Mumbai & Goa Tour

Code: FGVSAH
6 DAYS - 5 NIGHT
Category:
  • Mumbai & Goa Tour In India
  • Mumbai & Goa Tour (inside 1)
  • Mumbai & Goa Tour (inside 2)

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Day 1: Arrival Mumbai

Welcome upon arrival at Mumbai airport, you will be met by our tour representative who further escorts you to your hotel. Mumbai was given the name City of Dreams owing to tremendous opportunity it holds, mainly in Hindi cinema (Bollywood). The city is the capital of Maharashtra and overlooks the gamboling waves of Arabian Sea. Along with the bustling nooks, Mumbai has clung on to its heritage and history and takes immense pride in all of that. It is unarguable that this city gives a cut-throat competition to even the most developed cities worldwide, let alone of India.

Upon arrival at hotel check-in and relax in your hotel. Rest of the time is to be spent at leisure.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.

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Day 2:Mumbai

Morning proceed for Mumbai sightseeing, which includes Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Hanging Garden, Juhu Beach, Gateway of India and Marine Drive.

Elephanta cave is located in Gharapuri (The City of Caves), approximately ten kilometers away from Mumbai Harbor. The caves consists mainly of two groups- Hindu Caves (consisting of five caves) and Buddhist Caves (consisting of two caves). This rock-cut architecture adopted for the caves is datable to a time between 5th and 8th century. However an apt date of its construction is yet a mystery but historians have concluded them to the time when Mauryan rulers were defeated by Badami Chalukyas in 635 AD. Back then, the Elephanta was the capital of Konkan Mauryas and was called Puri or Purika. The caves today are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then visit The Gateway of India. This structure was built in order to commemorate the visit of Their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary in 1911.

Prince of Wales Museum is also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. It was founded in 20th century in order to commemorate the visit of Prince Wales. There are about 50000 exhibits inside the museum divided into three categories- Art, Archeology and Natural History. Artifacts and relics of Indus Valley Civilization, Guptas, Mauryas, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas and others are put here for public display. Other than this, you can behold beautiful prints, illustration of different wildlife species, paintings, manuscripts etc.

Take a leisure stroll in the Hanging Garden, which is perched at the top of Malabar Hill, overlooking the beautiful Arabian Sea. This manicured terrace garden is festooned with a huge variety of plants and flower species. Juhu Beach, the popular beach of Mumbai is thronged with visitors. Some of Mumbai’s best street food and restaurants are located here. Marine drive is located in the heart of Mumbai, just beside a busy road. But the horns and screeches of city’s road don’t really interrupt the serenity that is attained here while sipping a cup of coffee and just simply unwinding.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 3:Mumbai – Goa (By Flight)

Today check-out from your hotel and you will get a timely transfer to Mumbai airport in order to catch your flight for Goa. On arriving Goa, our tour representative will assist you in transferring to hotel. Check-in at your hotel and relax. Rest of the day is to be spent at leisure.

Goa and its beaches pull huge crowd from different corners of the world. The state is a popular destination of India, especially for beach-persons and party-animals. But that is not all what Goa is about; its shopping scenario, biodiversity, architecture, heritage and culture happen to be assets of equal share. It is known for its laid-back vibe, but with all the amenities one could think of, even the ones unthinkable.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 4:Goa

Today the visit the popular beaches of Goa, such as Calangute, Dauna Paula, Miramar and Baga Beach. Old Goa churches and Fort Aguada can also be visited.

Aguada Fort was constructed in 1613 for the purpose of safeguarding from Marathas and Dutch. Even today the structure is well-preserved and overlooks a beautiful vista of sea and expanse of woods.

Old Goa sightseeing consists of Cidade De Goa, Basilica Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of Francis of Assisi, Church of Saint Cajetan, Church of Saint Monica, Museum of Christian Art, Solar Souto Maior, Foutanhas and Panjim.

The Basilica of Bom Jesus houses the moral remains of St. Francis Xavier, a missionary who traveled across Asia to spread the knowledge until he died in 1552. St. Francis Xavier is regarded as the Patron Saint of Goa. The Church of St. Francis of Assisi was built in 1521 by the Portuguese rulers and marks the brilliance of architecture. In the Museum of Christian Art, you can witness a collection of Rosaries and items made of gold and precious stones. Solar Souto Maior is a reflection of Goa’s rich heritage, dating back to 1585 but has been restored and renovated. Here, you can witness a treasure trove of artifacts.

You may stroll and shop in the busy streets of Panjim. This is the capital of Goa and has local as well as branded showrooms for the shopaholics. Also, foodies can find a myriad of restaurants giving cut-throat competition to each other in sense of taste, ambience and décor.

Later visit Baga Beach which is filled with exuberance and youthful vibe. You may relax or indulge in water-sports activities here.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 5:Goa

Today visit the beaches of South Goa. Attractions to be visited today consist of Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, Colva Beach, among others.

Mangueshi Temple is a popular temple of Goa and also one of the largest in the state. It is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Hindu Lord Shiva. Other shrines inside the temple is of Goddess Parvati , Lord Ganesha, Nandikeshvar, Gajana, Gramapurusha Deva Sharma, Bhagvati, Lakshminarayan and others.

Shanta Durga Temple has its history dating back to 1730, when the foundation stone was laid. The shrine was earlier built of laterite mud and was later renovated in 1966. Main deity of the temple, Goddess Shantadurga mediates between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Also visit Margao, the headquarters of South Goa district. It also happens to be commercial and industrial center. Margao’s colonial quarter Largo De lgreja is a historical church square, surrounded by old buildings that have their own charm. It is surrounded by old buildings from three sides and the Church of Holy Spirit on the other. The church is one of Goa’s grandest churches datable to 1564, when it was built. Its architecture epitomizes Indian Baroque style of architecture, with interiors having regal feel throughout.

To learn more about the rural lifestyle of Goa, Ancestral Goa is a perfect place to be in. The laterite sculpture of Saint Mirabai is indeed the tallest laterite sculpture of India. Ethnicity and history is exhibited through its art galleries, artifacts center and open air museum.

After you visit return back to hotel.

  • Overnight stay at the hotel.

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Day 6:Departure Goa

Today check-out from the hotel and in time you will be transferred to airport to board your flight for your onward journey.

  • Tour Ends.

2 reviews for Mumbai & Goa Tour

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    We visited Mumbai, Aurangabad and Goa and we organized our tour from World Trotting using mainly emails. They were very reactive in their replies and were very attentive to our demands.

    Then, once arrived, our assigned driver (Mr. Roop Lal) was very professional and also very attentive. All the drivers in our tour were good and friendly and take good care of us. Great country & love the culture. Last but not least, guides and hotels used for stay and services provided were excellent.

    Therefore we strongly recommend World Trotting to any foreigner looking for transportation, hotels or guide to visit this beautiful country.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was my third visit to India, this time I decided to go for Beach tours. I expected fully defined services and guidance by the World Trotting Travels that lead to one of the most memorable journey and experience I ever had.

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