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This morning we will collect you from your hotel in Delhi and transfer you to the airport from your short flight to Kochi. Flight 6E 515, departing at 1325 / 1630. Arrive Kochi, included transfer to hotel. In the evening enjoy a Kathakali dance performance, the traditional dance-form of Kerala.
Formerly a princely state, Kochi is also fondly referred to as “The Queen of the Arabian Sea”. This morning enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the beautiful Parsi Synagogue built in 1568, the Dutch Palace built by the Portuguese in 1555 and St Francis’ Church. This evening enjoy a sunset cruise to see Chinese fishing nets at the entrance of Cochin Harbour. Overnight - Kochi
This morning, board a simply furnished private rice-boat for a journey through the backwaters in and around Alleppey. Floating serenly along through palm fringed waters, watch fascinating scenes of everyday life, relax in the sunshine and absorb the picturesque scenery. The rice-boat is a simply furnished craft and consists of a thatched covered lounge and dining area, sleeping accommodation and a bathroom with a WC and washbasin. In the evening the boat is lit by hurricane lamps. There is a small service area at the rear of the craft where the cook prepares simple but tasty meals. Overnight - Houseboat
Disembark from the rice-boat at Alleppey then drive to Kottamangalam and transfer to a plantation homestay (approximately 2 hour drive). Relax, unwind and learn about spices like vanilla, pepper, nutmeg, cloves and more. Overnight - Kottamangalam
Drive back to Kochi and onward transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Flight 6E 215, departs at 1325 and arrives at 1535. Arriving Mumbai you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
This morning after breakfast we 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 sightseeing tour one of the most highly populated cities in the world, accommodating approximately 18 million people! Highlights include the Prince of Wales Museum, Gateway of India and Marine drive.
Sadly your journey has come to an end, we will transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.