Duration : 13 Nights / 14 Days
Loction : Goa Mumbai and Kerala
Best Season : November to February
Category : Cultural, Heritage, Nature and Beach Holiday Tour India
Covering : Mumbai > North Goa >South Goa > Kerala Houseboats and Beach Tour
You can take it : As a private, personalised tour (tour dates would be of your choice)
Special About Tour :
A relaxed private tour which takes you to one of the most beautiful and lovely regions of India ,to explore some of the less crowed white sandy beaches with clear blue water. On this India Holiday tour you explore Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to – Bombay with Goa and God’s Own country Kerala at the end.
We explore the World famous heritage Sites in Mumbai, the oldest Churches in Goa and Cochin, along with relaxing on the Kerala backwater tour, where we stay overnight on the traditional wooden houseboat, at Alleppey, known as the "Venice of the East".
We spend quality time relaxing and swimming on some of the India's best beach destinations.
On this tour you will experience the traditional dance forms like Kathakali, the famous Ayurveda message therapies, historical assets, ancient cultural heritage, oldest churches of India, charming backwater lakes, meeting and sharing the experiences with the local people of the area, beautiful beaches and much-much more on this one Holiday tour to India by Summit Safari. The tour Beach Holidays to India will bring memorable Authentic Indian experiences to you, which is unparalleled and unforgettable….!
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Brief Itinerary : Mumbai (02 Nights) > Calangute / Bagha beach - North Goa (02 Nights) > Palolem Beach South Goa (02 Nights) > Cochin (02 Nights) > Alleppey (Overnight on Backwaters in Houseboat) (01 Night) > Varkala Beach (01 Night) > Kovalam Beach (03 Nights)
You will be met from your flight to Mumbai International Airport by Summit Safari’s representative, and he will accompany you to your hotel in Mumbai. Rest of the day is free at leisure to relax after the flight.
Today after breakfast we will take you for the sightseeing of Mumbai . The main attractions include a visits to 26 meters high British-built Arch “Gateway of India”, Mumbai’s landmark built to honor the visit of George V and Queen Mary in 1911, Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive dubbed, as the Queen’s Necklace is Mumbai’s most popular promenades and a favorite sunset watching spot. The Kamla Nehru Park from where you have a picturesque view of the city, Hanging Gardens are so named since they are located on top of a series of tanks that supply water to Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat, & drive through the Crawford Market & the beautiful colonial buildings of the city. Second night in the same hotel in Mumbai.
Today morning after Breakfast as per your Flight schedule you will be transferred to the Mumbai airport to board your flight to Mumbai. On arrival at Goa airport you will be met by your driver and he will pick you up and will further drive you to Calangute / Bagha beach to the hotel in North Goa. Rest of the day is free at Leisure.
After breakfast we will drive you for the sightseeing in to Fort Agoda, Panjim – The Capital of Goa, where you can go for some local shopping and we will also visit the Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception one of the first churches to be built in Goa the Goa State Museum, to Altinho hill the beautiful hill top which overlooks the full Panjim City. Candolim beach. If interested you can go for a optional, river cruise tour for 1 hrs on Mandovi river in the evening (at an optional cost). Return back to the hotel in the evening and enjoy the beautiful sun set in the Ocean. Second night in the same hotel in North Goa.
Today after breakfast we will drive you to Old Goa where you will visit the famous Basilica of Bom Jesus which houses the mummified body of the patron saint of Goa, St. Francis Xavier. We will also visit the The Se Cathedral (St Cathedral of Santa Caterina) dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is One of the oldest and most celebrated religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia. It houses a large Golden Bell on account of it's rich tone. It is said to be the largest in Goa and One of the best in the world. Later on after lunch you will visit The Ancestral Goa museum / exhibition is situated in the small village of Loutolim which is about 10 km from Margao. The musuem is also known as big foot. Breganza house opposite to the Big Foot is a- must to vist, as it displays a very interesting museum iside a goan traditional house. Later on we will drive you to South Goa to Palolem Beach. On arrival at Palolem beach, walk on the beach 10 minutes to reach your Pre-Booked Beach Huts / hotel. Evening is free to walk around one of the most beautiful and clean beaches of Goa. You will have dinner sitting on the beach front restaurants, under the moonlight while having the views of the sea.
Today we will be having entire day relaxing and walking on the Palolem beach and if interested some water sports activities could be arranged for you like having a early morning boat trip to watch the dolphins in the open sea. You can even go for kayking at Palolem. Palolem beach is one of the most beautiful, less crowded beach of Goa and is quiet popular among the western tourist, who want to spend their time relaxing peacefully on the beach. Evening enjoy the sunset from your hotel restaurant as the beach becomes more lively by evening. Second night in the same place staying in the Beach Huts / Hotel on Palelom beach at Goa.
Today after breakfast, as per your flight schedule we will drive you to Goa airport to board your flight to Cochin, with an internal flight change at Bangalore. You will be met from your flight to Cochin airport by Summit Safari's representative and he will accompany you to your hotel in the colonially influenced Fort Cochin (1 hrs from the airport), where you will stay for two nights. Evening will be free at leisure, to relax your own.
Today morning after breakfast we will take you for a half day of walking tour to visit the famous heritage sites of old Cochin ( Fort Cochin). Having been under the control of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the British, The Fort cochin has a rich and varied history. You will Explore the heritage part by foot ( 2 hrs) and visit the Vasco the Gama square, the Chinese fishing nets, the church of St Francis originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance where once the Vasco Da Gama was buried. Later we will drive to visit the Mattancherry Palace, also known as the Dutch Palace, in Mattancherry, which features Kerala murals depicting Hindu temple art, portraits and exhibits of the Rajas (Kings) of Kochi. It was built by the Portuguese and presented to Veera Kerala Varma (1537–65), Raja (King) of Kochi. We will also visit the Jewish Synagogue- or the Paradesi Synagogue, is the oldest synagogue in the Commonwealth of Nations. It was built in 1568 by Cochin Jewish community. The synagogue is located in the quarter of Old Cochin known as Jew Town and is the only one of the seven synagogues in the area. Later on return back to the hotel, have some rest and in the evening 05:00 P.M we will take you to visit the famous traditional Kathakali dance show 2 hrs. Later on return back to your hotel and evening is free to Realx your own. Second night in the same hotel in Fort Cochin.
Today morning after breakfast around 08:30 AM we will drive you to Alleppey (2 hrs) from where we will board our house boat around 12:00 PM, to experience the back waters of Kerala. The house boat will take you on the back water canals of Vembanad Lake. Here most of the land and paddy fields are below the sea level. Allapey, known as the ‘Venice of the East’, is a district of immense natural beauty, with a vast network of lakes, lagoons, canals and freshwater rivers crisscrossing its terrain. Today, this backwater destination is famous for its boat races, beaches, marine products and coir industry. Enjoy a full day cruise along the scenic backwaters of Vembanad Lake. The boat travels slowly on the backwater canals, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of paddy fields, coconut trees, palm trees, local villages, and local people busy with their daily work routine. You will also have a 40 minutes / 1 hrs of a canoe trip through the small water canals where the big houseboat is unable to take you. The boat halts on the water in the evening (around 05:30 PM till 08:00 AM in the morning) and you can enjoy the beautiful sunset from the house boat. All meals will be served on the house boat and overnight in house boat. We will spend entire day on the house boat experiencing the life of the local people and enjoying the nature.
Overnight in house boat
Meals Plan: Breakfast + traditional Lunch + Dinner, with evening tea and snacks.(mostly local veg meals)
Today around 10:00 AM we will leave the house boat and will drive you to Varkala beach in Kerala famous for its cliff. Reach Varkala by late afternoon and check in to your hotel. Later on have a walk on the famous cliffs of Varkala and enjoy the sunset from the top. Here you have a choice to have your dinner in the local restaurants on the cliffs, with beautiful views of the sunset, the beach and the sea below. In these local restaurants fresh sea food is cooked as per your choice. Overnight in Hotel Krishnateeram in Varkala.
Meals Plan: Breakfast only
Today after breakfast we will drive you to the scenic beach of Kovalam (2 hrs). Enroute we will stop to have a tpur at Trivandrum , the cxapital of Kerala. We will take you for a half day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum city the capital town of Kerala and will visit the old Palace (Puthen Malika palace) and museum in the city centre. The palace forms part of a vast complex of royal buildings in the vicinity of Padmanabhaswamy Temple. A portion of Kuthira Malika has been converted to a Palace Museum that houses some of the assets owned by the Travancore Royal Family. Although 80 rooms are there in the palace, only 20 are open for visitors. A guided tour is available inside the palace (with the official guide of this palce and museum). The palace collections include 14 life-size Kathakali mannequins, Belgian and Italian mirrors, crystal chandeliers, paintings, a giant Belgian harpoon, musical instruments, traditional furniture, a musical tree which produces 8 sounds on tapping and other artifacts. We will arrive Kovalam by late afternoon. Evening is free to relax of your own. Overnight stay at Kovalam beach.
Please Note: Kovalam also have a very good sea side Restaurants which serve you fresh cooked sea food of your choice and are highly recommended. It is hardly 10 minutes of downhill walk from your hotel to the Beach.
Today you will have a day free to relax and swim on the beautiful beach in Kovalam. Today we will have a relaxing day at Kovalam and if interested we can go for the ayurveda message therapies, water sports on Kovalam beach including the water scooter and speed boat ride. The nearby beaches to the south and north of Kovalam also provide good places for swimming & relaxing. One can spent entire day relaxing on the nearby beaches or you can book some Kerala Ayurveda message with the herbal oils for yourself. If interested in the evening before sunset you can climb up to the old light house to enjoy the sunset and later you have a choice to have dinner at the local restaurants in Kovalam beach where the local small restaurants cook fresh sea food of your choice.Third night in the same hotel at Kovalam.
Today you will have a day free to relax and swim on the beautiful beach in Kovalam. Today we will have a relaxing day at Kovalam.
Today after breakfast you will be transfer to Trivandrum International airport , from where you will board your flight back to home, or you can choose to fly back to Mumbai at the end from where you can board your International flighty back Home.
Please Note: Trivandrum airport and Cochin airport is an international airport in Kerala in south part of India, there are flights from Dubai (middle east Asia) / Singapore ( South East Asia). If you are coming from U.K / Europe or from Australia you can get your connecting flights at these places. We would like to discuss these things with you at the time of your booking of the holidays with us. You can fly back with Emirates / Air India or similar, with a change en route.
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The tours shown on the website are which we run regularly. It can be altered & Customised and we like to discuss plans with clients and can make suggestions about special places to visit depending on our clients’ interests, and available time. You can get an idea of your holidays from the above mentioned tour itinerary. We do not club our clients to groups. We suggest, plan and organize only tailor-made, personalised tour holidays to India for each client. Either you can make your own group, we would be happy to organize a personalise tour for your or organizing things for your private group. Our Knowledgeable tour escorts is with you throughout the trip (if required), to all the famous sights and wherever required or we provide a local knowledgeable guide on spot for your tour to make history and culture come alive through the stories that unfold throughout the journey. In case you do not require accompanying tour escort with you please tell us and we will be happy to arrange local, knowledgeable guides at all the places for your tour, as per your choice.
You will follow the itinerary as a private tour, accompanied by one of our excellent Guides/ tour escorts through out the trip. Internal travel chauffeur-driven luxury jeep / car.
Mumbai , Goa and Kerala are one of the most sought-after tourist destinations of India, that attracts visitors throughout the country and the world. To serve the best, there is no problem regarding accommodation at these places. These places has plenty of hotels well equipped with all modern amenities. It comprises variety of star category hotels, luxury hotels, deluxe hotels, heritage hotels, beach resorts, coco huts, air-conditioned beach huts, and budget hotels, which offer immaculate hospitality to guests. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget. One can choose the place of accommodation according to one’s requirement and budget.
You stay in comfortable mid range Indian Hotels or A class star category luxury hotels / houseboats which offer immaculate hospitality to guests, all as preferred by you. We would like to discuss and make suggestions about accommodation at the time of planning your holidays with us.
Meal plans: Bed + Breakfast + Dinner only.
Cloths: Cottons with Warm woollens.