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Kerala with Goa Tour
2640*Duration of Tour : 10 Nights / 11 Days
Sketch Itinerary : Kochi - Alleppey - Kumarakom - Cochin - Goa - Mumbai.
Enquiry NowDay 01: Arrive Kochi (Cochin)
St Francis Church - KochinDay 02: Kochi
Today explore Fort Kochi area starting with a guided walking tour of this historic area. Visit St Francis Church the oldest European church in India, before walking down to the waterfront to witness the fascinating Chinese fishing nets and the market stalls. Afterwards, drive by car to visit Mattancherry Palace, the nearby merchant houses and a fine synagogue (closed Saturday). Mattancherry Palace (closed Friday) was built by the Portuguese in 1557 as a gift to the Raja of Kochi in exchange for trading rights and today a museum which exhibits of clothes, weapons and furniture as well as having numerous remarkable murals painted on the wooden walls. Continue to the synagogue, adorned with beautiful Cantonese ceramic tiles, before stepping out and exploring the local streets which is full with shopkeepers who sell varieties of rice, ginger, garlic, chilli and antiques from street side warehouses. Around sunset take a motor launch cruise around the picturesque harbour and witness Bolghatty Palace and the Chinese fishing nets at this beautiful time of day.
Hotel in Kochin : Bolgatty Palace, Bruntan Boatyard Kochin, Taj Malabar Kochin
Day 03: Kochin - Alleppey - 65kms / 1.5 hrs drive
After breakfast a short drive by car to the town of Alleppey where you will board your private Houseboat for overnight stay. The houseboats are traditionaly furnished and consist of a thatch-covered lounge and dining area, one or two double bedrooms with mosquito nets and attached bathrooms with a toilet, wash basin and a hand held cold water shower. Bedrooms are equipped with small air conditioning unit which is powered by an on board generator between 2100 hours and 0600 hours. Meals are cooked on board and the boat is staffed with a captain, a deck hand and a cook. Some crews do not speak English and therefore an English speaking representative may also accompany you on your boat. Spend the whole day cruising on the backwaters of Kerala.
This is a unique experience to explore the beauty and tranquillity of the Kerala backwaters on your own houseboat. The backwaters consist of a network of lakes, coconut shaded canals and estuaries. While on houseboat you can witness local life with children swimming and playing in the water, women attending to their daily chores and men fishing from their canoes. You will get an opportunity to move down from houseboat to visit local village for a leisurely walk.
Enquiry Now Day 04: Alleppey - Kumarakom
Disembark your houseboat at Kumarakom which is situated on the bank of the Vembanad Lake. Kumarakom is famous for its bird sanctuary many paths lead through the reserve to the main nesting areas and the island in the middle of the lake can be reached by boat.
Stay, on the far side of the Vembanad Lake at resort which is approachable only by boat.. This place is offering the guest the chance to stay close to nature without destroying the environment with sustainable schemes and developments. Few room have fantastic views across the water, with each room incorporating the nature and local design. Most of the 50 rooms are heritage rooms, produced from reclaimed timber in the local area. Facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant and an Ayurveda centre.
Benaulim Beach - GoaDay 05: Kumarakom
Breakfast the resort. Enjoy your full day in the midest of nature and try some ayurvedic massages for rejunuvate yourself.
Day 06: Kumarakom - Kochin (65 Kms / 1.5 hrs drive) - Goa (by flight)
Morning pickup from hotel and transfer to Kochi airport to connect flight for Goa. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Stay at the Hotel for next four nights.
Goa , One of the youngest states of the Indian Union, Goa attained statehood after 451 years of colonial rule and 26 years as Union territory. Its history dates back to the 3rd century when it belonged to the Mauryas, followed by the rule of the Satvahanas, Chalukyas and then the Shilharas and Kadambas. In 1312, Goa fell into the hands of the Muslims when Harihara of the Vijayanagar Empire evacuated the coastal area. The Muslim rule ended when the Portuguese took over in 1510. During the Napoleonic wars, Britishers had a brief occupation of Goa otherwise the Portuguese were masters of Goa till 1961 when they were finally driven out.
Hotel in Kumarakom : Coconut Lagoon, Kumarakom Lake Resort
Day 07: Goa
Today we explore the guided tour of North and South Goa. The forts and churches of North Goa reminds one of its Portugese connection. In South Goa we visit the enchanting Benaulim and Colva Beaches. In the evening, we have for you a Fishing village theme tour. Fishing villages are an important part of Goa's rich and interesting cultural heritage. A demo local Goan fishing village is created on the grounds of the hotel thereby forming a perfect backdrop a charming rustic performance. Enjoy the sight of the village dancers shaking their legs to the local tunes performed by the live band. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Hotel in Goa : Taj Exotica goa, The Leela
Day 08 & 09: Goa
Full day enjoy your stay at beach resort.
Day 10: Goa - Mumbai (by flight)
Breakfast at the hotel and later transfer to airport to connect your flight for Mumbai. On arrival you will be picked up and taken for city tour.
Mumbai was originally a small group of islands that were presented to King Charles II in 1661 as part of the gift when he married Princess Catherine de Braganza of Portugal. In the late 19th century, the British dismantled the old fort walls of the city and began to reclaim the sea and build the foundation of today's modern city.
Start your tour of the city by car with a local guide. Start with a visit to the Gateway of India built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Drive through the historic Fort area of the city which is noted for its impressive Gothic and Victoria architecture most notably the Rajabai Clock Tower, University of Mumbai, Flora Fountain, Mumbai High Court, Crawford Market and Victoria Terminus. Continue along Marine Drive and make your way up Malabar Hill which offers some spectacular views over the city.
On the road is a Jain temple dedicated to Adinath and on top of the hill is the Hanging Gardens and the Towers of Silence which are closed to non-Zoroastrians. Finally proceed to Mani Bhavan, now a small museum, where Mahatma Gandhi lived on his visits to Mumbai between 1917 and 1934 and to Dhobi Ghat a unique feature of Mumbai where traditional laundryman collect, wash and return the city's linen.
Later freshen up at the hotel near airport before your midnight flight back home.
Hotel in Mumbai : Taj Mahal Palace & Tower , The Oberoi Hotel & Resorts
Day 11: Mumbai Depart
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