Goa is a state located on the west coast of India in the coastal belt known as Konkan which is 131 km long beautiful beaches, liberal culture and vast unspoiled land to explore is what makes Goa one of the most sought after destinations not only among domestic tourists but foreigners, too, come to the place in hoards. There are several beautiful beaches in Goa and some of them include Colva Candolim, Miramar, Mobor, Majorda, Anjuna and Varca beach. Though we have mentioned the name of a few beaches, Arabian Sea has endowed the whole area with pristine beauty and just walking anywhere would sooth your senses like never before.
How to reach Goa
Sun, sand and loads of fun are the three things you can expect out of a vacation in Goa. The coastal state of Goa is accessible through almost all modes of transport: Air, Rail and Road.
If you are planning to fly to Goa, most of the cities in India are well connected to the Goa International Airport at Dabolim.
You can also take a train to Goa. If you are planning to take a train, it is imperative that you remember that not all trains will stop at your required destination. Plan your travel in such a way that it would take you less effort to get there.
You can alight at either Thivim or Margao. Karmali is also an option but make sure to check the rail timetable to see if the train stops there.
You can also head to Goa by road. You can either book a seat on a bus or if you have your own vehicle, you can take a road trip. It would take you about 11 hours or so, depending on the route you choose to take. You have the option of either taking the National Highway, the coastal route or if you are feeling adventurous to take the road less travelled.
ITINERARY FOR THE TRIP
Day 01: Goa
On reaching Goa airport, meet our representative who assists while you take a transfer to the Hotel/ resort. On completing the check-in formalities, take some rest for the day. In the evening, you can go to enjoy a stroll around the beach or indulge in your favorite beach activity. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 02: North Goa
This morning, you have your breakfast and then start driving towards North Goa. North Goa is dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches of Goa. Dona Paula, Calangute, Baga and Miramar Beach are popular beaches of North Goa. North Goa is home to a number of tourist attractions like Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral.Spend the day sightseeing around North Goa. You can Pay homage at the Basilica Bom Jesus, which is dedicated to Infant Jesus. The church has the sacred remains of St Francis Xavier. Also, visit other churches of North Goa including St Cajetan, St Francis of Assisi, Se Cathedral and Church of St. Monica. All the churches feature a unique architectural style which speaks much about the heritage and craftsmanship of those times.
Visit the Museum of Christian Art, which is one of its kind museum in Asia. The museum is best known to house a collection of items like gold and precious stones and Rosary's. You can also visit Archeological Museum.Later, travel to “Solar Souto Maior”, which is an aristocratic mansion which dates back to the year 1585. The mansion houses a treasure of artifacts.Return to Panjim, the capital of Goa and as you drive through the city enjoy viewing its unique colonial architecture. Walk through the city and flip back the pages of the Portuguese days. Do visit the bustling markets of Goa and shop for gifts and souvenirs. Enjoy your lunch at Panjim.
Post lunch, head to Baga Beach, which is one the most popular, happening and beautiful beaches of Goa. Enjoy water sports (can be added) and then you can go for some shopping at the Tibetan market. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: South Goa
After having your breakfast, head towards South Goa. Today, you will be sightseeing at major attractions of South Goa including Colva Beach, Mangeshi Temple, Santa Durga Temple and some more attractions. Begin with a visit to Margao, the capital of Salcette taluka and headquarters of the South Goa district.
Visit the historical “Largo de Igreja”, the Church square of Margao, which once used to be its colonial quarter. The church square is dotted with beautiful old buildings on one side and the beautiful Church of the Holy Spirit on the other. The Church of the Holy Spirit is one of the most grant churches of Goa, which was built back in the year 1564. The church is one of the finest examples of Indian Baroque style of architecture.
Later proceed to “Ancestral Goa”, which is a re-creation of Goan rural life. The village has number of artifact centers, art galleries and open air museums. There is a laterite sculpture of Saint Mirabai in the village, which is one of the longest laterite sculptures in India. The star attraction of the region is the “big foot”, which is a large foot print which was discovered on a rock while excavating the site.
Now it’s time to visit the grand house- Menezes Braganza house, in Chandor. This palatial structure was built back in the 17th century. The house has now been divided into two separate houses, with a common entrance. The east wing is occupied by the Pereira-Braganza family, which has a small chapel with relics of St. Francis Xavier. It also has artifacts, collected by the family over a number of years. The house also has a large ballroom and a Salon. Tiles from Portugal, antique chandeliers from Europe and beautifully carved, ornate rosewood furniture adds to the beauty of the house. A few things which give a distinct look to the house include a pair of high-backed chairs, which has the family crest, which was given to the Pereira-Braganza family by King Dom Luis of Portugal. Most of the furniture items set in the house date back to the 18th century and have been prepared using local seeso (martel wood) and lacquered with mother of pearl by craftsmen from Curtorim village. The house also has many items coming from antique aficionados.
The west wing of the house belongs to the Menezes Braganza family. The house not only features exquisite furniture and Chinese porcelain from Macau, but also a collection of family portraits, which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. There is also a library which is believed to be the first private library of Goa. The library has a collection of 5,000 leather bound books which were personally collected by Luis de Menezes Braganza (1878-1938), a reputed journalist, well-known for playing a key role in Goa’s independence movement. After the long sightseeing tour of South Goa, head back to the hotel. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 04: Goa
This is the last day of the Goa tour. Munch some delicious breakfast and then check out of the hotel. Start driving towards the airport and on reaching, board your flight to home. The tour ends here with sweet memories with P.E.A.K. Troops.
Cost Per Person - 6800/- per person
HOTEL TO BE USED - MAiZON'S LAKE VIEW/ SODDER'S RENTON MANOR / SIMILAR
• Accommodation using Twin Sharing and triple sharing Basis of Starting Room Category of Each Hotel
• Daily Breakfast and Dinner in the Hotel.
• Airport Transfers and sight seeing by a AC mini bus or AC traveller Similar with an ALL INDIA TOURIST PERMIT.
• All currently applicable taxes, however, any other tax as and when levied by the Government shall be extra.
• Any Air fare/ Train Ticket.
• Any meal unless specified above.
• Any Guide Services.
• All entrances fees to monuments.
• Personal nature expenses like telephone / laundry bills etc.
• Airports tax and travel insurance etc.
• Services not specified above.
• Cold drink, Mineral Water Etc. & Private orders of Tea, breakfast Etc.
• Anything other than above mentioned inclusions.
The above itinerary is provisional and subject to changes as may be required.
TOUR COST DOES NOT INCLUDE
Any increase in fuel cost, Govt. taxes etc. prior to the departure of the tour, with or without Notice, will have to be borne by the participants. Any increase in the duration of the tour, due to delays in transit, missed connections, bad Weather, road blocks, civil disturbances, strikes, agitations, bandhs, war, quarantine etc. or for any other unforeseen of the camp. Itinerary & places of sightseeing may be changed / conditions will have to be borne by the participants’, after the arrival altered due to unavoidable Optional tours, tips, laundry, telephone calls, beverages, room service bills, doctors’ fees ,hospital and medical bills, baggage and all expenses of personal nature and which is not mentioned in the itinerary and the ‘ cost includes’ to be borne by the participants.
To Book one has to transfer/deposits full tour amount in below mention bank account
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Less than 1 days prior: No refund
Less than 2 days prior: 50% of the total event costs would be deducted.
Less than 5 days prior: 25% of the total event costs would be deducted.
please notes that this is an environment friendly outing. Do not litter any wrappers (please take it back to your home for disposal) or spoil the place in any way.
Alcohol, drugs or narcotics, firearms and gambling on the Trek, smoking, entry to the area set aside for use by the opposite sex, offensive behavior which may lead to expulsion from the Trek
organizer have reserves the right to withdraw and or make any alterations that they may deem advisable for the convenience and the best interests of tour.
Extensive and painstaking preparations have gone into planning of this tour for your safety. While every care has been taken to ensure safety, organizers cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
It is most essential to be fit and fine before heading for tour. While planning your trip, it is preferable to have a medical fitness check up done. If suffering from any kind of allergy or ailment, do carry proper prescribed medicines to prevent serious health problem including heatstroke, sever headache, cough, dehydration and hypothermia. Participants suffering from chronic conditions like asthma, bronchitis, blood pressure, migraine, diabetes etc. should seek their physicians advice before coming.
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