Goa is the smallest state of India, situated on the western coast, and unlike any other, renowned for its endless beaches, stellar nightlife, eclectic seafood, architecture listed as world heritage. Goa lies in the Konkan region, spread over just 3,702 km. It's a far cry from the hippie haven or beach getaway, and it's one of only a few 24x7 open destinations. Goa 's laid-backness (susegad) draws as many, or even more, foreign visitors as Indians do.
Although the seafood is fantastic, with trendy bars, beach shacks, chic cafes and many clubs and nightclubs, Goa has one of the best nightlife in India. Goa is also ideal for younger visitors with comparatively tighter pockets, thanks to lower alcohol prices in the state.
This might benefit those of us who are perpetually confused between North Goa and South Goa — the state of Goa is divided into North Goa and South Goa. While the tourist beaches, flea markets, and beach shacks are located in North Goa, South Goa is the land of luxury resorts and relaxed beach vibes.
The Portuguese architecture is not as prevalent as in Goa-visit one of the many whitewashed temples, collapsing forts or impressive temples, having been a Portuguese territory for almost 450 years. The Kalieodscope of Goan architecture is completed by the yellow houses with purple doors, ochre coloured mansions and oyester shell windows.
Goa tourist places
Calangute Beach, situated 15 km from Panjim, is the longest beach in North Goa, extending from Candolim to Baga. It is a destination for visitors and backpackers from around the globe because of its sheer scale and popularity.The Calangute Beach of Goa is known as the "Queen of Beaches" and is among the top ten bathing beaches in the world. As one of Goa 's busiest and most commercial beaches, it is swarming with cocktails, beer and seafood eating joints, shacks and clubs.
Calangute Beach is also famous for its water sports activities such as parasailing, water surfing, banana trip, and jet skiing. Calangute is also famous for staying in Goa as it keeps you well linked to other northern beaches such as Baga, Anjuna, Candolim, Aguada, and many more.
Located in Goa, the Basilica of Bom Jesus Church is one of a kind in India and is known for its outstanding baroque architecture. The structure of this church, founded in 1594 and consecrated in 1605, coincides with the beginning of Christianity in India. The church is situated in Bainguinim in Old Goa, about 10 km from Panjim. It holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, the oldest church in Goa, a special friend of St. Ignatius Loyola with whom he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
The Basilica of Bom Jesus, a site with rich cultural and religious significance, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is the only church in Old Goa that has not been plastered on the outside, literally translating as 'Holy Jesus.' The church's facade has a triangular roof that is delicately carved with the initials'IHS,' which is an abbreviation for the Jesuit emblem meaning' Jesus, Saviour of Men.'
Inside, the floor of the Basilica is made of precious stones and marble mosaic, giving it a solemn appearance. The interior is embellished with a screen that runs from the floor to the ceiling and has the image of a child Jesus protecting St. Ignatius Loyola. Above all, the image of the Holy Trinity, which in Christianity is the most sacred sign. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is more than 408 years old and is open every day to the public.
Fort Aguada is a Portuguese fort from the 17th century, looking out over the confluence of the Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea. The fort's collapsing ramparts stand on Sinquerim Beach, about 18 km from Panjim. The highlight of the fort is a lone four-storey lighthouse and a breathtaking view of the sunset (which is one of its kind in Asia).
Built in 1612 to protect the Dutch and Marathas, Fort Aguada was the Portuguese's most valuable and critical fort and covers the entire peninsula at the southwestern tip of Bardez. The fort is named after the Portuguese word for water, i.e. 'Agua' and used to be a source of sailors' freshwater replenishment. In fact, it has the capacity to hold 2,376,000 gallons of water and is one of Asia's largest freshwater reservoirs.
Baga Beach, one of North Goa's most popular beaches, is located close to Calangute Beach, about 30 km north of Panjim. As signature locations such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos are located in the vicinity, Baga is the ideal destination to experience the dazzling nightlife of Goa. As one of the most visited beaches in the North, Baga offers a wide variety of water sports as well.
Lined with an assortment of tattoo parlours, tarot shops, palm shops, spas, sun decks and some iconic shacks, it offers you the opportunity to enjoy your dream holiday on the beach. You also have the option of beginning your morning with some beach yoga, having a nutritious breakfast by the sea, and then just spending the day reading peacefully on the beach recliner, if you are not a party person.
Goa Cruise helps one to discover the tropical landscape, sparkling waters and marvel at the sunset 's breathtaking view. In Goa, there are many kinds of cruises, ranging from basic evening cruises, elaborate and romantic dinner cruises, backwater cruises, and casino cruises. All of these typically originate in Panjim from Miramar Beach. Depending on the daytime, sunset and moonlight, several Goa cruises also offer dinner options along with guaranteed fun and entertainment activities are carried out through the day.
Located 21 km away near Panjim, Anjuna Beach is one of the most popular beaches in North Goa, stretching for almost 2 km. It is distinguished by its rugged outcrops, a hippie paradise of sorts. Anjuna Beach is renowned for its golden coastline, nightclubs, beach shacks, watersports, full-moon parties and flea markets, from family trips to adrenaline-filled adventures.
Come and rock at Curlies for the night, or party at Cafe Lilliput for some techno. At the Burger Factory, Baba Au Rhum, or Basilico, you can taste some delicious culinary goodness throughout the day. Anjuna, known as the jewel of Ozran, became a favourite haunt for the hippies in the 1960s and still maintains the same atmosphere to this day.
The Dudhsagar Falls are situated within the Mollem National Park, one of India 's tallest waterfalls. A little further inland, the majestic falls are about 60 km from Panaji on the Goa-Karnataka border. The 310 m high waterfall on the Mandovi River is split into four levels, literally translating into the Sea of Milk, and resembles a strong rush of milk flowing down the hill effortlessly.
Although most people from Panaji and nearby areas arrive at the Dudhsagar falls by jeep or by their own private transport, others prefer to visit the falls through a train trip or trekking. During the monsoon, when it is in full flow, the Dudhsagar falls should be visited and the surrounding deciduous forests are at their greenest best.
Things to do in goa
Under the surface of deep blue waters, scuba diving is undoubtedly the best way to explore the world. You will discover mind-numbingly stunning coral reefs and sea algae diving deep into this underwater ecosystem and see the colourful and highly sexy fish deep within their natural habitat. You will be taught by experts who will help you to acclimatise yourself to the underwater world. Don't worry about never having done this before.
Parasailing is an experience on the bucket list that must be on. Your happy place will forever be the feeling of flying through the sky like a high-speed boat tugging you along. The flyer is secured around the parasail, and the other end is tied to the motorboat 's back. The flyer is lifted away from the water into the sky-high clouds within seconds of the speedometer turning right.
- Departing from Chennai airport and On arrival Goa airport .
- Pickup from the Goa Airport and then transfer to the Hotel.
- After Breakfast at Hotel.
- Then Proceed for North Goa Sight Seeing, Includes Aguada Fort Candolim Beach, Dolphin Sightseeing (Your own cost) , Calangute Beach, Baga, Anjuna & Vagator.
- Later Drop to Hotel By 6:00 PM.
- Overnight stay at Hotel .
- On Second day,Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at the hotel.
- Then Proceed to South Goa Tour which Includes, Old Goa Church, Museum, Mangueshi Temple, Donapaul Jetty, Miramar Beach, Boat Cruise, Panjim Market.
- Later Drop to Hotel by 7:00 PM.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
- After Breakfast at Hotel.
- Then Proceed for Water sports activities for half Day . (Scuba diving ,Jet Ski,Parasailing ,Kayaking ,windsurfing, etc.., - for your own )
- Later half day Free for Leisure.
- Overnight stay at Hotel.
- On Fourth day,Enjoy a lavish breakfast, later pack your bags and complete all the check-out formalities.
- Then Proceed to visit Goa sightseeing such as Saligao Church, Reis Magos Fort ,Snow Park , Fish Aquarium and Bogmalo Beach.
- Then transferred to the airport, where you will depart for your destination with bags full of souvenirs and happy memories.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
Madurai to Madurai Transports*
All local vehicle transport