From the United Arab Emirates and along the west coast of India we uncover the many sides of this unique sub-continent, taking in incredible destinations showcasing the countrys spiritual beginnings, fascinating history, engrossing cultures and marvels of modern-day life. SHORE WALKS AND EXCURSION HIGHLIGHTS: Abu Dhabi, UAE - With a local guide we visit the Maqtaa Fort, Qasr Al Hosn Palace and the Grand Mosque. Dubai, UAE - We visit the major sights of the city, including The Palm Islands, the worlds first 7* hotel, the Burj Al Arab and in the afternoon visit the Old Town and Dubai Creek. Porbandar, India - The birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama, and a pilgrimage for Hindus around the world.€companied by a local guide we visit Kirti Mandir, the Krishna Sudama Temple and Sri Hari Temple. Mumbai, India - We hope to visit Bollywood and take in a movie before spending a full day in this bustling city. Goa, India - We take a city tour with a local guide taking in the Panaji market, Fontainhas and its Latin Quarter, old Goa and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. We finish with a walk along Utorda Beach. Kochi, India - We explore Kumbalangi Island and ride in a Tuk Tuk. In Old Kochi we view the Dutch Palace, the Jewish area and the bazaar. Well visit the fascinating Chinese Nets and also Alleppey to cruise through Kochis backwaters. Thiruvananthapuram, India - From Vizhanjim, well walk along the beach at Kovalam and enjoy a guided tour of Trivandrum, ending at Padmanabha Temple. Colombo, Sri Lanka - We visit a Buddhist Temple by Beira Lake and walk the city parks, passing the colonial Town Hall and beautifully restored Arcade Building followed by afternoon tea. Our second day includes a beach walk in Negombo and a seafood lunch.
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