Mumbai -Goa Kerala Tour

Mumbai -Goa Kerala Tour

OVERVIEW- Mumbai, the City of Dreams and capital of Maharashtra rubs its shoulders with some of world’s most developed cities. Beaches of Goa are not just a natural phenomenon. Probably no other beach destination in India has a popularity equivalent to the beaches of Goa. Goa is a small emerald land. On the other hand Kerala is a verdant state with beaches and backwaters. It is a fine repertoire of natural treasures with sandy beaches, palm-fringed backwaters and wildlife reserves. Mumbai Goa Kerala Tour is an amazing amalgam of pristine beaches, splendid architectural wonders, serene lakes and backwaters, exotic wildlife, and a wildlife heritage site. 

MUMBAI- Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and is the financial powerhouse of the country. Also well known commercial capital of India, fast paced cosmopolitan city. This historic city, extends along the sea, has grand buildings and is the center of India's Hindi film industry. The city is famous as the center of glamour and glitz due to the presence of Indian film industry. Mumbai is also a historical city having many attractions to offer to a visitor.

GOA- A Tourist Paradise, Goa has magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of temples, churches and old houses. Popularly called as “The Pearl of the Orient” has much more than just beaches and seas. The natural landscapes, the waterfalls, the forests, the spice farms, all are unique in their own way that truly shows an entirely new side of Goa. Goa is the perfect place where you will find a blend of traditional and modern aspects of life.

KOCHI (COCHIN) - Kochi is the commercial capital and the most cosmopolitan city of Kerala, Kochi along with its mainland part, Ernakulum is also known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea. With one of the finest natural harbors in the world, Kochi is the most modern city of Kerala where the best shopping markets are located. 

MUNNAR- Munnar amidst beautiful landscapes often referred as the Kashmir of South India is more essentially a tea town. It is a commercial centre for tea and it has some of the highest grown tea estates in the world. It also takes the credit of having the world's best tea estates. 

PERIYAR- Periyar in the southernmost state of Kerala is one of the sixteen Project Tiger reserves in India, and one of the most picturesque and beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in the world. With its waterways, forests and grasslands, it provides a magnificent venue for both mammal and bird watching.

ALLEPPEY- Alappuzha Beach (Alleppey) also famous as ‘The Venice of the East', is blessed with the silvery waves of the Arabian Sea. This beach is the best backwater destinations in Kerala. Alappuzha is one of the most romantic and beautiful place with land between the sea and network of rivers falling into it into it. The Palm fringed canals, shores bustling with glimpses, the mirror still lagoons, picture book lakesides and its long sandy beach has blessed Alappuzha. The other God’s gift to Alappuzha is the dense palm groves which lines the shore. 

KUMARAKOM- Kumarakom is a cluster of islands on the Vemband Lake.  Apart from this Kumarakom is also of interests to the ornithologists for the backwater section boasts of a bird sanctuary and exhibits a rich flora and fauna and is marked as one of the important Aqua Tourism destination. The major attraction of Kumarakom is the local houseboats known as Kettuvalloms. Most of these Ayurvedic centers are attached to the resorts in a peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere which contributes for rejuvenation and healing.

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Tour Destination: Mumbai - Goa - Kochi – Munnar – Thekkady (Periyar) – Alleppey – Kumarakom - Kochi

Travel Duration:  10 Nights/11 Days

DAY 1: MUMBAI- Arrive in Mumbai and later transfer to the hotel.  After breakfast, full day city tour of Mumbai

ELEPHANTA CAVES- located on an island about 10 kilometers away from the shores of Mumbai. These caves comprise of temples carved from solid rock dating back to the 7th century. The main attraction is the three-headed bust of Lord Shiva, famously known as ‘Trimurti’.

GATEWAY OF INDIA- The Gateway of India was built during the British Raj in Mumbai. Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, the monument is companioned by the Arabian Sea.

PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM- The Museum of Western India is the main museum in Mumbai.  The museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha, Jain, etc and the museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.

TARAPOREWALA AQUARIUM- Taraporewala Aquarium on Marine Drive has a good collection of sea and fresh water fish and other marine life.

CHOWPATTY BEACH & MARINE DRIVE- It is one of the most famous public beaches in Mumbai. The beach is famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Marine Drive is a 3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay and links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill.

KAMLA NEHRU PARK- The park covers an area of 4,000 square feet. Located atop of Mumbai's Malabar Hill, it is named after Kamala Nehru, the wife of India's first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.

HANGING GARDEN- These Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 2: MUMBAI- Today continue sightseeing of Mumbai viewing

HAJI ALI DARGAH- The Dargah is located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of city. An exquisite example of Indian Islamic architecture, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.

SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE- The temple is devoted to Ganesh, the elephant headed God for Good Fortune. 

ISKCON TEMPLE- Hare Krishna Land is set upon four acres of prime land and a stone throw away from Juhu beach, Mumbai. Founder of ISKCON inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai.

JUHU BEACH- Juhu Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. The beach is famous for its Mumbai street food, notably bhelpuri, pani puri, and pav bhaji. Juhu beach is also a very popular place for watching aircraft as planes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3: MUMBAI – GOA - NORTH GOA TOUR- Today drive or catch flight to the ‘Jewel of India’- Goa. Transfer to the hotel. Later in the day, visit the North Goa famous for gothic churches, crumbling forts, temples, beaches, coconut groves and villages.

BEACHES- Goa is famous for its lovely golden beaches. The beaches here have been accepted as a matter of life, the exotic cuisine backing the pleasure of have on sun and sand, water sports like water scooters and water gliding, a glass of fenny and beer, shopping on the beachside, and most romantic midnight bonfire on the beach. Enjoy on the beach at sunset, meditate and feel relaxed. Some beaches are popular for its nightlife with some very famous clubs such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos.

SOME OF THE POPULAR BEACHES ARE: Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Condolim Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Vagator Beach and many more

CHURCHES- The most famous churches in Goa that attract large number of visitors are Goa Basilica of Bom Jesus which is a world heritage monument and Goa Se Cathedral which is dedicated to St. Catherine. The other important churches are the Church of Condolim Church, St Francis of Assini, Church of Lady of Rosary, Church of St Cajatan and The Rochal Seminary.

OTHER TOURIST SPOPTS- Fort Aguda, Goa Science Centre, Dona Paula etc.

In the evening visit the various Goa flea markets which sell a variety of items like clothes, jewelry, spices and accessories. Music and dance performances are also a part of the flea markets, the most popular of which are Anjunna Wednesday Flea market, Arpora Saturday Night market, Mapusa Friday market and Calangute Bazaar.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4: SOUTH GOA TOUR- Get ready to visit the most famous beaches and other attractions of South Goa which are less frequented by tourists and are oases of solitude and tranquility. 

SOME OF THE POPULAR BEACHES ARE: Agonda Beach, Benaulim Beach, Palolem Beach, Majorda Beach and Colva Beach, among others. 

MARGOA- Goa’s second largest city and commercial metropolis of South Goa. It is famous for its ancient cultural heritage and traditional customs of the people of Goa. 

In the evening you can walk around a beach and relax. One can enjoy Mandovi River Cruise which has food, drinks, and live bands performing Goan dances.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5: GOA - KOCHI- After breakfast, transfer to airport to catch flight to Kochi. Later transfer to hotel. In the evening visit

MARINE DRIVE- A stroll along the long tree-lined coastal pathway that lines the backwater is well worth the time spent, especially late afternoon or dusk. The bustling backwaters, dotted with fishing boats, speedboats, ships, tankers and passenger boats, can be observed from this walkway that lines the coast.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 6: KOCHI- After breakfast, full day city tour of The Queen of Arabian Sea- Kochi

CHINESE FISHING NETS, FORT KOCHI- The Chinese fishing nets (Cheenavala) are distinctly unique to Cochin. It is believed that traders from the court of the Chinese ruler Kublai Khan introduced these nets here. Oddly, these nets are found only in Kochi, outside China! Many fishermen earn their livelihood by fishing using these massive nets. A whole stretch of the coast along Fort Kochi and Vypeen are dotted with these nets.

FORT KOCHI BEACH- A stroll along the beach, particularly at sunset with the Chinese fishing nets and sailing ships in the background, is a memorable experience. Many European style bungalows can be seen along the shoreline. The coastal stretch has loads of small stalls, which make on demand mouth-watering traditional cuisines using freshly caught fish.

ST. FRANCIS CHURCH- It is the oldest church built by Europeans in India. On his 3rd visit to Kerala, Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese trader who reached India from Europe by sea, fell ill and died in Kochi. He was buried in the St. Francis Church. Later his remains were taken back to Portugal. 

DUTCH PALACE- The Palace was originally built by the Portuguese. Later, in 17th century, the Dutch modified it and presented it to the Raja of Kochi. The palace has a fine collection of mural paintings depicting scenes from the Hindu epics Mahabharata and Ramayana. 

JEWISH SYNAGOGUE- The synagogue, built in 1568, is magnificently decorated by Chinese tiles and Belgian chandeliers. Giant scrolls of the Old Testament can be found here. It is located near the Dutch Palace in Mattancherry.

BOLGHATTY PALACE- This Dutch palace is situated on Bolghatty Island which is just a short boat ride away from the mainland. The island has a tiny golf course and the panoramic views of the port and the harbor, makes it an attractive picnic spot.. 

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7: KOCHI – MUNNAR- In the morning after breakfast, start driving towards the beautiful hill station of Munnar. Transfer to hotel. Later embark on a sightseeing tour in and around Munnar. 

TEA PLANTATIONS- A vast expanse of tea plantations, winding roads, passionate climate and royal gardens make this hill station, Munnar, the Darjeeling of the south.

ATUKKAD WATERFALLS- Located on the way to Pallivasal amidst dense vegetation; the Atukkad Waterfalls is one of the major tourist attractions in Munnar. The water is cold and is also known as a great trekking hotspot in Munnar.

MATTUPETTI DAM- The dam is situated 13 km off Munnar at 1700m above the sea level, is highly famous for the Indo-Swiss live stock projects. This picnic spot is also popular among its visitors for various activities like speed boating and horse riding.

ECHO POINT- A very beautiful place to visit when in Munnar, which is itself situated at the confluence of three mountain streams- Mudrapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundala and hence is a very scenic place to visit, Echo Point got its name from the natural echo phenomenon that occurs here. Echo Point is situated at a serene, calm lake bank. 

ERAVIKULAM NATIONAL PARK- The protected forest is located at an average elevation of 2000 meters above sea level and is home to several endemic and rare species of flora, fauna, reptiles and avifauna totaling at a whopping 750 species. The Eravikulam National Park is a home to rare and endangered species like Tiger, Leopard, Nilgiri Tahr, Gaur, Indian Muntjac and Sambar Deer, Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Wild dog and Dhole.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 8: MUNNAR - PERIYAR- After breakfast, drive to Periyar. Transfer to hotel. Later visit

PERIYAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY- Periyar wildlife sanctuary and National Park in the Thekkady region of Kerala is an apt example of nature’s bounty that boasts of a rich bio-diversity in terms of flora and fauna. Best way to explore its magnetic natural surroundings and amazing wildlife is not a guided walk trip, but a boat trip in the adjoining Periyar Lake. The lake is branched into various creeks and islets that are certainly the prominent habitats of the wildlife prevailing in the region.

PERIYAR LAKE & BOAT RIDE- Periyar Lake is a beautiful artificial lake in the heart of Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Boat ride is the best way to explore the Periyar National Park and Tiger Reserve. Taking a boat ride in the lake of Periyar to explore the wildlife attractions and view the birds of the sanctuary offers a mesmerizing experience. 

In the evening you can sit back and relax.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 9: PERIYAR - ALLEPPEY- In the morning after breakfast, start driving towards the one of the most popular backwater destinations of Kerala- Alleppey. On arrival, check in a traditional House Boat of Kerala, 24 hours cruise through the backwaters, fabulous way to explore the fascinating beauty of the backwaters.

ALLEPPEY BEACH- The Alleppey beach is one of the cleanest and well maintained beaches in Kerala. It’s very spacious, airy with good sceneries. It’s a very quiet beach where you can have the best picnic spot with the sun setting. It will be an exhilarating experience. 

Overnight in Houseboat

DAY 10: ALLEPPEY - KUMARAKOM- Today check put of the houseboat at drive to the beautiful backwater village- Kumarakom. 

VEMBANAD LAKE- The Lake emits the hues of sapphire and emerald. The sight of emerald green coconut fringes flanked by the sapphire led backwaters is a treat for eyes. With 96 km length and 14 km width, Vembanad Lake is recognized as the longest lake in India and largest water reservoir in Kerala. 

KUMARAKOM BIRD SANCTUARY- Unique and diverse typography of Kumarakom is home to some of the peculiar variances of birds. This 14-acre bird sanctuary is sprawling on the eastern banks of the Vembanad Lake. As per the fact, the bird sanctuary was earlier a tree plantation. A vast variety of birds including endangered species like waterfowl, egret, heron, cormorant and Brahminy kite can be spotted here. A leisure walk through the lush green forest will show tourists the best of Kumarakom. A cruise along the Vembanad Lake is the best way to experience the sanctuary.

In the evening you can sit back and relax.

Overnight at hotel.

DAY 11: KUMARAKOM - KOCHI- Drive back to Kochi to catch flight/train towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  1. Mumbai – Goa (By Flight): 1 hrs 30 mins
  2. Goa – Kochi (By Flight): 04 hrs 30 mins
  3. Kochi – Munnar: 130 kms/04 hrs
  4. Munnar – Periyar: 100 kms/03 hrs
  5. Periyar – Alleppey: 135 kms/04 hrs
  6. Alleppey – Kumarakom: 35 kms/01 hrs
  7. Kumarakom – Kochi: 60 kms/02 hrs

Mumbai at a Glance

  • Population: 18.41 Million
  • Area: 603 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Maharashtra (West India)
  • Average Climate: 28°C
  • Best Time to Visit: November - February
  • STD Code: 022
  • Airport: Mumbai International Airport

Goa at a Glance

  1. Capital City: Panaji
  2. Population: 1.817 Million
  3. Area: 3702 sq kms
  4. Geo Location: Goa (West India)
  5. Average Climate: 25°C - 30°C.
  6. Best Time to Visit: October – March
  7. STD Code: 0832
  8. Airport: Goa International Airport

Kochi at a Glance

  • Population: 2.1 Million
  • Area: 94.88 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Kerala (South India)
  • Average Climate: 17°C - 33°C
  • Best time to visit: October - March
  • STD Code: 0484
  • Airport: Cochin International Airport

Munnar at a Glance

  1. Population: 38,471
  2. Area: 187 sq km
  3. Geo Location: Kerala (South India)
  4. Average Climate: 5°C-25°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: September - May
  6. STD Code: 04865
Periyar at a Glance

  • Population: NA
  • Area: NA
  • Geo Location: Kerala (South India)
  • Average Climate: 15°C-35°C 
  • Best Time to Visit: October – June
  • STD Code: 04554

Alleppey at a Glance

  1. Population: 174,164
  2. Area: 46.18 sq km
  3. Geo Location: Kerala (South India)
  4. Average Climate: 17°C-32°C
  5. Best Time to Visit: November - February
  6. STD Code: 0477

Kumarakom at a Glance

  • Population: NA
  • Area: 51.67 sq km
  • Geo Location: Kerala (South India)
  • Average Climate: 32°C
  • Best Time to Visit: November - March
  • STD Code: NA

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