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 SUPERIOR 1,452 212
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 DELUXE 1,703 2,225
1st Apr 2019 - 30th Sep 2019 LUXURY 2,915 4,228

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.
  • Voltage available in India is 220-240 V. International adapters are available at most hotels.

Important Info

  • Visa for India should be obtained by all passengers well before their departure to India.
  • 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.
  • 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's 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.