Goa - South India

Indian Beaches and Backwaters



Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Madurai - Bombay


Duration: 9 Nights 10 Days


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01 Day: Arrival Mumbai


☛On arrival at International airport you will be meet by our representative then transfer to the hotel where we hold the room on ready occupancy basis. Day free to rest and leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.


02 Day: Mumbai


☛ After breakfast takes a sight seeing tour of Mumbai, drive to Gateway of India and from here cruise by motorboats to Elephanta Caves. A flight of 100 steps takes you to the top of the hill where it is set. The caves houses large pillars that seem to hold the ceiling, which is made, have crossbeams. The picturesque presentations of the 9 marvellous sculptured panels, set on the walls are awe-inspiring. The most famous of the panels is the Trimurthi, or triple-headed Shiva, where the God is depicted as the destroyer, the preserver and the creator. Later in the afternoon cruise back to Gateway of India, one can have lunch at the hotel or other several good Restaurants like Leopold & Mondegar serving continental cuisines. Later visit Prince of Wales Museum, Taraporewala Aquarium, Parliament House, Marine Drive, Jain Temple, and Hanging Garden. Return back to the hotel for overnight.


03 Day: Mumbai – Goa (By Air)


☛ Morning after breakfast checkout and transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight to Goa at 1200 hrs, arrival in Goa at 1300 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. The day free for leisure and individual activities at the resort.


04 Day: Goa


☛ After breakfast, the day free to enjoy the beaches and amenities available at the resort .You can take a sightseeing tour of Old Goa –10 km from Panjim, the basilica of Bom Jesus, the 16th century church dedicated to infant Jesus and enshrining the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier, is one of the most important sight of Goa .The other Churches in the same area are St. Cathedral, with its vaulted interior, Church of our Lady of Rosary and Nunnery of St. Monica. The Aguada Fort built by the Portuguese commands the mouth of the Mondovi River and houses a lighthouse. And in the evening enjoy Cruise over Mondovi River. Overnight stay at hotel.


05 Day: Goa


☛ After breakfast sightseeing of Calangute and Vagator beaches. Rest of the day is free for leisure at beach and resort.


06 Day: Goa – Cochin (By Air)


☛ Early morning transfer to the airport to board the schedule flight to Cochin at 0820 hrs, arrival in Cochin at 0930 hrs. On arrival transfer to the hotel. Relax till noon after lunch we will proceed for a Harbour cruise to visit Mantanacherrry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Vypeen and Gundu islands to see the Chinese fishing nets. Later in the evening enjoy the Kathakali Dance presentation. Overnight at the hotel in Cochin.


07 Day: Cochin – Alleppey (64 Kms 1 ½ hrs) Backwaters tours through sailing boat to Kumarakom


☛ After breakfast checkout and drive for Alleppey, on arrival embark at the houseboat. The day for the journey of backwaters in the boat, through the tropical countryside enchanting backwaters of Alleppey by regattas (snake boats) for which Kerala is very famous, while sailing enjoy palm fringed narrow canals winding through the vast expanse of paddy fields and the neat tiny hamlets lined up along either side of the canals are panoramic sights one can never forget. The Chinese fishing nets, the reminiscent of our past trade links, are also found on the way. Flocks of duck swimming around the banks and tiny birds flying across the sky remains as enduring pictures reflecting the charm of this tourist land, you also enjoy fishing from the houseboats, evening enjoy sunset from the sun-deck of the houseboats, moving towards Kumarakom. The Houseboats have generated electricity; sitting cum dinning area, separate bedroom with attached English toilets, sun deck and fully loaded ki tchen with a Chef, and Srank (Driver). Overnight at the houseboat.


08 Day: Kumarakom


☛ Kumarakom - for the nature-lover. Here in this backwater town, you can laze in a canoe amidst sylvan surroundings where the only presence is yours and the egrets. Later visit at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, located on the banks of the Vembanad Lake, to see bird viewing where numerous species of birds, including Darters, Bitterns, Brahminy kites, Marsh Harries, Teals and several varieties of Herons roost are found. For an inquisitive bird watcher, it is always advisable to carry their binoculars at all times. Return to hotel, Make sure you do not miss out on Karimeen and fresh toddy the favourite fresh water food and the local wine. Overnight stay at Kumarakom.


09 Day: Kumarakom – Madurai (350 kms - 7 ½ hours)


☛ After breakfast check out and drive to Madurai. On arrival transfer to the hotel, later in the evening visit the Meenakshi Sundareshwar, one of the largest temple complex in India built between the 16th and 18th centuries. Apart from the estimated 33 million sculptures there, the temple is absolutely absorbing with the endless rounds of ceremonies, prostration of countless devotees and glittering market stalls, later visit Tiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Palamuthirsolai Murugan Temple. Overnight at Madurai.


10 Day: Madurai – Bombay – Back home (By Air)


☛ Early in the morning optionally you can visit Meenakshi temple to view it over sunrise. Return to the hotel for checkout then transfer to the airport to board the flight to Bombay departing at 1320 hrs, arrival in Bombay at 1640 hrs. On arrival transfer to international airport to board the scheduled flight for hometown. On departure tour concludes with happy memories.


Note:


  • Customized Tour: Above tour programme can be customized, as per the preference by the guest in terms of arrival and departure dates and destinations, adding or skipping of any destination, no. of days etc.,
  • Tour Cost:The cost of the above tour programme will be based on the preference of hotels’ category i.e. 2- 3 - 4 - 5 and 5 Star deluxe, as well as standard and deluxe heritage hotels, beside that no. of persons traveling together and travel period effect tour cost.

    The tour package will be inclusive of: hotel accommodation, air-conditioned car with English speaking driver (24 hours at disposal) for all transfers, sightseeing, intercity travel, and guide at the time of sightseeing, meals as per hotel package.

  • Individual Tour:The above programme is exclusive for any individual guest and their family only, (no sharing with any other tourist).
  • Group Tours:The above tour programme can be executed for group tours, if the guest or an agency forms a group in their own country. Conducting and forming a group tour in India with different nationals is not feasible.

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