Anthem of The Seas India shore excursions

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India shore excursions

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Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking guides

MUMBAI  12th Nov & COCHIN on 14th Nov 2024

Muziris Heritage India Experiences offers 2 variety shore excursions in Mumbai  & Cochin to fit your lifestyle and your visit to Our country, with these tour itinerary you can experience the lights and sound of Cochin  & Mumbai in a short time.

This tailor made special tour for Anthem of The Seas and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking National guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Both city

This tour includes:
• Air conditioned mini coach and English-speaking Licensed Tour guides
• Pick up and drop off at pier
• Small group tour with National Guides

Choose between a private or small-group excursion. You will not have to form your own group and we will be happy to place you with other cruisers from your cruise ship.

 

MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 12th Nov 2024

(8.30 AM to 3 PM)

Explore the unique local culture, industries and people in the frenetic sprawl known as Mumbai, the capital and economic engine of India, on this full day excursion.

The fastest growing, most affluent and industrialized city in India, Mumbai represents the ever-changing face of today’s India – the old coupled with the dynamic new. Begin with a drive along Marine Drive, a winding stretch of road with tall buildings on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Due to its curved shape and many street lights, it was once called the Queen’s Necklace.

The first stop is a Jain Temple, built of white marble in 1904 and dedicated to Adinath, the first apostle of the Jain’s religion. On the first floor there is a striking black marble shrine dedicated to Parsvanath, and the ceiling is beautifully decorated with the different planets as personified in Hindu mythology.

Next, make a photo stop at colorful Dhobi Ghat, a once-in-a-lifetime sight where thousands of pieces of clothing are sent each day to be hand-laundered, dried and ironed by Mumbai’s dhobi wallahs or laundry men and women. Continue with a visit to Mani Bavan, the Gandhi Memorial. This famous house used to be the Mumbai residence of Mahatma Gandhi, and is where he was arrested in 1932. The memorial contains a reference library with over 2,000 books, memorabilia and a photo feature on the Mahatma’s life. Cross the city, with photo stops at the High Court, Churchgate Station, and the magnificent Victoria Terminus with its exquisite ornamentation and carvings of peacocks, gargoyles, monkeys, elephants and British lions mixed up among the buttresses. Spend shopping time at the Colaba Causeway your own

The last stop is the impressive Gateway of India. Another structure built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911, the Gateway is considered the principal landmark of Mumbai. Standing over 85 feet high, the archway was built in the 16th-century Gujarat style, with four turrets and intricate latticework carved into the yellow basalt stone. Return to the pier following your photo stop at the Gateway and Taj Mahal Hotel.

In the full day tour you may choose to stop off at a local restaurant for lunch. Ask your Guide for suggestions. There are some world class restaurants serving a variety of cuisines so there is so much to choose from.

TOUR PRICE $85 PP

COCHIN HIGHLIGHTS WITH HARBOUR CRUISE AND LUNCH at Fort Kochi Heritage Hotel – 14th Nov 2024

(8.30 To 3.30 PM)  

Today you will experience the real local life of Cochin during an Ethnic tour

This 7 HOUR city tour combines both Mini coach travel and a relaxing cruise on the backwaters, meaning you get to see this amazing city from every angle – easily the best way to soak up the charms of gorgeous historic Cochin.

Start with the visit of the famous Chinese Fishing Nets of Cochin. The huge cantilevered Chinese fishing nets that droop towards the waters like over-sized hammocks have become a hallmark that represents Fort Kochi on every postcards,Afterwards, you will visit the Dutch Palace, which is also known as the Mattancherry Palace, and is home to Keralan murals, Hindu temple art, and exhibits of the Rajas of Cochin. This pretty landmark is built in a quadrangle, with a courtyard in the middle featuring a small temple dedicated to the protective gods of the Cochin royal family.

After you have explored this simple oasis, you will drive to Fort Cochin, to view the churches, and old-fashioned Tudor-style homes that were constructed by the English merchants who once lived here. Here, you will view St. Francis Church, a pretty white-washed religious center, which was built by Franciscan friars in 1503, before heading to the harbor At a nearby Resort, you will enjoy a cooling drink/High tea before boarding a boat for a cruise around the harbor, which was once bustling with foreign traders seeking wealth on the Malabar Coast. Your tranquil guided cruise will take you around the picturesque islets of Gundu, Bolghatty and Vallarpadam, During your cruise you will be able to view many villages, churches and landmarks. At Vallarpadam, you will see a church built in 1676 that houses a Portrait of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Traditional faith holds the picture has miraculous powers and has saved devotees several times from violent storms.

As you cruise around the harbor, you will also be able to glimpse the locals going about their daily lives. Your boat cruise will end at a Jetty close to the pier. A short transfer to your ship will be provided at the end of the tour. We will have a Lunch at Fort Kochi Heritage Hotel

TOUR PRICE $85 PER PERSON

SECOND OPTION AT COCHIN 

Backwaters Of Alappuzha By Houseboat & Lunch at Marari Beach Resort

Departing Cochin by mini coach , you’ll pass through one of India’s most beautiful and tranquil landscapes — a rural expanse of verdant coconut groves and rice paddies.
The term ‘backwaters’ refers to the intermeshed network of rivers, lakes, canals and lagoons that lace together the coastal and interior regions south of Kochi. For centuries, these canals have provided a safe and efficient means of transportation for goods and people moving between the heartland of Kerala and the port towns along the coast. Even today, traditional barges, or kettuvallams, haul coconut, pepper, rice and other goods along the waterways.

The town of Alappuzha is situated in the midst of a thick tangle of tropical waterways. Here, you will board a houseboat and set out on a 3-hour idyllic cruise through the forests and palm-shaded backwaters. Glide along shimmering waterways lined with dense tropical vegetation, and observe rural Kerala lifestyles from the comfortable boat deck. Views range from narrow canals walled in by thick greenery, to open vistas of brilliant green paddy fields. Acres of papaya, mango, jackfruit and cassava grow along the palm-lined banks, and churches, mosques and temples can be glimpsed among the trees. Watch for the blue flash of a kingfisher, or the vivid green of a wild parakeet.
As the cruise ends, return to Cochin by motorcoach, stopping along the way at the Marari Beach Resort for a buffet lunch of local delicacies and some free time.

Please note: Bring a hat; wear sunscreen ,  Use of the pool/beach or any other facility at Marari Beach Resort is at your own expense. (8 AM to 5 PM)

TOUR PRICE – $135 PP 


MUMBAI & COCHIN JEWISH HERITAGE TOUR ALSO AVAILABLE on request

TAJ MAHAL TOUR AVAILABLE AT $1350 PER PERSON WITH ALL FLIGHTS AND 5 STAR HOTELS 

 

OVERLAND – TAJ MAHAL: THE ETERNAL MASTERPIECE

Visit one of India’s most renowned city of Agra—this 2 night adventure offers a discovery of Agra’s magnificent Delhi, Agra Fort and of course, Taj Mahal. Immerse yourself in the unique culture of India and add to your memorable experience.

  1. 12th November 2024 Arrive in Mumbai. Soon after completing disembarking procedures, transfer to the airport for a flight to Delhi (Direct Flight)  .On arrival proceeds to Delhi , drive to Agra,   Overnight at Marriott Agra or similar
  2. 13th Nov – Visit Taj Mahal on Sunrise Following breakfast we will travel to Delhi , On arrival we will have lunch at hotel and then proceeds to Delhi sightseeing, Dinner at Hotel 
  3. 14th  Nov Early this morning, transfer to the Delhi airport.At the airport, collect boarding passes and proceed through security and then onto the plane for the flight to Cochin. Breakfast is served aloft.Upon arrival in Cochin, transfer to the pier to rejoin your ship. An overview tour of Cochin can be enjoyed en route to the pier. It includes Chinese fishing nets and Jew town visits

 


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