It's just GOA

Goa is one of the most visited places in India as there are so many places to visit in Goa. Goa is known for the spectacular beaches it has. In fact, the beaches of Goa are so good that they are renowned all over the world. The beautiful countryside of Goa with its ancient old architectural churches makes it an ideal place to unwind for a vacation



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Goa makes an excellent add-on to an India holiday, whether that’s a tour of Rajasthan and the Golden Triangle in the north, or something a little nearer like a houseboat trip in Kerala in the south. Whichever it is, Goa’s white sandy beaches, warm sunny days and gently swaying palm trees can’t fail to relax and calm your senses. Away from the beach, there’s some fine architecture to discover too, as well as a sizzling cuisine and a whole list of museums and art galleries.

What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of Goa! Its nothing but the serene blue waters and the white sandy beaches. The beautiful countryside of Goa with its ancient old architectural churches makes it an ideal place to unwind for a vacation. Over the years, the numbers of tourists visiting the place has increased for the place holds a striking charm of its own and some even visit the place ever and ever again. Exotic beach locales and warm hospitality of the people of the state makes it more favourable for the visitors and to complement these features the climate of Goa too remains favourable round the year. As you sit beside the beaches you will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the vast sun kissed beaches while the sun sets the locales around the sand beaches is beautifully illuminated all over along with the small little thatched huts offering tasty wines and mouth-watering snacks. Also as one visits the magnificent white churches of Goa which are spread over huge acres of land, will enthral you because of their meticulously done artistic designs reflecting the art of Portugese culture. The presence of swaying palm trees alongside the churches of St. Francis Tomb and St. Cathedral wearies away all your fatigue as you walk through the side-lines of these churches.

☑ Points of interest

• Baga Beach
• Calangute Beach
• Grand Island
• Dudhsagar Waterfalls
• Tito's Street
• Fort Aguada
• Palolem Beach
• Bom Jesus Basilica
• Anjuna Beach
• Casino Cruise
• The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception
• Club Cubana
• Candolim Beach
• Anjuna Flea Market
• Curlies
• Vagator Beach
• Arambol Beach
• Chapora Fort
• Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
• Spice Plantations visit
• Divar Island
• Mobor Beach
• Todo Falls
• Chapora River
• Colva Beach
• Sinquerim Beach
• Museum of Christian Art
• Shiva Valley
• Church of St. Cejatan
• Butterfly Beach
• Verna Springs
• Bambolim Beach
• Mapusa Friday Market
• Naval Aviation Museum
• Lamgau Caves
• Mangueshi Temple
• Dona Paula
• Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
• Arvalem Waterfall
• Corjuem Fort
• Benaulim Beach
• Ashvem Beach
• Mollem National park
• Galgibaga Beach
• Fort Tiracol

☑ Fort Aguada: Take a Trip Down Rich History


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A well-preserved 17 century Portuguese fort, Fort Aguada is located on the Sinquerim Beach in North Goa. Built as the chief defence of Portuguese against the Dutch and Marathas, it was the most prized and crucial fort of the Portuguese. The fort is ringed by thick battlements and a deep dry moat. 2 things worth visiting inside the fort are the 13 metre high lighthouse built in 1864 and a vaulted cistern capable of storing ten million litres of fresh water. From here fresh water was supplied to the ships that stopped there.Some buildings of the fort are still in good shape having been converted into a jail and interestingly, it happens to be the largest jail in Goa. Fort Aguada is one of the top sightseeing places in Goa.

☑ Deltin Royale Casino


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This is a little out of the way thing you can indulge in when in Goa. A Casino Cruise is essential, at the basic level, a restaurant, but with the additional casino features for those who want to try a hand at Vegas style entertainment. The ship is docked on one of the many rivers in Goa and is fitted with posh furnishings. The view outside and the rooms inside both make for a great set-up. The casinos are open all round the clock but they really come to life in the night from 9 pm to 3 pm. They are like clubs but instead of the DJ and the party music, you have casino games and low music. They are well-fitted spaces with fine dining options in place including a good selection of drinks.

☑ Baga Beach


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Baga is a coastal town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s known for long, sandy Baga Beach, a popular spot for water sports. Held on Saturday nights, Baga Beach Market features stalls selling handicrafts and textiles. Baga’s coastline extends south to lively Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars, and north to palm-fringed Anjuna Beach.

☑ Chapora Fort: Discover Bollywood’s favourite fort


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Once a huge, commanding structure which was the site of many battles, and which was passed from the hands of the Portuguese to the Indians and back several times in its long history, the Chapora Fort is a good tourist spot in Goa. The present building was constructed in 1717. The Fort rises on the banks of River Chapora and commands a great view of its surroundings. This feature of the fort is what led to the many battles for its possession in the past.

☑ Basilica of Bom Jesus: Explore Goa’s religious legacy


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Churches in Goa are an important legacy of it being an erstwhile Portuguese colony. Built across centuries, these architectural wonders were more than just a place of worship; they hold a place of historical or cultural significance as well. One of the popular churches in Goa is the Basilica of Bom Jesus. The mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier is preserved here in this Basilica and hence revered by many. It also is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

☑ Mangeshi Temple: Seek Some Divine Intervention


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This is a temple dedicated to Lord Mangueshi, a form of Shiva which is recognized only in Goa. A major tourist attraction in the state, the Mangueshi Temple is a great place for those of you who want a taste of authentic Goan life away from the Westernised beaches. This temple was built in 1560 when the site of the Mangesh Linga was shifted from the original spot in Kushasthali to Mangeshi following the Portuguese invasion. The current structure was built 150 years later under the Maratha rule, when it was upscaled from a simple construction to the imposing structure it is today.

☑ HOW TO REACH


By Air:- The Dabolim Airport situated just 29 km from state’s Capital –‘Panjim’. The airport is well connected by daily flights from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai.

By Train:- The major two railheads In Goa are Madgaon and Thivim. The Konkam railway line runs parallel to the coast connecting major cities and hotels in Goa.

By Bus:- Sightseers can reach Goa through privately/publically operated buses that link the major towns and rural areas. Government undertakings such as KSRTC, MSRTC and KTC and private undertaking such as Neeta Tour, Paulo Travels operate from Panaji, Madgaon and vasco Da gama.

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☑ DAY 1: Arrival at Dabolim Airport or Railway Station - Goa.

On arrival at Goa Airport you will be cordially received by our representative and taken by road to Badami; upon arrival check-in into hotel. The town, formerly known as Vatapi, is located in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka state. Founded by Pulakesin I of the Chalukya dynasty, the town of Badami is located at the foot of a red sandstone protrusion that surrounds the Agastya tirtha water reservoir on three sides. Evening is at your disposal to expend at leisure.
Overnight stay at Hotel.

☑ Day 2: North Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for North Goa Local sight-seeing that include.
1. 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. A freshwater spring - from where the fort derives its name - within the fort provided water supply to the ships that called there. Ringed by thick battlements, the heart of the fort was protected by two hundred cannons and a deep dry moat, which one still has to cross to get inside.
2. Sinquerium: Sinquerim located 13 km from Panaji is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing. The beach is known as the first tourist beach of North Goa and is a very famous Goan destination.
3. Calangute: Calangute is a town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, its home to long, sandy Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. Farther north, Baga Beach is a popular spot for water sports. To the south, the sturdy walls of Aguada Fort, built in the early 1600s under Portuguese colonial rule, surround a 19th-century lighthouse.
4. Baga: Baga is a coastal town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s known for long, sandy Baga Beach, a popular spot for water sports.
5. Anjuna: Anjuna is a laid-back coastal village on the Arabian Sea in Goa, southwest India. Anjuna Beach, a sandy cove dotted with palms and black rocks, was a well-known destination among hippies in the 1960s. Today it's known for its electronic music trance parties.
6. Anjuna Flea Market: Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare experiences on the heady Indian circuit and selling pairs of Levi jeans or handmade jewellery to help fund the rest of their stay.
Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure.

☑ Day 03: South Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for South Goa sight seeings that include check out of Hotel and transfer to Airport or Railway station for your onward journey. Tour will end here with sweet memories
1. Basilica of Bom Jesus: The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
2. Se Cathedral: The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa, India.
3. St. Francis Of Assisi Church: The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India.
4. Mangueshi Temple: Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa. It is at a distance of 1 km from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 21 km from Panaji the capital of Goa, and 26 km from Margao.Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure. You may visit nearby beach or use Hotel recreational amenities.

☑ Package Include:-

1. Airport / Thivim railway station transfers with ac car.
2. Accommodation for 4 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
3. 4 Veg Breakfasts for CP plan.
4. 4 Veg Breakfasts & 4 Veg Dinners for MAP plan.
5. Airport Transfers & Local Transport services by an AC personal car.
6. Complimentary Use Of Hotel Recreational Facilities.

☑ Package Exclude:-

1. Air / Rail Fare Extra
2. For CP plan, Lunch & Dinner has to be done at own cost.
3. Any food or Beverage other than those mentioned in the plan.
4. Payment for the extra facilities used in the hotel like spa, laundry, Heater etc.
5. Any additional activities during sightseeing like Guide charges, entrance fee, Boating, ponies, other rides etc.
6. Non Veg Food to be co ordinated with the hotels during check in on very nominal direct payment basis to the hotel.
7. Items of personal nature like tips, porterage, room service, laundry, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
8. Medical & Travel Insurance.
9. Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc

☑ Day 1: Arrival at Dabolim Airport or Railway Station - Goa

On arrival at Goa Airport you will be cordially received by our representative and taken by road to Badami; upon arrival check-in into hotel. The town, formerly known as Vatapi, is located in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka state. Founded by Pulakesin I of the Chalukya dynasty, the town of Badami is located at the foot of a red sandstone protrusion that surrounds the Agastya tirtha water reservoir on three sides. Evening is at your disposal to expend at leisure.
Overnight stay at hotel.

☑ Day 2: North Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for North Goa Local sight-seeing that include.
1. 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. A freshwater spring - from where the fort derives its name - within the fort provided water supply to the ships that called there. Ringed by thick battlements, the heart of the fort was protected by two hundred cannons and a deep dry moat, which one still has to cross to get inside.
2. Sinquerium: Sinquerim located 13 km from Panaji is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing. The beach is known as the first tourist beach of North Goa and is a very famous Goan destination.
3. Calangute: Calangute is a town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, its home to long, sandy Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. Farther north, Baga Beach is a popular spot for water sports. To the south, the sturdy walls of Aguada Fort, built in the early 1600s under Portuguese colonial rule, surround a 19th-century lighthouse.
4. Baga: Baga is a coastal town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s known for long, sandy Baga Beach, a popular spot for water sports.
5. Anjuna: Anjuna is a laid-back coastal village on the Arabian Sea in Goa, southwest India. Anjuna Beach, a sandy cove dotted with palms and black rocks, was a well-known destination among hippies in the 1960s. Today it's known for its electronic music trance parties.
6. Anjuna Flea Market: Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare experiences on the heady Indian circuit and selling pairs of Levi jeans or handmade jewellery to help fund the rest of their stay. Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure.

☑ Day 3: South Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for South Goa sight seeings that include
Basilica of Bom Jesus: The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
Se Cathedral: The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa, India.
St. Francis Of Assisi Church: The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India.
Mangueshi Temple: Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa. It is at a distance of 1 km from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 21 km from Panaji the capital of Goa, and 26 km from Margao.Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure.
You may visit nearby beach or use Hotel recreational amenities.

☑ Day 4: Airport or Railway station Drop

After Breakfast, check out of Hotel and transfer to Airport or Railway station for your onward journey. Tour will end here with sweet memories.

☑ Package Include:-

1. Airport / Thivim railway station transfers with ac car.
2. Accommodation for 4 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
3. 4 Veg Breakfasts for CP plan.
4. 4 Veg Breakfasts & 4 Veg Dinners for MAP plan.
5. Airport Transfers & Local Transport services by an AC personal car.
6. Complimentary Use Of Hotel Recreational Facilities.

☑ Package Exclude:-

1. Air / Rail Fare Extra
2. For CP plan, Lunch & Dinner has to be done at own cost.
3. Any food or Beverage other than those mentioned in the plan.
4. Payment for the extra facilities used in the hotel like spa, laundry, Heater etc.
5. Any additional activities during sightseeing like Guide charges, entrance fee, Boating, ponies, other rides etc.
6. Non Veg Food to be co ordinated with the hotels during check in on very nominal direct payment basis to the hotel.
7. Items of personal nature like tips, porterage, room service, laundry, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
8. Medical & Travel Insurance.
9. Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc

☑ Day 1: Arrival at Dabolim Airport or Railway Station - Goa

On arrival at Goa Airport you will be cordially received by our representative and taken by road to Badami; upon arrival check-in into hotel. The town, formerly known as Vatapi, is located in the Bagalkot District of Karnataka state. Founded by Pulakesin I of the Chalukya dynasty, the town of Badami is located at the foot of a red sandstone protrusion that surrounds the Agastya tirtha water reservoir on three sides. Evening is at your disposal to expend at leisure. Overnight stay at hotel.

☑ Day 2: North Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for North Goa Local sight-seeing that include.
1. 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. A freshwater spring - from where the fort derives its name - within the fort provided water supply to the ships that called there. Ringed by thick battlements, the heart of the fort was protected by two hundred cannons and a deep dry moat, which one still has to cross to get inside.
2. Sinquerium: Sinquerim located 13 km from Panaji is one of the best beaches in Goa where one can enjoy water-skiing, para-sailing, fishing, scuba diving and windsurfing. The beach is known as the first tourist beach of North Goa and is a very famous Goan destination.
3. Calangute: Calangute is a town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, its home to long, sandy Calangute Beach, lined with restaurants and bars. Farther north, Baga Beach is a popular spot for water sports. To the south, the sturdy walls of Aguada Fort, built in the early 1600s under Portuguese colonial rule, surround a 19th-century lighthouse.
4. Baga: Baga is a coastal town in the western Indian state of Goa. Standing on the shores of the Arabian Sea, it’s known for long, sandy Baga Beach, a popular spot for water sports.
5. Anjuna: Anjuna is a laid-back coastal village on the Arabian Sea in Goa, southwest India. Anjuna Beach, a sandy cove dotted with palms and black rocks, was a well-known destination among hippies in the 1960s. Today it's known for its electronic music trance parties.
6. Anjuna Flea Market: Anjuna’s weekly Wednesday flea market is as much part of the Goan experience as a day on the beach. More than three decades ago, it was conceived and created by hippies smoking jumbo joints, convening to compare experiences on the heady Indian circuit and selling pairs of Levi jeans or handmade jewellery to help fund the rest of their stay. Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure.

☑ Day 3: South Goa Sight Seeings

After breakfast, go for South Goa sight seeings that include
Basilica of Bom Jesus: The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The basilica holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.
Se Cathedral: The Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa, India.
St. Francis Of Assisi Church: The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1661 by the Portuguese in the Portuguese Viceroyalty of India.
Mangueshi Temple: Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa. It is at a distance of 1 km from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 21 km from Panaji the capital of Goa, and 26 km from Margao.Return to hotel and spend evening at leisure.
You may visit nearby beach or use Hotel recreational amenities.

☑ Day 4: Island Day Tour

After breakfast, go for Full day Island Tour. Watch Dolphins on your way if lucky. Later you can Swim or Snorkel in the waters. Head to the beach for your lunch which includes Barbeque along with Beers, Fresh fruits or Soft Drinks. You can do Sunbathing, Swimming, Relax or try Fishing. Later in the evening, return back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at hotel.

☑ Day 5: Airport or Railway station Drop

After Breakfast, check out of Hotel and transfer to Airport or Railway station for your onward journey. Tour will end here with sweet memories.

☑ Package Include:-

1. Airport / Thivim railway station transfers with ac car.
2. Accommodation for 4 nights as per the meal plan mentioned
3. 4 Veg Breakfasts for CP plan.
4. 4 Veg Breakfasts & 4 Veg Dinners for MAP plan.
5. Airport Transfers & Local Transport services by an AC personal car.
6. Complimentary Use Of Hotel Recreational Facilities.

☑ Package Exclude:-

1. Air / Rail Fare Extra
2. For CP plan, Lunch & Dinner has to be done at own cost.
3. Any food or Beverage other than those mentioned in the plan.
4. Payment for the extra facilities used in the hotel like spa, laundry, Heater etc.
5. Any additional activities during sightseeing like Guide charges, entrance fee, Boating, ponies, other rides etc.
6. Non Veg Food to be co ordinated with the hotels during check in on very nominal direct payment basis to the hotel.
7. Items of personal nature like tips, porterage, room service, laundry, phone calls, additional sightseeing tours and excursions not included in the itinerary, still or video camera fees etc.
8. Medical & Travel Insurance.
9. Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances (strikes), etc