Amod Basole Private tour guide in Aurangābād, Mumbai, Nāshik - India

Amod Basole

Guide profile:

Hi, Since I am a science graduate from one of the most reputed colleges in India, I had other career options. But I am a guide by choice with 10 years experience in this field ( old enough to explain the ancient monuments ,but young enough to climb all the mountains involved !!!).

My favorite subjects are Buddhism, Indian Philosophy and Ancient India ( Indus Valley civilization ) and i have conducted numerous theme based tours to Mumbai , Pune, Gujrath and central India.

This state of Maharashtra has hundreds of buddhist caves at various places dating from 2nd century B.C.E. To 13th century C.E. I call this tour as ' Buddhism after Buddha'

The place where I am based, is home of the two earliest world heritage monuments in India, dated between 2nd century B.C. To 11th century A.D. The level of sophistication in these places is unparalleled in whole world at that time. I love to share my wonderment of the intricacy , architecture, philosophy, aesthetics and mythology underlying these places.

Similar to Aurangabad , city of Mumbai ( erstwhile Bombay) is also home for two world heritage monuments namely Victory terminus railway station ( now CST) part of the gargantuan transport system transporting six million people every day and Elephanta caves. I had been residing in Mumbai for more than nine years. Hence am familiar to the great city and enjoy explaining the stages of financial, sociological and architectural development of the great city,

I like meeting people and exchanging ideas. Some of the guests I have shown around have put their opinion about my guiding on Internet, just Google my name

Amod Basole and you will find their comments.

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Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars C V. R.

Amod was an excellent guide. He knew his history, had great stories and communicated really well. We gave him the largest tip of the trip.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

1) Ajanta , Ellora and Aurangabad sightseeing ( three days)

2) Mumbai , Aurangabad Ajanta Ellora Pitalkhora ( four days)

3) Ancient Buddhist monuments in Maharashtra ( upto six days)

Apart from these custom theme based tours can also be arranged

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

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Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars C V. R. 29 Dec 2017

Amod was an excellent guide. He knew his history, had great stories and communicated really well. We gave him the largest tip of the trip.

5 stars Thomas W. 02 Nov 2017

Amod was an awesome tour guide. We had two wonderful days with him exploring the amazing cave temples in Ajanta and Ellora. We also saw the mini-Taj and got the insider's walk through the lively streets of Aurangabad. It was all great and the driver was excellent as well. You will learn so much from his insights and love of India. Ask him for hotel recommendations as well.

5 stars Peter P. 16 Feb 2017

It would be difficult to rate Amod Basole highly enough: he is without doubt one of the best guides we have had in South and Southeast Asia. His English is superb. He is very well educated. His knowledge of India is extensive. He is charming, generous, and thoughtful. Our highest rating without a shadow of a doubt.

5 stars Deb H. 21 Nov 2016

My husband and I booked Amod for 2 days to visit Ajanta and Ellora and we are so glad we did! Amod is extremely knowledgeable, has a great sense of humour and speaks excellent English. In addition to his exemplary guiding skills, Amod was very helpful with securing another night's lodging when our flight was changed and having foreign currency changed. He books only skillful drivers and our A/C car was very comfortable. We highly recommend booking Amod!!

5 stars Jill P. 08 Nov 2015

I have traveled to all seven continents and have had several Viator, A&K, and Adventures by Disney guides and Amod was among the best. He could teach classes in art history/appreciation, Indian and world history, world religions, and the flora and fauna of India. His knowledge is wide and deep. He has a wonderful sense of humor, and excellent English skills. He knows Ajanta and Ellora so well that the guards and docents greet him warmly. He regularly asked about our comfort and interest level.

5 stars John B. 04 Feb 2014

Having travelled to many places with guides (A&K etc), I would consider Amod BASOLE one of the best. Perfect articulate English. A clear understanding and sensitivity to individual preferences. Adaptable, mature & polite. Extremely knowledgeable about the Ajanta & Ellora sites: art history, religion, history & cultural aspects in detail beyond most package guides. Well read in these subjects with a passion for the sites. Highly recommended!

5 stars Karen H. 14 Nov 2013

The Ajanta and Ellora caves astonished us and much credit goes to Amod. He engaged us in his clear and compelling manner with stories about the art, Indian history and culture, Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. He also took us on a delightful walking tour of “old town” Aurangabad and visits to the mini-Taj and to weavers working with ancient methods. He engaged an excellent driver who chauffeured us in an AC’d car. Amod is caring and passionate and we were delighted to spend time with him.

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