Kollam Holidays

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Crawford market architecture

Day 1: Mumbai

Welcome to India and the start of your adventure with On the Go Tours! Upon arrival at Mumbai international airport we will be there to greet you and transfer you to your hotel in Mumbai where the remainder of the day is at leisure.

Gateway to India

Day 2: Mumbai

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of one of the most highly populated cities in the world, accommodating approximately 18 million people! You'll visit the grand Victoria Terminus, the upmarket residential area of Malabar Hill, St Thomas’ Cathedral, Gateway of India, the district of Colaba, and later in the evening we'll visit Chowpatty Beach & Marine Drive.

Victoria Terminus

Day 3: Mumbai

Today we head to the outskirts of Mumbai to visit the Kanheri Caves. These Buddhist caves are located over hills covered in pristine forest with some fine examples of cave sculpture. Dating back to the 2nd and 9th centuries, these caves are connected by steep winding paths and can be very peaceful.

Flora Fountain

Day 4: Mumbai

This morning after breakfast take the cruise to visit Elephanta caves - Mumbai's premier tourist attraction. The rock-cut temples on peaceful Elephanta Island are thought to have been carved between 450 and 750 AD. The main cave contains large sculpted panels, including an astonishing 18-foot depiction of Shiva. Enjoy an afternoon back in Mumbai.

Day 5: Mumbai - Porbandar

After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Porbander (S2 3500 1300/1520 hrs). Arriving at Porbander marks the end of services with us until day 9 when services resume.

Days 6-8: Porbandar

No services for the next three days. Client's own arrangements.

Day 9: Porbandar - Goa

Today please make your own way to the Porbander airport for your flight to Goa, via Mumbai (S2 3500 1550/1720 hrs -- AI 659 2010/2120 hrs). Arriving at Goa airport in the evening, our local rep will be there to collect you and transfer you to your hotel in Palolem in the south of Goa.

Day 10: Goa

This morning enjoy a visit to a local spice market where you can fill your shopping bags with aromatic spices. The day continues with a scenic drive through the lush valleys and forests around Ponda. There'll also be a chance to stop at some of the Hindu temples scattered throughout the region.

Sacred cows on the beach

Day 11: Goa

The perfect golden sandy curve of Palolem beach is lined with swaying palms - the perfect place to relax with sun, sea and sand. Spend your day at leisure though tonight you might want to head to one of the many beach parties to celebrate New Year's Eve.

Se Cathedral

Day 12: Goa

Day at leisure to recuperate after your night of partying!

St Augustine ruins

Day 13: Goa - Kochi

Enjoy a final leisurely morning in Goa before we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Kochi (9W 499 1540/1830 hrs). Upon arrival into Kochi we'll then transfer you to your hotel where the remainder of the day can be spent at leisure.

Kathakali Dancer

Day 14: Kochi - Alleppey

A trip to South India would not be complete without some close-up interaction with the majestic Indian Elephant. On this half-day excursion meet the rescued elephants, watch them being fed and bathed and receive an elephant’s blessing with a tap of their trunk on your forehead! Later we transfer you to Alleppey to embark on your traditional Keralan houseboat. The boat will cross shallow, palm-fringed lakes and cruise along peaceful canals while the on-board cook prepares locally-inspired food.

Alleppey sunset

Day 15: Alleppey - Kollam

Disembarking from your houseboat this morning we transfer you to Kollam, one of Kerala's oldest ports. After hotel check in enjoy a visit to the Mata Amritanandamayi Math, the home ashram of Kerala's most famous living spiritual figure "Amma". (*Modest dress is required whilst visiting).

Day 16: Kollam

Sadly your time in India with On the Go Tours comes to an end today. After breakfast and hotel check out we will transfer you to the international airport in Trivandrum for your onward departure journey.

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