Resilient Lady – Essential India 2024

Resilient Lady – Essential India 2024

Small Group Tours with Tour Guide

$85 Per Person

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Small group excursion and Private tours with English speaking National guides 


Mumbai  7th, 8th Nov  & GOA 9th Nov 2024

Colombo on 11th Nov

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

This tailor made special tour for Resilient Lady and enjoy the service of our friendly English speaking guides, committed to ensure your India tour runs smoothly in Goa  & Mumbai & Sri Lanka

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.

Please note that we can get fully booked in the high season, especially if you are arriving with a cruise ship. If possible, please contact us as early as possible.

Mumbai Bazzars & Night Tour on 7th Nov 2024 (Ship arrives 2 PM) 

3.30PM to 8.30 PM

If you enjoy exploring new places, try this walking tour of the ‘native’ bazaar areas of Bhuleshwar and night drive through the lights of Mumbai . You’ll be fascinated by the vibrant street markets, the colourful people, the multi-cultural mix of mosques, temples and derasars, the different cuisines, and the sheer throbbing energy of the place.

The tour covers , Mangaldas Cloth Market, Zaveri Bazaar (where everyone’s crazy about gold), Phool Galli (Flower Street), Mumbadevi Temple (where the city gets its name from), and the quaint Madhav Baug. En route to pier stop at Colaba causeway for some free shopping time

Tour Price  US$ 85 pp

 

MUMBAI AS LOCAL ON 8th Nov 2024 

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.

Multi-faceted Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan city in India. Numerous migrant communities have influenced its development since the 17th century, With a population of over 20.5 million people, it’s also called the City of Dreams. You will discover the essence of the city on this comprehensive panoramic Full-day tour

8.30 AM Depart to Depart to Crawford Market (Fruit / Flowers / Vegetable )
Arrive and visit Crawford Market explore
Depart to CST station (Victoria Terminus – World Heritage Site).
Arrive at CST station to see the Mumbai local lifeline.
Depart to the Dhobhi Ghat at Colaba (Open air laundry) enroute drive past Marine drive, Nariman Point, Mumbai
University and High Court.
Arrive and visit Dhobhi Ghat and enjoy a photo-stop of the washing place.
Depart to visit Dabawalla.

Arrive and visit Dabawalla.

Depart to Hotel Taj Mahal Hotel

Arrive at Hotel Taj Mahal (Time free for lunch on your own nearby famous premium restaurants)

Walk up to Gateway of India which is just opposite Taj Mahal hotel.

Arrive and visit Gateway of India.

Depart to Churchgate railway station to take a short ride by the local train.

Arrive at Churchgate railway station and take a local train ride till Charni road railway station.

Arrive at Charni road railway station and later depart to Girgaum Iskcon Temple.

Arrive and visit Girgaum Iskcon Temple.
Depart to the ship en-route drive past via Marine Drive.
3 pm : Arrive back at the ship.

TOUR PRICE US $ 95 PP

Goa(Mormugao) on 9th Nov 2024

GOA Highlights with Spice Plantation or Beach Option

(9 AM to 3 PM) Or Ship schedule 

Enjoy this marvelous old Portuguese city studded with vibrant temples and majestic churches. Visit the stunning Baroque cathedral and quaint, colorful Panjim for a taste of Portugal in India. Explore the countryside  local markets and the region’s exquisite beaches  and a visit the historic neighborhood of Fontainhas, known as the Latin Quarter. Discover the area’s Portuguese influences as you walk with your guide down narrow streets and past old, colorful villas , We will also has a spice plantation visit and experience during this tour , Those who want Beach visit will include instead of Spice plantation (cansaulim beach & Zeebop restaurant) 

What the tour covers: 

The tour includes the following:

  • A visit to the churches of Old Goa, the “Rome of the East”, which was the administrative seat of the Portuguese. We will visit Se Cathedral (the seat of the Archbishop of Goa), and the Basilica of Bom Jesus which contains the body of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit missionary who was canonised in 1622.
  • A brief walk through the heritage district of Fontainhas – this is a residential area, the Latin quarter of Panjim where the traditional colourful houses of the Catholic and Hindu community are still preserved. Here you will see the original fountain after which the area was named.
  • Bazaar walk through the bustling Panjim fish and vegetable market – this is a large colourful market where you can see all sorts of interesting things on offer, including household wares, spices, fish, vegetables and many other goods. It’s a great way to see daily life in Goa!
  • A visit to a Hindu temple to see the local architectural styles and prayer rituals
  • Relax at a  spice plantation for lunch before heading to Pier (Beer Served)

TOUR PRICE US $95 PP

TAJ MAHAL OVERLAND AT $1300 per person (Dubai to Mumbai)

 

COLOMBO HIGHLIGHTS ON 11th NOV 2024

We have two excursions at Colombo with National guides

The two tours are:-

Colombo Highlights and Ceylon tea plantations
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Colombo Highlights

Pick-up passengers from Pier and do a city tour of Colombo combine around the main sights of Colombo with a visit to Gangayama Buddhist Temple and other highlights.

Colombo like many capital cities in developing countries is fast changing its face. Almost overnight, skyscrapers arise from where old buildings once stood. Yet in some parts, the Old-World charm is retained. For example, there is a 100-year-old clock tower and several British built, colonial buildings. Other places of interest are, the Pettah Bazaar, Hindu and Buddhist temples, Residential areas where you find the stately homes of the affluent, the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall – an outright gift to Sri Lanka from the People’s Republic of China, the Old parliament in Fort, University of Colombo, Royal College, which is probably one of the largest schools in Asia with 7500 students and the Independence Square.
Drive past 100-year-old clock tower, several British built, colonial buildings and the colourful bazaar of the Pettah. Continuing on through the Fort area, which houses the Government and Mercantile Offices, you’ll notice the buildings are newer. Drive around Cinnamon Gardens where the stately homes of the affluent, various embassies and high commissions, the Bandaranayake Memorial International Conference Hall &University of Colombo.
Later a short stop will be made at Independence Square where most of the religious and national celebrations take place. You will visit the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple. On completion, return to the pier.
with time maximum of 14 people
Tour Duration : 5 Hours

TIMED ITINERARY

Depart Pier & drive past Clock Tower, Pettah, Red Muslim Mosque, Fort, President House (from far), Town Hall,Nelum Pokuna Theatre & the Portuguese Dutch and British colonial buildings.

Arrive at Independence Square & be at leisure or walk around approx. for 20
minutes at Independence Square

Depart to Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple.

Arrive & visit Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple.

Transfer to Hotel

Lunch at oriental hotel (1 hour on own expenses)

Drop the guests at port gate no 03 to start the market tour -local market

Walk through or / and passing following ;
Red mosque
Vegetable market
Fruit market
Visit colonial buildings in Fort area

Re-board the coach

4 pm Arrive at the Pier at Colombo Port.

Price -US $85 pp (small group of 14)

 

CEYLON TEA EXPERIENCE AT INGIRIYA

INGIRIYA TEA PLANTATION TOUR

Tour Duration​​: 05, ½ Hours
Activity Level ​​: Moderate
Leave the pier at Colombo Port for Ingiriya
Discover the various processes involved in producing tea during this fascinating visit to the Ingiriya Tea Plantation.
Embark on a 2-hour scenic drive to Ingiriya, a lush region boasting ideal conditions for growing tea and rubber. Considered one of the finest teas in the world, Ceylon tea has been produced in Sri Lanka since the crop was first introduced in 1867. During this tour, you’ll discover the history of tea and its unique journey from the tree to your cup.
Upon arrival at Ingiriya, you’ll receive a special welcome with garlands made from tea leaves before visiting the tea plantation to watch the tea being hand-picked from the plant. If the conditions are right, you might also be able to see the rubber tapping process as well.
Proceeding to the tea factory, you’ll be able to watch the hand-picked tea crop being graded, before going through the many different stages involved in quality tea production. No artificial ingredients are ever added at any stage of the manufacturing process.

Leave the tea factory for Colombo.
Arrive back at the Pier at Colombo Port.

US​$110 PP 

THE ABOVE INCLUDES:
• Transportation by an air-conditioned vehicle throughout the excursion.
• Professional English-speaking guide to accompany group throughout excursion.
• 01 Water Bottle per person on board the coach.
• Tea Factory fee including a refreshment – a piece of Cake and a Cup of Tea.

THE ABOVE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Beverages, snacks or any meals, which are not specified above.
• Incidental expenses of a personal nature.
• Tips & gratitudes for the guide, driver & vehicle assistant

♦ No photography and video is allowed inside the Tea Factory/ies – (Eg: at Ingiriya Tea Plantation). Also, Tea Plantation & the Factory will be closed during Three days due to Thai Pongal in January including pre-& post the celebration day, 04th February due to Independence Day, 12th to 15th April (including these two days) on account of Sinhala & Tamil New year celebrations, 01st May due to May day, Three days due to Deepavali Festival in November including pre & post the festival day.
♦ This tour involves walking on varied surfaces, flat, gravel, sandy and uneven ground, paved & tarred paths, steps to climb. As such, this excursion is not recommended for guests with walking difficulties. Generally, the pettah bazaar area could be congested & crowded.

TIMED ITINERARY (AM) **
0800 Hrs​Leave pier for Ingiriya.​​​
1000 Hrs​Arrive at the Tea Plantation. Special welcome with garlands made out of tea
leaves
1005 Hrs​Visit Tea and Rubber Plantation.
1015 Hrs​Visit the Tea Factory.
1045 Hrs ​Drive to the Factory Bungalow.
1100 Hrs​Refreshments – a Cup of Tea with a piece of cake & free time at the bungalow.
1130 Hrs​Leave Tea Factory and proceed to Colombo.​​
1330 Hrs​Arrive at the Pier

Air conditioned Mini coach

English speaking guide

Linch at Goa

All entrance fee's

pick up from pier and drop


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