|Sightseeing||Goa, Calangute and Baga, Anjuna, Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Fort Aguada, Colva Beach, Dona Paula, Se Cathedral Church, Panjim|
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Day 01: GOA
Arrival at Goa Airport , Assistance upon arrival and transfer to hotel / resort, get freshen up and free for leisure in Goa
Goa, one of the most thrilling destinations in India and one of the most attractive tourism spots in the Worlds. Goa with highly civilized culture, having famous Monuments, Churches, Orchards and Beaches, the most plentiful in foodstuffs, Once the administrative capital of the Portuguese empire in the East, Goa is blessed with churches, chapels and convents of unsurpassed architectural beauty, befitting its label as ‘Golden Goa’ or ‘Rome of the East’. The conquest of Goa by Afonso de Albuquerque in 1510 saw the advent of several religious orders like the Franciscans, Jesuits, Augustinians, Dominicans and Carmelites, who left their stamp with the many monuments they built in Goa. Goa’s beaches are known the world over. Fringed by swaying palm and coconut trees with cool and comfortable environment, Goa’s 103 km coastline is blessed with the most enchanting beaches lapped by the Arabian Sea.
Day 02: GOA
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Goa,
Calangute and Baga, The twin beach delight and the most popular holiday resort in Goa. The church of St. Alex with its false dome stands tall and white at the entrance of Calangute there is plenty to do and see for the energetic. One of the best things one can do here is take a walk around the beautiful beach. As the waves come and go back touching the sky and sun; they look altogether different. Taking photographs is also something which visitors love to do. For those who love adventures; a number of water sport activities are there. One can go for parasailing, boat riding, banana riding, jet skiing, bumper ride, scuba diving for thrill and adventure. Baga beach is one of Goa’s most popular beaches. It is between the Baga River in the north, and Calangute beach in the south. The Baga-Calangute stretch is one of the longest sandy shores in Goa, and attracts thousands of tourists
Anjuna, Very popular beach are adjacent to Chapora Fort in Anjuna there is magnificent Albuquerque mansion built in 1920, flanked by octagonal towers and Mangalore tiled roof. It’s a place to be on Wednesday in Goa. (Flea Market) operating only in season.
Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Basilica of Bom Jesus, where St. Francis Xavier, the renowned 16th century missionary’s body lies in a glass and silver casket. This church was built by the Jesuits and consecrated to the Holy Name of Jesus on 15th May 1605. The imposing façade built of black granite in an exquisite combination of the Doric. Corinthian and Composite styles, is remarkable for its simplicity. ‘Bom Jesus’ literally, ‘Good or Holy Jesus’ is the name used for the Ecce Homo in the countries of Portuguese colonization. The Jesuit church is India’s first minor basilica, and is considered to be one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India. This world heritage monument has emerged as a landmark in the history of Christianity. It contains the body of St. Francis Xavier, a very close friend of St. Ignatius Loyola with whom he founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits). Francis Xavier died on Sancian Island while en route to continental China on (December 3, 1552).
Fort Aguada, Built by the Portuguese in 1609-1612, to command the entry into river Mandovi, in order to protect Old Goa from potential enemy attacks water supply purpose. Aguada is a Portuguese word which means “Watering Place” and the fort was built by the then Portuguese rulers for providing fresh water supply to the ships passing by in the Arabian Sea. Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, the fort houses presently the central jail. A light house is situated nearby the visiting hours for its being 1600 hrs to 1700hrs. The fort is the major tourist attraction which gives a superb view of the Arabbian sea from one corner.
Day 03 : GOA
After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Goa,
Colva Beach stretches for around 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi), part of a beach consisting of about 25 kilometres (16 mi) of powder white sand, lined along its shore by coconut palms and extending from Bogmalo in the north to Cabo de Rama in the south. The famous tourist destination, visited for its beaches, food stalls, restaurants
Dona Paula a popular tourist place in Goa. It is recognized as the home of National Institute of Oceanography. It is a hammered shaped land that divides the estuaries of Zuari and Mondovi River. The Dona Paula monument is located on a small islet, which is connected with the mainland by a small bridge and a quay. Also on the islet is the Belvedere, which is a Greco – Roman type of structure, from where one can view the Arabian Sea and the River Zuari
Se Cathedral Church, Dedicated to St. Catherine of Alexandria. The exterior is built in half – Tuscan, half-Doric style, and the side is Mosaic – Corinthian. The octagonal baptism basin to the right of the entrance was carved out of one single block of granite, in which St. Francis Xavier is said to have baptized thousands of Goan converts
Panaji also known as Panjim, the capital of Goa, the town is worth a visit as it has lot to offer new as well as old. It lies on the banks of the Mandovi River, the oldest part of the town the Portuguese heritage has survived remarkably well. Old houses with over looking balconies and red titled roofs. Interesting places to shop in and around Panjim. Famous for its beaches, and Miramar, Bambolim, and Dona Paula are three popular beaches located near Panjim
Day 04 : GOA
After Breakfast free for leisure and own activities Optional Shopping Visits and leisure at beach
Day 05 : GOA
After Breakfast transfer to Goa Airport as per the timings,