With Boudicca as your guide, you’ll take in an array of inspirational sights and authentic experiences showcasing the remarkable diversity of one of the world’s most engrossing countries. Contrasting traditional treasures and modern marvels, fascinating spiritual sites and areas of breathtaking natural beauty will present a snapshot of India’s many sides and create memories that will last a lifetime.
Before your immersive exploration of India begins, you’ll have time in Colombo to explore the spectacular Sri Lankan capital, with its beautiful Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques, museums and busy bazaars, in-depth. Two days on board Boudicca follow, sailing to India via the Maldives’ remote, postcard-perfect Northern Atoll. [ReadMoreDesk]Kochi, which has attracted explorers, traders and travellers the Kerala State’s picturesque coast for centuries, is the first intoxicating Indian destination on your itinerary. During your overnight stay, you’ll have chance to see the famous Chinese cantilever fishing nets, the British Commonwealth’s oldest synagogue and much more. The iconic Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, is within reach on an overland tour too. Another overnight stay, this time in Goa, is a treat to savour next. Mormugão is your gateway to Old Goa and the UNESCO-listed Latin Quarter, which, with their fine examples of Portuguese colonial architecture, beautiful churches and charming old houses, highlight India’s European heritage. Postcard-perfect beaches can be found just a short distance from your ship’s docking location too.
Magnificent Mumbai offers an enthralling mix of old and modern India. From admiring the British-style buildings of the historic Colaba quarter and the UNESCO-listed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Railway Station, to visiting the Dhobi Ghat – the world’s largest open-air laundry district – and spotting busy Dabbawallas delivering lunches across the city, a plethora of diverse experiences and sights await you here. Stopping overnight in Mumbai affords you time to fully immerse yourself in all the legendary hustle and bustle of the city too. Finally, your time in India will come to an end at Porbandar. As the birthplace of Gandhi – the ‘Father of India’ – this coastal city is the perfect place conclude 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.