Reserve your place in history

Be one of the first 12 people on an Atma Journey


Come immerse yourself in the colour and culture of Maharashtra, India.

Travel with the community and see India the way they see it.

Learn about the history and understand the culture.

Reservation Deposit

Remaining ticket price of $2,690 due by October 29, 2017

Reserve Seat

What is included?

  • 3 nights stay in luxurious big family-style houses
  • 3 nights stay in gorgeous mountainous organic farmhouse
  • 3 nights in comfortable homes
  • Optional 1 night comfortable camping with nomadic shepherds
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners cooked and prepared by our own local cooks from locally sourced ingredients.
  • Sightseeing and excursions as specified in the itinerary including all options, inclusive of entrance and park fees
  • Airport transfers and all on-ground transport
  • English speaking guides both local and Australian including the Founder of Atma, Alex Carpenter.
  • Indian government service tax of 4.5%
  • Flights not included


We know that some people want to do everything whereas others want to experience a few particular things. Throughout the journey there will be multiple options for you to tailor your experience to exactly what you want. You can see what options are listed in each day below.



27th, 28th & 29th January 2018

You will fly into Mumbai and get your first taste of what this majestic country has to offer. Once you get settled in we will all meet up and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime.

*Options while in Mumbai


Discover South Mumbai by Cycling

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Explore the ancient Elephanta Caves


Learn about Dharavi Slum


30th, 31st January 2018

On the way from Mumbai to Mhaswad we have the option to stop by Pune and explore Aga Khan Palace, Osho Teerth Gardens, Jungli Maharaj Temple or Shaniwar Wada Fort. While in Mhaswad we have the unique and rare opportunity to meet with one of the most inspiring organisations in the world, Mann Deshi Bank & Foundation. Their work has been recognised by the World Bank, Barack Obama and Harvard University. Their founder has graced the TED stage 3 times already. This is truely a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Mann Deshi Champions Athletic 


An economist, farmer, and activist, Chetna Sinha works for social change in some of the poorest and most drought-stricken areas of rural India. She is the founder and the current president of the Mann Deshi Mahila Bank, a micro-enterprise development bank. Mann Deshi's clients are from low-income group women with incomes averaging INR 40 (USD 1) per day.

Community Meet and Greet

In this talk, Chetna Gala Sinha talk about her how her love for animals got her to start a cattle camp, where farmers who are in need of water and fodder for their animals can bring their animals at the camp.

Learn about the Mobile Business School

In her very personal and touching story, Chetna speaks about how she got involved in a community of powerful women who tought her how to be strong against a system. She was able to build a finance system for indian women that completely changed the narrative on the perception of self esteem, society with woman and being a female entrepreneur in India.

Chasing the Monsoon

1st February 2018

We will have the extremely rare chance to meet and stay with the nomadic shepherds of the area and experience their way of living.


2nd February 2018

Bamnoli is deep within the Kas area of Maharashtra which is at the top of the Western Ghats, the oldest mountain range in India with some of the best biodiversity in the world.



3rd & 4th February 2018

Panchgani is a well kept secret outside of India, locals know this place well but foreigners very rarely get the chance to take in this majestic sights. Placed at the top of the Western Ghats mountain range this area has a huge amount to offer.

*Options while in Panchgani

Learn about local organic farming, Yoga in the mountains, Parsi Point, Wilson Point, Dhobi Waterfall and many more.


Return to Mumbai

5th February 2018


Throughout the trip you will get a genuinely immersive experience. This includes all the accommodation. Some nights we will have our own rooms with an ensuite and other nights we will be sharing a room with one other. Rest assured all the accommodation has been selected in order to give you the best nights sleep.

Where is the money going?

Reservation Deposit

Remaining ticket price of $2,690 due by October 29, 2017

Reserve Seat

If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us using the contact form below.

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