This affordable holiday in India begins in the colourful metropolis of Mumbai, including a private guided tour of the Gateway of India. Cross the Mumbai Harbor by ferry to the Elephanta Caves to explore the Hindu temples there, then explore more of Mumbai along the seafront promenade and visit Mahatma Gandhi’s former residence. Continue your vacation on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India’s ancient city of Chennai. Guided sightseeing includes Fort St. George, built in 1644, and Dakshinachitra heritage center where fascinatinghistory and sights bring Indian art and architecture to life. Continue to the historic port city of Mahabalipuram, take a Life of Pitour in Puducherry, and explore the temple and palace of Tanjore. In Madurai, wander the flower market, visit the palace and temple, and explore the Gandhi Memorial Museum. Your inspiring tour of India also includes visits to Thekkady to visit a spice plantation and enjoy an ancient martial arts performance. Board a houseboat for an overnight cruise into the beautiful backwaters of Kerala. Your value-minded tour of India concludes with two nights in Cochin—home of the traditional Chinese fishing nets and a colourful dance performance.