September 25, 2015
15 Days Mumbai , Goa and Kerala Tour
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Day 1: Arrival Mumbai
Internationally arrive Mumbai Chatrapati International Airport. Meet and greet by us and transfer to Hotel. Relax until Lunch and later a guided tour of Mumbai City visiting Hanging Gardens, Gateway of India , Crawford Market , Gateway of India , Haji Ali Mosque etc.
Day 2 : Mumbai
Breakfast at leisure and later visit Elephanta Caves by Boat. 7 miles away in the Sea , there are 5 rock cut caves in the Eastern and Western side of the Hills. They date back from the 5th to 8th Century and it is not very clear who built it. Some attribute it to the Konkan Mauryas who ruled during that period. Later the Portuguese destroyed them but it was later restored by the British. The place has a great historical value.
Return to Mumbai in 3 – 4 hours and rest day is free at leisure for shopping etc.
Overnight in Hotel.
Day 3 : Mumbai / Goa : Fly Indigo Airlines at 12:15 Hours
Breakfast at leisure and later transfer to airport for your flight to Goa. Arrive at 13:25 Hours. Meet and transfer to Hotel. Lunch and later at leisure on your own.
Day 4 : Goa
Today after breakfast you would go for a guided tour of Old Goa visiting the various Portuguese Churches , drive past the Old Portuguese homes , Zuari River and Mandovi River.
Evening optional visit to Floating Casino on the River Mandovi.
Dinner and overnight
Day 5 : Goa
Relax on the beach and optional water sports in the sea viz., Water Scooter , para sailing etc.
Day 6 : Goa
Day 7 : Goa / Cochin : Fly Spice Jet Airlines at 14:35 Hours.
Morning at leisure and later after lunch transfer to airport for your flight to Cochin , the Capital of Kerala State in South India. Arrive at 15 : 45 hours. Meet and transfer to Hotel. This state is rich in flora and fauna and is famous for its spice plantation , traditional food , back water. The Literacy is 100 % here and thousands of Kerala people are employed in the Middle East. Half of the population is Muslim and rest are Christians and Hindus.
Evening visit the live dance show of Kathakali – a traditional dance show. The artists paint their faces and dance. It is something like the Opera in Russia where the artist do not say anything but just act.
Day 8 : Cochin / Munnar : Drive by Car
Early breakfast and later a guided tour of Cochin visiting the famous Old Chinese fishing nets , Fort , The Cochin Harbour , Mattancherry Palace, Princess Street etc.
Later early lunch and drive to Munnar , a Hill Station, which was once the summer resort of the erstwhile British Government in South India. On the way you can also watch the lovely waterfalls in Cheeyappara and colorful flowers in Blossom Garden Munnar is situated at the confluence of three mountain streams Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala.
Overnight stay at Hotel.
Day 9: Munnar
After breakfast proceed to visit the Eravikulam National Park – home to the endangered mountain goat species, the Nilgiri Tahr. Take snaps of the frolicsome and rather friendly goats. After that you can visit Mattupetty dam, Flower garden, Echopoint , Devikulam, and Tea plantations. Return back at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 10: Thekkady
After breakfast check-out from hotel and proceed to Thekkady. Check-in at hotel. As you wind your way up the road, the wooded terrain clears to reveal a breathtaking spectacle of rolling tea and cardamom plantations. Fill your lungs with fresh mountain air; savour the rich fragrance of cinnamon and cloves. Thekkady is situated 2800 ft above sea level; the climate is pleasantly cool throughout the year. Periyar is South India’s most popular wildlife sanctuary. This is the only wild life sanctuary in India that offers the unique opportunity of viewing wild life in their natural habitat at close quarters from the safety of a boat on thelake. After a guided spice plantation tour in the afternoon (optional at extra cost), enjoy a boat ride in the lake and if you are lucky you can watch young elephants drinking at the water’s edge. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 11: Alleppey House Boat
By 12.00 noon, embark on an exciting a/c houseboat cruise through the back waters. Board the traditional houseboat at Alleppey and start the long and enjoyable ride through the unique backwaters of Kerala in a thatched roof
houseboat. The houseboat is an improvisation of the large country barges, which were an essential part of the land’s ethos in days gone by. The kettuvalloms (houseboats) are comfortably furnished with an open lounge, one/two/three bath attached AC bedrooms and a kitchenette, and are extremely eco friendly. Every houseboat is manned by a crew – cook, guide and oarsman. Winding through the vast expanse of the paddy fields and tiny hamlets and palm fringed narrow canals is an unforgettable experience. Night stay at the houseboat.
N.B. (Regarding House Boat)
In A/C House Boat, A/C will be switched on inside the bed room only from 9pm to 6 am.
Check in / checkout time for House Boat: 12 noon – 9 am
Houseboat will be moving from 12 noon to 5 pm and 8 am to 9 am.
Between 5pm and 8 am House boat will be anchored near to the shore.
Food in HB is normally Non Veg. If you require only Veg food inform before the tour commence.
Day 12 : Alleppey- Poovar Island
After breakfast check out and drive to Poovar which is 30 minutes before Trivandrum City. Check in at a resort here which has the backwaters on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. The resort has wonderful Land Cottages and also Floating Cottages.
Check in at the resort and relax on your own the ambiance of greenery and the vast water fronts.
At dusk go for a Boat cruise on the back waters and enjoy the beautiful sunset.
You also have a scope to enjoy a relaxing Ayurveda rejuvenation massage as well which is conducted by experienced masseurs who are qualified for the job.
Day 13 : In Poovar
Today after breakfast , you go for a guided tour of Poovar Islands, Museum , Puthenmallika Palace, Vizhinjam Light House, Art Museum etc.
Dinner and overnight.
Day 14 : Trivandrum / Mumbai : FLY Indigo Airlines at 11:00 Hours
Breakfast at leisure and later transfer to airport for your flight to Mumbai. Arrive at 13:05 Hours. Met upon arrival and transfer to Hotel.
Day at leisure in Mumbai for shopping if any.
Day 15 : Mumbai / Out
Transfer to International Airport for your flight home.
END OF TOUR.
HOTELS PATRONISED :
- Mumbai : Savoy Suites or Similar 4*
- Goa : Hotel Lalit Spa and Resorts / Holiday Inn / Radisson 5* Note : Golf is available only in The Lalit Resort
- Cochin : Travancore Court / Casino 4*
- Munnar : Club Mountain / Westwood 4*
- Thekkady : Wild Corridor or Similar
- Alleypey : Spice Route Premium Houseboat or similar
- Poovar / Kovalam : Poovar Island Resort / Udai Samudra 4*Note : If tourist do not want to stay in Poovar Islands, they can stay in Kovalam Beach. In case of stay In Kovalam , the Sunset Boat cruise in backwaters at Poovar will not be provided.
COST AND CONDITIONS
PER PERSON ON TWIN SHARE
Bollywood Film Studios Half Day by Car and Guide : EUR 130 Extra
Airfare : Mumbai – Goa – Cochin & Trivandrum – Mumbai will be as per actual at the time of booking and will be quoted separately upon inquiry.
COST INCLUDES :
- Accommodation with Breakfast in Mumbai / Goa / Cochin / Thekkady / Poovar or Kovalam.
- Accommodation with all meals in Houseboat at Alleypey
- Accommodation with Breakfast and dinner at Munnar
- Services of a English Speaking Guide during all sightseeing in Cities
- Transportation by AC Car with driver during all sightseeing in Cities with driver including all intercity drives.
- Services of an English speaking Naturist in all Periyar Sanctaury at Thekkady with entrance fee & Boat ride.
- All entry fees in various monuments at Cities Mumbai including Elephanta Caves with Boat cruise, Goa, Cochin, Munnar, Trivandrum
- All applicable taxes in Hotel / food/ transport.
- Fuel Charges for all drives
- Boat cruise at backwaters in Poovar
COST DOES NOT INCLUDE :
- Any expense of personal nature
- Camera and Video Camera fee
- Tips and Hotels and Airport
- Tips to Drivers / Guides / Naturalist
- Travel and Medical Insurance
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