GEMS Of INDIA
Destinations: Mumbai and Ratnagiri – Goa – Hampi - Mysore – Cochin – Kumarakom – Trivandrum
Early morning from Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus board the Maharajas' Express. Travel to Ratnagiri. Visit the Ratnadurg Fort ruins, Govt. Aquarium and Thibaw Palace and Tombs. Return to the train. Travel overnight to Goa.
Arrive into Goa – visit the Churches of North Goa including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral. A Walking Tour of the Old Panjim. Enroute, visit the Goa Chitra Museum. After lunch onboard visit the Goa Chitra Museum followed by dinner at an exclusive venue. Travel overnight to Hampi.
Proceed to visit Anegudi Village. The sylvan village across the Tungabhadra river dates its history to the Neolithic Age. Stay overnight onboard train.
Proceed to visit Site of Hampi. Prominent sites include Ganesha Statue, Virupaksha Temple, Narasimha Statute, Elephant Stables and the Vittala Temple complex, housing the Musical Pillars Temple and the Stone Chariot. Travel around on Tuk-Tuks and Battery Operated Carts. Travel overnight to Mysore.
Visit the Mysore Palace. Proceed for lunch at the Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. Choose a visit to Shreerangapatnam, the capital of Tipu Sultan. Travel overnight to Cochin.
Arrive into Kerala - God's Own Country. Visit a village complex practicing various traditional arts. Take a short Tuk-Tuk ride to reach the Model Eco Tourism village. Witness Chinese Fishing Nets in action & a traditional crab farm. Travel overnight to Kumarakom.
Proceed for a Canoe Cruise on the famous backwaters of Kumarakom. Witness the exciting Snake Boat Race. Snake Boat Races with up to 60 boatmen rowing in provide a magnificent example of rigorous training and team spirit. Travel overnight to Trivandrum.
Disembark at Trivandrum (Kochuveli Railway station), the capital city of Kerala. Bid farewell to the Maharajas' Express & the memory of which, will live on forever!