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Kerala Backwater Tour

(A Magical Cruise Through Emberland Waters)

Tour Duration : 06 Nights / 07 Days
Destination Covered : Delhi - Cochin - Kumarakom - Alleppy - Mumbai

Day 01 : Arrive Delhi
Lodhi Garden, New Delhi Transfer to hotel. Full day sightseeing tour of New Delhi * Old Delhi to include the Mughal Gardens, India Gate, Parliament House, Bahai Temple & the Qutab Minar. Lunch will be at the Meharauli village complex. After lunch proceed to the historic Old city, visit Rajghat - memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, India's largest Mosque the Jama Masjid, visit to the famous silver street "Chandni Chowk" & the magnificent Red Fort, where you shall also witness a son-et-lumiere. Dinner at a restaurant called Chor Bazaar, where the buffet is spread on a vintage car. Overnight Delhi.

Day 02 : Delhi / Cochin
Depart Delhi for Cochin by flight. Arrive Cochin. Meet and transfer to hotel. Cochin gives one of Kerala's most interesting experiences, this is a natural harbor created by the famed underwater Malabar mudbanks. Here at dusk, the dim sihoutte of the huge merchant ships can be seen, patiently awaiting their turn for a berth in the docks. Centuries ago, Vasco da Gama arrived, to place Cochin on the World Map. Cochin has a delightfully cosmopolitan look. A Jewish Synagogue, Portugese Churches, Mosques & Hindu temple co-exist amicably in a typical example of Indian secularism. Overnight Cochin.

Day 03 : Cochin
Early morning boat cruise on the enchanting backwaters through the coconut groves & quite lagoons. Watching the sunrise in a symphony of colours is an unforgettable experience. A few minutes after you move out of the old fashioned dock you will find yourself surrounded by lush palmgroves and lovely stretches of paddy fields. The swaying coconut palms alsmost dip into the waters 8. on chunks of land that nudge the backwaters are little children playing in the sun. This afternoon you visit the sights of Cochin. It's easy to be mesamarised by the magic of Cochin. Stroll around the lanes of Old Portuguese, Dutch and British merchant houses. Take a peak Vasco da Gama's church where he was cremated before being finally laid to rest in his home town in Portugal Glimpse the Chinese fishing nets silhoueted against an amber sunset -or take a trip into history. To the 400 years old Jewish Synagogue. Evening witness the Kathkali Dance performance, the famous dance drama of Kerala. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04 : Cochin / Kumarakom
Lake Vembanad, Cochin Morning drive to Kumarakom, Kumarakom is bound by the Vembanad Lake on two sides, to swaying paddy fields on one side and a bird sanctuary on the other. Relax in the quite plainsphere of the resort amidst picturesque surrounding. Evening sunset cruise on a traditional "Theyaam" dancers who will enhant you with their rhythmic changing. And the spectacle of the "Kalan" martial art specialists gliding silently in from Vembanad Lake, with torches blazing in the silent night, will linger forever in your memory followed by these events is a sumptuous sea food bar-be-que dinner awaits you. Overnight Kumarakom.

Day 05 : Kumarakom / Alleppy (Backwater Boat Cruise)
This morning you enjoy an incredibly different experience just floating on the waters in a country craft and observing this unusual representation of Kerala life. There is a Kerala that lives along these backwaters, throbbing with its own unique culture. You begin at Kumarakom, breath-takingly green village slumberes by the sides. On cruise scenery flashes up vivid contrasts of lush green of the fringed palms ripple in the waters & blend into the little wavelets. For as for as the eye can see are beautiful spreads of coconut palms, many dotted with men who have clambered up to tap the nectar of the palm. If you wish, you could break journey and actually taste its raw sweetness, you could even ask your boatman talk to you into one of the thatched country shops fora glass of the terminated nectar, which is served with plates of delicious fried card or carriages. Overnight Bombay.

Day 06 : Alleppy / Cochin / Mumbai (Drive 63 Kms./L Hr. 30 Min.)
Morning drive to Cochin and transfer to airport in time to board fight for Mumbai. Later take a boat excursion to the Elephant Caves on an island in Bombay harbour. In the evening drive along Marine Drive and Chowpati Beach on horse drawn carriages. Overnight Bombay.

Day 07 : Mumbai
Morning half day tour of Mumbai.

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