Discover Southern India & Kerala With Mumbai

10/16/2019 through 03/17/2021
10/16/2019 through 03/20/2021
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This affordable vacation in India begins in the colorful metropolis of Mumbai, including a private guided tour of the Gateway of India. Cross the Mumbai Harbor by ferry to the Elephanta Caves to explore the Hindu temples there, then explore more of Mumbai along the seafront promenade and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s former residence.

Continue your vacation on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India’s ancient city of Chennai. Guided sightseeing includes Fort St. George, built in 1644, and Dakshinachitra heritage center where fascinating history and sights bring Indian art and architecture to life. Continue to the historic port city of Mahabalipuram, take a Life of Pi tour in Puducherry, and explore the temple and palace of Tanjore. In Madurai, wander the flower market, visit the palace and temple, and explore the Gandhi Memorial Museum. Your inspiring tour of India also includes visits to Thekkady to visit a spice plantation and enjoy an ancient martial arts performance. Board a houseboat for an overnight cruise into the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Your value-minded tour of India concludes with two nights in Cochin-home of the traditional Chinese fishing nets and a colorful dance performance.

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MUMBAI
Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, a Dhobi Ghat, Mumbai Museum, and Mani Bhavan; Host service during your stay

CHENNAI
Visit Fort St. George, Mylapore Walk

PUDUCHERRY
Visit Auroville and Sri Aurobindo Ashram; Life of Pi tour; Heritage walk

TANJORE
Visit Brihadashwara Temple and Tanjore Palace; cooking demo and dinner

MADURAI
Tour local flower market; visit Thirumalai Nayak Palace and Gandhi Memorial Museum; evening prayer ceremony at Meenakshi Temple

THEKKADY
Witness a Kalaripayattu performance

LAKE VEMBANAD
Overnight houseboat cruise

COCHIN
Heritage walk in Fort Cochin; Kathakali dance performance

Itinerary

Day 1 Mumbai
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Day 2 Mumbai
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Day 3 Mumbai – Chennai
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Day 4 Chennai
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Day 5 Chennai – Mahabalipuram – Puducherry
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Day 6 Puducherry
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Day 7 Puducherry – Tanjore
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Day 8 Tanjore – Chettinad – Madurai
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Day 9 Madurai
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Day 10 Madurai – Thekkady
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Day 11 Thekkady – Kerala Backwaters Cruise
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Day 12 Kerala Backwaters Cruise – Cochin
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Day 13 Cochin
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Day 14 Cochin
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