India is a fascinating destination that delivers a thoroughly enjoyable assault on the senses. Sounds, sights, smells and sensations engulf you as you experience on of the world’s great melting pots of rich culture, ethnicities and religions. From the noise and chaos of the cities, to the peaceful tranquillity of the region’s rural areas, India is a beautiful and complex nation.
With a rich tapestry of offerings, you can experience astonishing temples and mystical monasteries, pristine national parks, mesmerising natural beauty and some of the world’s most iconic monuments, including lavish palaces and lost kingdoms. Embarking on an Indian cruise is an ideal and effortless way to explore this fascinating corner of the globe – you will visit spectacular Indian ports including Cochin and Mumbai, as you journey around the coast of this great nation.
These voyages are also the perfect opportunity to explore the striking Indian sub-continent and nearby islands, such as the Maldives and the stunning Seychelles. For many, these islet gems represent pure paradise, and on arrival it’s certainly not hard to see why. With mangroves that drape over turquoise lagoons, exotic fruits, swaying palms and dense, lush, tropical forests to be found, an Indian Ocean cruise is a suitable setting for an unforgettable, castaway experience.
The ancient port of Cochin, or Kochi to use its modern-day moniker, is a bustling hub of industry and commercial enterprise, and has been since the 14th century. On the approach into harbour, you’re greeted by the sight of the billowing Chinese fishing nets that ripple on the horizon. Kochi is home to a huge range of cultures and religions – a sentiment which is made clear through the buildings within the town, which range from the sombre Mattancherry Palace, to the iconic Paradesi Synagogue, and the crumbling remains of the British Raj. Not only does Kochi offer visitors a rich, fascinating heritage to delve into, the beaches are beautiful and the atmosphere serene and calming – perfect after a frenzied two days in Mumbai.
You can’t expect to absorb all that India has to offer in one visit. That’s why an Indian Ocean cruise is ideal – an opportunity to sample the delectable delights from multiple regions of this remarkable nation.
Indian Ocean cruises feed the heart and soul – and not just with the deliciously authentic Indian cuisine. Surround yourself with the heady aroma of spices that are carried by the warm breeze, feel the gentle waves beneath you and sail away to the land of vivid colour, authentic charm and unforgettable memories.
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