|Day 1 Bombay
Arrive Bombay in the night and transfer to the hotel. OR arrive in the afternoon drive around bustling Bombay visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, see the Gateway of India; the splendid Hanging Gardens and the Crawford Market.
In the morning drive to the airport to connect with flight to Cochin. On arrival
transfer to hotel. In the afternoon take a city tour of Cochin, the oldest European
settlement in India. The tour includes the Portuguese Church, Jewish Synagogue
and Fort Cochin. In the evening witness the Kathakali dance performance.
Day 3 Cochin
This morning embark on a full day cruise of the backwaters of the area. Begin
at Aleppey and cruise to Kottayam, passing ancient temples, mosques and the wharf
market. Return in the evening to Cochin.
Day 4 Cochin-Goa
In the evening take a flight to Goa. After checking in, enjoy beside the Arabian Sea beaches of Goa perhaps the finest in India. Sands shaded by palms and washed by warm seas stretch for miles without the crowds.
Day 5 Goa
Spend the day at leisure with a choice of optional tours in this former 400 year
old Portuguese Colony.
Day 6 Goa-Bombay
Morning at leisure. In the afternoon drive to the airport to connect to Bombay.
On arrival transfer to hotel.
Day 7 Bombay
This morning cruise through busy Bombay Harbour and visit the sculpted cave temples
on nearby Elephanta Island, the site of ancient rock carved Hindu temples dedicated
to the god Shiva. Afternoon free for independent activities.
Day 8 Bombay
Transfer to the airport to connect with flight to onward destination.