Meals Include: Breakfast+(Lunch or Dinner)
The place where the east meets west as the culture of India mingles with the Portuguese remnants that are left from 500-years of occupation. Goa served as the shortest route for spice trade via the beaches of Goa during those years. Now, Goa serves as the best travel location in India and even tourists from around the globe visit here to witness the old and the new at the same time.
Divided in two major parts- North Goa and South Goa, the state is the most tourist centric state in India. To the North, Goa is much explored and witness huge tourists lock with an international flair that is now skew more hip than hippie. To the south, the long stretches of unspoiled sands and oceans are there to escape from the bustle of the city. Forts, Catholic Churches, Villages, temples, and wildlife add to the travel wanders of the Goa. There is nothing that you can’t find here and so it is a best vacation place in India.
Bars, restaurants and other shopping centers are more buyer-friendly here in Goa. Markets are too vibrant and bustled with locals and tourists every time. Even though the best time to visit the state is from October to February, but there isn’t any time of the year when you won’t spot tourists in the town. Huge influx of tourists and locals residing in other states could be seen during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi and the Carnival, which is celebrated at the beginning of Lent in the Christian calendar. It is advised to make bookings for trains, buses and flights well in advance if you intend on visiting the state during these times.
Day 1: Arrival in Goa
As you land in Dabolim Airport, or cordial representative would be there to escort you to the hotel booked for you in North Goa. Check in to the hotel and relax, enjoy the view as you drive towards the hotel, spot some beaches and speculate to visit them in the evening for a walk or so.
You can choose to explore the surroundings or have a great time at the various beaches of North Goa including Candolim Beach, Anjuna Beach and others. In the evening, visit one of the beach shacks to find some delectable food and don’t forget to savor the famous fish curry and rice here. Some of the most popular beach shacks in North Goa are La Plage, Bewan Me Up, Tantra and Brittos, besides others. This is followed by an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 2: Goa
On day 2, divert from the Beaches and go inside the state to explore some culture and customs. Visit the popular churches of Goo that reflects the architectural genius of Portuguese. Visit Se Cathedral, Bom Jesus Basilica, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of St. Francis of Assissi and Church of St. Catejan.
Spend evening at leisure; dine out or in the hotel, watch band performances by the sea side and stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 3: Goa
Wake up to the beautiful sunny day in Goa and get ready for the surprise on this day. Today you will have to wake up early for viewing some dolphins in the ocean. Visit Baga and Calangute Beach and enjoy various kinds of water sports. Scuba diving, snorkeling, parasailing, water skiing and speed boating, besides others, are some of the most popular water sports activities in Goa. Enjoy lunch at a beach shack.
Visit the flea markets of Goa in the evening, shop for some and enjoy dance and music performances o the beach side. Dine and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 4: South Goa
On day 4 of your short Goa tour, experience the beauty of South Goa which is much famous amongst tourists. Visit the major attractions of tourists like Shri Shanta Durga Temple which is dedicated to Goddess of peace, Shanteri and Shri Ramanath Temple. After savoring the lunch, visit the oldest and most spectacular Colva beach. The most famous beaches of this region are Agonda Beach, Palolem Beach, Majorda Beach and Colva Beach, among others. You could also try out several kinds of adventure sports.
Return back to the hotel for dinner and stay overnight
Day 5: Goa
Day 5 is to do something different from cliché beaches and markets. Today visit the famous spice plantations of Goa in the morning and learn about the various special tropical spices of the region. Experience the state from close and enjoy the unique experience. Rest of the day can be spent doing whatever you feel like. Dine out in some nice café and return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 6: Departure from Goa
So, it is the time to say goodbye to the most happening Goa trip and return back home for which you will be transferred to the Airport to board your flight for onward journey.