Goa is India’s little sunshine state and a few days here will leave you without a worry in the world. Goa’s beaches, wonderful local cuisine, Portuguese architecture, flea markets, and spice plantations make this a great place for a holiday.
In case you are thinking Goa is all about relaxing beaches and sunsets, here’s a fact that you might have missed. One-third of the state is covered by lush forests that are part of the beautiful Western Ghats of India and its wonderful biodiversity.
Goa has now opened up for tourists with all precautionary measures in place.
So this might be a perfect opportunity to visit this little gem of a destination.
Tourism is well established in the North of Goa, giving the region its unique charm and character. Sparkling with sea, sand, and sunshine, North Goa welcomes you to a picturesque land of natural beauty. This is also the best place to enjoy some bird watching as more than 400 species of birds have made the region their home.
North Goa is also dotted with magnificent forts, ancient temples, and gorgeous churches. The Calangute and Miramar beaches are famous for water sports such as jet-skiing, banana rides, parasailing, and scuba diving.
When in North Goa don’t miss the Dudhsagar Falls trek (this is one of the tallest waterfalls in India), kayaking in the Sal backwaters, dolphin spotting, a sunset cruise on the Mandovi River, and fun with banana boats.
Lovers for art and architecture, history, and spirituality can head to Fort Aguada, Old Goa churches like the Chapel of St Catherine and the Basilica of Bom Jesus. That's not all. For shopping sprees, make your way to shopping at Panjim. From the best clothes to handicrafts, they have it all.
And of course, no trip is complete without the famous Goan Kingfish, Chicken Sagoti, and Prawn Balchao. Filled with flavor and spice, once you’ve tasted the Goan food, it is surely going to make it on your favorites list!
When in Goa relax in the comfort of our handpicked five-star properties in North Goa. One of the most pleasing resorts in Goa, Pride Sun Village Resort and Spa offer beautifully appointed rooms blended with elegance and old-world charm. Coupled with it, is the ITC Grand Goa Resort and Spa set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, shimmering lagoons, and meandering waterways and present a rewarding dose of luxury. There are spacious Pousada-style rooms combined with an elegance of Goan charm and decorated beautifully in a colonial style with rich teak shutters, polished stone floors, and bespoke furnishings, all adding to their grandeur.
Here’s an itinerary for your wonderful trip to Goa:
Day 1: Arrival at Goa. Check in to the resort. Lunch. Relax by the beach. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 2: Breakfast. Proceed for a North Goa tour that includes Fort Aguada, Calangute Beach, and more. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 3: Breakfast. Day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the resort.
Day 4: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for flight back home.
Includes: Breakfast, dinner, North Goa tour, and airport transfers.
Price: INR 8,500
Price per person in a twin-sharing room. 5% GST is applicable.