India & Indian Ocean Cruises
The diverse, colourful and fascinating cultures and the exotic and flawless nature of the many countries and islands that compose the Indian Ocean.
India is a spectacular, spiritual sublime. Some of the world's most astounding architecture can be found in this area, ranging from the Taj Mahal to the Royal Palace. Beautifully scenic landscapes contribute to India's lasting impression on tourists. The Himalaya Mountains are amongst the most talked about mountain ranges in the world, they can be easily accessed during your exploration of this mind-stirring country.
The limitless diversity of this region allows for constant discovery of cultures, landscapes and traditions that will remain in your memory long after you leave the Indian shores. Along the coast of India lies the Indian Ocean which is emerging as a thriving cruise destination. This ocean borders a vast array of countries ranging from Southern and South East Asian countries to Australia which allows for a huge variety of destinations to please all individual preferences.
This is the perfect cruise for those who seek adventure. Find yourself experiencing new cultures as you sail across the Indian Ocean before ending in upbeat Dubai.
- Singapore - Dubai
- India and Indian Ocean,Asia,Middle East
- April 2019 - May 2020
When you arrive in Sri Lanka, be sure to visit one of the beautiful Buddhist Temples. Gangaramaya and Asokaramaya are home to awe-inspiring collections of art and statues.
- Dubai - Singapore
- Asia,Middle East,India and Indian Ocean
Try your hand at fencing in the Queens Room for a truly unique morning activity.
- Dubai - Singapore
- Asia,Middle East,India and Indian Ocean
Colombo is the capital of Sri Lanka and should definitely be on your must-see list when visiting the island. The city used to be known as 'the garden city of the East' and though unlikely to reclaim this moniker, it is still a compelling place. The colonial architecture of the Fort, the lively markets of Pettah and growing number of stylish galleries and shops make Colombo an excellent start or finish to your Sri Lankan expedition. The ever-growing number of eateries serving anything from Sri Lankan to street food, is another reason travellers are starting to flood to the city.Highlights of Colombo
- Explore the local flora and fauna at the recently spruced up Viharamahadevi Park
- Shop in the beautiful colonial-era surroundings of the Dutch Hospital
- Enjoy an evening walk along the Galle Face Green
The Indian port city of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay, is located on the island of Salsette, off the west coast of Maharashtra. Mumbai is not only India's economic center and fashion powerhouse it is also one of the most populous cities in the world with an estimated 14 million residents. It is home to theaters, unique bazaars, hidden temples, hipster hang-outs and some of the country's prime restaurants and nightlife. 'Bollywood' is also located in Mumbai - you can take a tour around Film City or be an extra in one of the upcoming movies.Highlights of Mumbai
- Try Mumbai's best chaats at the Churchgate Station food street market
- Explore the ancient rock-cut temples of the Elephanta Island
- Take a tour of Mahatma Gandhi's Mumbai home at Mani Bhavan
Kochi is located in southwestern India on the coast of the Arabian Sea. The city's shores have attracted traders and travellers for over 600 years, making it to a melting pot of cultures it is today. You will find an ancient mosque standing alongside a 400 year old synagogue, Portuguese houses and giant fishing nets from China, British colonial and modern Keralan artifacts - these all make up one delightful city. Kochi is divided into small islands that are all linked by a network of ferries and bridges.Highlights of Kochi
- Enjoy one of Kochi's famous homestays
- Cruise the backwaters on board a private houseboat
- Explore beautiful Hindu murals at the Mattancherry Palace
Goa is the smallest state in India and is located centrally along the west coast of the country. Its palm-lined beaches and emerald jungle are not the only things Goa relies on to attract and impress. It is a melting pot of the Portuguese and Indian cultures, a spiritual sanctuary and a culinary world of its own. Here you will witness colourful Catholic ceremonies, hear mournful fado music, try the many Indo-Portuguese delicacies and enjoy the string of golden sand beaches.Highlights of Goa
- Visit a hippy flea market at Anjuna
- Explore the beautiful Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Take a ride to the impressive Dudhsagar Falls
Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. With a population of around 170 000, the city is the largest on the island. It is also the economic center of the country. Port Louis feels like a mixture of different countries and continents - Africa, China, Europe, the Middle East and others. Its lively streets provide a good alternative to the other part of the island filled with peaceful resorts and private beaches. Be aware that once the commuters leave the city after dark, it dies out and practically nothing is open.Highlights of Port Louis
- Pray for a miracle at the Pere Laval Shrine
- Place a bet at the Champ de Mars rececourse
- Get a feel for local life and enjoy exotic fruit at the Central Market
The Indian port city of Mangalore is located in a picturesque lagoon on the Arabian Sea. Mangalore is heavily dotted with coconut plantations and can easily be mistaken for a relaxed rural town. Do not be fooled, it is one of the country's busiest and most important ports, handling 75% of India's coffee and cashew exports. The city is also the state's 'cradle of education' with over 50 different colleges. However, tourists use it mostly as a gateway to the Konkan coast and the inland Kodagu region.Highlights of Mangalore
- Enjoy the beautiful St. Aloysius College Chapel frescoes left by the Portuguese in the 1500s
- Take a ride to the golden sand Ullal Beach
- Try authentic Mangalorean spicy seafood delights at the Lalith Bar and Restaurant
The splendour of the Indian Ocean not only lies within India itself but spans over various continents.
Some highly frequented ports include; Perth (Fremantle), Durban (South Africa), Mumbai (India) and also Singapore. This vast Ocean also contains some of the most paradisiacal islands on the planet. Locations such as the Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius are counted among the most popular tourist destinations worldwide and all call the Indian Ocean home.
Moreover, the beautiful Lakshadweep coral atolls, reefs and Sri Lanka’s unique flora and fauna all combine to make this one of the most untainted locations in the world.
Cruises to India Itself
India’s majesty is a result of its auspicious past steeped in spirituality and rich culture. India has thrived by repeatedly adapting and reshaping itself. It is constantly producing new forms of culture and absorbing new influences. Within India, there are numerous ports which are frequented by the most renowned cruise companies such as Mumbai (or Bombay) where Bollywood comes alive and energy pervades the streets. This bustling metropolis is both multicultural and traditionally Indian. Other ports include Cochin, a natural harbour, which was once the focal point for the Indian spice trade. Here you can explore the many palaces, museums, and forts of the city as part of an exciting onshore excursion.
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