Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Central India Cultural Highlights (10 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Mumbai, India To Mumbai, India

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019


Day 1
Mumbai, India
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Dinner

Arrive in vibrant Mumbai, home of India’s exciting film and arts culture, and check in to your luxury suite at the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower. You may rub shoulders with royalty and celebrities here, who are frequent guests of the palatial hotel.

Day 2
Mumbai, India
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend some time exploring Mumbai today, starting with the Prince of Wales Museum, the city’s main museum, housing 50,000 exhibits of ancient Indian history. Next, head to UNESCO World Heritage Site, Victoria Station, and the upmarket area of Malabar Hill.

Day 3
Mumbai, India
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you’ll take in some of Mumbai’s more modern arts, starting with the elegant National Gallery of Modern Art, and followed by a visit to the ever-flamboyant Indian take on Hollywood, Bollywood. Bollywood is the largest film producer in India, and indeed among the world’s largest as well.

Day 4
Mumbai, India
Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leave Mumbai today, embarking on a drive to Aurangabad, a tourist hub filled with historical charm and UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit one such site today, the Ellora Caves, which are known for representing the epitome of Indian rock-cut architecture.

Day 5
Hyderabad, India
Taj Falaknuma Palace Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you’re off to Hyderabad, where you’ll check in to your historic suite at the Taj Faluknama Palace. Get acquainted with the city by paying a visit to two of the city’s most important sites: the ruins of the capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda, and one of the city’s oldest mosques, Mecca Masjid.

Day 6
Hyderabad, India
Taj Falaknuma Palace Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast this morning, take a stroll through Hyderabad’s historic Public Gardens, located in the heart of the city. These gardens are home to not only the State Legislature, but also an open-air theater. Wind up your time in Hyderabad with a tour of its Old City, before turning in for the night at your palatial hotel.

Day 7
Hampi, India
The Hyatt Place Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Make your way to Hampi today, where you can choose from one of our two recommended luxury hotels, Hampi Boulders, or The Hyatt Place. Once settled in, take in the exotic smells and sights of Paan Supaari Street, dedicated to the Indian traditional snack of betel leaf filled with a mixture of chopped or coarsely ground areca nuts and spices. Finish off with a visit to Matanga Hill, famous for its stunning views.

Day 8
Hampi, India
The Hyatt Place Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is a particular trip highlight: you’ll get to check out the vibrant cultural extravaganza that is Hampi Utsava, which showcases local dance and music. After the festival fun, visit some of Hampi’s most revered temples and ancient ruins to get a feel for the city’s history.

Day 9
Hampi, India
The Hyatt Place Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Did you know that Hampi is a haven for rock climbers? Get in on the fun today, scaling the city’s granite boulders and crags ranging from 13 to 197 feet. Your private guide will teach you the basics, and will help you master the rock climbing technique, so that you can reach new heights in no time!

Day 10
Mumbai, India
None Breakfast

On your final day of your Central India itinerary, fly to Mumbai and check-in for your flight to your next destination.

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VIP Arrival

Upon arrival and disembarkation of your flight a Remote Lands representative will assist you with your luggage, escort you through immigration and customs formalities and introduce you to your private guide.

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Journey from Mumbai's Bollywood scene to the historic temples of Hampi via the Old Town of Hyderabad and the palaces of Bangalore. Our 11-day luxurious Central India Cultural Highlights itinerary takes you throughout the fascinating heart of this incredible, diverse country.


  •     Stay in some of India’s most luxurious, palatial hotels

  •     Rub shoulders with India’s celebrities in the world-famous Bollywood district

  •     Explore the ruins of an ancient Indian Kingdom

  •     Rock climb in the boulder paradise of Hampi

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  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
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  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

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Reviewed on: 17 Jun 2018

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