North& South Goa
Chapora Fort, Vagator Beach, Anjuna Beach, Fort Aguada, Baga Beach., Calangute beach, Candolim Beach, Sinquerim Beach, ArambolBeach, Basilica of Bom Jesus, the Church Of Mae De Deus, The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, Mangeshi temple, Goa State Museum. the Museum of Christian Art, Casino Pride.
8.00 am – 10.00 am: Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in North Goa
Arrive in Goa early in the morning,drop off your luggage at the hotel and head for an appetizing meal at one of North Goa’s most-loved breakfast places.
10.00 am – 4.00 pm: Visit the sun-kissed beaches in the north
Baga Beach: For water sports like scuba diving, jet skiing and paragliding, dolphin cruises and banana, bumper and boat rides
Calangute Beach: For swimming, yoga, long walks, sunbathing, surfing, catamaran sailing and water skiing
Anjuna Beach: For water sports, Ayurvedic massages, hair braids and temporary tattoos
Wednesday, don’t miss out on the popular Anjuna Flea Market to buy souvenirs, beachy clothes, home décor, artificial jewellery, spices and much more.
4.30 pm – 6.00 pm: Recreate ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ pose at Chapora Fort
Last Entry: 5.30 pm (All days)
After sunset, carefully climb down the fort and proceed to Vagator.
By road: Approx. 10 minutes’ drive
6.10 pm – 8.00 pm: Unwind under the starlit sky at Vagator Beach
(Vagator Beach is one of the cleaner, quieter and rather isolated beaches in North Goa. You can just relax here; soaking in the cool sea breeze, the sound of the waves lapping the shore and the beautiful night sky.)
8.00 pm onwards: Eat, drink and make merry till late night hours
9.00 am – 12.00 pm: Delve into history with a trip to Old Goa
start your second day with a quick breakfast at the hotel followed by a long drive to Old Goa (or Velha). Once the capital of Portuguese India, Velha has many colonial-era buildings for history buffs to explore.
What to see?
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Church of St. Cajetan
Church of St. Francis of Assisi
Church of Our Lady of the Mount
Chapel of St. Francis Xavier
Museum of Christian Art
magnificent edifices dating back years and thereafter, take the road back to Panaji, the state capital, to explore its gems.
By road: Approx. 20-30 minutes’ drive
12.30 pm – 5.00 pm: Take a tour of the best of the best in Panaji
Drive through the cobblestone streets and bright, colourful Portuguese-era houses of Panaji to get a true feel of what the real Goa is. En route, catch a glimpse of some of the most popular landmarks in the area and if you have the time, don’t miss to capture them.
What to see?
Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Fontainhas Latin Quarter
It’s almost time for lunch now, so take a break from all the sightseeing and halt at one of the popular restaurants or cafes in Panaji to sample an authentic Goan meal.
continue your sojourn in Panaji with a visit to its most frequented place – Miramar Beach. Clean and filled with soft sand, this beach is perfect for unwinding or taking an evening stroll or even binge drinking at one of the pubs or bars along the shore.
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: Go for a boat cruise on the River Mandovi
After spending a couple of hours at the tranquil Miramar Beach, prepare yourself for the experience of a lifetime: an hour-long boat cruise on Mandovi. The relaxed sail, traditional dance performances like Dekhni and Fugdi, DJ music, sightseeing and the best of all, the enchanting Goan sun
set all make it the best way to spend some quality time with friends or family.
Last Cruise: Around 8.00 pm
When in Goa, you definitely shouldn’t miss out on the memorable gaming experience offered by the state’s offshore casinos. Who knows, you just might get lucky!
7.00 pm onwards: Try your luck at Goa’s anchored casinos
You can also enjoy live music and dance from 9 pm onwards along with a world-class gourmet buffet and free drinks that make the casino visit all the more worth it.
Spend as much time as you wish at the casino; you can even stay here till the dawn of light and keep playing and hopefully, winning before you return to your hotel.
5.00 pm – 7.00 pm: View a spellbinding sunset at Fort Aguada
Last entry: 6.00 pm (All days)
After experiencing the tranquillity and enjoying the natural beauty at Fort Aguada, proceed to one of the famous pubs along Candolim-Baga stretch for max-level fun.
By road: Approx. 15-30 minutes’ drive
7.00 pm onwards: Party till you drop at North Goa’s pubs
Since most pubs are open till late, you can dance (or sing) your heart out while sipping on drinks and binging on snacks before you head back to sleep off the night.
Full Day: Explore the beaches of South Goa and more
Relish a delicious breakfast at the hotel and then get ready to explore the tourist hotspots down south. From serene and beautiful beaches to revered shrines to wildlife sanctuaries and more, South Goa has a lot on offer for people of different interests.
By road: Approx. 2-3 hours’ drive
Since the first two days have been quite frenetic, it would be ideal to spend your last day of the tour just lazing around, away from the hustle-bustle of the north. The sun-kissed beaches and spectacular landscapes of South Goa are sure to offer you absolute bliss.
Colva Beach: For adventure sports like skiing, parasailing and paragliding
Benaulim Beach: For spice plantations, boat rides, bike rides and other water activities
Agonda Beach: For windsurfing, hiking and dolphin rides
Palolem Beach: For silent parties, dolphin spotting, scuba diving and sunset viewing
Polem Beach: For swimming and sunbathing
Evening Free time,Since most pubs are open till late, you can dance (or sing) your heart out while sipping on drinks and binging on snacks before you head back to sleep off the night.
After spending whatever time you have at the most popular places in South Goa, it is best to head back to the airport in time for your flight with a bag full of memories.