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The Coastal Delight Tours

  • St Francis Church, Kochi, Kerala
  • The bridge on Dona Paula Cape in Goa
  • Kovalam Beach Lighthouse in Kerala - The Coastal Delight Tours
  • Kerala Backwaters Tours
  • Marine Drive in Mumbai, Maharashtra

Destination Covered:

Mumbai – Goa – Cochin – Alleppey – Kumarakom – Trivandrum

The Coastal Delight Tours Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive: Mumbai by International Flight

You will arrive at Mumbai International Airport by international flight. Following customs, immigration formalities and baggage collection, a our representative will meet you as you EXIT the ARRIVALS TERMINAL building after which you would be transferred to your hotel.

MUMBAI: Once a cluster of 7 islands, Bombay was ceded to the Portugese by the local ruler in the 16th Century. Later, it was acquired by the English when it was given as a dowry to King Charles II when he married a Portugees princess. Today cosmopolitan Bombay is a commercial nerve centre apart from being one of India’s busiest ports. It is an industrial metropolis as well as the textile and film capital of the country.

On arrival in hotel, check at the hotel.
Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: In Mumbai

After buffet breakfast you will be taken for a half day City tour of Mumbai.

City tour start from visiting Mani Bhavan, the house where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay during his visits to Bombay which is now a Museum displaying photographs, letters, and personal items used by him. Visit the the Jain Temple. Drive past the “Towers of Silence”, Kamla Nehru Park and Hanging Gardens situated on the slope of Malabar Hill offering a panoramic view of Marine Drive and Chowpatty Beach. Drive through Crawford market, Marine Drive and commemorate the visit of King George V.

Return to your hotel after the tour.

Rest of the day free for independent activities.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Mumbai - Goa by Flight

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later in time transfer to the airport to connect flight to Goa. On Arrival in Goa transfer to the hotel.

GOA: Goa is where the water-babies thrive. It is the most preferred beach destination in India and for many good reasons. Beautiful sandy beaches, a delightful laissez faire attitude, quaint homes and old churches in the Portugese tradition, lovely countryside, abundant seafood, plenty of accommodation in all categories sand plenty of charter flights- al the good things that make a holiday work are here.

On arrival in hotel, check in at the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: In Goa

After buffet breakfast, half day city tour of Goa.

Morning city tour wherein you visit Old Goa, which houses the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Se Cathedral. In the former lies the uncorrupted body of St. Francis Xavier in a silver casket and the latter houses 14 magnificent altars and five bells of which one is the famous golden Bell. Stop en route at the “Habitat” an exclusive handicraft showroom. The tour continues with a drive to Dona Paula Bay, where one can have a panoramic view of India’s largest natural harbour – Marmagoa. After a brief stop at Dona Paula, drive past Miramar Beach. The tour ends in Panjim, the capital city of Goa, where you may go on a shopping spree

Return to your hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05: In Goa

Buffet breakfast at the hotel.

Full day free for independent activities.

Overnight at the hotel.
Day 06: In Goa

Breakfast at the hotel. Later in time transfer to the airport to connect flight to Cochin.

COCHIN A city with a rich past, Cochin from time immemorial had seen maritime trade with the outside world. Biblical Ophir visited by King Solomon’s ships about 1000 B.C was believed to be a village on the Malabar Coast. The phoenicians came here to trade for spices, ivory and sandal-wood. Galleys from Greece and Rome, dhows from Arabia and great junks from China, they all came here. The Portugese led by Vasco Da Gama arrived in 1502 and later the Dutch and the British. And descendants of the Jews who arrived in ancient days still live here.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you will proceed to check in at your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 07: In Cochin

After leisurely buffet breakfast at the hotel, you will proceed for a full day combined city tour of Cochin

Sightseeing tour of Cochin takes you to the Jewish section where the first emigration of Jews to Kerala is said to have taken place in the 6th Century B.C (In the Ist Century A.D. Jews had fled from Roman persecution and sought haven in Cranganore, 50 miles away). The Jewish Synagogue in Mattancherry was built in 1568 and rebuilt in 1664 with Chinese willow-patterned tiles and gold crowns and has ancient scrolls. Visit the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1510 and later taken over by the Dutch. See St. Francis Church, the first European Church in India, where Vasco Da Gama was burried until his remains were taken back to Portugal, and the Chinese Fishing nets named after the country of their origin. A boat cruise in the backwaters takes you in the midst of a lush green setting of shady lagoons, wooded islands and canals. You have the opportunity to see the life of the local people as your boat goes winding past villages and houses on stilts, coconut groves, and small-scale industries making coir rope and mats.

Overnight at the hotel.
Day 08: Cochin - Alleppey

After buffet breakfast and drive to Alleypey.

On arrival in Alleypey, Transfer to the houseboat. Embark the houseboat from Allyepey.

Overnight at the Houseboat.
Day 09: Alleppey - Kumarakom by Surface

Disembark the houseboat at Kotayam. Later drive to Kumarakom.

On arrival in Komarokom, transfer to the hotel.

Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Kumarakom - Trivandrum by Surface

After an early buffet breakfast, drive from Kumarakom to Trivandrum.

TRIVANDRUM

A modern city with wide avenues and several beautiful parks and picturesquely situated on small hills. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the ancient Padmanabha Swami Temple, the “Gopuram” (temple-tower) of which is the main architectural landmark of the city, and which has in the main courtyard and on some 400 pillars intricate granite sculpture.

On arrival in Trivandrum, transfer to the hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Trivandrum - Kovalam - Trivandrum

After buffet breakfast, proceed for half city tour of Trivandrum.

Proceed to the Chitralayam Art Gallery to view the collection of Oriental paintings and then visit the Trivandrum Museum to see the display of local arts and crafts.

Later drive to Kovalam. Walk through the backwater at Kovalam.
Return to your hotel.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Depart Trivandrum

Breakfast at the hotel.

Later in time transfer to airport to board flight to Back home.

(NO HOTEL ENVISAGED IN DELHI FOR THIS DAY)

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