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Experience life living in a rural “wada”

A homestead located on a hill top giving a 360 degree view of the area all the way up to Lonavla. Serenity, calmness, silence, the chirping of the birds, the munch of village cows chewing on wild grass, farmers working the fields and the bark of the village mongrel, welcome you here. Discover the intricacies of its organic garden, its conservation of rain water, its indigenous drip irrigation system, its architecture, its earth walls and step construction design across different levels.

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Horse Riding Weekend Stay (Near Mumbai/Pune)

Spend an adventurous weekend at the equestrian farm and get in sync with the galloping beasts! With an in-house expert for equine training sessions

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Expert Guided tour of Ajanta & Ellora

Visit Ajanta and Ellora Caves by the river Waghora and learn the history behind the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well-carved sculptures of Ellora. Adorned with beautiful sculptures, paintings and frescoes Ajanta and Ellora caves are an amalgamation of Buddhist, Jain and Hindu monuments as the complex includes both Buddhist monasteries as well as Hindu and Jain temples.

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Visit with an historian to the Karle Bhaje Caves, (Near Mumbai and Pune)

Visit with an Historian, a guided experience of Karla and Bhaja Caves are located near Lonavala, Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are regarded to be from the times of Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. Karla Caves is a perfect example of the artisanship of man as early as 80 BC.

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City Tour and Heritage Walk through Old Town (Pune)

Start your day to explore Pune city which is also known as ‘Oxford of the East’! Pune is known for its rich history, heritage, culture; it has large number of educational campus. Recently it has become the blooming technological hub of India. Drive past Pune University Main Building, Kirkee Cemetery. Visit Aga Khan Palace, memorial of Kasturba Gandhi who breathed her last here. Join a small-group walking tour of Old Pune and experience the sights, sounds, and the aromas of the vibrant city. Visit Shaniwar Wada Fort, the Copper smith's colony, the bamboo workshop and the Dagdusheth Ganpati and one of the most lively shopping bazaars.

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Paithani Weaving experience, Paithan (Near Aurangabad)

A demonstration of the art of hand weaving of a traditional Paithani & Himroo Saree Made exquisitely from silk, cotton, and silver threads, Paithani and Himroo, were originally developed as a cheaper alternative to Kam Khab (the expensive variety of brocades of silk and gold thread)

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Bidri Work Workshop, Near Aurangabad

Though the name of the handicraft “Bidri” comes from Bidar in Karnataka, it spread to different parts of the country particularly in Aurangabad in Maharashtra. Get to see artists at work, get the know-how of the intricacies, and then buy the product from artisans directly.

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Lonar Crater

Visit the only meteor crater in India with a local academic expert and take part in easy experimental tests to know the science of crater Lonar crater is believed to have been created by a meteor impact during the Ice Age approx. 50000 years ago, the lake has a unique ecosystem. You can trek down to the crater which is 2 kilometres wide and 150 meters deep.

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Cheese making factory (Near Mumbai & Pune)

Visit a farm where you will be able to experience the unique Cow Milking Process and then enjoy a visit to Cheese plant and enjoy the live experience the making of milk products.

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Traditional Lunch with Local family with talks on Indian Spices, Cooking Techniques, Pune

It will be led by the lady of the house. There is no standard menu for the meal; it is based on the season and what’s available in the market. You have two options to choose from: vegetarian or non-vegetarian. You will be introduced to the Indian spices, cooking techniques, vegetables or regional specialities used in Indian cooking. While this is not a lunch at a regular restaurant, you’ll find yourself learning a lot about Indian food because of the interactive and friendly nature of the session.

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River Rafting, Near Mumbai & Pune

At Kundalika River in Sahyadri Ranges, one can indulge in white water rafting, rappelling experiences over a barbeque meal.

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Art and Architecture Walk, Mumbai

Visit with an expert, Mumbai's Art Deco buildings along with other architectural marvels Description: Mumbai is a melting pot of architecture from different time periods. Victorian Gothic, Art Deco, Italianate there is a little bit of everything here. You can witness Art Deco buildings built by businessman pre-independence ira who travelled around the world and brought back the latest design with them. You will visit timeless Town Hall with it Greek Doric columns, Oval ground, Secretariat, University Library and Convocation Hall, Law Courts, PWD building, Post Office and Telegraph Department and historic art district of Kala Ghoda!

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Ayurvedic Retreat (Near Mumbai)

Rejuvenate on a Weekend Ayurvedic Retreat. Ayurveda is a system of natural healing that originated in India some 5000 years ago in which the body and mind are seen as the interplay of five great elements (space, air, water, earth, fire) which pervade the universe. Ayurveda helps to integrate these elements in harmony which create equilibrium of physical health, mental clarity and emotional happiness. It's a peaceful Ayurvedic Retreat where life enjoys a never-ending holiday!

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Fruit-based Vineyard Experiences (Near Pune, Mumbai & Nasik)

We offer Strawberry Wine, based in western ghats, Strawberries are grown in abundance in Mahableshwar, team Wild Berry - nature lovers, and wine connoisseurs - decided to bring Strawberry Wine to India. Another experience is Chikoo Wine, handcrafted from the Chikoo fruit, near Mumbai, first of its kind to produce pure fruit wines from native varieties. This boutique winery is located in the hilly hamlet in the outskirts of Mumbai.

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Maratha Miniature Paintings at Aundh Museum (Near Satara)

Experience the art of in Maratha Miniature Paintings with Black Swan's curated expert. Shri Bhavani Museum in Aundh, has 500 miniature paintings of the period between 15th and 19th century, with all renowned art patterns like Jaipur, Kangra, Mughal, Punjab, Bijapur, Pahadi and Maratha.

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