Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
India was ruled by Britishers for 200 years and before that Mughal ruled the nation. However, the only state or region in the country that was explored and ruled by Portuguese is Goa. Goa used to be the lucrative spice route for Portuguese when they arrived in India in 1510. This is the reason, Goa houses some astonishing Portuguese colonial architecture and heritage. You can witness the presence of Portugal rule by state’s rococo architecture, white churches, crumbling forts, fado music and spectacular churches of Old Goa.
Since, we talked about the spice route of Goa; it is delightful to know that food in India has great prominence. The scents, spices and flavours of Goa’s cuisine are surprisingly tangy and tantalizing. The classic fish curry rice, a morning bhali-pau (bread roll dipped in curry), a piquant vindaloo, with its infusions of wine vinegar and garlic, or a spicy xacuti sauce, the Indo-Portuguese influence is a treat for the taste buds. When you are here in Goa, don’t miss visiting a back-country spice farm to learn why the Portuguese loved Goa so much.
Anjuna in Goa is a place famous for weekly flea market and cannot be missed once you visit Goa. Decades old Anjuna Market was ideated by the hippies who wanted to fund their stay in Goa by selling their pair of jeans or handmade jewelry. Quite exciting and indigenous idea gave way to Anjuna’s famous weekly market. This yet another Goan culture should definitely be experienced once you visit Goa.
Day 01: Goa
Upon arrival in Goa, meet our representative who will drive to your resort that has been booked for you. Receive a great welcome and unwind in the hotel. Evenings are free for strolling around and enjoying the beaches near to your hotel. Spend some good time at the hotel and stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: North Goa
On day 2 of your delightful Goa tour, take a round of North Goa. North Goa is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches of Goa. Visit Dona Paula, Calangute, Baga and Miramar Beach. Later, also visit tourist attractions like Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral. Later pay reverence at the Basilica Bom Jesus, which is dedicated to Infant Jesus. The church has the sacred remains of St Francis Xavier. Later, travel to “Solar Souto Maior”, which is an aristocratic mansion which dates back to the year 1585. The mansion houses a treasure of artifacts.
After a savoring lunch at Panjim, visit the famous Baga Beach which is one of the most popular, most happening and beautiful beaches of Goa.Enjoy water sports and then you can go for some shopping at the Tibetan market.
Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: South Goa
On day 3, drive towards South Goa, most happening place in Goa. Visit the famous Colva Beach and enjoy your time at the most happening beach in Goa. Later, visit historical “Largo de Igreja”, the Church square of Margao, which once used to be its colonial quarter.
Later advance to “Ancestral Goa”, which is a re-creation of Goan rural life. The village has number of artifact centers, art galleries and open air museums. Later, visit the grand house-Menezes Bragaza house, the magnificent structure built in 17th century. Savor the local lunch at local food joints to get the first hand experience of the city. Don’t forget to shop for some feni to enjoy a drink or two in the night.
After the long sightseeing tour of South Goa, head back to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 4 Excursion to Dudhsagar Waterfalls
On day 4, visit the splendid Dudhsagar Waterfalls, which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Goa and is situated on the eastern border with Karnataka. “Sea of Milk” is the meaning that can be implied with the name Dudhsagar Falls. From the spectacular height of 1017 feet, the water falls and touch down the ground creating white foam making the water looks like milk. Here you can enjoy a swim in the cool water of the pond while enjoying the cascading falls. Later, visit the Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy the Safari into wilderness. After a thrilling day, return back to the resort or hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 5 - 6 Discover Goa at your complete Leisure (no transport)
Day 5 and 6 are left free for you to explore Goa on your own with local or no transport. Walking across the colonial streets, in the bustling markets, alongside the beaches are some of the amazing walks you can enjoy here in Goa. Indulge in water sports and other leisure activities of your choice.
Explore the various amenities offered by the resort. Enjoy an evening of fun and frolic along the sea coast along with the mouthwatering cuisines of Goa and cocktails. This is followed by an overnight stay.
Day 7 Goa Departure
It’s time to say goodbye to amazing Goa, check out of the hotel. Drive to the airport to board the flight back home.