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.
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
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!
Mann Deshi Champions Athletic
Community Meet and Greet
Learn about the Mobile Business School
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.
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If you have any questions at all please feel free to contact us using the contact form below.