|DURATION||05 NIGHTS / 06 DAYS|
|DESTINATION COVERED||MUMBAI – GOA – MUMBAI|
Mumbai, the City of Dreams and capital of Maharashtra. State of beaches, Goa, has the ability to attract massive crowd from all around the world; through the magic of its beaches, culture, history and youthful vibe. Both these cities are among the best destinations of India, and this is your chance to explore them. The Goa with Mumbai tour takes you the best of attractions of both these cities.
|NOTE||This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.|
|Explore Elephanta Caves|
|Visit topmost attractions of Mumbai like Marine Drive, Gateway of India and Hanging Garden|
|Try water sports activities in the Beaches of Goa|
|Witness the brilliance of architecture in some of Goa’s best monuments and churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of Francis of Assisi and many others.|
DAY 01 : ARRIVAL IN MUMBAI
On your arrival in Mumbai airport/ railway station meet our tour representative who further you to your pre-booked hotel.
Check-in and relax in your hotel. Rest of the time is to be spent at leisure.
In the evening take a stroll around the locale if you wish to.
Return to your hotel by evening and stay overnight.
DAY 02 : MUMBAI
After morning breakfast, proceed for Mumbai sightseeing session, which includes Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive.
Elephanta cave is located in Gharapuri (The City of Caves), approximately ten kilometers away from Mumbai Harbor. The caves consists mainly of two groups Hindu Caves (consisting if five caves) and Buddhist Caves (consisting of two caves). The caves today are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just a few kilometers away from the museum is where the landmark of Mumbai stands, The Gateway of India. This structure was built in order to commemorate the visit of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Take a leisure stroll in the Hanging Garden, which is perched at the top of Malabar Hill, overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea.
This manicured terrace garden is festooned with a huge variety of plants and flower species. Juhu Beach, the popular beach of Mumbai is thronged with visitors. Some of Mumbai’s best street food and restaurants are located here. Marine drive is located in the heart of Mumbai, just beside a busy road. But the horns and screeches of city’s road don’t really interrupt the serenity that is attained here while sipping a cup of coffee and just simply unwinding.
Overnight stay in hotel.
DAY 03 : MUMBAI – GOA
After morning breakfast, check-out from your hotel and transfer to Mumbai airport in order to catch your flight for Goa.
On arriving Goa, meet our representative and get shifted to your pre-booked hotel. Check-in at your hotel and relax.
Rest of the day is to be spent at leisure. Goa and its beaches pull huge crowd from different corners of the world. The state is a popular destination of India, especially for beach persons and party animals. But that is not all what Goa is about; its shopping scenario, biodiversity, architecture, heritage and culture happen to be assets of equal share.
It is known for its laid-back vibe, but with all the amenities one could think of, even the ones unthinkable.
Stay overnight in hotel.
DAY 04 : NORTH GOA
After morning breakfast, go to popular beaches of Goa, such as Calangute, Dauna Paula, Miramar and Baga Beach. Old Goa churches and Fort Aguada can also be visited.
Aguada Fort was constructed in 1613 for the purpose of safeguarding from Marathas and Dutch. Even today the structure is well-preserved and overlooks a beautiful vista of sea and expanse of woods.
Old Goa sightseeing session consists of Cidade De Goa, Basilica Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of Francis of Assisi, Church of Saint Cajetan, Church of Saint Monica, Museum of Christian Art, Solar Souto Maior, Foutanhas and Panjim. In the Museum of Christian Art, you can witness a collection of Rosaries and items made of gold and precious stones.
You may choose to take a stroll and shop in the busy streets of Panjim. This is the capital of Goa and has local as well as branded showrooms for the shopaholics.
After lunch, visit Baga Beach which is filled with exuberance and youthful vibe. You may shop, relax or indulge in water sports activities here. Overnight stay in the hotel.
DAY 05 : SOUTH GOA
After morning breakfast, get ready to visit the beaches of South Goa. Attractions to be visited today consist of Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, Colva Beach, among others.
Mangueshi Temple is a popular temple of Goa and also one of the largest in the state. It is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Hindu Lord Shiva. Other shrines inside the temple is of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, Nandikeshvar, Gajana, Gramapurusha Deva Sharma, Bhagvati, Lakshminarayan and others. Shanta Durga Temple has its history dating back to 1730, when the foundation stone was laid.
The shrine was earlier built of laterite mud and was later renovated in 1966. Main deity of the temple, Goddess Shantadurga mediates between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Also visit Margao, the headquarters of South Goa district.
It also happens to be commercial and industrial center. Margao’s colonial quarter Largo De lgreja is a historical church square, surrounded by old buildings that have their own charm. It is surrounded by old buildings from three sides and the Church of Holy Spirit on the other. To learn more about the rural lifestyle of Goa, Ancestral Goa is a perfect place to be in.
The laterite sculpture of Saint Mirabai is indeed the tallest laterite sculpture of India. Ethnicity and history is exhibited through its art galleries, artifacts center and open air museum.
After this, proceed to Menezes Braganza House in Chandor. It was built in 17th century and is located on one side of the village square, however now divided into two houses with same entrance.
Evening return back to hotel and overnight stay.
DAY 06 : DEPARTURE FROM GOA
On this day, after your breakfast, check-out from the hotel and get transferred to the airport in order to catch your flight for your onward journey. Hence the journey ends.