Jewish India Tour
Jewish India Tour is an exclusive tour plan taking you through the unique Jewish destinations dotted across the country. Explore the antiquity and architecture of Jewish Synagogues and know about the history, culture, tradition, cuisine and lifestyles of people closely associated with.
Post breakfast, start for sightseeing tour of Mumbai. Your day starts with cruise from Mumbai harbor to reach Elephanta Islands, one of the most popular tourist attractions of Mumbai known for its magnificent rock-cut temple. Your afternoon session will be a visit Chowpatty Beach, Gateway of India, and Hanging Gardens. Highlight of today's visit is Tifereth Synagogue & Magen David Synagogue. Also enjoy a walking trip to Kennethy Synagogue. Explore the legacy of these centuries old synagogues. Overnight stay in Mumbai.
Take morning meal and leave for sightseeing to the Rocky Outcorp of South Mumbai. It is the place where the marvel of Bnei Yisrael flourished. It is believed that this area was inhabited by 7 men and 7 women who later on became famous as oil-pressers. At present there are few shuls and this area is still surrounded by some Jews who carry out oil pressing. It is also recognized as the most sacred holy place of Bene Israelies. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
After morning meal, transfer to the Mumbai Rail-head to board the train for Pune. The journey will take 2 hrs. Transfer to the hotel after reaching and later on proceed for city tour to visit Gandhi National Memorial, Agha Khan Palace, Osho Commune International, Museum of Arthropoda and Succath Shelmo Synagogue. Return to the hotel for overnight stay.
After having breakfast, travel around David Synagogue that was set up in 1867 constructed by the Sasoon dynasty. Late in the noon, transfer to the rail head to get back to the Mumbai. Check into the hotel to stay overnight.
Transfer to the airport to board the flight for Cochin. Check-in the hotel after arrival. In the noon, travel around Heritage Area, where original and innovative architecture of this city has been conserved. Visit the Chinese Fishing Nets and St. Francis Church. Later in the evening, enjoy Kerala's traditional art form Kathakali Dance Drama, depicting the popular scenes from the great Hindu epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Take the morning meal and after that visit to the Jewish Community along with the striking Pardesi Synagogue. This synagogue was created by Samuel Castiel, Ebrahim Sala, David Belila and situated on the lands of the Maharaja of Cochin.
Transfer to the airport early in the morning to board the flight to Mumbai to Delhi. The day is free to shop, visit and carry on other activities. The tour ends with wonderful memories about the synagogues and their history.