First Day: Arrival at Panaji. Transfer to Hotel at Panaji / Calangute / Candolim. Evening free around Panjim Market. Evening free around. Dinner & Stay Overnight at Panaji / Calangute / Candolim.
Second Day: After Breakfast visit North Goa Sight Seeing. Back to Panaji in the evening. Dinner & Stay Over Night at Panaji / Calangute / Candolim.
Options of North Goa sightseeing (8:30am to 4:00pm)
CALANGUTE TO FORT AGUADA: A Tour start off with a visit to Fort Aguada Candolim. A Famous 17th Century fort now made even famous by the 5star Taj hotel complex. Fort Aguada in Goa is one of the most importanat Fort in Goa and most cruicial of all forts in Goa. Today its being used as a Goa jail. 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.
SALIGAO CHURCH: 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.
TEMPLES: 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.
MAPUSA CITY (BY PASS): 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 kilometers from most popular beaches in north Goa.
VAGATOR BEACH: 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
ANJUNA BEACH (View point): 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”.
CALANGUTE BEACH: 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 thousand of people every year from all parts of the world.
Third Day: After Breakfast visit South Goa Sight Seeing. Back to Panaji in the evening. Dinner & Stay Over Night at Panaji / Calangute / Candolim.
South Goa sightseeing (8:30am to 4:00pm)
CALANGUTE TO MIRAMAR BEACH: 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”.
DONA PAULA: 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.
BOM JESUS OF BASILICA (Old Goa Churhes): 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
CATHEDRAL: 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.
MANGUESHI TEMPLE: Dedicate to Lord Shiva, being build in the 17th Century.
SHANTADURGA TEMPLE: One of the richest temples dedicated to Shantadurga the goddess of peace, also famous for golden palanquin.
COLVA BEACH: Famous as the longest beach in Go, only rival to Calangute in popularity.
Fourth Day: After Breakfast Check out.
Reservation: Khorlo Tours & Travels (Private) Ltd