OVERVIEW- Mumbai, the City of Dreams and capital of Maharashtra rubs its shoulders with some of world’s most developed cities. Beaches of Goa are not just a natural phenomenon. They have a life of their own which can be experienced every moment with their changing expressions. Probably no other beach destination in India has a popularity equivalent to the beaches of Goa. Both these cities are among the best destinations of India and the Mumbai-Goa tour takes you the best of attractions of both these cities.
MUMBAI- Mumbai is the capital city of Maharashtra and is the financial powerhouse of the country. Also well known commercial capital of India, fast paced cosmopolitan city. This historic city, extends along the sea, has grand buildings and is the center of India's Hindi film industry. The city is famous as the center of glamour and glitz due to the presence of Indian film industry. Mumbai is also a historical city having many attractions to offer to a visitor.
GOA- A Tourist Paradise, Goa has magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendors of temples, churches and old houses. Popularly called as “The Pearl of the Orient” has much more than just beaches and seas. The natural landscapes, the waterfalls, the forests, the spice farms, all are unique in their own way that truly shows an entirely new side of Goa. Goa is the perfect place where you will find a blend of traditional and modern aspects of life.
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Tour Destination: Mumbai – Goa –Mumbai
Travel Duration: 06 Nights/07 Days
DAY 1: MUMBAI- Arrive in Mumbai and later transfer to the hotel. After breakfast, full day city tour of Mumbai
ELEPHANTA CAVES- located on an island about 10 kilometers away from the shores of Mumbai. These caves comprise of temples carved from solid rock dating back to the 7th century. The main attraction is the three-headed bust of Lord Shiva, famously known as ‘Trimurti’.
GATEWAY OF INDIA- The Gateway of India was built during the British Raj in Mumbai. Located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai, the monument is companion ed by the Arabian Sea.
PRINCE OF WALES MUSEUM- The Museum of Western India is the main museum in Mumbai. The museum is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. The museum building is built in the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture, incorporating elements of other styles of architecture like the Mughal, Maratha, Jain, etc and the museum building is surrounded by a garden of palm trees and formal flower beds.
TARAPOREWALA AQUARIUM- Taraporewala Aquarium on Marine Drive has a good collection of sea and fresh water fish and other marine life.
CHOWPATTY BEACH & MARINE DRIVE- It is one of the most famous public beaches in Mumbai. The beach is famous for Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations. Marine Drive is a 3-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay and links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill.
KAMLA NEHRU PARK- The park covers an area of 4,000 square feet. Located atop of Mumbai's Malabar Hill, it is named after Kamala Nehru, the wife of India's first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru.
HANGING GARDEN- These Gardens are terraced gardens perched at the top of Malabar Hill, on its western side, just opposite the Kamala Nehru Park.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 2: MUMBAI- Today continue sightseeing of Mumbai viewing
HAJI ALI DARGAH- The Dargah is located on an islet off the coast of Worli in the Southern Mumbai. Near the heart of the city proper, the dargah is one of the most recognisable landmarks of city. An exquisite example of Indian Islamic architecture, the dargah contains the tomb of Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari.
SIDDHIVINAYAK TEMPLE- The temple is devoted to Ganesh, the elephant headed God for Good Fortune.
ISKCON TEMPLE- Hare Krishna Land is set upon four acres of prime land and a stone throw away from Juhu beach, Mumbai. Founder of ISKCON inspired the construction of one of India’s most beautiful temple of Lord Krishna in Mumbai.
JUHU BEACH- Juhu Beach is one of the most famous beaches in Mumbai. The beach is famous for its Mumbai street food, notably bhelpuri, pani puri, and pav bhaji. Juhu beach is also a very popular place for watching aircraft as planes from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 3: GOA- Today drive or catch flight to the ‘Jewel of India’- Goa. Transfer to the hotel. Later in the day, visit the gothic churches, crumbling forts, temples, beaches, coconut groves and villages.
PANAJI- The capital of Goa, and was called Panjim during the reign of Portuguese. It is one of the India’s smallest and most charming state capital.
VASCO DA GAMA- The town was originally called Sambhaji. This well planned coastal town is the oldest railway terminus.
In the evening you can walk around a beach and relax. One can enjoy Mandovi River Cruise which has food, drinks, and live bands performing Goan dances.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4: NORTH GOA TOUR- Get ready to visit the most famous beaches and other attractions of North Goa.
BEACHES- Goa is famous for its lovely golden beaches. The beaches here have been accepted as a matter of life, the exotic cuisine backing the pleasure of have on sun and sand, water sports like water scooters and water gliding, a glass of fenny and beer, shopping on the beachside, and most romantic midnight bonfire on the beach. Enjoy on the beach at sunset, meditate and feel relaxed. Some beaches are popular for its nightlife with some very famous clubs such as Britto's, Tito's and Mambos.
SOME OF THE POPULAR BEACHES ARE: Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach, Condolim Beach, Dona Paula Beach, Vagator Beach and many more
CHURCHES- The most famous churches in Goa that attract large number of visitors are Goa Basilica of Bom Jesus which is a world heritage monument and Goa Se Cathedral which is dedicated to St. Catherine. The other important churches are the Church of Condolim Church, St Francis of Assini, Church of Lady of Rosary, Church of St Cajatan and The Rochal Seminary.
OTHER TOURIST SPOPTS- Fort Aguda, Goa Science Centre, Dona Paula etc.
In the evening visit the various Goa flea markets which sell a variety of items like clothes, jewelry, spices and accessories. Music and dance performances are also a part of the flea markets, the most popular of which are Anjunna Wednesday Flea market, Arpora Saturday Night market, Mapusa Friday market and Calangute Bazaar.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 5: SOUTH GOA TOUR- Get ready to visit the most famous beaches and other attractions of South Goa which are less frequented by tourists and are oases of solitude and tranquility.
SOME OF THE POPULAR BEACHES ARE: Agonda Beach, Benaulim Beach, Palolem Beach, Majorda Beach and Colva Beach, among others.
MARGOA- Goa’s second largest city and commercial metropolis of South Goa. It is famous for its ancient cultural heritage and traditional customs of the people of Goa.
You can take a leisurely stroll, revel in the soothing ambience and enjoy delicious food at the shacks or at a local eatery. You could also try out several kinds of adventure sports.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 6: LOCAL GOA- Today take your own time, visit casinos, relax on the beaches, and enjoy water sports like windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, paragliding etc. Go out for shopping; buy the souvenir of this magnificent land as a memorable sojourn. The most popular of the souvenir items are the excellent local handicraft items. The handicrafts items include brassware, terracotta, shell work, crochet, carved furniture, bamboo work, papier-mache etc
The famed cashew nuts of Goa is another most wanted items of the tourists. The nuts are available in a wide variety of tastes ranging from plain, salted and masala. The prices vary based on the quality and flavor.
For the fashion lovers Goa has many fashion shops, located in fabulous old Goan houses. These shops make the best selections in home styling and fashion available to the tourists at quite reasonable prices.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 7: GOA DEPARTURE- Today depart to airport to catch your flight towards onward destination.
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