Lying on the west coast, Goa is one of the smallest states in India and unlike any other, known for its brilliant beaches, scrumptious food and Portuguese heritage. The Goan’s are quite friendly towards hospitality and celebrate many festivals throughout the year. While the seafood is sumptuous and excellent, Goa has one of the best nightlife in the country with trendy bars, beach shacks, elegant cafes and many clubs and discotheques. The capital city being Panjim, overlooks the calm Mandovi River where the famous floating casinos of Goa are docked. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has endless beaches, ranging from popular stretches at Baga and Palolem to those in laid-back fishing villages such as Agonda.
3 Nights / 4 Days
South Goa, Margaon, Benaulim Beach, Chandor, Patnem, Bogmalo Beach, North Goa, Mandovi River, Basilica of Bom Jesus
City Short Breaks
On arrival in Goa, check into the hotel on your own. Evening is at leisure. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Goa.
Today after breakfast we will drive to South Goa to explore the beaches. Colva Beach is situated about 6 Kilometers away from Margaon is one of the most popular beaches in South Goa. This is a place where dolphins, why not spend time dolphin watching!! Benaulim Beach, the most famous beach for the locals; it is situated to the south of Margaon. This beach is considered as a diamond studded locket in the necklace of Goa’s Coastline. This is the area known for its sumptuous sea food. Chandor, previously known as Chandrapur in the Pre-Portuguese era, this place has historic architectural buildings built by the Portuguese. Apart from that, it also has a Hindu Temple which has a Headless Nandi Bull built in the 11th Century. This city was regarded as the most sovereign city in the Konkan Coast in the Pre-Portuguese era. Patnem, a small beach which attracts the tourists there because of the impeccable beauty, lovely scenery and much more. The beach has stacks of shacks along its coastline and has a variety of swimming & surfing options. You can also spend time to do jewelry shopping. Lastly visit Bogmalo Beach, one of the quieter beaches than the rest of the Goa Beaches a place where one can relax in peace. With clear waters divers can have a great time scuba diving. It also has a lovely marketplace alongside it. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Goa.
Spend the day today explore the North of Goa. Visit to Fort Aguada: Fort Aguada is a 17th-century Portuguese fort looking out at the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The highlight of the fort is a lone four-storeyed lighthouse, one-of-its-kind in Asia with a stunning view of the sunset. Fort Aguada has also been used as Aguada jail. A statue in front of the jail salutes the freedom fighters, giving the fort a touch of patriotism. Later proceed to the Basilica of Bom Jesus. It is a Roman Catholic Basilica and a part of the Churches and convents of Goa UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica is located in Old Goa and holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. 'Bom Jesus' is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The Jesuit church is India's first minor Basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture and Portuguese Colonial architecture in the country. It is also one of the Seven Wonders of Portuguese Origin in the World. If the desire to visit more beaches don’t miss visiting either the Calangute, Baga or Anjuna where you could spend time exploring some water sport activities. Dinner at the hotel. Overnight stay at your hotel in Goa
This morning enjoy breakfast and then check out of the hotel. Drive back to your hometown on your own with some happy memories.
Goa - Full Day Sightseeing of South Goa
Goa - Full day sightseeing of North Goa
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