Mumbai, the most modern and the expensive city in India is widely famous among tourists and travelers as a city of dreams. The other destination city which is to be covered under this tour package is the city of Beaches, Goa witnesses a huge crowd of tourists every year who come not only from the country but also from all across the globe.
- Exploring the rich culture and history of both states.
- Enjoying the city of the most bustling city in India.
- Spending time in visiting some historical sites like Elephanta Caves, The Gateway of India.
- Visit some popular churches in the beach city.
Day 1 :Arrival in Mumbai
Welcome to Mumbai! Upon your arrival in this modern city, our tour representative will greet you warmly and then escort you to your pre-destined hotel. Check-in at the hotel and then relax in the cozy ambiance of the room for a few hours. In the evening, you can stroll down the streets of the city to enjoy the nightlife and you can try out some local snacks. Return to the hotel for dinner and then overnight stay.
Mumbai, a city popularly called as “city of dreams” holds a great place in Bollywood movies and for making the dreams of the artists come true. The city offers its tourists the beautiful views of the splendid Arabian Sea and also the beautiful landscape of the city reminds its tourists of New York City.
Day 2 :Mumbai Exploration
The day is completely scheduled for the sightseeing tour of this Bollywood city including Juhu Beach, Hanging Garden, Elephanta Caves, Gateway of India, Prince of Wales Museum, and Marine Drive.
Elephanta Caves showcase a symbiosis of Buddhism and Hinduism which are separated into two different groups- A group of 5 Hindu Caves and the other one is a group of 2 Buddhist caves. This stunning rock-cut structure is believed to be constructed between the 5th and the 8th century. However, there is no clear evidence for the exact date of its construction but according to the Historians, the structure was constructed at the time when Badami Chalukyas defeated Mauryan rulers in 635 AD. Also called as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Prince of Wales Museum was constructed in the 20th century to keep the memories of Prince Wales visit. The Museum has been segregated in three different parts viz. Art, Natural History, and archeology. After visiting this splendid rock-cut structure you will drive towards the major landmark of the city, Gateway of India which is located a few kilometers away from the Sangrahalaya. Later on, proceed towards the hanging garden which is amazingly nestled atop Malabar Hill and get mesmerized with the colorful and scented aura of the flowers and other plants. Our next destination of the day is Juhu beach which is always crowded with visitors. Try out some really lip-smacking delicacies as you can find the best street food and restaurants also.
You must be tired by now with the hectic schedule of the day. Return to the hotel, enjoy the hearty dinner and then overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 3 :Mumbai – Goa
Post breakfast in the morning check-out from the hotel. Our tour representative will transfer you to the Mumbai Airport on time where you will take the flight to Goa. On reaching Goa, our tour representative will escort greet you and then escort you to the pre-booked hotel. Check-in at the hotel and then relax for a few hours. For the rest of the day, you are set free for all your activities. In the evening stroll down to the beautiful beaches of the city and enjoy the nightlife of this beautiful beach city.
Day 4 :North Goa
After having breakfast, move towards the popular beaches in Goa including Baga Beach, Dauna Paula, Calangute, Miramar, etc. and then you can also the popular Aguada Fort which is believed to be constructed in the year 1613.
The sightseeing trip in Goa also includes visiting some really popular beaches which include Church of Saint Monica, Basilica Bom Jesus, and many more are there in the list. Later in the afternoon, have your hearty lunch in Panjim. After lunch, visit the Baga Beach and enjoy the different cuisines of the beach city.
Day 5 :South Goa
The day is scheduled for exploring the second part of the beach city- South Goa. Start your day with a hearty breakfast and then set out for the sightseeing tour of the day in South Goa. Shanta Durga Temple, Mangueshi Temple, Colva Beach are some of the popular places which you will explore today.
Mangueshi Temple is one of the largest and popular temples in the beach city. This ancient yet beautiful temple is dedicated to an incarnation of Lord Shiva, Lord Manguesh. There are some other shrines also located inside the complex of the temple including the temple of Goddess Parvati, Lord Ganesha, etc. After completing your visit to the temples proceed towards exploring the beaches and other popular places to visit in the state.
If time permits you then do not skip visiting the famous Menezes Braganza House located in Chandor. The structure was constructed in the 17th century and got some renovation some years back. The beautifully designed and carved out interior reminds you of the beautiful history of the state. To the west of this structure, you can spend some time (if left with you) in a private library.
Day 6 :Departure from Goa
This is the day to pack your bags and get ready to take the flight for your onward journey home. Post breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive towards the Airport to board the flight. Our tour representative bids adieu as your journey ends with us. We hope you must have gathered many happy memories.
- Meals as per itinerary
- Accommodation as per itinerary
- Driver allowance, fuel price, parking charges
- Guided sightseeing tour
- Pick up and drop off service
- Any expense of personal nature
- Extra charges in case of an emergency
- Monument entrance fees, camera charges
- Anything not in the inclusions section
- Shopping, tipping, portage, laundry etc
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q.How long does it take to reach Goa from Mumbai by ship?
A. It takes 14 hours of cruising to reach Goa from Mumbai by ship.
Q.How much does a goa tour cost on an average?
A. On an average a 4 day trip to Goa can cost up to 15K rupees to 20K rupees.
Q.Is Goa an expensive place to visit?
A. Short answer is no. Goa is a backpacker friendly and a budget friendly destination for people looking to travel on a tight budget.
Q.What is the distance between Mumbai and Goa by road?
A. By road the distance from Mumbai to Goa is over 600 kms and it takes about 9 hours to reach.
Q.Is Mumbai Goa road safe to travel?
A. Yes. the Mumbai Goa road is very safe to travel. But be extra careful while driving during the monsoon season.