Travel Itineraries From Goa
Goa is one of those few places in India which is highly famous as the partying and lazing-around capital of the country. Each year hundreds and thousands of tourists visit this magnificent place which offers a complete mix of peace, rejuvenation and enjoyment. The Goan food, music, local culture, carnivals, retreats and late night parties, are all like psychedelic in nature. The tourist footfall is not just foreign but local people choose Goa and the surrounding regions too often for tours. Seeing the local tourism we've come up with some of the best itineraries for the Indian tourists, here are some;
Itinerary of Goa and Kerala Tour
Planning on a short trip spanning maybe a week, yet want to reap maximum fun out of the holiday well, then tour agencies offer the ideal holiday package for tourists combining a tour of Goa and Kerala. The exotic beaches of Goa along with splendid backwaters of Kerala will be a treat for the eyes desperately seeking a break from the cacophony of mundane life. The tour ends in 8 days time touching on all the major tourist hotspots in both the states. The tour includes pick up and drops from airport and conveyance along with accommodation and complimentary breakfast. The cost estimate for the tour might vary between INR 6999 and INR 84999 depending on individual preference.
The journey begins from a pick up at Mumbai airport
and the next day is spent sightseeing all the popular tourist destinations around the city. The actual trip begins the following day with a flight to Goa and relax at the hotel after which tourists are encouraged to stroll along the beach idly. In the evening, tourists are treated to a delicious Goa Carnival
themed cuisine for dinner.
The next day includes local sightseeing of North and South Goa tourist hotspots comprising Aguada Fort
, Chapora Fort, Basilica de Bom Jesus, Church of our Lady of the Rosary and Convent of St. Assisi and Ancestral Goa Museum. The day concludes with a Goan fishing village style dinner at the hotel along with folk dance performances.
The next day is spent on the beaches of Goa including Anjuna Beach, Colva Beach, Baga Beach and enjoy exotic sea food delicacies at the Beach Barbeque for dinner beside a campfire and a guitar clad Goanese churning out sweet melodies and humming folk songs. The following day tourists are flown to Cochin where they are treated to local sightseeing spots such as the 400 year old Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis Church, chinese fishing nets across Cochin Harbor. The evening continues with a cruise ride to observe fireworks display from Cochin Harbor.
The final leg of the tour concludes with a boat ride in the marvellous backwaters of Kerala and observing the beauty of nature’s wonders including migratory water birds, greenery, coconut and palm groves. The journey comes to an end with a flight back to Mumbai and traveling to individual destinations from there.
Tour Plan To Visit The Fabulous Goan Churches
Enough has been heard about the exotic beaches of Goa and its festive spirit and culture; yet there is another angle which might be of interest to tourists with a flair for exploring historical places. Goa used to be a Portuguese dominion and settlement and there are innumerable churches scattered across the state from Panjim to Dabolim. There are churches displaying baroque architecture with Roman Catholic influence and a tour of these heritage sites can be availed by tourists over the weekend. While Dabolim lies in northern point of Goa and can be accessed through Dabolim Airport connecting neighboring metro cities, Panjim is situated at a distance of 31 kilometers (an hour’s drive) from Dabolim at the southern end of Goa.
Panjim, the capital of Goa can be accessed from Vasco da Gama Railway Station situated 8 kilometers away. The trip begins with arrival at Panjim, famous for beaches, sidewalks and heritage buildings and tourists are taken to visit Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. The church was constructed in 1514 and is considered one of the oldest churches in Goa exhibiting baroque architectural style. Next embark on a trip to Old Goa to visit Se Cathedral, located 15 kilometers away and declared a UNESCO Heritage Site and it is the biggest churches in Goa with a huge Golden Bell. This visit is followed by a tour of Basilica de Bom Jesus (Borea Jezuchi Bajilika) in North Goa, which contains the remains of St. Francis Xavier and is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
The trip to Old Goa also comprises a visit to Church of St. Francis of Asissi established in 1661 under the chairmanship of the Portuguese Viceroy and Church of St.Cajetan established in 1665 and loosely modeled on St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The trip comes to an end for the day with a return to the hotel.
The following day embark on a journey of North Goa to visit Church of our Lady of Miracles in Mapusa established in the year 1594 and move on to visit Church of Reis Magos
sandwiched between Panjim and North Goa. The historical church established in 1555 is located on the banks of Mondovi River is consecrated to the Three Magis or Magic Kings. Next visit Church of St. Anne in Talaulim established in 1695 and dedicated to St. Ana (grandmother of Jesus Christ) and on the last leg visit Shrine of the Holy Cross Bambolim in Panjim which is famous for housing both Christians and Hindus during congregations.
The trip comes to an end here and tourists can return to their individual destinations the next day from Vasco da Gama Railway Station or Dabolim Airport
Tour Plan for a Voyage to Goa and Gokarna
Planning a long beach trip? Seeking an isolated location free from the cacophony of city life? Well, here’s the itinerary. Plan a trip to the pristine beaches of Goa and stroll across the white sandy beaches of Gokarna. While Goa
is a tourist hotspot, Gokarna in North Karnataka is a small town popular for its lovely and unpolluted beaches and temples and looks like a cow’s ear from a bird’s eye view. Gokarna and Goa trip can be completed in a day of 4-5 days. The trip can commence from Goa and end in Gokarna or vice versa as the two towns are situated at a distance of 132 kilometers apart and accessible by bus, hired cabs or trains.
The cost estimate of the trip might vary between INR 24500-31000. Gokarna is famous for the Shiva Lingam (Atmalinga) also known as Mahabaleshwar Temple. Upon reaching Gokarna, tourists are checked in at a hotel and after a brief rest they are taken for a temple tour including Bhadrakali Temple, Tamra Gauri Temple, Uma Maheswara Temple, Venkatramana Temple, and Maha Ganapati Temple. The following day tourists are taken to visit the famous Jog Falls in Sagar district of Uttar Kannada, a 2 hours drive from Gokarna and later visit Om Beach, Karwar Beach and Murudeshwara Beach and Temple.
On the 3rd day embark on a voyage to Goa from Gokarna, 3 hours away and check in a hotel. Later take a trip to Old Goa and visit all the heritage buildings, temples and churches. The day after can be spent on visiting the famous beaches of Goa, Anjuna Beach, Aguada Beach and Fort and view Dolphins from a boat ride, Calangute Beach, Vagator Beach. Later in the evening enjoy a river cruise and experience Goan folk dance performance on Mondovi River.
The trip concludes the following day whereby tourists are transported to Vasco da Gama Railway Station or Dabolim Airport to travel back to their individual destinations.