( 08 DAYS / 07 NIGHTS )
Day 1: Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai International airport. On arrival met and transfer to the hotel. Later visit Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum (closed on Monday), Dhobhi Ghat, Victoria terminus and Marine drive (if time permits). Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Mumbai - Pune
After breakfast at the hotel drive to Pune. Shivaji, the great Maratha leader, was raised in Pune, which was granted to his grandfather in 1599. The land forts and the sea forts stand in testimony of the glory of Raja Shivaji till date. Upon arrival check in at hotel. In the afternoon proceed for short city tour of Pune visiting Parvati Temple and Agha Khan Hall.
Day 3: Pune – Narayangaon – Nasik
After buffet breakfast drive to Nasik (205 KMS/ 5 HRS) en-route visiting Omar Khayyam vineyard at Narayangaon (75 KMS/ 1.5 HRS from Pune) Chateau Indage in the high Sahyadri Valley of western Maharashtra . 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. Arrive at Nasik - A delightful town, usually bustling with fervent crowds, is a classic mélange of the past and the present. On arrival proceed for check in at your hotel. Your hotel is situated in Soma Vineyard village. Take a tour of Soma Vineyard. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Nasik - Sula Vineyard - Nasik
After buffet breakfast you would be driven Sula Vineyards. Enjoy tour of Sula winery followed by a wine tasting session every hour, starting from 11:30 am with the last one starting at 6:30 pm. Each tour and tasting session together takes about 45 minutes. The tour comprises of a visit around the Sula estate (Crushing pad, Tank Hall, Barrel Room etc.) and the tasting includes a set selection of wines in our charming ‘Tasting Cellar’. It includes an exclusive tour + a seated tasting on the deck of 6 wines paired with a cheese platter.
Day 5: Nasik - Mumbai
After breakfast leisurely drive to Mumbai. On arrival check-into the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Mumbai - Bangaluru
After breakfast on time transfer to airport to board flight to Bangaluru. On arrival met and transfer to the hotel. Later guided visit to Lalbagh, Tipu Sultan Palace, Vidhan Sabha and Bull temple. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bangaluru - Grover Vineyard - Bangaluru
After buffet breakfast drive on a full day excursion to Grover Vineyard that is located at the foothill of Nandi Hills (40 KMS/ 01 HRS). In 1988, Grover Vineyards was established on 40 acres of land at the foot of the Nandi Hills on the outskirts of Bangalore when; Kanwal K. Grover along with Kapil Grover took on the task of reviving wine drinking in India. Here nine varieties that responded well to Indian conditions were planted on an industrial scale. Today, Grover Vineyards has over 200 acres under plantation. Unlike other wine makers in India today, Grover Vineyards is the only company that shuns ordinary table grapes, while exclusively using only French wine grapes, selected from the original thirty-five varieties of the Vitis Vinifera species.
Day 8: Bangaluru - Onward destination/sweet home
After breakfast day free at leisure for own activities/last minute packaging and some rest. In evening on time transfer to Bangaluru International airport to board flight to Sweet Home.
Hotels Envisaged are:
Mumbai-----------The Emarald or similar
Pune---------------Hyatt or similar
Nashik------------Soma Vine village or similar
Bangalore-------St. Marks or similar
Any international airfare/trainfare, VISA fee, Entrance fee, Camera/Video Camera fee, if any. Any tips/gratuities to hotel/service staff, Portage, any expenditure of personal nature viz. alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages, internet/fax/telephone usage, laundry, shopping or any other item not specifically mentioned in “Inclusion” column above.
Please refer the below Prime days Calendar for 2017.
|Prime Days Calendar for 2017|
|From||To||Day & Date||Ocassion|
|26th Jan||29th Jan||26th, Thursday||Republic Day|
|24th Feb||26th Feb||24th, Friday||Mahashivratri|
|11th Mar||13th Mar||13th, Monday||Holi|
|13th Apr||16th Apr||Ambedkar Jayanti|
|29th Apr||1st May||1st, Mon||May day|
|24th June||26th June||26th, Mon||Ramzan Id|
|12th Aug||20th Aug||14th Fri||Janmashtami|
|15th Aug||Independence Day|
|17th Aug||Parsi NY|
|25th Aug||27th Aug||25th Fri||Ganesh Chaturthi|
|29th Sep||2nd Oct||2nd, Mon||Dussehra & Gandhi Jayanti|
|13th Oct||22nd Oct||Diwali Week|
|1st Dec||3rd Dec||1st, Fri||Eid - E- Milad|
|Christmas & New Years|
|22nd Dec||1st Jan||Christmas & NY|