Mangalore -Goa Beach Tour

Mangalore -Goa Beach Tour

OVERVIEW- Beaches of Goa are not just a natural phenomenon. Probably no other beach destination in India has a popularity equivalent to the beaches of Goa. Goa is a small emerald land. North and South Goa Beach Tour provides an opportunity of exploring and experiencing the colonial era churches, aromatic spice plantations, exciting water sports, beautiful beaches, bustling flea markets, stylish casinos, thrilling river cruises and more. On the other hand Mnagalore, Coondapur and Karwar are the major highlights of this trip are visiting tourist destinations like Karkal Gomateswara's Twin Statue and the 1000 Pillar Jain Temple in Moodbarti, exploring Bhatkal Fort, which is the oldest forts in India, at Karwar.

MANGALORE- Mangalore is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. It is situated on the west coast of the country on the Arabian Sea, with the Western Ghats to Mangalore's east. Mangalore is famous for its beautiful, exotic, lustrous and virgin beaches and is termed by many as the ' entry point to Beach Country'.

COONDAPUR- On the scenic Konkan coast surrounded on three sides by river is the perfect getaway town of Kundapura. It is a town of temples and beaches. 

KARWAR- Karwar, the port town on the banks of the Kali Nadi is an excellent beach resort with beautiful palm fringed beaches. Once an important trade centre especially for pepper, Karwar was also the settlement of the British and the Portuguese. 

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.

Tour Destination: Mangalore – Coondapur – Karwar – Goa 

Travel Duration:  6 Nights/ 7 Days

DAY 1: MANGALORE- Arrive in Mangalore and later transfer to the hotel.  In the evening go on a leisure walk and explore the local markets.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 2: MANGALORE – COONDAPUR- In the morning drive to Coondapur. En-route, we will stop at Moodbatri to explore its famous tourist places 

1000 PILLAR JAIN TEMPLES- The Thousand Pillars Temple is a Jain temple situated in the center of the town, this temple is also called Saavira Kamabada Basadi and Tribhuvana Tilaka Chudamani Basadi. This temple is dedicated to the 8th Theerthankara Chandranatha. 

KARKAL GOMATESWARA TWIN STATUE- This Jain religion stone statue was built in the 1400s. The long walk up 212 steps is worth the effort. The statue was draped in bamboo scaffolding when we were there, which was as fascinating as the statue itself. It also has ancient Marathi inscriptions inside the fort-like structure.

Later continue our drive to Coondapoor. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3: COONDAPUR - KARWAR- In the morning drive to Karwar. En-route, visit Bhatkal Fort, one of the oldest forts in India. Later continue our drive to Karwar. Transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 4: KARWAR - GOA- After breakfast drive 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.

Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 5: 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 6: 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 7: LOCAL GOA & DEPARTURE- 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-mâché, etc

In the evening depart to airport to catch your flight towards onward destination.

Distance & Time (Approx)

  • Mangalore – Coondapur: 100 kms/02 hrs
  • Coondapur – Karwar: 190 kms/5 hrs
  • Karwar - Goa: 100 kms/02 hrs

Mangalore at a Glance

  1. Population: 484,785
  2. Area: 200 sq kms
  3. Geo Location: Karnataka (South India)
  4. Average Climate: 20°C - 35°C.
  5. Best Time to Visit: September - February
  6. STD Code: 0824
  7. Airport: Mangalore Airport

Goa at a Glance

  • Capital City: Panaji
  • Population: 1.817 Million
  • Area: 3702 sq kms
  • Geo Location: Goa (West India)
  • Average Climate: 25°C - 30°C.
  • Best Time to Visit: October – March
  • STD Code: 0832
  • Airport: Goa International Airport

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