Uncover the many sides of India on this authentic adventure aboard Boudicca, taking in incredible destinations showcasing the country’s spiritual beginnings, fascinating history and traditions, engrossing cultures and marvels of modern-day life.
Before fully immersing yourself in the unique Indian experience you’ll sail from Abu Dhabi to Dubai for the chance to take in the remarkable man-made Palm Islands, awe-inspiring Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building – and many more world-famous attractions. Two days at sea follows before your ship arrives at Porbandar, a maiden Fred. Olsen call. As the birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’ – this coastal city is the perfect place to begin your epic Indian exploration. Be sure to visit Kirti Mandir – Gandhi’s childhood home – and the Sudama Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to the devotee of Lord Krishna, to capture the spiritual importance of Porbandar. You’ll sample a mix of old and modern India during an overnight stay in vibrant Mumbai. From the British-style buildings of the historic Colaba quarter and the grand Victoria Railway Terminus, to the hustle and bustle of the iconic Dhobi Ghat laundry district and Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city, a plethora of diverse experiences and sights await you here. [ReadMore]
From Mumbai it’s on to Goa, where the Portuguese colonial architecture of Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter highlight India’s European heritage. Mormugão is your gateway to these historic centres – which boast colourful old houses, beautiful churches and striking cathedrals – and your overnight stay could be spent exploring them at your leisure. Your time in India will then come to an end in Kerala, visiting two of the state’s most enticing ports. Intoxicating Kochi has attracted explorers, traders and travellers for centuries; and during yet another overnight stay you’ll have chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue and much more. Then in Thiruvananthapuram you can marvel at an impressive array of mosques, temples and churches; and enjoy the impressive views on offer from the Kovalam Lighthouse. Finally your unforgettable adventure concludes in Colombo, a spectacular Sri Lankan city packed with beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars.