The royal couple, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, as a part of their nine-day tour to India, is now at God’s Own Country, Kerala. The couple received a memorable reception to the country and covered popular Indian cities such as Rishikesh, Delhi and Mumbai.
Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been on a nine-day official tour of India! The Royal couple received a memorable reception at the start of their nine-day tour as soon as they disembarked their flights at Dehradun in the hill state of Uttrakhand on 06 November 2013.
The royal couple visited the holy city of Rishikesh and conducted a special Hindu ceremony for world peace on the banks of the River Ganges. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is renowned as the yoga capital of the world and rose to international fame when the Beatles visited here in 1968. Many book tickets aboard international flights arriving in this holy city to practise yoga amidst lush greenery and heavenly milieu!
The British royal couple, on day three of their India trip, visited a school in a slum of Delhi where children gifted a birthday cake to Prince Charles for his 65th birthday. The royal couple later went to the popular Akshardham Temple that attracts a many British tourists who book flights to the Indian capital.
On the fourth day of their tour of India, the Prince and the Duchess visited a mobile creche in Mumbai and later visited one of the most popular attractions of the metropolis, the Haji Ali Dargah (shrine). Built in 1431, Haji Ali is both a tomb and a mosque, and many spiritual minded holidaymakers booking flights tickets to the city keep the shrine in their sightseeing itinerary.
In Mumbai, the couple also attended a glitzy dinner event hosted at the posh Oberoi hotel in their honour on Saturday during a charity event.
In addition, the royal couple celebrated the Remembrance Sunday with a special service at St. John the Evangelist Church in Mumbai. Charles and Camilla met some of India’s war veterans and paid respects to the country’s war dead. The pair joined the congregation at the church for an annual remembrance service.
The royal couple’s sixth day of their India tour was marked with a grand welcome to South India. Charles and Camilla arrived in the city of Kochi in Kerala on Monday for an official four-day tour.
Their itinerary also includes trips to several museums and heritage sites in and around the culturally rich city of Kochi. In addition, they would also attend a conference on alternative medicine therapies. A visit to the majestic Athirappilly-Vazhachal waterfalls has also been reported to be on their itinerary.
On the last day of their nine day trip, the couple is to proceed to Kumarakom, a quaint village and a popular tourist destination. Here the prince will celebrate his 65th birthday and conclude their, so far, the most extensive tour to India before boarding their flight to Sri Lanka.