O R I E N T A T I O N
No. of Days : 7 days
Destinations covered: Old Goa churches & convents ; beaches [Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator and Colva beach]
DAY 1 - Goa Welcome to Incredible India :
Welcome aboard! You are welcomed & picked up by our executive from the main exit of the airport and transferred to the hotel in your private car (Our executive will be waiting outside the custom area with a placard of your name). We will have a welcome briefing covering the various aspects of the tour and you will be handed over the India travel kit containing all relevant documents of your trip (air/rail tickets, hotel vouchers, transport, guide, sightseeing vouchers, writing pads with other travel related documents).DAY 2 - PanjimOld Goa cathedrals and churches :
Take guided tour of Old Goa cathedrals and churches. Overnight stay at Panaji.Convent and Church of St. Francis of Assissi
This is located to the west of the Se Cathedral and offers the best specimen of the religious art of the 17th century. It has old murals depicting scenes from the life of St. Francis and a floor made of carved gravestones . Adjacent to the church is the Archaeological Museum.Basilica of Bom Jesus
This is located on the right side of Se Cathedral and was built in the 16th Century. A massive structure of Basilica of Bom Jesus is popularly known as the Church of St. Francis Xavier, the Patron saint of Goa, whose mortal remains are placed here in a silver casket.DAY 3 - Panjim North Goa Tour :
Tour North Goa beaches (Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator
). Return to Panaji and stay overnight.
The four most famous beaches of Goa - Baga, Arpora, Anjuna and Vagator attract tourists in hordes throughout the year. They are the hub of tourist activity inviting you to unwind in the sprawling acres of golden sands, the azure blue sea and lush palm groves.DAY 4 - colva Relax on Beach :
Depart for Colva Beach – check-in to hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. Located in south Goa 6 Kms from Margao city is the charming Colva Beach lazily swaying its palm trees and glittering its silvery white sand. Overnight stay at Colva.DAY 5 - colvaMargao city :
Tour Margao city and the nearby Portuguese colonial mansions. Overnight stay at Colva.The Church of Holy Spirit
This church is located in the Church Square called the Largo de Igreja. Built by the Portuguese in 1675, the Church of Holy Spirit is a fine specimen of late-Baroque architecture in Goa. The elegant interior of the church contains decorated altars dedicated to St. Peter and St. Michael.House of Seven Gables
The "House of Seven Gables" or "Sat Banzam Gor" is another prime attraction in the tour of Margao. Commissioned in 1790 by Sebastino da Silva, emissary and private secretary of the Portuguese Viceroy, this sumptuous mansion embodies the grandeur of the Portuguese era. Of the seven original gables, only three remain today.
Built in 1521 as a church by the Portuguese, it became a seminary in 1606 by virtue of an order of King Sebastian of Portugal. The seminary was established to train Goan Jesuit priests to propagate Christianity. The seminary church is dedicated to St. Ignatius of Loyola, the patron saint of the Society of Jesus, the order of Jesuits.
DAY 6 - colvaRelax & Water Sports :
Spend the entire day relaxing or enjoying water sports at Colva and Benaulim beach. Overnight stay at Colva.
According to Hindu mythology, Benaulim is the place where the arrow of Lord Parsurama landed when he created the state of Goa. Known in Sanskrit as Banali, it was changed to Benaulim by the Portuguese. Benaulim is about 2 km away from Colva and is more peaceful and serene than Colva.