2015 Journey to India Itinerary
This is the official itinerary for your Journey to South India in 2015
We do everything we can to ensure that this itinerary is accurate, but we cannot always predict how things will go in India. As we travel, we must understand that our assumptions will not always hold as we immerse ourselves in other cultures.
Day 1 - January 5th - MumbaiAh, Mumbai, the City of Dreams! Here you will be welcomed with the traditional Indian greeting before being escorted to your hotel. We will be staying at the Hotel Rami International.
Day 2 - January 6th - Mumbai Site-seeingAfter a leisurely morning, embark on a tour of Mumbai. Visit the Gateway of India, the Hanging Gardens and the Malabar Hills where Mumbai's rich and famous live, the Prince of Wales Museu, Dhobi Ghat, Marine Drive, the Gandhi Memorial Museum and Jain Temple. Our overnight hotel stay will be in Mumbai at the Hotel Rami International, or similar.
Day 3 - January 7th - Elephanta CavesCruise across the harbor to explore the amazing Elephanta Island and its famous caves, with carvings and sculptures dating back to 550 A.D Our overnight hotel stay will be in Mumbai at the Hotel Rami International, or similar.
Day 4 - January 8th - Mumbai/Kochi by morning flightWe will fly to Kochi/Kerala in the morning. Upon arrival we’ll have a half day tour and in the evening attend the classic dance program.
Day 5 - January 9th - Kochi/Kerala/AlleppeyKerala's backwaters are the most popular tourist attraction of Kerala. The total expanse of backwater stretches over 1500kms, with a network of 44 rivers, lagoons and lakes from north to south. Alappuzha or Alleppey, which forms the main part of this network, has the peculiar Geographical feature of having the water on level with the land. This gives the advantage of getting a closer look at the village life on shore while on a backwater ride. On arrival in Alleppey, drive to Kochi. Set on a cluster of islands and peninsulas, Kochi is one of India's largest ports and a major naval base. This city has the oldest church in India and also the only existing Jewish community, complete with a 16th century synagogue. The older part of the city has a blend of medieval Portuguese, Dutch and English village architecture. Our overnight stay will be in Kerala at Amritapuri (Amma's Ashram).
Day 6 - January 10th - Kochi/KeralaFree Day. Our overnight stay will be in Kerala at Amma's Ashram.
Day 7 - January 11th - Amma's Ashram to Isola Di Di Cocco Beach RetreatTravel day, then we'll restore at Isola Di Di Cocco Beach Retreat in Poovar near Kovalam Beach. We will stay at the Ayurveda spa for 4 days and 5 nights
Day 11 - January 15th - Isola Di Di Cocco Beach Retreat to Trivandrum AirportWe must leave our beach paradise, fly back to Mumbai and make our way back home, forever changed.