On the next, after reaching the city Goa and having breakfast in the morning you journey exploring the new city will begin. Famous for its beautiful beaches, hospitality, water sports and nightlife parties Goa is a state of the country India. With more than 70 beaches and amazing, the entertaining nightlife of the state goa is a dream place which anyone would love to visit at least once in their lifetime. During your tour through the city, you will be visiting some major tourist attractions of the state –
Archaeological Goa Museum: Archaeological Museum comprises a splendid collection of artefacts belonging to the prehistoric and late medieval era. The museum was once an ancient Franciscan Monastery. The Archaeological Survey of India founded the museum in 1964 and you will be able to spot the array of antiques including coins, statues, ivory and wood sculptures, paintings, portraits, maps, inscriptions, stonework, ceramics, etc.
Chapora Fort: Chapora Fort is situated in North Goa and is located 10 km away from Mapusa. Built by the Portuguese in 1717, Chapora Fort exhibits a long and fascinating history attached to it. The fort gets its name from Chapora River that flows right alongside it. Tourists flock to the Chapora fort in large numbers every year to enjoy the scenic views that it offers. The sunrises and sunsets views at the fort are incredible and it also provides magnificent views of the surrounding Anjuna, Chapora and Vagator beaches.
Fort Aguada: Fort Aguada is a perfect example of Portuguese architecture built in the 17th century. Its lighthouse and the fort itself have braved the ravages of time and stand like silent sentinels on the Sinquerim Beach, approximately 18 km from Panjim. It was built-in 1612 as a protection from Dutch and Marathas, it was the most prized and crucial fort for the Portuguese and covers the entire peninsula at the southwestern tip of Bardez. The view from the fort is breathtaking as it overlooks the confluence of Mandovi River and the Arabian Sea.
Church of St Francis of Assisi: This is one of the oldest church located in Goa. The church comprises a statue of Mother Mary that stands at the front of the church with the tower of the church behind. This church has truly been beautifully preserved. Also, the church bell accommodates the 2nd largest bell in the whole world.
Basilica de Bom Jesus: The Basilica of Bom Jesus church is one of a kind in India and is known for its exemplary baroque architecture. It is situated in Old Goa and was built in the year 1594.This church holds the remains of St. Francis Xavier, a special friend of St. Ignatius Loyola with whom he founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). A site with rich cultural and religious significance, the Basilica of Bom Jesus has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Shri Mangeshi Temple: Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village. The temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Bhagavan Mangesh is worshipped here as Shiva linga. According to the legend, Shiva had manifested into a tiger to scare his wife Parvati. Goddess Parvati was frightened at the sight of the tiger, went in search of Shiva and cried out, "Trahi Mam Grisha!" (Oh Lord of Mountains, save me!). Upon hearing the words, Shiva turned himself back to his normal form. The words "Mam Grisha" became associated with Shiva and over time the words got abbreviated to Manguirisha or Manguesh.
Anjuna Beach - parasailing, windsurfing and yachting: Anjuna Beach is among the most popular beaches in North Goa. A hippie paradise of sorts it is characterized by its rocky outcrops. With a plethora of options to choose from, there is never a dearth of things to do in Anjuna. Be it adventure sports, late-night trance parties, shopping, wellness pursuits or just simply lazing around while reading your favourite book there is something for everyone here. Some of the most popular adventure activities on Anjuna beach are jet-skiing, banana boat rides, parasailing, bumping ride, water scooter and paragliding.
After your short journey of touring a few major tourist attraction, you will be returning to the hotel for the overnight stay and continue your journey the next day.
Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.