Nashik is well-known for its famous Vineyards in India-- Sula Vineyards, Nashik Grover Vineyards, Vallonne Vineyards, Soma Vineyards and Fratelli Wines, House d'Ori Vineyards, Manor Indage Vineyards, Four Seasons Vineyards, Charosa Vineyards and Fratelli Winery. Come experience and learn about the grapes grown there, how the wines got their specific names; how white and red wine is processed and bottled separately etc.
Most well-known Vineyards in Nashik and wines from India are Sula Vineyards, Grover Vineyards, Vallonne Vineyards, Soma Vineyards and Fratelli Wines. Sula Vineyards. Grover Vineyard. House d'Ori Vineyards. Manor Indage Vineyards. Four Seasons Vineyards. Charosa Vineyards. Fratelli Winery.
Day 01: Mumbai – Nashik (Approx Distance 180 km/ approx travel time 5 hrs)///Pune – Nashik (Approx Distance 210 km/ approx travel time 6 hrs)
Have you ever wondered how the wine in your glass was made and got its taste?? You are just going to explore the origin, making and then tasting of the wine. Morning you will be driven to Nashik – one of the holiest city in India, where Kumbh Mela is organized every 12 years. You will discover the historical site of Jainism by visiting Pandav Leni Caves. Dating back to 01st and 02nd century, These Jain Caves are cut from Single Solid Rock and served as the accommodation for Jain Bhikshus (ascetics) and have the beautiful sculpture of Jain Thirthankaras and Lord Buddha. You will not be able to stop yourself from wondering about the sheer labour which would have gone into building these expansive caves by cutting the hard rock without the use of any machinery. You will also be amazed to see the excellent water management system here.
You will continue to drive to reach SULA Vineyards – the origin of the famed Sula Wines. Arrive and check in at Beyond – India’s First vineyard resort. The afternoon will be at leisure to explore the resort or just relax. Stay will be at Vineyards. (D)
Day 02: Nashik – Wine Tour (understanding wines)
Today you will start on the journey of exploring the making of wines. You will first see the vineyards where the grapes of different varieties are grown which go into the making of the wines of different aroma and tastes. While you are mesmerized by the sight of beautiful green valleys of the vineyards where grapes in neatly lined rows are grown, the local guide will uncover the mystery of the journey of wine from grapes to the bottle. Visit the winery where the grapes are crushed, processed and converted into the fine tasting wines. You will then proceed to The Tasting Room, India’s first atop the vineyard providing a perfect ambience to appreciate and know more about wines. Wine appreciation/evaluation is done by understanding a wine through its colour, aroma, flavour, texture and body. The Wine tasting session will help you broaden your horizons on wine by demonstrating how to differentiate and characterize a wine. It will also help you know how to pair food and wine, how to serve wines or how to know which wine is perfect for gifting.
You also get a chance to buy some of the memorabilia including tee shirts, stemware, ice buckets and also the best of Sula Wines.
Stay will be at Vineyards. (B)
Day 03: Nashik – Mumbai Approx Distance 180 km/ approx travel time 5 hrs)/ Nashik- Pune ( Approx Distance 210 km/ approx travel time 6 hrs)
The morning will be at leisure. You will have an option of visiting Triambakeshwar temple – one out of the 12 jyotirlingas located some 30 km away. The extraordinary feature of the Jyotirlinga located here is its three faces embodying Lord Brahma, Lord Vishnu and Lord Rudra.
River Godavari is believed to be the Ganges which has been brought to this place by Rishi Gautam by performing Worship of Lord Shiva so as he can wash his sins by bathing into it. Pleased with his prayers Lord Shiva granted him his wish and thus River Ganges originated as River Godavari at Brahmagiri Mountain, where Trimbakeshwar temple is located.
You will check out in the afternoon enriched with experiences and knowledge to leave back to Mumbai/ Pune (B)
Accommodation with private facilities on Twin/ Double occupancy room
Transfers and sightseeing by Air Condition Car as per the itinerary
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
Tour of Vineyard and Wine tasting.
Entrance fee to the monuments as per the Program. (one visit per monument)
Services of local English speaking tour guide during the sightseeing/excursions
Bottled Mineral water every day (during drives and sightseeing only)
Assistance with arrival and departure transfers.
All applicable & current taxes
Any international or domestic airfares
Train fares other than specified in the what's included section
Airport taxes, visa & passport fees
Extra baggage charges
Early check-in or late checkout
Meals other than specified in the what's included section
Tips & gratuities
Travel & medical insurance
Camera & video permits
Expenses incurred due to flight/train cancellation or delay
Any expense of a personal nature, like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, mini bar, postage etc
Any optional excursion or tour
Entry charges at monuments/forts etc
Any other expense not mentioned in the what's included section