Indian royal wine tour

India, ASIA

Wine has a storied history in India from the introduction of grapevines to the Indus Valley civilization in 5,000 BC to the introduction of Port by the Portuguese in Goa. The wine industry has blossomed in the past few decades, however especially in the delightful grape-growing regions of Nashik, Pune and Bangalore. On this wine tour in India, sip some of the best vintages available on the subcontinent while also getting to see the vibrant culture and history of this amazing country.

8 Nights & 9 Days

Wine has been made in India for as many as 5,000 years. It was the early European travelers to the courts of the Mughal emperors Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who reported tasting wines from the royal vineyards. Red Wines were made from the Arkesham Grape and White Wine from Arkawati and Bhokry Grapes.

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Nasik

Nasik is Situated on the banks of the sacred Godavri River; the city of Nasik is a perfect amalgamation of the old & new, the sacred & the intoxicating experiences. Perched at an altitude of 565 meter above the sea level, the city of Nasik revolves around the religious celebrations & fine wine. Home to fabulous temples & the oh-so-popular Kumba Mela, Nasik is pilgrimage center of the Hindus. Steeped in rich cultural heritage, this city got its name from the great epic - Ramayana. The city with remarkable structures of historical importance it is interspersed by temples, forts, and industrial units. Besides, it is India’s top wine growing region, which gives birth to a very nice little wine – tourism industry.

Bangalore

The name Bangalore encompasses so many sobriquets like Garden City, Silicon Valley of India, Pub City and so on. One of the prettiest cities in India, known for its salubrious climate all year round, Bangalore is bestowed with tall tree lined streets & several parks adding to its greenery, hence it’s rightly called 'Garden City'. The wine tour in Bangalore is a lovely way to spend time and learn about the art of winemaking.

List of Not Included items for your package:

  • Visa on Arrival
  • Medical Insurance
  • Any meals not specified above
  • Any items of personal nature such as tips, Porterage, laundry, telephone bills, minibar etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the “Inclusions column”
  • Optional Tours.
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  • Day 1:Arrive Mumbai
    Today, visit some of the famous monuments in Mumbai which originally built by the British for trade purposes, Mumbai has long been the Gateway to India for travelers. In fact, that is the name of the monument that was built to mark the visit of King George and Queen Mary. Today, Mumbai is the bustling commercial hub of the country.

  • Day 2: Mumbai
    Take a morning excursion by boat to Elephanta Island, where you’ll explore the ancient cave temples noted for their sculpted panels. Later, sample the many flavors of Mumbai on a tour, including visits to the Prince of Wales Museum, iconic Marine Drive, the Dhobi Ghat, the outdoor laundry, the famed Victoria Terminus and more.

  • Day 3: Mumbai – Nasik
    Drive to Nasik, a religious pilgrimage site that is bursting with energy. It is said that Rama-the protagonist of the famous epic Ramayana-lived here with his wife Sita, and as such it is considered a sacred place. It also happens to be the center of India’s burgeoning wine industry. Tour the city today, before setting off to explore the 2000 year old Pandav Caves.

  • Day 4:Nasik – Sula Vineyards – Nasik
    After breakfast, drive to Sula Vineyards in Nasik. Nasik is an ideal setting for growing grapes-on par with the winegrowing areas of Australia and Spain; and Sula takes full advantage of this auspicious location. Started in 1997, Sula’s white wines were almost immediately recognized as some of the best in India. Since then, the winery has become a leader in sustainable winemaking.

  • Day 5:Nasik – Pune

    Make your way to Pune today, which was once the locus of power for the Brahmin Peshwa family until the British conquered it in the 19th century.

    Before you arrive here, though, you’ll stop at Chateau Indage at Narayangaon, India’s oldest winery and the first sparkling wine producer here. This “champagne”-style wine is their most popular, but they export a number of their 100 wines to more than 60 nations.

  • Day 6:Pune – Fratelli Wines – Pune
    Visit Fratelli Wines, an estate covering 240 acres with 13 different French grape varieties. The wine-making here is overseen by a master of the field, from Tuscany, one of the world’s renowned wine-growing regions. If there is time then visit Pune’s Parvati Temple, the private shrine of Peshwa rulers and Aga Khan Hall.

  • Day 7: Pune – Bangalore
    Fly to Bangalore. Known as the “Garden City” because of its countless parks and tree lined avenues, Bangalore has become famous more recently as the Silicon Valley of India. Set at an altitude of over 3,000 feet, the moderate climate only adds to the allure of this city founded in the 16th century.
    Take a tour in the afternoon, including a visit to Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens, the Mysore Arts and Crafts Center, the summer palace of Tipu Sultan and the famed Bull Temple.

  • Day 8:Bangalore – Grover Vineyard – Bangalore
    Set off for Grover Vineyard, nestled in the Nandi Hills north of Bangalore. This area has become a hotbed of wine-making. Planted 2,000 feet above sea level in rich soil, the winery exclusively uses French wine grapes. After exploring this estate and tasting some of its best wines, you’ll return to Bangalore and, if there’s time, visit the Iskon Temple.

  • Day 9: Departure to your preferred destination.
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