The tiny Indian state of Goa is one of the most exciting and preferred holiday destinations in India. Spectacular beaches, colonial churches, magnificent forts, exquisite wildlife, lip smacking seafood and lush green forests, all these aspects of Goa combine to create a mesmerizing scenery for the tourists. During the 7 day trip to Goa, you will explore the Goan spirit and lifestyle of its natives. The week long ‘Fun-Filled Week in Goa’ journey will include a visit to the beaches, churches, forts, markets and wildlife sanctuaries among others. Due to the popularity of Goa as a tourist destination, several five star hotels have surfaced at popular locations in this tiny Indian state. Scroll down and take at the itinerary mentioned below for your kind perusal.
Upon arrival in Goa, drive to the hotel pre-decided for your stay. Starting with your 7 day long excursion, laze on the sandy beaches of Goa. The most popular among them are
Dona Paula Beach
Following a leisurely day on the Goa beaches, it’s tie for you to savor some lip-smacking delicacies. Goa is quite popular for its seafood such as oysters, lobsters, prawns and crabs. They are used for making a variety of curries and pickles.
On the day 2, you will explore the magnificent churches of Goa. The main churches that you will visit include
Church of St. Francis of Assissi
Chapel of St. Francis Xavier
Basilica of Bom Jesus
Goa is home to some spectacular temples such as Shri Mahalsa Temple, Shri Ramnath Temple and Shri Saunsthan Goudpadacharya Temple. Goa is a destination where Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great enthusiasm.
On the day 3, explore the Portuguese era forts of Goa. One of the major forts in Goa is Aguada Fort. If you are looking forward to something adventurous, head straight to Dona Paula Beach and indulge in water sports such as scuba diving and water skiing.
A large chunk of Goa’s landscape is occupied by a variety of flora and fauna species. There is a total of 6 wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. Here is the list of wildlife sanctuaries you will visit in Goa:
Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary
Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
Following the wildlife excursion, visit one of the shacks located alongside the beaches and experience the pulsating nightlife of Goa.
If you want to touch the traditional roots of Goa, make a day trip to a miniature Goan village which is more than 100 years old. It is situated atop of a small hill at Loutim in South Goa, which is around 10 kilometers from Margao.
The handicraft industry of Goa makes some of the commendable arts and crafts such as clay, bamboo, sea shell and coconut shell. The state is home to several handicraft emporiums. Take a look at the exquisite artifacts of Goa and purchase what you like.
On the day 7, your last day in Goa, laze around the beaches, enjoy sun bathing and take a leisurely stroll on the silvery sands before culminating your 7 day long Goa trip.