Maharashtra 3 day tour, India

Price
205 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Duration
3 Days
Type
Small group
Vouchers
Not Accepted
More info
Small group tour/customisable!
Make enquiry

Description of Maharashtra 3 day tour, India

Price information

205 excluding flights
Convert currency:
Small group tour/customisable!
Make enquiry

Check dates

For departure dates contact us on 01273 823 700

Travel guides

History
History holidays suffer from an image problem. They conjure up a picture of a sedate older crowd crammed into coaches, ticking off a list of antiquity...
India
Some people are overwhelmed the minute they pick up their first India travel guide. But India is not a monster that needs to be tackled or tamed. It i...

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

On this tour, we make an effort to minimise our carbon footprint by avoiding fights. We use train travel on this trip. We also use local rikshaws on this trip. For 2 rides we need to use local car transfer on this trip. Our accommodation partner in this tour supports the green initiative (Ellora Heritage Resort).

We also provide reusable, refillable bottles to each guest and we encourage them to refill at filter water stations in Hotels/Homestays/Restaurants.

We partner with hotels which have green initiatives, the Ellora Heritage Resort for example is moving towards becoming carbon neutral with the installation of solar panels, hybrid cars, water filters, growing its own food to ensure a farm to table approach in the restaurant - they've planted hundreds of trees. They also have plans in the works to install a permaculture food forest as well as a bamboo thicket for making biochar.

Additionally, our company uses 100% recycled paper for all our print products. This does not only include brochures, hand-outs and feedback forms but also envelopes and carry bags. We have recently transitioned from using paper feedback forms after our tours to an online form. Guests fill it out using their own electronic devices.

Online through our NGO's website, we offer merchandise products after the tour that represent an upcoming green and fair-trade movement in India. For example, we sell shirts from 'No Nasties', a t-shirt label that provides 100% fair-trade and 100% organic cotton t-shirts.

People

A key feature of this tour is connecting with and understanding the local communities that you visit. Visiting a place with the intention of listening and learning is a key aspect of responsible travel in our opinion and we encourage and facilitate this as much as possible throughout the tour.

We use local small businesses and transport providers on this trip. We also use local government approved tour guides for local monuments to support the local economy. We also encourage our guests to eat, shop in small local businesses/Handicrafts to support the local economy.

The hotels we partner with on this tour have the community at their heart, for example - the Ellora Heritage Resort puts treatment of staff at its centre, with family rooms, and a programme for supporting local hotel management students.

We use 80% of the profits from this tour to support our NGO, Reality Gives. Currently, profits generated from the tours enable Reality Gives to run programs for the Dharavi (Mumbai) and Sanjay Colony (New Delhi) communities. Reality Gives is currently developing and testing several high-quality curricula and teacher training modules that we plan to make widely available for other NGOs to use. We plan to use resource sharing like this as a way to support local NGOs in a sustainable and helpful manner.

Reality Gives provides high-quality English, Computer and Life Skills classes/syllabus for vulnerable individuals, prominently young people. We also run a Teachers Training Course to ensure that not only we have the high-quality syllabus, but quality teachers (in India there is a shortfall of 600,000 teachers, and the present ones are not of good quality). In addition to this, we provide Community Centres as hubs for young people to express their creativity through a wide range of inspiring activities that children from low-income communities too often do not have access to (drama classes, dance classes, sport, for example). Our syllabi, as well as teachers training, will be available to other NGOs to use.

Since 2009, the profits from our tours have enabled Reality Gives to work with more than 8,000 young people from Dharavi and Sanjay Colony.

Popular similar holidays

Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

Golden Triangle with Ranthambore tour, India

From 1199 - 1299 11 days excluding flights

Brilliant experiences including Tigers and Temples

Kerala tailor made holiday, 11 days

Kerala tailor made holiday, 11 days

From 1349 - 1779 11 days excluding flights

Revitalize in Kerala - A most wonderful and balanced trip

Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour

Tiger tour in India, land of the Tiger tour

From 3449 - 3899 17 days including UK flights

Wildlife tour through India