Arrival in Mumbai – Drive to Yacht anchored off Gateway of India. Settle in on board and depending on the time off arrival, go ashore for some sightseeing and shopping for Indian artifacts in Colaba Causeway and the Taj shopping arcade.
Back on board for cocktails followed by dinner Mumbai’s famous Indian restaurant.
Gateway of India and the Taj in the background – definitve of the Mumbai skyline and the location from which the last British ships sailed from India.
After a leisurely breakfast the yacht will set sail to Murud Janjira and anchor off the island under the protection of the famous Maratha fort. The guests in the meantime will be dropped off at Mandwa Jetty and have lunch in an Indian home (to experience Indian hospitality and ‘home cooked Indian cuisine’) At lunch, Woody will play eclectic live Saxophone music accompanied by percussionists.
After lunch, the guests will be driven to Murud Janjira to be welcomed back on board.
A quick look around the Murud Fort is also recommended.
Formerly the capital town of the Siddis of Janjira, Murud is today popular for its alluring beach, whispering casuarinas, coconut and betel palms, and an ancient fort.
On a hillock to the north is the shrine of Lord Dattatraya, the three heads representing Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.
The 950-years old fort of Janjira is an architectural marvel- once upon a time considered to be impregnable.
Lunch at the Captain’s Den–Aranya in Kihim Village.
The yacht sets sail early in the morning so that she can be anchored off Baga Beach in Goa by 1800hrs. Cocktails at sunset followed by dinner at Fiesta – Goa’s most famous ‘Medit’ restaurant run by Manek & Yellow.
Hours later when you are almost dying from an overdose of good food, you realise, that there are not many places in the world you can eat like this.
An hours sail North to Goa’s famous Morjim Beach with a leisurely lunch at Les Plage
followed by an afternoon siesta while the yacht sails back to Baja.
The more lively guests can join the afternoon party on the beach run at Zanzibar annually for the festive week.
Dinner on board or at Chef Rego’s restaurant at the hotel (which many say is the best Goan cuisine one can find) after the yacht sails back to Aguada Head to anchor off the Taj Village Hotel.
Guests looking for a late night out can head up to Club Cubana – Goa’s famous Nightclub in the Sky.
La Plage at Asvem beach, owned by Morgan & Serge, who also own Le Restaurant. At the weekend this place is full of “the beautiful people.” Makes it difficult to get a table, but nice to see.
Morning watersports followed by lunch at Isla Polak – a beautiful boutique hotel 30mins
drive from the yacht which hosts arguably the best table in Goa.
Late afternoon Siesta’s to prepare for the night out to join the festivities ashore.
A late flight out to Cochin for the guests where they will go on a two night cruise in the backwaters whilst the yacht sails to Agatti.
The guests enjoy the cuisine, sightseeing and the backwaters in aptly named ‘Kerala – God’s Own Country’
Kettuvellayams (luxury houseboats) are built entirely with out nails. Plants of jackwood are joined together and coir rope and coated with caustic black resin made from boiled cashew kenels. They carry furnished bedrooms, modern toilets, cozy living rooms, a kitchen and even a balcony for angling. As you cruise down the canal you can see morning newspaper and mail delivery by boat, vendors in boat paddle from house to house selling everyday provisions like rice, vegetables, oil, kerosene etc. with hundreds of quacking ducks around. Also you can see village activities, fisherman’s activities and see old beautiful temples, churches and old fashioned Kerala and experience Ayurvedic and holistic healing and massages.
Catch the Kingfisher flight to Agatti in the Lakshwadeeps where Kalizma is holding off at anchor.
Visit Tinakkara island for some snorkeling and diving.
The islands look like emeralds in the vast expanse of blue sea. Varying hues of turquoise blue translucent water surround them. Coral atolls, the matchless marine environment with myriad colours resulting in complex interaction of animate and inanimate things. Built on ancient volcanic formations are the Lakshadweep (meaning a hundred thousand islands), the tiniest Union Territory of India. It consists of 12 atolls, 3 reefs and 5 submerged banks. The atolls poised on submarine banks, harbour 36 islands having an area of 32 Sq.Km. Of these, 10 islands are inhabited namely Agatti, Amini, Andrott, Bitra, Chetlat, Kadmat, Kalpeni, Kavaratti, Kiltan and Minicoy. The islands lie about 220-440 Kms from the Malabar coast between 8° and 12° 13′ North Latitude and 71° & 74° East Longitude. Kavaratti is the Administrative Headquarter of the Union Territory.
Each island is fringed by snowwhite coral sands are marked by a huge, shallow, calm lagoon on one side which separates it from incoming swells of the outer sea by the fort wall-reef made of massive coral boulders and live corals. The only coral islands of our country, are the result of gradual assimilation of calcium from the water by corals and their turning into reefs.
A morning dive followed by a 40nm sail to Kidmat Island for an evening barbeque.
A morning dive with lunch on board followed by an afternoon sail to Kavaratti islands to spend the evening and overnight.
A morning sail to Suheli Par, another beautiful island in the group approx 30nm away for snorkeling/diving and watersport.
A morning sail back to Agatti to catch the flight back to Cochin for the guests to make their return back while the yacht sails back to Bombay.
PADI Dive instructor on board – Dive gear and specialized dive boats can be organized in the Lakshwadeeps.
Golf can be arranged in Goa
A Thai qualified masseur is on board.
Watersports gear is available from jetskis, boats and tube rides.
Interior activities with a selection of movies, books and board games.