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Bean to Bar Chocolate Factory Tour
Located in Hamrapur (about 60 kms north of Mumbai), we are looking at a half day activity. We will conduct a factory tour of our brand new facility. This is a thoroughly guided tour explaining the process of bean to bar chocolate making. This is followed by chocolate tasting (different varieties from our own brand) and knowledge workshop (some theoretical knowledge on the ancient and modern history of cacao), with some hands on chocolate making. The guests will also be able to purchase our products at the end of the tour. Other things to note: - Please arrange for your round trip drop off and pick up. We are not responsible for arranging transport. - Consumption of snacks and drinks in production area is not permitted. - COVID protocols will be in place at the factory. - Photography is permitted but at limited locations in the factory. Note: Starting Sept 2022, the factory tour will be chargeable with a nominal fee. Our guests will receive a chocolate bar of their choice against this fee, after they finish the factory visit.
Guided Full Mumbai Sightseeing Tour in Air Con Car
Join me with one of the must things to do in Mumbai, definitely the full Mumbai city sightseeing tour. My sightseeing tour makes it unique because it's an all inclusive tour, where you don't need to spend anything extra. I will meet you at the Gateway of India. We will use an air condition vehicle thoroughly the tour. I will take you to all the tourist places of the city also explore the hidden part of the city. After the tour I will drop you back to the starting point. Here is the itinerary of my city sightseeing tour in Mumbai. Victoria Train Station, Municipal Corporation Office, Maharashtra Police Head Quarters, Gateway of India, Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Sasoon Dock, Indian Military Area, Afghan Church, Dhobhi Ghat, Flora Fountain, Shane Watson Hotel, Oval Cricket Ground, Mumbai University, Big Ben Clock of India, Bombay High Court, Nariman Point, City Parliament, Governor's House, Churchgate Railway Station, Marine Drive, Girgaun Chowpatty, Jain Temple, Hanging Garden, Kamla Nehru Park, Gandhiji's House Of Mumbai, Mahalakshmi Race-Course, Colaba Causeway - Street shopping of souvenirs for friends, Crawford Market - Spice Market, Pets Market, Dry-fruits Market.
Maka Di Brewery Tour-The Tasting Package
Time Duration: 1.5 Hours In case any change in time, please contact at: 9356445592 A knowledgeable enthusiastic guide at your service giving you an unforgettable tour of the place where you are consumed in our craft beer world. At the brewery, guests will have a first time experience looking at ingredients that go into the making of Our Astronomically Good Beer. You also get the chance to have a conversation with the brewers and the research team who are the stars of the show. The Latambarcem brewery tour is a once in a lifetime experience. Surrounded by lush fields, woods, meadows and streams with the foothills of the Western Ghats over yonder, the experience of soaking in the setting of our brewery adds to the uniqueness of your Goa experience. Experiences at the brewery tour includes: -Welcome kit -Get to converse with the Brewers and the Research Team -Get to see and feel malts and hops -See stages of the automated brewing process -Enjoy beer tasting under the amazing Goan weather. -Order delectable appetizers paired with our brews (Food on chargeable basis) With respect to the Covid-19 guidelines, our brewery is fully functional now and completely sanitized with other precautionary measures taken for the safety of our employees and guests. REQUIREMENTS: Wear shoes.
Monsoon Sea-side Exploratory Trail
Our meeting point is Keri Beach - the Northernmost tip of Goa with the Arabian sea on the west and the state of Maharashtra in the north. After warm welcome followed by a briefing of your day with us, we will head out on an exploration of the vast Paliyem Platue at a leisurely pace or one that suites your fitness level. You will experience various geographical features, starting with a short walk on the beach , trudge a thick forested slope , wander a laterite platue with a lot of vegetation and little streams during the monsoons, water break and pictures at a cliff face and then we will follow a forest stream which flows into a fresh water pond on the beach, there are several rock pools inviting us to cool off before we walk across the beach (Kollum Beach ) and then onto a hill trail with the splendid Arabian sea for company and mesmerizing vistas on the way , finally we will arrive at Keri Beach.
Mumbai-unexplored places & amazing food
Experience Mumbai's Charm with a local through Iconic food joints, bustling streets & Markets. Our food trail starts by munching flavorsome mouth watering street food. Next we head for a pleasant view of the City ; followed by walk through the by lanes of city to let you appreciate the co-existence of slums and skyscrapers living in harmony.Its time to let lose at a cool bar to enjoy a chilled beer or a drink of your choice discussing transition of old Bombay to today's Mumbai. We now head to a legendary place - my favorite in all of India for a scrumptious meal. We are not done yet - we treat ourselves with soulful Indian desserts and stroll across the Arabian sea to happily bid adieu. Other things to note Depending on your preferences for food & logistics typical spend is 10-15 USD per person.Please avoid experiences which include food & drinks for the namesake & under-deliver.My fee is not loaded with such traps; so its a fair deal you pay my fee and spend smartly what you think is best for you.
The Pinnacle Fort Hike
On an early morning, we will leave the chaos of the city and climb one of my favorite mountains near Mumbai. The mountain is home to an exciting abandoned rocky pinnacle fort & offers the best and the most authentic Maharashtrain food in the state. After only 1.5 hrs travel time from the city, we find ourselves at the base of this mountain & within the wilderness. Soon, we begin our hike and reach a tiny hill-top village that is placed midway to the summit. The village is home to a population of 200 tribal people & is accessible only on foot. This is where we will stop for a quick breakfast, some refreshments & most importantly a soothing hot cup of chai (tea) made by the tribals. After this, we will continue our hike towards the 2300 ft summit after climbing numerous hand-carved bastion rock-cut steps that were carved a few centuries ago when the pinnacle was used as a fort by a number of empires. On arrival at the summit, we will relax and breathe in the majestic scenery that the pinnacle offers. For lunch, we will hike back to the village for a wholesome & scrumptious meal. After a satisfying lunch & interaction with the tribals, we will head down & travel back to the city just the way we arrived. Other things to note This is a 2.5 hr hike going up while coming down is shorter. The hike can be considered as easy to moderate grade.
Slumdog Millionaire tour of Dharavi slum in Mumbai
Join me to experience the largest slum of Asia - Dharavi. This walking tour of Dharavi slum will give you an eye opening experience. You will be able to see plastic recycling, aluminium recycling, leather industries, clothing manufacturers, soap factories, residential area's, pottery art & many more. You will be able to get interact with the locals of the slum. This slum tour will show you the reality of Dharavi slum. Looking forward to show you my slum.
Premium pet-friendly guided kayak tours in Chapora river
Hi globe trotter! Join me on the most picturesque kayaking experience in the backwaters of river Chapora --- a calm,little-known river, yet home to unique fauna and birds. We walk by the river as we sip on some freshly picked tender coconut water before we start kayaking in one of the cleanest river waters in the country. We watch birds fly and fish jump out of the water almost always in this pure ,untouched hinterland experience of a lifetime,leaving you yearning for more of a Goa that you never knew existed. The trail is easy and short,lasting around 2 hours. While kayaking is a fairly easy exercise in the calm backwaters, interested children and senior citizens can enjoy this activity in absolute safety with me in government licensed kayaks and safety equipment , accompanying you throughout.
A walk through Sasoon Docks
We will begin with visiting one of the oldest & biggest fishing colonies in Mumbai - Sassoon Dock. Here we will witness how hundreds of Mumbaikars start their day & earn their daily livelihood. We will see the cleaning & peeling of prawns, the ice factories for the fishing boats, a live fish auction, an actual fishing boat & many more activities. It is an absolute vibrant & buzzing place which is a great way to start your day & tour.
Cooking & Eating Indian food with Rita
[Kids are welcome to join] We will together prepare and eat a complete vegetarian Indian meal - which will have: 1. Appetizer 2. Curries + Indian Bread (Roti) 3. Rice 4. Dal (Pulses) 5. Drink 6. Dessert The exact menu would be based on what vegetables are available fresh and your preferences. You will get hands-on experience preparing the meal with help from me and will learn about the origins of the dish they're preparing, the spices they're using and several possible variations you can try later at home. We will all then sit and eat together and you can ask me any and all questions about Mumbai, India or anything at all! Other things to note Please let me know in advance in case of: 1. Any allergies 2. Any specific request for recipes (I will try my best to accommodate this)
Indian Cooking Class & Spice Market Tour with Akasha
We will meet at my home and we will involve ourselves in cooking activity. While cooking I will be sharing a lot of information about cooking and our culture. We will prepare traditional Indian dishes. Mushroom Tikka Masala Mushrooms marinated in a yogurt sauce with herbs and spices and baked, then served in a cooked tomatoes gravy Onion Pakoda Onions dipped in a batter made from gram flour and spices and served with salsa. Mint Chutney Palak Paneer Fresh paneer serves in a thick paste made from puréed spinach and seasoned with garlic and other spices. Special Jeera Rice. After everything is prepared we will sit together and eat later I would take around to show you my neighborhood Other things to note If you need anything special write in advance. I also have vegan option. Facebook project page Akasha Cooking Class
The other side of Mumbai!!
We will start at the Cuffe Parade community where we will not only experience but also participate in the daily activities of Mumbaikars. We will start at the laundry market (Dhobi Ghat). Next, we will help some families in filling their daily water supply, interact with local people & also visit a house which will give you an idea as to how people live happily together in the smallest of houses. We will end the tour with some local tea or fresh coconut water. Be ready to receive lots of smiles & greetings during this entire tour!! Other things to note During the monsoons (June to September), please carry an umbrella / raincoat. As the community could get muddy incase of heavy rain, please wear appropriate footwear. We do not recommend slippers! We recommend to be appropriately dressed. (No shorts / slevelees tops)
Hike to the Hidden Gem of Pune
These days its hard to find some quality time with nature. I will take you to a trail in Baner Hills (one of the highest point within the city limits, with an elevation of 2224 ft) where you can experience the nature and I will take you to the point where you can see great views of Pune City. Also I will show you how humans can protect and preserve the natural habitats in this modern time. It's a moderate trek around 2-3 KM which anybody can do including kids. It will take minimum 2 hours to experience this depends on your speed so there is no time limit and you can spend a few hours with the peace and quite of the forests all while still being within the buzzing city.
Walking tour of historic Old Nashik
The old city of Nashik is a treasure trove for visitors who are looking for an adventure deep down the history lane. We will start our tour in Panchwati, at the iconic Kala Ram Temple, where I will not only talk about this particular temple but also introduce you to the basics of Indian temple architecture. We will take the narrow lane, which will take us to Ramkund, the world-famous site of Kumbh Mela. I will narrate the mythological and ritualistic importance of this place. We will take a stroll along river Godawari and see many more heritage sites like NaRo Shankar Shiva Temple, Sundar Narayan Temple, Gora Ram Temple, and the ghaat constructed along the river. We will stop at the most Instagram-worthy places along the way. We will take one of the oldest bridges of Nashik to cross over to the Old Town part where we will see Bhandi Bazaar (vessel market) and visit SarkarWada museum located in a 18th-century building. This building is in the heart of Saraf Bazaar (jewelry market), where we will spend some time taking photos. Note: Please book a Wednesday afternoon slot to experience the vibrant farmer's market at the ghaat. This part of the old town is famous for old shops and beautiful wadas (residential complexes) unique to this part of the country. We end our tour with a cup of steaming hot tea.
Cooking class & Authentic Indian Meal
We shall start this experience with a cool and refreshing glass of seasonal drink. Make yourself comfortable while we chat a little and relish some local appetizers I would have prepared for you. After you have made yourself comfortable, we shall put out aprons on and get cooking. We would be learning 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 salad. The class will last for 70-90minutes. You would be surely hungry by now, so we would head to the dining area to relish the local delicacies that I have cooked for you. All the food would be cooked using local ingredients and filtered water. The food would be served in a traditional manner, in a Thali. Other things to note My home is around 45mins from South Mumbai and 10 mins from the International airport by car. The meal experience will happen at my family home and would be very authentic.