Goa Beaches & Carnival Tour
07 Nights / 08 Days
Mumbai - Goa - Cochin - Mumbai
Day 01: Arrive Mumbai
On arrival transfer to hotel where we will be holding the rooms on ready occupancy
basis, check in into hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
You will be exploring the Mumbai, you will visit The Juhu beach, Gateway of
India, Elephanta caves. In the evening Make your way through the various sets
of a typical film studio. From a place to the village square. See men with
cameras mounted on cranes shooting sequences, inviting your tour of Film city's
electrifying ambience while dining on delicacies that are no less interesting
than the 'masala' (spice ) of Indian movies. Overnight to be spent at hotel.
Day 03: Mumbai - Goa
Today you will be transferred to airport to catch flight to Goa, On arrival
transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free to relax to beach. In the evening
enjoy Goan Carnival Theme : Join a traditional carnival, which is a part of
Goa's rich Portuguese heritage. Where revelry, song and dance, great food
and good wine come together beautifully. Discover the joy of Goan cuisine
at a delightful buffet dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Goa
Explore the North Goa & South Goa. Visit Fishing village : Fishing villages
are part of Goa's rich cultural heritage. Local Goan fishing village is created
on the grounds of the hotel, forming a perfect backdrop for a charming evening
in a very rustic atmosphere. Artisans display their skills whilst the village
dancers whirl to the music of a local band. Overnight at hotel.
Goa: Variously known as "Pearl of the Orient" and a "Tourist
Paradise", the state of Goa is located on the western coast of India in
the coastal belt known as Konkan.Goa was liberated by the Indian Army from Portuguese
colonisation on December 19, 1961 and became an Union Territory along with the
enclaves of Daman and Diu. On May 30, 1987 Goa was conferred statehood and became
the 25th state of the Indian Republic. All the communities have mutual respect
towards one another and their secular outlook has given Goa a long and an unbroken
tradition of religious harmony. The warm and tolerant nature of the Goans allows
them to celebrate and enjoy the festivals of various religions such as Ganesh
Chaturthi, Diwali, Christmas, Easter and Id with equal enthusiasm. Besides the
natural beauty, the fabulous beaches and sunshine, travelers to Goa love the
laid-back, peaceful, warm and friendly nature of the Goan people. After all,
more than anywhere else on planet earth, this is a place where people really
know how to relax.
Day 05: Goa
Free to relax on Beach. In the evening, enjoy Sea food Bar-be-cue on the beach
- Dine under a starlit sky on succulent lobsters, jumbo prawns and other local
seafood delicacies which form part of a delightful bar-be-cue set up on a
lovely stretch of the Goan beach. Guests may also cook their own food on skewers
over a camp fire. A local musician captures the magic of the moment on his
guitar strings. Overnight at hotel.
Day 06: Goa - Cochin
Fly to Cochin .On arrival in "Queen of the Arabian Sea", In the
afternoon enjoy city tour covering Jewish Synagogue, St. Francis church, Dutch
Palace, Chinese Fishing Nets. In the evening enjoy Moonlight Boat cruise on
the backwaters of Kerala : Guests are ferried aboard a spacious, specially
decorated , boat for a delightful moonlight cruise on the backwaters of Cochin.
South Indian culinary surprises are served. A thrilling fireworks display
on an islands off the backwaters of Cochin concludes a wonderful evening.
Overnight at hotel.
Cochin set on a cluster of islands and narrow peninsulas, the port city of Cochin
(Kochi) (Queen of Arabia) reflects the eclecticism of Kerala perfectly. With
a rich past and a bustling present, it has been the business hub of the region
from the very early days after Alleppey (Alappuzha). Cochin consists of mainland
Ernakulam, the islands of Willington, Bolgatty and Gundu in the harbour, Fort
Cochin and Mattancherry on the southern peninsula, and Vypeen Island north of
Fort Cochin, all was linked by ferry but now some islands have bridges. The
influence of Chinese, Jews, Arabs and Europeans is evident in Cochin and its
people. The oldest church in India, 500-year-old Portugese houses, old tiled
houses built in the Chinese pagoda style, the famous Chinese fishing nets, a
Jewish community whose roots go back to the Diaspora, synagogues and mosques
all tell the fascinating story of this harbour town. The harbour is still at
the heart of the city and pepper, sea food, rubber and coir mats and matting
are exported from here. Despite this, Cochin is an attractive city with serene
creak & lagoons overhung with feathery coconut palms and picturesque islands.
The older parts of Fort Cochin and Mattanchery are an unlikely blend of medieval
Portugal, Holland and an English country village grafted onto the troppical
Malabar coast. Cochin is one of India's largest ports and a major naval base.
Day 07: Cochin
Kerala Village Tour : Ride through Kerala's heartland in wooden 'vallams'
(boats) that glide effortlessly through the green waters. Leave the crowded
cities behind as you move through Kerala's lush beauty and serenity and enjoy
a packed lunch on board. Visit small islands along the way to glimpse traditional
life in villages. Traditional fish farms, the famed Chinese nets, coconut
groves and paddy fields are just a few of sights you will see. Bird watchers
will be entranced by the close look at Kingfishers, Cormorants, Woodpeckers
and Kites. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Cochin - Mumbai
Transfer to airport to connect flight to Mumbai, On arrival we will transfer
you to hotel where we will be holding a few rooms for wash & change. In
the evening come with us for Mumbai Sidewalk Yatra, Go gallivanating into
the mean streets of Mumbai. Try out every single offering the sidewalk promises.
Gorge on the Bhel, Vada Pav, Lucknowi kababas, North India chaats, the "anna's
amalgamation of all Indian cultures, Swere with the crowds, buy bargains &
boogie on the sidewalk. After that have your dinner and be transferred to
airport to connect international flight.