Honeymoon In Goa
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Last updated: 09/11/2007
Honeymoon in Goa - the land of the magical trinity of sun,sea and sand,lush hills,cool blue waters, cathedrals,coconut groves, spice plantations,paddy fields,palm fringed beaches &... joie de vivre !!
Day 01 : Arrival , day at leisure on beach & welcome cruise dinner
Met on arrival at the airport / railway station & transfer to your beach resort.Day is at leisure enjoying the serenity of the beach. Welcome dinner at Noah's Ark river cruise. Sip your cocktails and relish the seven course exotic menu with serenaders & piped music as the backdrop. Late night drop at your beach resort. Overnight Goa.
Day 02 : City tour , Churches, beaches & water sports
Post breakfast visit Panaji.A lot of it's Portuguese heritage still survives in the oldest part of the town - Fontainhas and Sao Tome, with old villas with wrought iron balconies looking down upon narrow cobbled streets and white washed churches in village squares.
Dominating the square on which it stands, is the Church of Immaculate Conception (1541 AD), Panaji's main place of worship for the Catholics, where, in medieval times, all sailors arriving from Portugal congregated for thanksgiving mass for their safe passage.Skim over the River Mandovi on a hovercraft for an enchanting ride.
Visit the imposing Se Cathedral of St. Catherine, the largest church in Asia, which has 14 altars, an 80m long aisle and 5 bells including the Golden Bell, said to be one of the best in the world. Later visitThe late 16th century Basilica of Bom Jesus with its richly gilded altars is famous throughout the Catholic world. It is the venue for a pilgrimage for both Christians and Hindus who come to pay homage to the embalmed mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier enshrined in a silver casket since 1553.
Post lunch visit the Miramar beach & Dona Paula, enjoying water scooter & pedal boat rides.
Relish a typical Goan seafood dinner at your beach resort. Overnight Goa.
Day 03 : Leisure day or excursion to lake or a Casino visit
Day is at leisure or an optional tour of the Mayem Lake. Optional casino experience for you could also be organised.If you want to try your hands on the first ever live gaming casino of Asia, if you want that fortunes breach on the tables like ephemeral aqua bubbles on the heart of Arabian Sea, welcome to Caravela. Named after the first Portuguese ship that came to Goa in the 16th century, Caravela is India's only offshore casino with state of the art gaming facilities. This 215 ft long cruise ship is a joint venture of the Advani Hotels and Resorts (India) Ltd and Casino Austria International. Tourists are bestowed with three major pleasure options - a morning sightseeing cruise (10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.), the serene sunset cruise (5.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.), and the nonpareil dinner cruise (10 p.m. to 6 a.m.) - to suit every pocket and interest. Dinner & Overnight at Goa.
Day 04 : Beach tour of North Goa, water sports & authentic dining experience
Post breakfast beach tour of North Goa.
Stop by at the calangute beach but a more elongated stop is a little further north along the coast at the crescent-shaped Baga, a more picturesque beach. This beach is popular for the various water sports - among them are parasailing, jet skiing, body boarding and even surfing, though the waves aren't good enough for the professional surfers. Another hit amongst the tourists are the "dolphin rides" where a boat takes you out into the sea where one can see the lovely creatures gliding along the surface. Also experience Bungee Jumping ! The flea market at Baga has recently sprung up north of the tiny river that joins the sea, where you could strike some fancy bargains in Kashmiri and other Indian handicrafts.
Lunch at Souza' Lobo at Calangute Beach,in existence for the past 65 years, this restaurant has earned its reputation on good food, good service & location.
Further north from Baga is the palm-fringed and safe, (though somewhat infamous) Anjuna beach, which still has a little hangover of the hippy' culture of the 70s. However, don't miss the Wednesday flea market, which Anjuna is famous for throughout Goa. It is a fascinating blend of Kashmiri and Tibetan traders, tribals from Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra, and local traders selling a delightful range of handicrafts from all across India.
Travel a couple of kilometres onwards and you come to Vagator beach near Chapora fort. This is far more picturesque beach, empty and unspoilt as compared to the beaches close to Panaji and ideal for those in quest of a less commercialised atmosphere, greater seclusion and better swimming.
Dinner is a special affair today !Drive to Calangute, to the Le Restaurant Francais, a French fusion hub of exquisite Goan food. Try out the French seafood thali of calamari fritti, prawns and crab cakes with a side dressing of blue cheese. Mark the finale with crème de la crème Hershey's cocoa butter presented on a bed of vanilla sauce.Overnight Goa.
Day 05 : At leisure on the beach & evening a typical Goan beach shack rendevous
Day is at leisure to explore any of the beaches seen the previous day on own.Evening drive to the border of Calangute and Candolim to start your evening at the Pine Shack. They will organise a bonfire or a beachside barbeque for you and your group. Get a guitar or listen to somebody's freshly acquired rave CDs, or just listen to the rhythm of the waves coming in while you sip your favourite cocktail. Spend another holiday evening at the favourite Curly's Beach Shack, nestling past the flea market on Little Anjuna. Enjoy a memorable late night-time swim before you track your muddy footprints to the dining shack. Ask for a plate of paté and onion marmalade along with your King's as you watch sparkling stars lit up the horizon over the Arabian Sea.
Day 06 : North Goa beach tour & sunset boat cruise
Post breakfast half day beach sightseeing of South Goa which is less crowded & slightly upmarket than the north Goa beaches. Visit the beaches at Varca,Cavelossim,Majorda & Colva.
Evening enjoy a leisurely river cruise on the Santa Monica luxury yacht that includes a cultural programme of Goan folk songs and dances at sunset.
Dinner & overnight at Goa.
Day 07 : A typical Goan day !
The Last day is spent at Colva, Goa. There are a couple of curious hang-outs just off the main beach at Colva where you can design your holiday, the way you have dreamt it to be. Spend an afternoon at Splash, a popular beach shack with an ecclectic music collection and decent food to soothe your weary soul. Experience a magnificent sunset, an alluring play of colours on the azure waters of the sea before it turns brunette. Bang your heads to the pulse of Castaway, a shack-turned-permanent structure which features a disco as well. However, the most vibrant thing about a stay in a beach shack is perhaps the barbeque dinner on the sands of Goa by moonlight. Nothing can make you so special or your holiday so romantic as this. Tune your leisures to the melody of roaring waves, and enjoy your favourite drink lying on the white sands, gazing at the aduringly lit black autumn sky.Overnight at Goa.
Day 08 : Transfer to the airport or railway station for your onward destination.
- Inclusions -
- Accommodation with breakfast,all taxes, excursions by private car, all excursions as desribed in the itinerary
- Exclusions -
- Any items not specified as above
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