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Kerala Backwater Tour with Yoga

Yoga and Meditation Tours

12 Days

THE TOUR AT A GLANCE

Kerala Backwater Tour with Yoga’ is one of the best itineraries to revive your body and mind along with backwater tour. Mumbai, has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone. Mumbai is India’s financial powerhouse, fashion epicenter and a pulse point of religious tension. One must also travel to Mumbai city to be dazzled by the country’s biggest, and most prolific film and media industry. During this stay in South India, we will take you on a sensory journey to the heart of the region From visit heritage monuments in Cochin to staying in a Luxury Houseboat in the backwaters of Kerala

Various sessions of Yoga and meditation at each place can be enjoyed during this tour along with that you will enjoy 07 days of full sessions of Yoga and meditation at Gokarna. Also, visit the major attractions around Gokarna. The duration of the tour is 11 nights and 12 days, which revive your body, mind and soul.

EXPERIENCES AND VISITS IN THIS TOUR

  • Visit hot spots such as Dhobi Ghat, Victoria Terminus Station and See the wealth of spices at Crawford Market, and Gateway of India
  • Guided tour of Mumbai including World Heritage Site of Elephanta Caves
  • Ride the Ferry at Gateway of India
  • Elephanta Caves, Gharapuri – Explore These Marvels
  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus – Marvel At The Architecture
  • Visit the major tourist attractions of Cochin including Mattancherry Palace, St. Francis Church and the Jewish Synagogue.
  • Visit Cochin on the Malabar Coast, settled by the Portuguese, Dutch and finally the British.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of giant Chinese Fishing Nets being lowered on the famous Vasco-da-Gama Square
  • Explore Kerala backwaters in Alleppey on a houseboat.
  • Attend yoga and meditation sessions in small groups, at Gokarna
  • Visit Mahabhaleshwara temple (Optional) In Gokarna

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Upon arrival at Mumbai Airport receive a warm welcome from our representative who will help you with transfer to the hotel. Complete the check-in formalities and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, proceed to Gateway of India. Here you embark on a shared cruise to Elephanta Island Caves to see the Elephanta Cave.  The rock-cut architecture of the caves has been dated between the 5th and 8th centuries. Explore both Hindu caves & Buddhist Caves. On the back, you will visit the Gateway of India, erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Elephant Caves: Closed on Monday

In the afternoon city tour of Mumbai with Mani Bhawan, a museum dedicated to the life of Mahatma Gandhi. See the Dhobi Ghat, the largest open-air laundry in the world – an incredible sight.  Stop by the Victoria Terminus to witness the dabbah-wallahs arrive and begin delivery of over 10,000 lunches to downtown businessmen. visit Prince of Wales Museum with exhibits of ancient Indian history as well as objects from foreign lands, categorized primarily into three sections - Art, Archaeology and Natural History

Make a short stop at the Hanging Gardens perched above Malabar Hill - these terraced gardens providing a beautiful, panoramic view of the Arabian Sea were laid out in the early 1880s and pass by the Tower of Silence, on which the Parsis place their dead.   Continue to Marine Drive, Chowpatty Beach and Malabar Hill. Take a walk in the bustling Crawford Market

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Transfer to airport to board flight for Cochin, Upon arrival, meet your representative and transfer to Hotel.

In the afternoon enjoy the tour of Cochin. Visit St. Francis Church, built-in 1562 by St. Francis; this is India’s oldest  European-built church. Continue on to Mattanchery Dutch Palace, a double-storied palace. The most important feature of Mattanchery Palace is the murals in the bed chambers, which depict scenes from the Ramayana, Mahabharata. Proceed to the Jewish Synagogue, with its exquisite interior, which was constructed in 1568 and make a stop at the Jewish cemetery. Continue along the coastline, where one can view the unique and still-in-use Chinese Fishing Nets which were introduced by Chinese traders in the 14th Century. The tour ends in the Fort Kochi area where you can walk through the historical Dutch and Portuguese buildings. Some parts of this nearly 500-year-old Fort are still amazingly well preserved.

This evening, attend a Kathakali Dance Performance – a unique Keralan experience. The dancers are elaborately made up with paint and masks, accompanied by drummers and musicians. Arriving at the theatre early affords the opportunity to see the dancers getting ready for the show and their faces being painted.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today, drive to Alleppey (Alappuzha). Arrive Alleppey and board on Houseboat -Set out on an enchanting overnight backwater cruise in traditionally decorated houseboats. Check-in time is 01:00 PM and the cruise starts with lunch. While cruising in these floating luxury villas, let your eyes settle for the rare and the unusual - skim past Chinese fishing nets, bowed-down paddy fields, and local inhabitants engaged in making coir products, rustic homes, and ancient temples and swaying coconut groves. Food will be served onboard. A backwater holiday on Kerala-style houseboats or "Kettuvalloms". These palm-covered country boats are designed to navigate the narrowest of canals.

- Overnight at Houseboat
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Breakfast on houseboat and de-board then drive to Cochin airport (85 Kms 2 Hrs) to board flight for Goa.

Upon arrival, you will meet our representative and transfer to the hotel.

 The rest of the day is free at leisure, enjoy the meditation and yoga here. Have your dinner at the resort. 

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today after breakfast attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor. Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.   

Afternoon you can happily relax there and just enjoy the atmosphere.

Optional: Banana Boat Ride – Adrenaline Pumping- This unique experience brings out the child hidden in all of us and is undoubtedly one of the most fun things to do in Gokarna.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor. Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.

You can relax and enjoy the day on the beach on your own.

Optional: Visit Mahabhaleshwara temple-  Mahabaleshwar Temple is one of the most vital. This pilgrimage is among the most popular temples to visit in Gokarna, not only because this temple complex envelopes one in serenity but the fine Dravidian architecture is hard to miss and enraptures with its timeless beauty.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today after breakfast attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor. Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.   

You can relax and enjoy the day on the beach on your own.

Optional: Ayurveda Massage – The Mud House Experience- Some of the best experiences you get are in the popular Gokarna mud houses. They are a must-visit place as well as provide massages for tourists.

Optional: Beach Yoga – Live Healthy- Join the many practicing the art of yoga at Om beach every morning apart from other Gokarna activities, for that refreshing start to your day. The health freaks can also enroll themselves in the various yoga resorts for a minimum of 7 days and return home with not only a bag full of memories but also some invaluable wisdom.

 

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today after breakfast attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.  

You can relax and enjoy the day on the beach on your own.

Optional: Cycling trip – Off The Beaten Path-  one of the most popular destinations that you can travel to on a bicycle. Travelers can rent a bike from the local shops for a small fee and take a ride around the hills, through the forests or just to see around town

Optional: Social Tours – Meet New People-  enjoy exploring new places as much as you do. Social tours in Gokarna are popular and hosted by many shakes and hostels for like-minded people to gather and share their experiences. If you want to enjoy this place like a true traveler, this activity is a must.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

Today after breakfast attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.  

You can relax and enjoy the day on the beach on your own.

Optional: Candle Light Dinner – Romantic Affair- Make your Gokarna trip a memorable one, by enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner along the beaches while camping in Gokarna. The peaceful beaches of the town are the perfect spots for an exclusive seaside romantic dinner with your partner. This is one of the best ways to experience Gokarna in all its glory.

Optional: Cycling trip – Off The Beaten Path-  one of the most popular destinations that you can travel to on a bicycle. Travelers can rent a bike from the local shops for a small fee and take a ride around the hills, through the forests or just to see around town

Optional: Social Tours – Meet New People-  enjoy exploring new places as much as you do. Social tours in Gokarna are popular and hosted by many shakes and hostels for like-minded people to gather and share their experiences. If you want to enjoy this place like a true traveler, this activity is a must.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

Today after breakfast attend yoga and meditation sessions with the instructor Enjoy the meditation and revive your body, mind and soul.  

You can relax and enjoy the day on the beach on your own.

Optional: Candle Light Dinner – Romantic Affair- Make your Gokarna trip a memorable one, by enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner along the beaches while camping in Gokarna. The peaceful beaches of the town are the perfect spots for an exclusive seaside romantic dinner with your partner. This is one of the best ways to experience Gokarna in all its glory.

Optional: Cycling trip – Off The Beaten Path-  one of the most popular destinations that you can travel to on a bicycle. Travelers can rent a bike from the local shops for a small fee and take a ride around the hills, through the forests or just to see around town

Optional: Social Tours – Meet New People-  enjoy exploring new places as much as you do. Social tours in Gokarna are popular and hosted by many shakes and hostels for like-minded people to gather and share their experiences. If you want to enjoy this place like a true traveler, this activity is a must.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner ( American Plan )

After breakfast, drive to Goa airport to board a flight for Mumbai.

Upon arrival, you will meet and transfer to board your international flight back home.

- Overnight at Hotel
- Breakfast ( Continental Plan )

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE IN YOUR TOUR COST

 

  • Accommodation for a total of 11 nights on sharing twin / double room on bed & breakfast basis.
  • All Meals: at on Houseboat in Alleppey & Gokarna
  • Transfers, sightseeing/excursions as per the program by air-conditioned Vehicle
  • English speaking local guide as per program.
  • All entrance fees to the monuments as mentioned in the program. 
  • Return ferry transfer to Elephanta Caves in Mumbai.
  • Evening Watch Kathakali Dance Performance in Cochin
  • Private Houseboat cruise through the backwaters of Kerala.
  • Yoga and meditation sessions with an instructor in Gokarna
  • Company representative for assistance on all arrival and departure transfers.
  • All presently applicable taxes including the GST charges levied recently by the Government.
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day during sightseeing.

TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE FOLLOWING EXPENSES

  •  International / Domestic  Airfare 
  • Any new admission fees / taxes / fuel surcharges/ Visa fees
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All personal expenses such as beverages, laundry, trip cancellation and personal insurance, gratuities, excess baggage fees
  • Early check-in/late check-out (except as noted)
  • Camera/video fees at monuments
  • Communication costs
  • Any additional expenses due to unforeseen problems like a natural disaster, war or strikes, cancellation or misconnection of flights or a last-minute change of timings, etc.
  • Any other service, which has not been specified as "included".


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