India

KeralaKerala is on the southwest coast sandwiched between the Lakshadweep Sea and the Western Ghats.  Its shoreline with serene beaches, tranquil stretches of emerald backwaters, lush hill stations, exotic wildlife, waterfalls, plantation and paddy fields make it arguably the most beautiful state in India.  Ayurveda, an ancient school of medicine, has been mastered here and Ayurvedic health holidays, magical festivals, historic and cultural monuments, an exotic cuisine and the wonderful scenery all make this a great destination.  Ideal for a one centre short stay or to really get a feel for all Kerala has to offer, we recommend a tour.

Goa, a former Portuguese colony, is relaxed and different from other parts of India.  Its heritage can be seen in Iberian façades, white palm-shaded churches and Goasunny piazzas covered with bougainvillea.  But apart from temples, churches and other historic monuments, Goa has a lot more to offer, there are lakes, wildlife sanctuaries, waterfalls and springs.  These together with miles of silver palm fringed beaches lapped gently by the Arabian Sea, combine to make Goa irresistible.

Indian Backwater Tour Kerala

Day 1: A city tour of Cochin with its blend of cultures and architecture, visit the fort, palace, St. Francis Church, the harbour and other monuments.

DanceDay 2: See a traditional Kathakali dance show.

Day 3: Visit Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary - noted for its diverse wildlife and beatiful landscape. Here you can enjoy game viewing from a boat on Lake Periyar.

Day 4: Visit local tea plantation and market.

BackwatersDay 5: See Kumarakom with its panoramic backwater, bird sanctuary, lush paddy fields and extensive rubber plantations.

Day 6: Relax in Kovalam, one of India's most spectacular beach resorts.

Day 7: Take a city tour Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala with its historic monuments and rich culture.

Holiday Inn Resort Goa

Holiday InnThe hotel, located at the picturesque Mobor Beach, is spread over 25 acres and beautifully designed with rooms set amidst swaying palms, landscaped gardens and sprawling lawns.  There are three restaurants, a 24-hour coffee shop and a well stocked bar offering fabulous fare in a variety of settings, indoors, outdoors, under the starts or overlooking the beach.

A fully equipped yoga centre, a fitness centre complete with steam room, sauna, jacuzzi and a beauty parlour provides relaxation to a tired body.  The casino, discotheque, shopping area and a children's park make the Holiday Inn Resort, Goa, the most complete holiday destination.

Leela Palace Goa

Leela PalaceTucked away in south Goa, this luxury resort
is situated by the Arabian Sea.  Nestled among 75 acres of landscaped tropical gardens and a 12 hole par 3 golf course, the spacious villa-style rooms and suites provide the ultimate leisure experience in gracious living.  This hotel has an excellent spa, tennis club, swimming pool with separate children's pool & kids club, in addition to offering a range of water sports, yoga, meditation and beauty services.

There are four restaurants serving a wide variety of cuisine, an entertainment lounge and bar.  All guest rooms are extremely well appointed with amenities.

Please note, while every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, all tours and hotel descriptions and amenities mentioned are subject to change.