Places Visited: Aurangabad, Ajanta & Ellora Caves, Maheshwar, Mandu, Indore, Bhopal, Sanchi, Mumbai
A brace of six UNESCO World Heritage sites feature on this journey from Mumbai into the heart of the central India. The region is among the longest continually inhabited places in the world, with Buddhist monuments dating back 2,400 years, and prehistoric cave paintings to the very dawn of human settlement in Asia. Every day of the trip features at least one archaeological wonder, whether the ancient murals of Ajanta, the awesome cave temples of Ellora or the Afghan tombs of medieval Mandu. You also get to stay in a functioning royal palace on the Narmada River, watch silk weavers at work in a 17th century mansion, and experience the intensity of three Indian cities with great historical pedigrees: Mumbai, Indore and Bhopal.