A laid-back and a fun-filled vacation is what the state of Goa offers to its visitors who come here from all around the globe. It is truly a paradise for family vacationers as well as honeymooners. Ancient churches, sun-soaked sandy beaches, stuffed flea-markets, night-parties, sumptuous food, water sports are just some of the attractions of Goa. Every single day in this beach state is filled with fun n frolic. This 3 nights and 4 days Goa package surely offers the best of experiences in Goa that would make your vacation a memorable one. The well-planned itinerary includes beach visits, sightseeing and more.
On arriving at the Goa airport, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to your resort. After the check-in formalities, the day is at leisure. The beach state of Goa is probably the most popular tourist destination of India. White sands, gleaming waters and the swaying palms of Goa, allure around 2 millions of travelers from all around the globe. A former Portuguese colony, Goa still exudes Portuguese charm in its architecture, food and lifestyle. If you wish to have a laid-back vacation, Goa it is! This destination has churches, beaches, forts, wildlife sanctuaries, sumptuous food and more.
As the day is at leisure, spend it in the activities of your interest. You can explore the nearby attractions on your own or visit the popular flea-markets. Or, spend the day in visiting the Goan beaches. While the beaches of North Goa (Baga, Anjuna, Vagator, Candolim, Calangute) are full of tourist activity and offer water sports, the South Goa beaches (Agonda, Palolem, Colva, Majorda) are relatively quiet and are ideal for those who wish to enjoy some secluded time. Stay overnight.
Post breakfast, our representative will escort you on a sightseeing trip in Goa. Goa is famous for its exotic beaches, historical forts and ancient churches. For this, guests would be heading towards North Goa, which is largely visited for Calingute beach, Dona Paula beach and Baga beach. Besides the beaches, sightseeing in this part of Goa also includes visit to some old Goan churches and the majestic Fort Aguada. Post this, move towards Old Goa to feel the real Portugese essence, which the state till now boasts of. Coming first in this is the Basilica of Bom Jesus, which is one of the best baroque architectures in India. Dedicated to the infant form of Jesus Christ, the Basilica is believed to be more than 400 years old and is a UNESCO world heritage site. The church is famous for restoring the sacred remains of St Francis Xavier. Museum of Christian Art would be the second in the itinerary. Located in the convent of St. Monica in Old Goa, the museum is home to some of the best heritage monuments, and is one of its kind in the whole of Asia.
Other prominent structures that you would be surely visiting in the vicinity are St Cajetan church, St Francis of Assisi church Se Cathedral church and Church of St. Monica. All these churches display a brilliant architectural heritage of the colonial times.
Sightseeing in Old Goa also comprises visit to Solar Souto Maior, which is one of the oldest heritage houses in this part of the state. The property houses an ancient art gallery and also enjoys the privileges of a UNESCO heritage site.
After all this sightseeing, drive through the city to its capital Panjim, for lunch. On your way to Panjim, you can halt at one of the busy streets to shop for gifts and souvenirs. Post a sumptuous lunch at Panjim, head towards Baga beach. Baga Beach in North Goa is one of the most popular beaches in the state, which also offers a wide range of water sports. In the evening, feel free to explore the vibrant street market near Baga. Overnight stay at hotel.
This morning, after having your breakfast, leave for your sightseeing tour to South Goa.
Start your tour with a visit to the second largest city of Goa, Margao. The commercial center of Goa, Margao is an alluring destination, dotted with beaches, mansions and bazaars. If you wish to spend relax and rejuvenate in a pleasing ambiance, Margao is the place for you.
With Church of the Holy Spirit on one side and Old Portuguese buildings on the other, Largo de Igreja is an attraction hard to miss when in Goa. Built back in the year 1564, Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the grandest churches in Goa. The church features Indian Baroque style architecture which promises to leave every visitor mesmerized.
Visit Ancestral Goa, a small Goan village which is dedicated to preserve the art, culture and environment of Goa. The village has a number of art galleries and handicraft centers. The main attraction of the village is the sculpture of Saint Mirabai, which is the longest laterite sculpture in India. The place offers much to its visitors other than beaches and churches. It takes every visitor back to the cultural roots of Goa. Later, visit Menezes Braganza house in Chandor. Built around 350 years back, Menezes Braganza Pereira House is one of the most palatial buildings in Goa. Featuring Portuguese style of architecture, Menezes Braganza house is the most beautiful heritage house in India. The place houses a wide variety of paintings, chandeliers, crystals, period furniture and many more antique items.
Set at a distance of around 26 km from Margao, Mangueshi Temple is one of the largest temples in Goa. Also, the temple is one of the most visited temples of Goa. The temple is dedicated to Lord Manguesh, who is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Spend the evening at the beautiful beaches of South Goa like Colva, Varca and Palolem.
After sightseeing around South Goa, return to the hotel.
Post breakfast in the morning, check out of the hotel and drive to the airport (on Sharing basis from the hotel) to board the flight back home.