O R I E N T A T I O N
No. of Days : 7 days
Destinations covered: Goa [Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator and Colva beach ; Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary ; Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary ; Bondala Wildlife Sanctaury ]
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 chauffeur driven vehicle at your disposal (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 (ensuring that you have the best of the Indian holiday) 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).Note: The normal check in - check out time of the hotels are 1200 hours and if your arrival time does not suit this we can arrange activities for you on the first day or pre-book the hotel from the previous night on additional charge and as per your request. Normally it takes 1 hour to come out of the airport from the time of arrival.DAY 2 - Baga Beach tour of North Goa :
Tour North Goa beaches (Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Vagator
). Return to Baga 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. To make your stay memorable are the various hotels in Baga-Arpora Anjuna-Vagator region in Goa. Their ideal beachside location makes these hotels a widely preferred stay option.DAY 3 - BagaSalim Ali Bird Sanctuary :
Day trip to Charao Island, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. Return to Baga and stay overnight.
Named after renowned ornithologist Dr. Salim Ali, this bird sanctuary is the abode of a myriad of bird species, both local and migratory. Encompassing an area of 1.8 sq. km, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary is the smallest among the wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. The small area notwithstanding, the sanctuary teems with the winged visitors who come here searching for the ideal habitat.
The island landscape abounds with thick mangrove vegetation found sporadically along the banks of River Mandovi. The mangrove ecosystem facilitates breeding grounds for several varieties of fish and insects that are natural preys for birds. A watch-tower inside the Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary serves the cause of enthusiastic bird-watchers.DAY 4 - Colva Relax on Beach :
Depart for Colva Beach – check-in to hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. 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. The main attractions on this beach are the dolphin cruises. The beach gets fairly crowded in the evenings and on weekends with local visitors. Benaulim is about 2 km away from Colva and is more peaceful and serene than Colva. The best thing about Benaulim is that it is still rather undiscovered by domestic tourists even though it is a fishing beach.DAY 5 - Panjim Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary :
Tour Margao city and proceed to Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary (42 km). Spend day there and drive to Panaji (57 km). Overnight stay at Panaji.
The biggest of all the wildlife sanctuaries of Goa, Bhagwan Mahaveer sanctuary covers an area of around 240 square kilometers. The sanctuary is located on the eastern border of Goa and easily reachable by both road and rail as it is well connected by a network of roads from the major cities. The sanctuary is home to many animals and birds and flourishes in rich flora. The sanctuary is home to Leopards, Spotted Deer, Jungle Cats, Malayan Giant Squirrels, Pythons, Cobras and many more reptile species. DAY 6 - Panjim Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary :
Tour Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary and visit some Hindu temples of North Goa. Overnight stay at Panaji.
Spread over an area of 8 sq. km., the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is the smallest among the wildlife reserves in Goa. Due to its relatively small area, the Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary is known more as a wildlife resort than a sanctuary. Within its confines, the Bondla sanctuary houses a botanical garden, a rose garden, deer safari park and a zoo, initially established as a refuge for injured or orphaned animals.DAY 7 - PanjimThe way back :
Day at your own till drive back and drop at airport / railway station for onward journey.