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Luxury

Contrasts of India

Kochi to Mumbai
13 Days Request Quote
Trip Code: INKRM13
  • Trip Highlights
  • Map & Itinerary
  • Travel & Accommodation

Trip Highlights

Discover Kerala

Slide into the relaxed pace of the Southern Indian region of Kerala.

Sasan Gir National Park

Search for the rare Asiatic lion on safari in the last place this majestic creature can be found in the wild.

Bollywood Dance Class

Learn how modern and traditional dance moves blend during a Bollywood dance lesson.

Your Vacation Includes

  • Expert APT Tour Director
  • Seven-night Deccan Odyssey rail journey
  • Experiences in nine destinations
  • APT's Freedom of Choice Inclusions in one location
  • Luxury dining - a total of 32 meals

Map & Itinerary

India Map INKRM13 2020
Kochi to Mumbai

Designed Exclusively for APT guests

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

These once-in-a-lifetime moments allow you to experience an unforgettable world of exclusive moments, incredible cultures and charming surprises

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Personalise your holiday with a choice of included sightseeing options sure to leave you with lifelong memories

Welcome to India! We’ll meet you on arrival and take you to your hotel in coastal Kochi.

Stay: Two Nights, Le Méridien Kochi

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a traditional Kathakali dance performance.


Today you’re in expert hands guided through the heritage Fort Kochi area, via Jewtown and the Paradesi Synagogue. Soak up the scenic promenade and see cantilevered Chinese fishing nets before visiting St Francis Church. Later, take a seat at a Kathakali dance performance and enjoy a welcome dinner.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

FREEDOM OF CHOICE™ - Sightseeing

Choose to join a Keralan cooking demonstration or opt for an Ayurvedic lecture and massage, to soothe mind, body and soul.


Time-honoured traditions are the order of today. Travel to Kumarakom via Kumbalanghi Village to see an ancient way of life. Breaking for lunch and enjoy time to check into your hotel.

Stay: Two Nights, Kumarakom Lake Resort

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Discover the traditional martial art of India, Kalaripayattu, which originated in Kerala. Learn how it is one of the oldest martial arts traditions in the world, but is gaining modern popularity after featuring in Bollywood movies.


Ease into today as you like or join a yoga class. Then cruise Kerala’s backwaters aboard a houseboat. Enjoy dinner this evening.

Daily :
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Learn how traditional and modern dance forms blend beautifully as you take part in a Bollywood dance lesson.


Transfer to board your flight to Mumbai, home to India’s Bollywood movie scene. Settle into your hotel before dinner tonight, a haven away from it all in central Mumbai.

Stay: Mumbai, Taj Mahal Palace

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  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Start today early with an introduction to the Koli fisher-folk at the Khar Danda Koliwada indoor fish market. Visit highlights including India Gate, the Hanging Gardens, Kamla Nehru Park, Mani Bhawan and Dhobi Ghat. Then board your luxury Deccan Odyssey train.

Stay: Seven Nights, Deccan Odyssey

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Head from Vadorada to World-Heritage listed Champaner Pavagadh Archaeological Park. Relax over lunch before seeing the Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum, in the Maharaja’s Laxmi Vilas Palace. Enjoy an Indian high tea before a folk performance. Dine on board tonight.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

In the town of Palitana today, your destination is an intricate Jain temple system high on a hilltop. Meet with a local Jain monk to learn how this religion shares similarities with Buddhism.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Set out early to Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll be joined by an expert guide to seek out the rare Asiatic lion. Outside of Africa, this is the only place wild lions can be found. Later, a traditional dance performance at Gir Gateway Hotel precedes sunset views over the 4th-century Somnath Temple.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The salt desert of Little Rann of Kutch sets the scene for today’s wildlife adventure. This haunting moonscape is a haven for birds and the setting for your desert safari. Followed by a visit to the Wild Ass Sanctuary, to see local protected fauna. After a bite to eat at the Rann Riders Safari Resort, a village tour introduces you to regional culture, before returning back on board for dinner at the end of the day.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Digging deep into India’s history this morning, visit the 8th-century fortified town of Patan. Here, spend time exploring the Hindu Sun Temple of Modhera. Later, the 11th-century inverted temple and well complex of World Heritage-listed Rani Ki Vav (Queen’s Stepwell) reveals its splendid depths. You’re also invited to visit a traditional Gujarat home, where you’ll learn all about the royal history of the region’s patterned silk sari.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Today, journey underground to see the ancient Pandavleni Caves in Nashik. A group of 24 Buddhist cave temples, carved out of the cliff-face between the first century BC and third century AD. Back above ground, take your time over a lunch with local wine at the nearby Grover Zampa vineyards.

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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Returning to Mumbai today, disembark from the Deccan Odyssey one last time. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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  • Breakfast

Travel & Accommodation

Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai

Stay in the lavish landmark hotel Taj Mahal Palace Mumbai, on the shores of the Arabian Sea.

Kumarakom Lake Resort

Escape from it all to the lush tropical surrounds of Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala.

The Deccan Odyssey

Welcome onto India's Palace on Wheels, the Deccan Odyssey as you roll through the heart of this fascinating country.

We know that great service is more than just taking care of you on holiday… it’s the unprecedented warmth, care and consideration you’ll be afforded from your first call until after your return home