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Duration :
10 Night / 9 Days

Country :
India

Cities :
Goa, Panaji

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Description

The State is an idyllic location where the Sun, Sand and Sea combine to present a truly laid back vacation destination. Its home to fascinating churches, including Se Cathedral at Old Goa, age-old ruins, palm-fringed beaches, hill-top forts and Portuguese»era cathedrals and ancient temples and mosques.


Places To See

Panaji, Old Goa- Imposing Churches and cathedrals including the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Vasco-Da~Gama - a city with Portuguese ambience, Mapusa, Fort Aguada, Margao, Ponda, and a string of beaches from the north to the south.

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Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel, then enjoy the morning at leisure.

In the afternoon, visit some of the cities beautiful sights. The city has some fine examples of colonial architecture including the Afghan Memorial Church, established in 1847 which has Gothic arches and stained-glass windows. 

The Clock Tower - now called Rajabai Tower, the University Hall and Elphinston College with canopied balconies, the School of Art, built in the late 1800s, where Rudyard Kipling was born; Crawford Market which has bas-reliefs designed by Kiplings father; the massive Victoria Terminus, built of yellow sandstone and granite combined with polychromatic stones and blue-grey basalt and the Municipal Corporation building.

The Gateway of India - It was conceived as a triumphal arch to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary for the Delhi Durbar in 1911. The honey coloured basalt of the arch, facing the Arabian Sea, catches the light of the rising and setting sun and changes from shades of gold to orange and pink. 

The Prince of Wales Museum - The Prince of Wales Museum is built of blue-grey basalt and yellow sandstone, contains some excellent examples of Indian miniature paintings of the Mughal and Rajasthan Schools, as well as collections of jade and chinaware artifacts. (Prince of Wales museum remains closed on Monday’s

Victoria Terminus - Modeled on the lines of the St Pancreas Station in London, it is undoubtedly the Rajs piece de resistance; complete with carved stone friezes, stained glass windows and flying buttresses. It is Gothic architecture at its best, an awesome edifice that most citizens view with deep pride. At the top of the central dome stands the triumphant figure of Progress. Today it has been rechristened Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus after the great Maratha warrior. And the old steam engines have been replaced by electric ones. But to the 2.5 million commuters who push past its massive portals every day, this is still VT, the pulse of a throbbing city.

The word "Dabbawala" is literally translated as "one who carries a box"; "Dabba" means a box (usually a cylindrical aluminum container), while "wala" is a term of reference to the preceding word (literally translated, the closest meaning would be "tiffin-man"). Though the profession seems to be simple, it is actually a highly specialized trade that is over a century old and has become integral to Mumbais culture. 

The dabbawala originated when India was under British rule: many British people who came to the colony didnt like the local food, so a service was set up to bring lunch to these people in their workplace straight from their home. Nowadays, Indian business men are the main customers for the dabbawalas, and the services provided are cooking as well as delivery.It is very interesting to know that more than 175,000-200,000 lunches get moved every day by an estimated 4,500-5,000 Dabbawalas, all with an extremely small nominal fee and with utmost punctuality. According to a recent survey, there is only one mistake in every 6,000,000 deliveries. In fact, the American business magazine Forbes gave a Six Sigma performance rating for the precision of Dabbawalas. This rating indicates a 99.99998 accuracy percentage of correctness, meaning one error in every six million transactions — an astonishing (and perhaps unbelievable) degree of exactness and lastly, most of these Dabbawalas are illiterate. 


Day 4

After breakfast transfer to Mumbai domestic airport for your flight to Goa.

Fly by Jet Airways/SpiceJet/Kingfisher Airlines/Indigo/Air India.

On arrival in Goa you will be met and greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. 

If one word could be said to encapsulate the essence of Goa, it would have to be the Portuguese “sossegarde”, meaning - carefree. The pace of life in this former colonial enclave has picked up over the past twenty years, but in spite of the increasing chaos of its capital, beach resorts and market towns, Goa has retained the laid-back feel that has traditionally set it apart from the rest of the country.

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax at the hotel. 


Day 5-9

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then enjoy the days at leisure to relax or explore the city.


Day 10

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Goa airport for your flight to Mumbai. Fly by Jet Airways / SpiceJet / Jetlite / Kingfisher Airlines / Indigo / Air India to Mumbai.

Arrive Mumbai. You will be met & greeted at the airport and transferred to the international terminal in time to connect your flight home.


Place   Hotel   Nights
Mumbai   TajMahal Palace   3
Goa    Alila Diwa Resort   6

Bed and Breakfast
A trip to the slums of Mumbai
Visit to a live Bollywood show
Domestic Air Tickets
Transport by Private air-conditioned Car
All Entrance Tickets
English speaking guide