Mumbai Goa Tour

Mumbai - Goa - Mumbai

Overview

India's prime destination for those who like to dream, Mumbai is one of the most visited cities in the country. It is a city that never sleeps. Being the capital of the Indian state of Maharashtra, it has a number of important landmarks and it also attracts many tourists all year round. During your 5 nights 6 days Mumbai Goa Tour, you will also be taken to the pristine destination of Goa where you get a first-hand experience of Goan cuisine, its heritage and the captivating beaches. You can also get your hands on the best local products by shopping at some of the popular markets and savoring delicious food throughout the Mumbai Goa tour.

Trip Highlights
  • Wander around the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Elephanta Caves
  • Explore some of the popular attractions of Mumbai such as Marine Drive and Hanging Garden
  • Take a picture with the iconic landmark of Mumbai, Gateway of India
  • Opt to Indulge in water-sports activities at the best beaches in Goa
  • Enjoy a cruise ride
  • Witness the architecture of some of the monuments around Goa
  • Seek blessing by visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of Francis of Assisi
  • Visit Mangueshi Temple
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Itinerary Details

After reaching Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport. You will then be escorted to the pre-booked hotel where you can freshen up and rest for a while. Later, you are free to enjoy a leisurely stroll around the nearby area.

Besides its bona fide tag as the 'City That Never Sleeps', Mumbai is also known as the 'City of Dreams'. As the capital of Maharashtra, the city receives tons of tourists both locals and international annually. It is also the home to the Bollywood, the Indian film industry. Along with the vibrant display of Victorian architecture and bustling markets, you can find many soothing spots along the bay looking at the Arabian Sea. The city has a fine blend of modern and heritage wonders and the locals take deep pride of that.

Evening is to be spent leisurely.

Go out to explore the nearby attractions on your own or simply soak in the comforts of your room.

An overnight stay at the hotel.

After breakfast, get ready for Mumbai sightseeing tour. Some of the best tourist attractions you will be taken to are the Prince of Wales Museum, Elephanta Caves, Hanging Garden, Gateway of India, Juhu Beach, and Marine Drive.

Flung over ten kilometers from the mainland of Mumbai, Elephanta Cave is one of the most visited attractions in the city. It is listed under the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India. Elephanta Caves is located in Gharapuri, also known as the city of caves. Here, you can find two groups of caves, Hindu Caves consisting of five caves and the Buddhist Cave consisting of two caves. You can't help but be awestruck by the architectural masterpiece, depicting the style of architecture of that of the 5th and 8th century. However, the accurate date of construction is still unknown to mankind. But according to the historians, it dates back to the time when the Mauryan rulers were defeated by Badami Chalukyas in 635 AD. During the Mauryan era, Elephanta was the capital of the Konkan Mauryas and was fondly known as Puri or Purika.

The next attraction will be the Prince of Wales Museum. Currently known as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya abbreviated as CSMVS, it is a major museum in Mumbai. The museum was founded in the 20th-century to commemorate the visit of Prince Wales. Inside the museum, there are more than 50000 exhibitions including the art, archeology and natural history. They are divided into different sections in the museum to make exploration easier. Some of the artifacts that are displayed for the public include the relics of Indus Valley Civilization, Rashtrakutas, Guptas, Mauryas and Chalukyas. You can also find various manuscripts, paintings, wildlife species and prints.

This is followed by a trip to the Gateway of India. Mumbai's iconic landmark is located on the edge of the mainland in Colaba. Majority of the ferries towards Elephanta Caves leave from here. The 20th-century stone arch structure is 26 m tall and is built in a grand Indo-Saracenic style. The main purpose of its construction was to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. Come here any time of the day to soak in the sea breeze and seek shade from the majestic arch structure.

Next on the list is Juhu Beach. Mumbai has many beaches but amongst them all, the most popular one is Juhu Beach. The beach receives tons of visitors daily, especially during the weekends when families come to chill by the sea. Some of the city's best street food are found in this stretch around the beach. It is also a major hotspot for shooting many Bollywood movies and may occasionally see celebrities on the go. The best time to come here is during the sunset, you get a beautiful sunset view from the shore.

Afterward, you will be taken to Marine Drive which is located on the southern tip of Mumbai. It is also one of the famous parts of the city for movie shoots and for people to casually stroll in the evening. Besides being a busy road, it has a large path for joggers and cyclists to enjoy the activity. Since the Marine Drive is C-shaped road, you get a visual treat of the city skyscrapers and the sea.

After the excursion, you can return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

On day 3 of your Goa trip package from Mumbai, you can check out from the hotel after breakfast. Your transfer to Goa from Mumbai will be on schedule. Upon arrival, our representative will greet and escort you to the selected hotel. You can check in at the hotel and rest for the day or spend time at leisure.

India's most pristine destination where the sand meets the sea and heritage meets modernity is Goa. If you are a beach person but also enjoy occasional bustling flea markets and meeting new people, there cannot be a better place than Goa. Needless to say, Goa is also India's prime party venue. The shopping and dining experience here is simply amazing. Goa is also known for its rich biodiversity, culture and heritage, as well as the laid-back ambiance.

You will be spending an overnight at the hotel.

After a hearty breakfast, you will be taken for a sightseeing tour across North Goa. This part of Goa is famous and is thronging with tourists from across the globe. Here, you will be exploring popular beaches of Goa like Calangute, Dauna Paula, Miramar and Baga Beach. Old Goa is also located in the northern part of Goa and is dotted with age-old churches and Fort Aguada.

Aguada Fort: Built in the year 1613 as a refuge from Maratha and Dutch, the fort was a safeguarding structure back in those days. Even today, you can get a feeling of a great era. It is still well-maintained, the best part of it all is the fact that it overlooks an amazing view of the sea and the emerald greens.

One of the must-visit parts of the state is Old Goa where you will be spellbinding by its certain charm. The area treasures places like Cidade De Goa, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church and Convent of Francis of Assisi, Church of Saint Cajetan, Church of Saint Monica, Museum of Christian Art, Solar Souto Maior Museum, Fontainhas and Panjim.

Basilica of Bom Jesus: It is a highly revered place since it has the remains of late St. Francis Xavier. He was a missionary who traveled across Asia to spread the knowledge of God. After his passing in 1552, he was cremated in the church where his body is still preserved.

Church of St. Francis of Assisi: Another worldly treasure adorning the scenic Old Goa is the Church of St. Francis of Assisi. The church was built in 1521 by the Portuguese rulers. It is an architectural masterpiece even today.

Museum of Christian Art: It is another great attraction where you can see a lovely collection of Rosaries and many other items made of precious stones.

Solar Souto Maior: Solar Souto Maior is a beautiful heritage structure which dates back to 1585. It has gone through renovations yet it still offers a lovely appeal to it. It contains many artifacts to ponder upon here.

Apart from the sightseeing, you are free to stroll and also shop on the market streets of Panjim in Old Goa. Panjim or Panaji is the capital of Goa so you are bound to find many things to do like shop, eat or simply people watch. The choices for restaurants can be maddening, but no matter where you go to eat, the food will be delicious.

Later in the noon, you will have lunch as per the recommendations. You must-try the lip-smacking Goan food, the delicious continental, flavorful Indian cuisine, Chinese or oriental.

After a memorable lunch, you can visit Baga Beach. This stunning place features a lively ambiance. You can either indulge in watersports activities or relax by the beach side. A cruise ride is also on the list.

In the evening, you can return to the hotel and have an overnight stay.

On day 5 of Mumbai Goa Tour, you will head out for another sightseeing tour around South Goa after breakfast at the hotel. The amazing attractions you will be taken to today are Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, Colva Beach and many more.

Mangueshi Temple: One of the largest and most popular temples in Goa is the Mangueshi Temple. This temple is dedicated to Bhagwan Manguesh, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. Here, you can find other shrines as well such as the temple of Goddess Parvati, Bhagvati, Nandikeshvar, Lakshminarayan, Gajana, Lord Ganesha, and Gramapurusha Deva Sharma.

Shanta Durga Temple: This temple dates back to 1730 and it was earlier built with laterite mud. The Shanta Durga Temple was renovated in the year 1966 and since then devotees have been visiting the shrine. It is dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga, Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.

Margao: Another renowned attraction in South Goa is Margao. This place happens to be an industrial and commercial center. While exploring, you can witness the areas colonial quarter, a historical church square, Largo De Igreja. It is surrounded by old buildings on all sides which add to its appeal. The Church of Holy Spirit is located on the other side and it is one of the grandest churches built in 1564. The building has an Indian Baroque style of architecture.

In order to experience the rural Goan lifestyle, Ancestral Goa is without a doubt a great place to be. Here you can find the laterite sculpture of Saint Mirabai. It is the tallest laterite sculpture in India. There are also open-air museums, art galleries and more.

Later, you can go to a 17th-century Menezes Braganza House in Chandor. It is divided into two houses. On one part of the house, you can find a small chapel which has a relic of St. Francis Xavier. On the other side, you can find the first private library of Goa.

An overnight stay will be at the hotel.

On the final day, your Mumbai and Goa tour package will be over. You can check-out from the hotel after breakfast. Then you will be transferred to the airport to board your onward flight to your final destination.

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