Escape the hustle and bustle of Mumbai and get a glimpse of rural life in India.
Travelling by ferry, local bus and tamtam (a large rickshaw), we’ll explore the countryside to the south of Mumbai. On our way to our partner village, Chinchoti, we’ll visit several local industries and activities as well as a school, where we will learn about education
in villages. In Chinchoti we’ll stop for lunch with a local family and then walk around the village and the surrounding area.
In the afternoon we’ll visit an indigenous village, the original inhabitants of Maharastra.
Your guide will explain their history, religion, the challenges they face and how they fit into Indian society today. Throughout the tour, you will be able to talk with locals through our guide.
Experience Village Life
Learn about how the majority of Indians live, spend time with our friends in their houses, wander around the village, and enjoy the stunning views.
Get Hands On!
Depending on the season and goings-on in the village you might be asked to help plough a field, harvest rice, make bricks, fish and go for a swim. Whatever day of the week it is and whatever the weather - you'll be invited to play cricket.
Food is an essential part of the trip and the lunch in one of the villager’s homes is a highlight! You will eat what the locals eat - rice and a few vegetable dishes (possibly fish or chicken if you would like). Be prepared to eat with your hands!
Travel by Boat and Rickshaw
The travel to and from the village is much more than just getting from A to B. See country life unfold across the stunning countryside as you bump along in a rickshaw. And get an unobstructed view of some of Mumbai's most iconic sights as we return by boat.
Witness the enthusiasm of rural Indian youth and get a deeper understanding of the education system.