Wine & Bollywood tour
Gastronomy and Wine Tours
THE TOUR AT THE GLANCE
If tasting chilled wines and exploring their history is on your mind, then India is the right destination for you. Dotted with many interesting tourists destinations, vineyards and wineries, undertaking a wine tour to the country is worth it as you can get visit some of the world-famous vineyards, sip some of the finest wines and explore the beauty of the place.
We offer exclusive 10 nights and 11days Wine & Bollywood Tour to India where you can visit some of the finest vineyards of Bangalore, Pune, Nashik and Aurangabad also get a chance to take a tour to the Bollywood state of India i.e. Mumbai. Our tour is designed for all travel freaks who wanted to taste the finest Indian wines Experience an ultimate wine tour in India with us and have a good time by surveying unique wineries and tasting some of the finest wines. Our wine tour will take you to some great Indian wineries to enjoy the most popular wines and learn all their making and other interesting facts. And explore the beautiful Mumbai state of India that is always dipped in Bollywood fever. Take a look at our India’s Wine & Bollywood Tour itinerary for a better understanding of the proceeding routes.
EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR JOURNEY
- Visit the major tourist hotspots of Mumbai include the Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Gardens, Juhu Beach and Marine Drive.
- Visit hot spots such as Dhobi Ghat, Victoria Terminus Station and See the wealth of spices at Crawford Market, and Gateway of India
- Ride the Ferry at Gateway of India
- Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri – Explore These Marvels
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Marvel At The Architecture
- Learn all about Bollywood, from the silent era to the modern age
- Involve in a dance show which is based on Bollywood dance
- Visit the famous Ajanta caves
- Explore a World Heritage Site called Ellora Caves
- Highly Knowledgeable English Speaking Guide.
- Vineyard tour with wine tasting in Bangalore & Nashik
- Explore various places such as Pune, Nashik, etc. to visit the various popular wineries in these cities.
- With us, you will also be able to visit the various grape farms and see how grape farming is actually done.
- Try York Wines paired with Indian food at the Cellar Door restaurant
- Visit Lalbagh Glass House – Glamorous And Elegant in Bangalore
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Arrive Mumbai, After completing immigration and custom formalities, meet our representative at the arrival gate. After introductions, you will be transferred to the hotel.
Mumbai -Mumbai, India’s financial capital, is fondly called the ‘City of Dreams’. It is home to the second-largest movie industry in the world – Bollywood – and contains some of the most famous landmarks in India.
Today begin your city tour of Mumbai with Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. See the Dhobi Ghat, the largest open-air laundry in the world – an incredible sight. Just before lunch, stop by the Victoria Terminus to witness the dabbah-wallahs arrive and begin delivery of over 10,000 lunches to downtown businessmen. visit Prince of Wales Museum with exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections - Art, Archaeology and Natural History
Then proceed to the Bollywood world from behind the curtains by having a trip to movie studio VFX. You can visit live shooting set; can get a view of filming at shooting set, look at the behind-the-scenes, watch out the technicians at work and activities of movie making. Get a chance to look into the star’s make-up rooms and take a photo with the Bollywood actor. Join the dance show and enjoy lunch in a good restaurant.
Today, proceed to the Elephanta caves. These caves are located on an island that is situated few miles away from the Gateway of India and can be reached by boarding a ferry. The Elephanta caves comprise of seven caves of which Mahesh Murti cave is of great importance. This rock-cut cave temple is dedicated to lord Shiva. In this cave Lord Shiva is shown as a creator, protector and destroyer. After the visit to these caves return to the hotel
Then make a short stop at the Hanging Gardens perched above Malabar Hill - these terraced gardens providing a beautiful, panoramic view of the Arabian Sea were laid out in the early 1880s and pass by the Tower of Silence, on which the Parsis place their dead. Continue to Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach and Malabar Hill. Take a walk in the bustling Crawford Market
Today, transfer to the Mumbai airport to board a flight to Aurangabad. Upon arrival, meet our representative who will escort you to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit Ellora caves- (Closed on Tuesdays).Located 30 Kms from Aurangabad, Ellora Caves is a stunning example of stone carved architecture. The 34 caves have beautiful iconography and workmanship reflecting the three main religious groups of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism. See the beautiful sculpture of Buddha, the Hindu god Shiva and exquisite craftsmanship of deities. On the way back visit Daulatabad Fort, a labyrinthine structure that was once covered in Persian tiles.
After visit return to City then visit Bibi ka Maqbara- The Dakhani Taj (Taj Mahal of the Deccan) is the most important Mughal monument in the Deccan region. It was built as a tomb for Bibi Rabia Daurani, the wife of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb.
Enjoy a day excursion to Ajanta Caves (Closed on Mondays). Nestling in an inner fold of the Sahyadri hills, 100 kms from the city of Aurangabad in the shape of a mammoth horse shoe, are the 30 rock-hewn caves of Ajanta, dating from 2nd century B.C. Discovered in 1819, by a group of British Officers, this complex is a home of more than 200 monks and artisans. Inside, the caves are richly decorated with frescoes and intricate sculptures that are regarded as masterpieces
Today, drive to Nashik, Wine Capital of India , upon arrival check in at Hotel
Afternoon to visit Pandavleni Caves: These are a group of 24 caves carved between the 1st century BCE and the 3nd century CE, though additional sculptures were added up to about the 6th century, reflecting changes in Buddhist devotional practices. Trimbakeshwar Temple: Counted as the holiest temple of India, the Trimbakeshwar Temple houses one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas, a form of Lord Shiva.
Full day visit to York & Sula Winery. First, we will visit Sula Winery.
Sula Vineyards is located to the west of Nashik, close to Gangapur Dam. Travellers visiting Sula Vineyards can enjoy Sulafest held here in February & March every year.
Lunch (Indian food at the Cellar Door restaurant) the next winery to visit is York Winery, which occupies seven acres of vineyards overlooking the Gangapur Dam. This York Winery centre of attention on producing fruity and dry wines, rather than sweet wines. York Winery produce wines such as Sauvignon blanc, chenin blanc, rose, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon, etc. It is also a great sunset destination for the travellers. Later in the evening return back to Nashik
Morning hours today will be kept at your leisure. Breakfast will be served at the hotel after which we would drive Pune, On our way to we would stop at Omar Khayyam Vineyard at Narayangaon. It kick-started the Indian wine revolution in the 1980s with a surprisingly appetizing method. Traditional fizz sold on the local market as Marquise de Pompadour but exported with considerable success as Omar Khayyam. Chateau Indage also sells a range of still wines on the domestic market under the names Riviera. Upon arrival check in at Hotel
Afternoon You will visit The Majestic Aga Khan Palace - Built in 1892 by Sultan Aga Khan, this palace is one of the most majestic landmarks, not just Pune, but also the entire country. Initially created as a safe space for the poor of the city, who at that time were dealing with the devastating aftermath of a flood, it now functions as a museum and memorial commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s life
Optional : Experience Pune’s Famous Tandoori Chai : something that is singularly unique to Pune. the process is quite simple. First, earthen clay pots (or kullhads as they are more commonly known) are kept in a tandoor where they are roasted. Then, the semi-brewed tea is poured into one of those kullhads, where it is fully brewed. After the chai has sizzled, it’s poured in another kullhad and served piping hot with a distinct smokey flavour.
Today, tranbsfer to airport to board flight for Bangalore, upon arrival you will meet our representative and transfer to Hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit Bangalore City: Visit The Lalbagh, the botanical garden spread over 240 acres and having a wide variety of exotic trees and plants. Visit Tipu Sultan’s Palace – dating back to 1790 and made mostly out of wood, it was used as the summer residence of the legendary ruler Tipu Sultan. Continue to visit the Bull temple believed to have been constructed in the 16th-century it has been carved out of a single granite block. The tour gives you an opportunity to drive past the Government Secretariat, VidhanSoudha (Legislature building).
Today excursion tour to Grover Vineyards- Grover Vineyards is situated at the foothill of Nandi Hills, which is approx 50 kms from Bangalore. It was established in 1988 by Mr. Kanwal Grover and Mr. Georges Vesselle with a view of breathing fresh life into the stagnant wine drinking culture in India. In 1988, nine varieties that responded well to Indian conditions were planted on an industrial scale on 40 acres of land at the outskirts of Bangalore. Presently, Grover Vineyards has over 400 acres under this plantation. Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier are the two white wines & Rosé wine is another variant on offer from Grover Vineyards. Here, you have a chance to get an actual experience of the winemaking process. Starting from the vineyard where a brief history of wines and cultivation is provided, it provide opportunity to leisurely walk around the surroundings and to take photographs, later move to the winery where detailed information regarding crushing, filtering, processing and packaging is provided. After this move to the barrel room where real, imported oak barrels full of La Réserve lie in wait. Here you can taste different varieties of wine. After lunch & exploring the Vineyard, drive back to Bangalore. Evening is free for own activities.
Breakfast at Hotel, rest of the daya t leisure & check out 1200 Hrs noon
Later in time transfer to airport to board international flight back home
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST
- Accommodation for total 10 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Extra Meals : Two Lunch
- Transfers, sightseeing and excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Vehicle
- English speaking local guide for sightseeing as per program
- Highly Knowledgeable English Speaking Guide during Vineyard tour
- All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program.
- Return ferry transfer to Elephanta Caves in Mumbai.
- Half-day Bollywood tour with lunch at a restaurant
- Wine tasting in Nashik and Bangalore
- Our representative for assistance on arrival and departure at the airport.
- All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
- Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.
TOUR COST WILL NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES
- International / Domestic Airfare
- Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
- Meals not mentioned
- All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
- Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
- Camera/video fees at monuments
- Communication costs
- Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like a natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or a last-minute change of timings, etc.
- Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".
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