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Bid farewell to your friends made on the group tour today. Our team will collect you and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Varanasi. Here, our local driver is waiting to take you to your hotel. This evening, join our guide who will take you to see the evening ritual worship that takes place on the riverbanks.
This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we’ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). We then have a tour round the city exploring some of the significant ancient buildings and temples and conclude the day with exploring Sarnath which is where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon to the five holy men; preaching the middleway to final 'NIRVANA’.
Returning to Varanasi Airport today we assist with your check into your flight Goa bound (via Mumbai). Arriving in tropical Goa, meet our driver who waits to take you to your hotel (own accommodation arrangements).
Our exploration of India's tropical south continues today, with a flight to Kochi with included airport transfer. Arriving here, meet our driver who will take you to Kumarakom to embark your houseboat.
Sit back and enjoy the journey through the backwaters in and from Kumarakom to Allapuzha (Alleppey). The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals where copra and cashews are loaded onto local boats. The on-board cook will prepare locally-inspired food. Relax, read and catch some sun as the boat plies it’s route.
Disembarking your houseboat this morning after breakfast we will transfer you to any place of your choosing in Kochi city.
A flamboyant showcase of Rajasthani architecture and a firm favourite on tourist itineraries as the third corner of India’s ‘Golden ...