Varkala Holidays

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Crawford market architecture

Day 1: Mumbai

Welcome to India. We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Rest of the day is free to relax after you long flight.

Gateway to India

Day 2: Mumbai

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.

Victoria Terminus

Day 3: Mumbai

Day at leisure without the car.

Flora Fountain

Day 4: Mumbai - Varkala

We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport for the flight to Trivandrum. Upon arrival in Trivandrum, we will meet you and then drive to Varkala and check you into the hotel.

Day 5: Varkala

Day at leisure without the car.

Day 6: Varkala - Alleppey

Today we will drive you to Alleppey and check you onto the house boat. 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 its route.

Alleppey sunset

Day 7: Alleppey - Kochi

After breakfast, you'll disembark from the houseboat and be transferred to your hotel in Kochi. This afternoon, enjoy a sightseeing tour of the town including the Synagogue, Dutch Palace and St Francis' Church. In the evening you will be treated to a traditional Kathkali dance performance.

Jewish Market

Day 8: Kochi

We will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport in time for your departure flight.

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last updated - 28 Dec 2014 3:37 PM