Goa Beach Holidays (06 Nights / 07 Days)
Goa is one of the most exciting and preferred holiday destinations in India. Spectacular beaches, colonial churches, magnificent forts, exquisite wildlife, lip smacking seafood and lush green forests, all these aspects of Goa combine to create mesmerizing scenery for the tourists. During the 7 day trip to Goa, you will explore the Goan spirit and lifestyle of its natives.
Day 01: Goa (Panaji)
Meet on arrival and transfer to South Goa, on arrival check in to hotel/resort relax for the rest of the day.
Day 02: South Goa
Morning breakfast and full day sightseeing in South Goa, visiting Cabo da Rama – Located in Canacona taluka Cabo da Rama – Cape Rama, takes its name from Rama, the hero of the Hindu epic Ramayana, who, along with his wife Sita holed up here during his exile from Ayodhya. Dudhsagar Waterfalls – The magnificent Dudhsagar Waterfall is perched in the high peaks of the Western Ghats and is a sight to behold especially in the monsoons when it is in full and furious flow. From a distance, the waterfall appears like streams of milk rushing down the mountainside. The exhuberent and spectacular waterfall is located in the Sanguem taluka. Return back to the hotel / resort, dinner and overnight.
Day 03: North Goa
Morning breakfast and check out of the hotel/resort and proceed to North Goa. Enroute visit Ancestral Goa – Four centuries of Portuguese rule and that of other rulers before them has given Goa an unique life-style that consists of a blend of Indian and Western influences as can be seen in its varied culture and architecture of its towns and villages. Today Goa also boasts of glorious traditions that have been handed down to it over the ages. Big Foot – Ancestral Goa is built around the legend of Big Foot which has endured over the centuries. The local legend goes that, a wealthy landowner by the name of Mahadar blessed with a deep sense of duty and unending goodness, helped the local poor. Greedy neighbors wishing to take advantage of his naiveté kept on asking him for help till one day fleeced all his possessions and destitute with the loss of his wife, he was left alone. The Dance Floor – The Big Foot is Goa’s biggest designer dance floor shaped like a giant foot and has been created for the express purpose of being a versatile venue for all types of functions and entertainment events like weddings, anniversaries, seminars, dances etc. On arrival check into hotel/resort, lunch and relax, later on in the evening relax one of the beaches and watch sunset. Return back to hotel/resort, dinner and overnight.
Day 04: Goa
Morning breakfast and full day sight seeing in North Goa State Archaeology Museum – there are seven galleries in the museum which are the Sculpture Gallery, the Christian Art Gallery, the Banerji Art Gallery, the Religious Expression Gallery, the Cultural Anthropology, the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Western Bronzes Gallery. The museum at present has the collection of about 8000 objects, which includes Stone Sculptures, Wooden objects, Bronzes, Paintings, Manuscripts, numismatic collection, anthropological objects, clay models etc. Basilica of Bom Jesus – perhaps Goa’s most famous church and among the most revered by Christians worldwide, is partially in ruins but still a model of simplicity and elegance, and a fine example of Jesuit architecture. This is the only church in Old Goa, which is not plastered on the outside, the lime plaster having been stripped off by a zealous Portuguese conservationist in 1950. Aguada Fort – This is the largest and the best-preserved Portuguese bastion in Goa and was built in 1609-12, to control the entry into the river Mandovi and to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks. Harvalem (Arvalem) Waterfall – This waterfall is set amidst charming surroundings, with the Rudreshwar temple in its vicinity. The temple holds importance for the Hindus who believe in releasing the soul on the 12th day after death. The Rock cut caves is just situated nearby. The Government has also developed a park from which the view of the waterfall can be peacefully relished. Return back to the hotel/resort, dinner and overnight.
Day 05: Goa
Morning breakfast and full day sightseeing, visit to Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary – 38 Kms from Margao is the smaller of the three wildlife sanctuaries of Goa – the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary. More than a sanctuary, it is an ideal jungle resort, a major attraction for school going children and nature lovers. Its mini zoo, sprawling deer park in natural habitat, botanical and rose gardens attract people throughout the year. Churches at Old Goa – Old Goa was a thriving city even before the Portuguese arrived in 1510. It had been the capital of the Bahmani Sultan Adil Shah. The large palace of Adil Shah, surrounded by fort walls, towers and a moat was located here as well as many temples and mosques. Unfortunately none of these structures remain in existence today except for the ruins of the gateway to the palace. Later on in the evening relax and watch the sunset at Calangute beach – one of the best beaches in North Goa. Return back to the hotel, dinner and overnight.
Day 06: Goa
After Breakfast in the hotel . Depart at 9:30 am for Backwater Cruise Cruise along with the riverine tips of the islandChorao Divar and Old Goa Enjopy the sights and sound of Mandovi Mangroove . Walk among the aeromatic plants of the spice plantations . Cruise return to Panaji at 4 : 30 pm
Day 07: North Goa
Morning breakfast and check out of the hotel and proceed to Airport / Railway Station to catch your onward Journey. Tour Ends