Goa, India
Location
6 days
Duration

Goa is India’s smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India’s richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Panaji is the state’s capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. Goa is a former Portuguese province; the Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

Goa is visited by large numbers of international and domestic tourists each year for its beaches, places of worship and world heritage architecture. It also has rich flora and fauna, owing to its location on the Western Ghats range, which is classified as a biodiversity hotspot.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Goa International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airfare Accommodations
Meal Sightseeing
Local transportation Professional guide
NOT INCLUDED
Entrance fees
Guide gratuity
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Day 1

North Goa and South Goa welcomes you and you will simply be taken away to the fishing village which forms an integral part of cultural heritage. The atmosphere is quite rustic and this local fishing village has got the backdrop of hotel which further intensifies your stay at the village. You will spend your night in the hotel while artisans will e at the display and local village dancers will shake their legs at the music beats of local bands.
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Day 2

Beach is always attractive for the Goa visitors that can give you the much required appetite through its food bar-be-cue. You can further enjoy the dining experience with fabulous food stuffs in your plate such as jumbo prawns, lobsters and many varieties of delicious sea food cuisines that form the part of local itinerary. The visitors are also allowed to cook their own favorite food over a camp fire. On the other hand, the guitar band will display their skills through the guitar strings that will help you in enjoying the ultimate environment of Goa beaches.
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Day 3

On this day, you will love the journey of 60 kilometers from Panji to North East border of the state which attracts the visitors to some of the finest eco spots. One of the biggest sanctuaries of Goa, Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary covers nearly 240 square kilometers of the lush forest where you will find attractive looks of the valleys and slopes on the Western Ghat. Bird watchers will definitely like this eco spot. Other geographical attractions are Dushagar falls and the Devil canyon that will further captivate your attention. About 13 kms away from Molem, the famous temple of Lord Mahadev is also situated. You will be thereafter transferred to the resort hotel after shopping at night.
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Day 4

This attractive forest is located at 36 kms and 52 kms from Margao and Panji respectively. School children and nature lovers will simply like this eco spot because of the presence of other attractions such as Deer Safari Park, Botanical Gardens, mini zoological park, Nature Education Center and other natural trails. You can stay at local cottages.
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Day 5

Located in South Goa and spread over 105 square kilometers, this is the second largest wildlife sanctuary of Goa. You will find here the Jeevottam Partangal Math, wildlife attractions, dense forest and lavish stay in the nearby resort or hotel.
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Day 6

Mangrove species are spread over nearly 1.78 sq. kms. And this sanctuary is located at the western point of the Chorao Island. A wide variety of migratory and local birds can be easily seen in the natural habitat.
After this visit, you can have Ayurvedic massage in the hotel and you will be then allowed to start for your next destination.

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