India

 

Culture and Nature

  • Think vibrant colors, spices, distinct architecture, breathtaking landscapes and a unique history – India is a bustling cacophony of wonderful that blazes a trail in your memory long after you return home.
    Explore lush tea plantations or cruise the backwaters of Kerala, marvel at India’s french quarters or take in the glistening golden beaches of Goa along your way.
    If you’re ready to have your imagination brought to life like never before and your perception of the world changed forever, this is the journey you need to experience at least once in a lifetime.
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Length

12 days

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Price

$1,899

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Dates

May 18 – 29, 2022

Program includes

  • 11 Nights of Accommodation (Double Occupancy)
  • Airport transfers in India 
  • All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Local commute
  • Domestic Flight
  • Full Time Guidance & Assistance
  • Entry Fees

Program highlights

  • Wildlife Trekking
  • Tea Plantation Visits
  • House Boat Cruise
  • Sunrise with Kayaking
  • Paddling and adventure activities
  • Village Cycling tour
  • Visit Indo fran French streets in Pondy.
  •    Explore Auroville Community
  • Explore the world famous city of Goa

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Cochin, Kerala – WED. MAY, 18

  • Meet at the group at Hotel.
  • Visit to Fort Kochi.
  • Visit the spice markets, Jewish Synagogue and the palace museum.
  • Welcome Dinner – The group will be taken for an authentic dinner with a wide variety of menu options to cater all diets.

Day 2 – Cochin to Thekkady – THU. MAY, 19

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Travel to Thekkady (Approx. 4hrs)
  • Visit the Spice & Rubber plantations

Day 3 – Thekkady (Kerala) – FRI. MAY, 20

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Visit the tea plantations
  • Trekking in the wilderness – Visit the Pariyar Tiger Reserve.
  • Guided Trek and bamboo rafting experience.

Day 4 – Thekkady to Kumarakom (Kerala) – SAT. MAY 21

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Travel to Kumarakom (Approx. 3hrs)
  • Arrive at the picturesque backwaters of lake Vembanad, Kumarakom – an enchanting backwater destination in Kottayam, Kerala.
  • House boat cruise: Spend half a day in an authentic house boat on the Vembanad lake and sail towards horizons amidst the lush green mangroves. Partake in bird watching and witness the diverse variety of flora and fauna in this quaint little town. 
  • Enjoy a delicious seafood whilst on a backwater cruise along the banks of the lake.

Day 5 – Kumarakom (Kerala) – SUN. MAY, 22

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Experience the Sunrise with kayaking, paddling and adventure activities.
  • Village cycling tour.
  • Evening Flight to Chennai – Board the evening flight from kochi to Chennai and stay at Mahabalipuram. 

Day 6 – Mahabalipuram & Pondicherry – MON. MAY, 23

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Start the day with Mahabalipuram Sight seeing
  • Drive off to Pondicherry (the French town)
  • Heritage walk around Pondicherry – An
    expert guide will take you around the
    town sharing interesting stories about the
    Franco-Pondicherian culture.

Day 7 – Pondicherry – TUE. MAY, 24

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Introduction to auroville
  • Matrimandir view point and Savitri Bhavan
  • Lunch at Solar Kitchen
  • Upasana integral textile design studio
  • Svaram musical Center and wellpaper upcycling enterprise

Day 8 – Pondicherry to Bangalore (Karnataka) – WED. MAY, 25

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit the Cubbon Park and Vidhan Soudha.
  • Visit a local brewery.
  • Authentic Indian Dinner experience.

Day 9 – Mysore (Karnataka) – THU.  MAY, 26 

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Visit Mysore – Majestically set at the foothills of Chamundi hills, Mysore is known to be the city of Palaces. This charming city offers a day packed of exploration of its treasured sights.
  • Visit local attraction: Ranganathaswamy temple, Srirangapatna fort.

Day 10 – Mysore to Goa – FRI. MAY, 27

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing 
  • Flight to Goa
  • Arrive check-in refresh
  • Visit some of the most amazing Goan beaches and enjoy authentic local cuisine that Goa has to offer.

Day 11 – Goa – SAT. MAY, 28

  • Breakfast & Day Briefing
  • Visit Goa local attractions and partake in adventure activities and water sports and spend the rest of your day sightseeing
  • Traditional local dinner

Day 12 – Return – SUN. MAY, 29

  • If you plan to return to your country, you could choose to fly from Goa to Mumbai or Bangalore and catch your international flight the same night.

STEPS TO ENROLL IN THE TRIP & PAYMENTS:

1. Click on the button below ENROLL IN PROGRAM: Open Programs India 2022
2. TO MAKE A PAYMENT: Click on the button below and pay via PayPal
3. IN THE PAYMENT NOTES INCLUDE:
· Traveler’s Complete Name
4. SUBMIT PAYMENT
5. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR PAYMENT RECORDS

 

PAYMENT DATES:

 

  • Deposit payment due on December 14th, 2021:   $99
  • Note: Before purchasing the airfare please contact the SAA team.
  • Second payment due on January 14th, 2022:  $900
  • Third payment due on February 14th, 2022:  $900

 

Important: Please Do Not Purchase Your Airfare Until Confirmed That the Trip Has Made Through Email. We Will Confirm 100 Days Prior to Departure. The Trip Must Have 10 Travelers at the Minimum to Make.

 

For any questions please contact us at: info@studyabroadassociation.com

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