A Tour start off with a visit to Fort Aguada Candolim. A Famous 17th Century fort now made even famous by the 5starTajhotelcomplex. Fort Aguada in Goa is one of the most importanat Fort in Goa and most cruicial of all forts in Goa. Today its being usedasaGoajail. It was built by the Portuguese government in 1612 in order to protect Old Goa from enemy attacks. A spring within the aguada fort supplied water to all the ships that called there.
Unique in its architectural design and is being illuminated throughout the tourist season. One of the most beautiful churches in Goa. It is the Parish Church for the Saligao village only 4 kms from World famous beach Calangute. The Goa Tourism Department has made arrangements to illuminate the church at night. It looks like a shimmering jewel in the fields as you drive by on the Chogum road from Panjim to Calangute.
Favoured by devoted Hindus where by lies the temple of lord Bodgeshwar. The Shri Bodgeshwar temple in Goa is situated near Mapusa at about 12 kms from Panaji. Lord bodgeshware is also known as Protector deity of Mapusa. People offer different presents to the lord bodgeshwar known as 'agngavani' which means vows are made and who fulfills desires of the devotees. Place is locally known as Bodgini.
Capital of Bardez and famous for its Friday bazaar, where people buy and sell everything from lime to livestock. Mapusa is a favourite tourist destination among those who travel to Goa. Market is few kilometres from most popular beaches in north Goa.
A beach famous for its seclusion with the Chapora Fort, as its imposing back drop. Vagator beach is undeniably one of the best beaches in the world.Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside headland which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. As you face the sea, on your right is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator)and on your left Ozram Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach
Very popular among the foreigners and is a beautiful picnic spot also known for Trance parties and Hippies in 60's and 70's. Very famous for Night life and always crowded with Foriegn tourist. Today main attraction of Anjuna Beach is wednesdays market popularly know as "Flea Market".
Trip rounds off with a visit to the calangute Beach Widely known as queen of Goa's beaches, picnic and musical groups draw hundreds of people. Plenty of Water Sports Activities can be seen in Calangute. Calangute has number of Luxury and budget hotels. These beach draws thousands of people every year from all parts of the world.
Baga Beach starts right where Calangute ends, although it's hard to pinpoint exactly where.
Water sports are a huge attraction. You can go para sailing, wake boarding, windsurfing,kite surfing, or take a ride on a jet ski. Dolphin spotting trips and island trips are other popular options. However, many people are simply content lazing on the sun lounges in front of the beach shacks all day and feasting on a steady supply of food, beer, and cocktails. Mackie's Saturday Night Bazaar is located by the river in Baga. The Wednesday flea market at Anjuna Beach and Saturday night market at Arpora are both close by as well, and will satisfy even the best shopaholics.Baga is well known for its commercial nightlife, most of which can be found in and around Tito's Lane -- home to the infamous Club Tito and Cafe Mambo. Both hold regular events with interstate DJs
A Short but sweet beach. Here lies the Samadhi of Goa's first Chief minister Late Dayananda Bandodkar.It is on the way to Dona Paula and just 3 km Away from Panjim - Capital city of Goa. This Goa beach is popularly known as "Gasper Dias".
From its high point can been seen River Zuari meeting to Arabian Sea. A secluded bay situated on the Arabian Sea, the Dona Paula Beach is one of the most sought after beaches in Goa.Water sport facilities are the key attraction of this place. once a silent village today is one of the most commercialized areas of Goa. Named after the daughter of one of the viceroy's of India Dona Paula de Menzes, who jumped off the cliff because she was not permitted to marry a local fisherman, this beach is haunted by mysticism and divine beauty
Where lies the remains of St. Francis Xaviers body. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is a World Heritage Monument as well as one of the finest baroque churches of Goa. The name of Jesus is symbolically represented by the letters ‘IHS' and is found embellished throughout the Basilica
One of the most ancient and celebrated religious buildings of Goa, this magnificent 16th century monument to the Roman Catholic rule in Goa under the Portuguese is the largest church in Asia. The largest of its kind in the East.
Dedicate to Lord Shiva, being build in the 17th Century.
One of the richest temples dedicated to Shantadurga the goddess of peace, also famous for.
Famous as the longest beach in Go, only rival to Calangute in popularity.
While you watch the lively culture of Goa in songs and dance.
Note: Drop after River cruise only.
A thrilling day trip to the waterfall with a jeep ride experience through the jungle and the bumpy riverbed. Have a swim in the fresh cascading water in the pool at the foot of the falls. Also have the fun of feeding the monkeys.
Visit the most interesting plantation i.e. - of spices which is the identity of Indian cuisine and its discovery which lured Europeans to India. Have a time of your life riding the elephant like the Indian kings and having the fun of washing and bathing them.
Enjoy a boat ride through the backwaters of Goa and spot the crocodiles while passing through its mangroves. You can also watch a variety of bird life along with the snacks and drinks served on the boat.
A beautiful boat ride to the Grand Island Where you can see the dolphins passing by, and snorkel in the secluded beach. Have the fun of fishing for which the line, hook and baits will be provided. A great lunch on the beach.
If you've never tried scuba diving before, or want to find out if you like scuba diving then this Diving programme is for you. There's a pool session for one hour a day prior to the dive teaching you about the equipments use, breathing underwater, regulator removal, regulator recovery, mask clearing, alternate air source use and BCD and some basics for underwater swimming. All you need to do is relax and have fun! Here we make safety and fun for you our main priorities.
A beautiful boat ride to the Grand Island is where you will be anchored and will be diving or snorkelling viewing of the beautiful marine life in its clear waters.
Catch the nail biting excitement while catching the fish or just enjoy the boat ride and sunbath or just relax and enjoy the company of the fishing enthusiasts
Dolphin trip is the most popular trip in Goa. It is an exciting boat ride in the sea and spotting the Dolphins. Dolphins are a thrill to watch. Their aqua-dynamic bodies swirl and twirl in synchrony much to the delight of onlookers. Dolphin sighting trips in Goa are organized from October to May and are indeed very enjoyable.
Enjoy the pleasure of the swimming in the Infinity Swimming Pool of Wilder nest Resort. It is located at 2500 ft above sea level overlooking the Swapnagandha valley, Swapnagandha Valley is located on the border of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Goa overlooking Three Magnificent Waterfalls at a distance and is surrounded 20 kms on either side by dense forest. Swapnagandha Valley is one of the few actively protected and managed eco-sensitive areas in India and is home of a variety of Flora and Fauna. Leopards, Wild Boar and Bison’s are spotted in this region. However the region is known for being home to a variety of plants with medicinal value. Wilder nest is also a delight for birding as there are 150 varieties of birds spotted there along with innumerable varieties of Moths, Butterflies, Spiders and other insects. Accommodation: It offers 18 eco-huts with king sized bed, wardrobe, well connected phone and internal systems, and a spacious bathroom and toilet.
An overnight stay in the magnificent traditional house boat with all the meals aboard and have a silent journey through the riverside. It is most enchanting holiday experience in Goa. Check into the finest Houseboats in Goa with Gold Star Rating, A Floating holiday on the backwaters are highway with Goa Luxury Cruise is perhaps the most enchanting a luxurious holiday Experience on backwater cruise in the world. Goa is one of the most beautiful, exotic and preferred holiday destinations around the world which have wonderful beaches, rivers, hills and very charming nature beauty. Goa is a Multifaceted jewel in the Crown of India It is a frame of mind and body, sprit of soul, Goa is an unfading memory, it is and nirvana.
This is an hour long cruise on the Santa Monica which takes guests out on a leisurely sail down the River Mandovi from the Santa Monica jetty in Panaji. While you sail down the river local boys and girls treat you to some Goa's best known folk dances, the dekhni and the fugdi. They sing mandos and finally give over centre stage to live musicians or a DJ and the guest can then sing and dance and generally make merry. This cruise is a huge success with people of all ages, men, women and children.
A highly recommended action packed overnight trip, takes you along the spice route to the jungles of Goa. After the last Guest pick up, drive for about an hour fifteen minutes to a traditional plantation which can be compared, to the Garden of Eden. The guided knowledgeable tour, will teach you how spices grow and their uses in medicine and culinary experiences. Have your lunch in traditional village style on leaves, using your fingers. Post Lunch; drive for about an hour, to the core of the BhagwanMahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, to meet with "Shanti". She is a tiny hamlet designed on primitive lines with vintage mud huts, which will be your temporary home. Check in and enjoy a ride on the elephant and a huge bullock cart. Thereafter mingle with the local villagers, before enjoying a spectacular Elephant show and pose for photographs with them. Freshen up and rejuvenate yourself with an optional massage at extra cost, to build an appetite for a scrumptious dinner. A short walk - a la phantom style - will lead you into the mysteries of the jungle. End the day with an entertainment packed campfire. The tough will rise early for a walk through the dense jungle and be sprayed by the magnificent Shanti waterfalls. The walk ends with light yoga exercises, which will set your appetite for a Goan breakfast before you check out. The Elephants will then proudly display their intelligence, strength and docile nature with a grand spectacle and thereafter they will let you swim and wash them, to take back memories of a life time experience of the movie "JUNGLE BOOK".
Placed in Canacona, Goa Palolem beach propose serene and calming allures. The loveliness of the shore lies in it being mostly unhampered. People who live in here include fishermen and foreign tourists. Such is the attractiveness of this beach that it was featured in The Bourne Supremacy as the Goan residence of Jason Bourne (Matt Damon). Each period, bamboo-hut stays and restaurants are unlocked up by the beach for travellers to get a true familiarity of the sun, sea and sand.
Arambol beach is furthermost north of all the beaches in Goa, and is nestled right near the Maharastra border. While Arambol beach has become the newest haven for Goa's hippies, plenty of more "normal" visitors also flock there to enjoy the relatively undeveloped surroundings. The covelike beach is gently curved and safe for swimming, making it popular among families with children, along with the usual array of travellers. A short walk around the northern headland, past shops and cheap guesthouses, brings you to little Kalacha Beach, another popular place thanks to the ‘Sweetwater Lake’ back from the beach. The headland above here is the best place in Goa for paragliding.
The Goa Golf greens is nestled amidst the luxurious surroundings of the Inter Continental Lalit Goa resort. This links style golf course is laid out along the pristine sands of the Canacona beach. Designed by Col K D Bagga, a disciple of the renowned golf designer Alsiter Mackenie the course is a 9 hole course with 18 tees for men. Playable through the year this layout is unique as its one of the very few courses set along a beach in India. It is a delight to play for both the seasoned golfer as well as the enthusiastic novice – with meandering features running through the course to challenge & confound. The constantly changing sea breeze adds a extra dimension to your round. The course has a well equipped pro shop. The resort is lapped by the Arabian sea on one side, the majestic Sahyadri range provides a backdrop & the Talpona river meanders along on one side. This is an all suite resort with a Portuguese theme architectural style & it is spread over 86 acres. The perfect family holiday destination with a beach, a beach shack, an outdoor swimming pool, extensive sea & fresh water sports. Add the tennis & squash courts & the Lalit is a great destination for a laid back holiday.
Located in the forest range of Londa town in Belgaum District, Nersa is an offbeat hill station of the state of Karnataka. Situated amidst Mahadai Valley, this small hamlet shares its boundary with the Indian state of Goa. In addition, the place is also a part of proposed Bhimgarh Sanctuary. Owing to the cultivation of the groundnut, sugarcane and paddy, the destination is also the land of agriculture. It is one of the most sought out destinations for wildlife enthusiasts, bird watchers and ornithologist. In addition, the destination is home to around 950 species of bats, hence tourists visiting Nersa can also engage in bat watching. Apart from the activities, tourists can also head towards the nearby places such as Bhimgarh, Kongla, Jamgoan and Abnali, which are all accessible on foot from Nersa. In addition, tourists can also spend time exploring the banks of Bandora and Sagarhole rivers.
The majestic crown of Goa standing elegantly on its northern border is the historic Terekhol fort. Terekhol literally means deep bank of the river. The fort lies at the confluence of the Terekhol River and the Arabian Sea. Beyond Terekhol is the state of Maharashtra. A small but strong fortress crowned by turrets standing on the brow of a hillock of the north-western end of the Pernem Taluka commanding a breath-takingly beautiful panoramic view of the vast expanse of the calm Arabian sea, the casuarinas of the Keri-Harmal beaches, golden sands, swaying palms and the Terekhol river, the Terekhol fort is historic, and a tourist's delight and a pleasure holiday resort worth a visit.
The most ancient temple in the whole of Goa is located at a place called Tambi Surla which is approximately 65 kms from the capital city of Panaji and 12 kms from the border crossing post of Mollem. Tambdi Surla itself is in the midst of a forested area accessible via a 22 kms route from the main town of Valpoi in Sattari Taluka. The small, beautifully carved and perfectly proportioned black basalt temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is reminiscent of the temples at Aihole in neighbouring Karnataka. Bas-relief figures of Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma, with their respective consorts appear on panels at the sides of the temple. Surprisingly the mandap is covered with a roof of plain grey sloping slabs. The river Surla flows nearby and can be reached via a flight of stone steps. There is a headless Nandi (bull, Shiva's vehicle) in the centre of the mandap, surrounded by four matching columns. The symbol of the Kadamba kingdom, an elephant trampling a horse is carved on the base of one of the columns. There is a linga (symbol of Lord Shiva) mounted on a pedestal inside the inner sanctum and local legend has it that a huge King Cobra is in permanent residence in the dimly lit interior. The festival of Mahashivratri is celebrated with all pomp and gaiety at the temple by the local people residing in surrounding villages.
“Ancestral Goa” is not only considered and declared an “Educational Picnic spot” by the State Department of Education for all schools but a Must-See site on the itineraries of various bureaucrats. The premise is also a part of Nature Club programs of various schools and colleges and a vital part of the syllabus of the “Environmental Study” groups as mandated by the State Board of Education. Various professional groups visit each year as part of their study tours. The project is part of a feature of the development and growth process study of many institutions of the M.B.A. Many Architectural study groups visit the premises to study the enhanced evolution of architecture in the rural areas of the state of Goa. Students from the Fashion design institute generally visit the premises to study the culturally correct garbs and the confluence thereof the east and west.
The site also a big number of “Nature Study groups”, the “Science Clubs” and so on visiting to study the huge variety of plants and their cures. Many study groups visit the premises for their thesis based on the traditional tools, the implements and the evolutionary trade facts displayed and demonstrated as pertaining to each section of society. Goa is one of the few states in India where gambling is legal. Casinos in Goa can be found on boats anchored in the Mandovi River, and onshore in some upmarket hotels. Most of the action, with live tables, takes place on the floating casinos -- which are entertainment destinations within themselves. By law, onshore casinos can only have electronic games. The offshore casino market is dominated by the Deltin Group and the Pride Group. Deltin's modern and classy casinos have higher entry fees and focus on a niche segment. They're particularly popular with players of western games. The Pride Group, with lower entry fees, caters more to the masses and the Indian market.
Spots : Old Goa Church, Dona Paula, Goa Science Centre, Miramar Beach, Fort Aguada/Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach, Lord Chouranginath Temple, Anjuna Beach, Calangute Beach, Saligao Church, Panjim Church, River Cruise. Films shot at these places are Gumnam, Pyar Tune Kya Kiya, Pukar, Dhoom, Haseena Maan Jayegi, Dil Chahata Hai, Josh, Rangeela Love in Goa etc.
The Big One! Surely the most technically demanding rafting trip south of the Himalayas, hence the requirement for all our participants to be comfortable in water and physically fit. This tour provides adrenaline kicks in a stunning jungle surrounding just two hours from the beaches of North Goa. Take half a day out to try what is the newest and most exciting thing to do when visiting Goa. Available from October to December (this may vary slightly due to rainfall and dam releases). During the season this river run is open for booking daily. We start the tour on a warm up section of easy rapids before the grand finale, a section of class 4 rapids in a steep gorge. A journey of discovery along a six kilometre stretch of the Tilari River near the border of Goa offers nearly two hours of fun and learning. With rapids classed between Grade 2 and Grade 4, the Tilari River is a bubbling rush of surprises .As many as 15 guests can be hosted per trip, on three top quality rafts, along with a safety raft to ensure that nothing is left to chance. Groups are formed with one guide per raft and each group sets off down the tributary, practising paddling skills and following instructions. No prior experience is required, though guests do need to paddle and be comfortable floating in water. The white water rafting on Mhadei River is the latest add-on to the water sports in Goa. The lush green surroundings of the location would make you feel energized and charged up to flow with the river. "The route covers a distance of 10km, is great fun for beginners and enthusiasts alike and includes lots of class 2 and 3 rapids with names like "Big Daddy" and "Giant Haystacks". The nature lovers will have an opportunity to explore the Western Ghats and Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary along the Mhadei river while rafting. Since it is an adventure sport, it becomes necessary to follow precautionary measures for safety purposes in order to take pleasure of this sport to the fullest. All kinds of safety equipments are available at the spot along with an experienced and qualified guide. The river rafting is scheduled twice a day on all days of the week. The timings are 10:00 am and 2.30 pm respectively at Valpoi. "Trip duration including transport to the river and back from Valpoi, breifing and rafting on the water is approximately 3 1/2 hrs".
Parasailing, also known as par ascending is a recreational kiting activity where a person is towed behind a boat while attached to a specially designed canopy wing that reminds one of a parachute, known as a parasail wing. Impressions of sky gliding over the sea and the view are unforgettable. As well this activity is less traumatic compared to another water sports and no special skills or knowledge engaged to experience it.
An inflatable boat similar to the shape of a banana is used for Banana Boat Rides in Goa. This boat is connected to a speed boat which drives it through the sea. During the ride, the driver of the powered boat attempts to flip the banana boat upside-down by doing sharp turns. Around 4 to 6 people can be accommodated in one banana boat. This is very joyful activity adorable by children and adults, especially being a part of a big group. Riding in a banana boat is considered to be a safer activity than water-skiing or other towed-water sports, and is similar to tubing. It is generally safe to ride at 4+ years. Riders should always wear life jackets for safety reasons.
Tubing - is a riding of tiny rounded boats on the snow or water. This activity is very exciting for adults and for children. According to Time Magazine, tubing was purportedly invented in Thailand sometime in the middle of the 20th century and now catching popularity. Bumper is fixed behind a speed boat (as a water ski) and as speed rises if jumps up and rider have a feeling of a flight. Controlling of the tube possible by balancing the riders body and it happens due to changing of gravity centre.
True to its name, this water based sport is for speed lovers. Jet skiing is one of the most exhilarating water sports activities. Jet Skis in Goa are powered at 100-135 hp. However, in spite of such power on the throttle, the machine utilized for jet skiing is pretty easy to use.
Feel thrill of braking waves and whistling wind and enjoy excitement of the speed ride in open sea. Imagine cruising at more than 50Mph in the tearing through the waves of the sea. Speed Boat rides are sure to increase your heart beat and people find this activity very exciting so most of the tourists in Goa are attracted to speed boat rides.
There’s so much more to Goa than the beaches. During the monsoon to explore Goa in its full glory. Highlights include a walk in the heritage Latin Quarters of Goa, a cruise on the Mandovi River, and an optional night of fun and revelry in a floating casino! And if that wasn’t enough, we head to the Swapnagandha Valley for a view of cloud kissed Ghats with teeming waterfalls, walking trails, and a breathtaking infinity pool with gorgeous views of the Valley! We pay homage to Old Goa with its forts, cathedrals, and monasteries. A monsoon trip to Goa that acquaints you with insider secrets! Arvalem falls-Descending from the temple of Rudreshwar, you catch sight of a majestic waterfall cascading from a height of 70 ft. The Harvalem Falls form a sizeable lake at the bottom, which is a favourite amongst seasoned swimmers. Dudsagar waterfalls-_Dudhsagar Falls (‘Sea of Milk’) is without a doubt, one of the most spectacular sights in Goa. As the water plummets down it looks like foamy milk, giving the waterfall its name. The four-tiered waterfall has a total height of 1017 ft., and is one of the most powerful waterfalls in India. Carambolim lake-Adding to the charm of the quiet village of Carambolim is the scenic reservoir fringed by lush greenery. Migratory birds seek this verdant landscape every year till the end of the season. The cacophony of 80 different varieties of birds is unbelievable, tending to their young in the mixed heronries on the aquatic vegetation. Jacanas with their iridescent colours and the spectacular purple moorhens can be seen delicately treading over the floating vegetation. Netravalli Lake-This lake in Sanguem Taluka has unique characteristics. Continuous bubbles emerge from the lake surface, and upon clapping the intensity of the bubbles grow, with live springs suddenly gushing out. KesarvalSpring- 22kms from Panaji, the spring emerges from hard and compact rocks and people bathe in its water with strong belief that it has medicinal properties. Mayem Lake- Surrounded amidst rolling green hills in Bicholim this lake is an ideal picnic spot with boating facilities. Comfortable cottage accommodation is available.
It is now almost a popular “wedding idea” .It is great experienced a wedding in Goa telling you stories about the sunny beaches, great sea food around the corner, local music bands, people speaking Russian and French better than English and definitely costlier transport! So, it’s a great choice indeed. Not only the place is beautiful for an auspicious occasion like Wedding but also for all your Guests who might be flying overseas to have a memorable holiday full of “laid back time, sea food, wine and music”.
A Dream Destination for every Honeymooner Honeymoon - A most awaited day in everybody's life. Honeymoon can also be defined as a process of strengthening the bond of love between the newly married couple. Everyone wants their honeymoon to be the most memorable moments of the life. Goa is considered to be one of the best honeymoon destinations in India because of its Sunny beaches and fun filled lifestyle that makes your tour more romantic. The splendid climate with rich flora and fauna steals the show and touches your heart. Enjoying holidays and honeymoon at Goa with a well planned tour package can add more fun and excitement toyourhoneymoonorholidays.
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