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Indian Beaches

Duration : 18 Nights / 19 Days

Itinerary at a Glance :Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Allepey - Kovalam - Mahabalipuram - Bhubaneshwar - Gopalpur - Delhi - Agra - Delh


This programe has exclusively designed for leisure tourist and beach lovers. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful beaches in India including Goa, Kerala, Tamilnadu, and Bhubaneshwar. Also enjoy a night trip in calm and quite Backwater Cruise from Allepey to Kovalam and finish your fabulous trip with a touch of everlasting memories visiting one of the most beautiful monument in the history of love......... TAJ MAHAL

Day 1 : Arrive Mumbai
Arrive Mumbai (Bombay) in the morning and transfer to the hotel. Later in the afternoon excursion to Elephnata Island by motor boat from Gateway of India. Night stay at hotel near Juhu Beach.

Day 2 : Mumbai - Goa
After breakfast sightseeing of the city visiting Princes of Wales Museum, Dhobighat (Outdoor laundry) and Hanging Garden. Intime flight to Goa. Meeting and transfer to a beach resort for night stay.

Day 3 : Goa
Breakfast in the hotel. Rest of the day free to explore the beaches of Goa (Marvellous, unspoilt expenses of palm fringed sands and blue seas, warmed by the sun and local hospitality, relaxed life style enlivened by the Goan love of music and dance and spiced by its superb cuisine, make for a heady mixture that is difficult to resist. Located about half way down the west coast of India, Goa is a lush green paradise edged on the one side by the wooded foothills of the Sahyadri range and on the other by the Arabian Sea. More than 450 years of Portuguese rule preceded by Hindu and Muslim supremacy have made 'Sunny Goa' and exciting amalgam of cultures. Imposing churches, forts perched on high promontories, delightful old mansions and villas and picturesque whitewashed villages set amidst velvety paddy fields are all a part of this exciting heritage.)

Day 4 : Goa
Breakfast in the resort. Rest of the day free to explore the beaches of Goa. Night stay in beach resort.

Day 5 : Goa - Cochin
Breakfast in the resort. Transfer to the airport to board flight to Cochin (Cochin is one of the most fascinating cities and oldest European settlements in India. A cosmopolitan melting pot of races and culture - Portuguese, Chinese, Jewish, early Christian, Dutch and British influences can all be seen to advantage here). On arrival to Cochin airport transfer to the hotel. Later visit St. Francis Church (1546) which is reputed to be the oldest European church in India. It is a plane, massive structure built by the Portuguese Franciscan friars. It was here where Vasco da Gama died and was buried in 1524. Visit Mattancherry or the Dutch Palace built in 1557 by the Portuguese and presented to the King of Cochin as goodwill to secure additional trading privileges). Night stay at hotel.

Day 6 : Cochin - Allepey
After breakfast drive to Allapuzah Beach (Alappuzha beach is one of the most popular spots in the district of Allepey. The pier, which extends into the sea here, is around 140 years old. With the Arabian Sea on the west and a vast network of lakes, lagoons and several freshwater rivers criss-crossing it, Alappuzha is a district of immense natural beauty). Day free for leisure. Night stay at backwater resort.

Day 7 : Allepey
Full day free for leisure in the backwaters of Kerala to explore the beauty of nature. Night at backwater resort.

Day 8 : Allepey - Kovalam
Full day free for leisure in the backwaters of Kerala to explore the beauty of nature. Evening board overnight backwater cruise to Trivandrum. Meals and night stay in the boat.

Day 9 : Kovalam
Reach Trivandrum and transfer to Kovalam Beach (14 kms south of Trivandrum, is one of the finest beaches in India. Kovalam is endowed with unusual beauty. This sheltered beach is ideal for Sea bathing and is safe even during the roughest weather. The scenery around is enchanting and the drive through the palm groves is refreshing.). Rest of the day free for leisure on the southern coast of India at Kovalam Beach. Night stay at beach resort.

Day 10 : Kovalam
Full day free to explore the beautiful beach of Kovalam. Night stay at resort.

Day 11 : Kovalam - Mahabalipuram
After breakfast transfer to Trivandrum airport to board flight to Chennai (Madras), on arrival to Chennai airport meeting and transfer to Mahabalipuram (The tiny seaside village of Mahabalipuram, is situated 58 Kms south of Madras on the shores of the Bay of Bengal Many are drawn solely by the miles of un- spoilt beach. It was once a major port of the Pallavas (5th - 9th Century A D ). It boasts of some of India's most sublime rock cut art comprising.of open-air bass-relief, structured temples, man-made caves and chariots. All tourists misting South India visit Mahabalipuram.). Visit temples and explore the beach. Night stay at resort.

Day 12 : Mahabalipuram
Full day free for personal activities/ leisure. Breakfast and night stay at resort.

Day 13 : Mahabalipuram - Bhubaneshwar
After breakfast transfer to Chennai airport to board flight to Bhubaneshwar (Bhubaneswar, the Temple city of India, is struck with the magnificence of three ancient monuments that dominate its skyline viz. The soaring spires of Lingraj Temple, the wide dome of peace Pagoda of the Dhauli hill and the pink temple of Mahavir Jain. These three monuments epitomise the rise of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism during the different periods). Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Visit the Rajrani Temple (one of the finest examples of the mature Orissan style belonging to the early 11th century. Raised on a deeply modelled basement decorated with delicately carved lotus ornament, each projection consists of two sculptured panels, one above the other) and The Mukteshvara temple (Belonging to the late 10th century is the most exquisitely ornamented temple of the Bhubaneswar series and marks a transition between the earlier group and the more fully evolved projects of the 11th-12th centuries. The gateway is remarkable for the heavy curved arch created). Night stay at hotel.

Day 14 : Bhubaneshwar - Gopalpur
After breakfast drive to Gopalpur on Sea (Gopalpur is a delightful, peaceful little seaside resort. The beach is attractive is a great place to chill out.). Day free to laze around and go for walks. Night stay at resort.

Day 15 : Gopalpur
Full day free to explore the beach. Breakfast and night stay at resort.

Day 16 : Gopalpur - Delhi
After breakfast drive back to Bhubaneshwar airport to board flight to Delhi (Delhi, the capital of India comprises of conspicuously contrasting Old and New Delhi. Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India between the 12th and 19th centuries and one can find mosques, monuments and forts related to Muslim history. New Delhi is the imperial city created as India's capital by the British, intricately planned and comprises of imposing buildings displaying various modern style of architecture.) In Delhi meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel for night stay.

Day 17 : Delhi
Morning after breakfast a full day combined tour of Old and New Delhi visiting Old Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Laxmi Narayan Temple, India Gate, Drive past to President's Palace, Visit to Qutab minar and Bahai Temple . Evening back to the hotel for overnight stay.

Day 18 : Delhi - Agra - Delhi
After breakfast drive to Agra enroute visiting Sikandra Fort (Situated 10 kms out of Agra on Delhi-Agra highways, Sikandra is the Mausoleum of Great Mughal Emperor Akbar). On arrival to Agra visit Taj Mahal (Perhaps the most beautiful monument in the world ever built in the history of love. Taj Mahal is a one-man creation built by Mughal Emperor Shahjah in sweet memories of his beloved Mumtaj Begum). Also visit Agra Fort and Marble Inlay factory. Evening drive back to Delhi for night stay at hotel.

Day 19 : Leave Delhi
Intime transfer to the international airport to board flight to your hometown.