This trip is different from all other itineraries on our menu card. Everyone travels to India to catch a glimpse of the historic culture of India. But less are aware that some places in India are not about just culture, but also partying and fun. The two of such most happening destinations of India are Mumbai & Goa. While Mumbai is the most happening city of India, Goa is the most happening beach of India.
Mumbai is a striking paradox of chaos and hope, glamor and squalor, modernity and tradition, old and new, daylife and nightlife. Famously known as the City of Dreams, Mumbai – formerly known as Bombay – has a long colonial history. Today, Mumbai is a spectacularly blended melting pot of cultures and lifestyles. The city absorbs in everything into its fabric, making it its very own.
India's pocket-sized paradise - Goa is a kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, susegad and spirituality. With a coastline stretching for over 100 kilometres, Goa has numerous beaches that draws in millions of visitors. A former Portuguese colony, Goa also boasts of lovely architecture from the colonial era with many churches and old Portuguese-style bungalows.
While you will go berserk with the fascinating chaos of Mumbai, you will also have some soothing moments of relaxation on the beaches of Goa.
Arrive by flight at Mumbai. Welcome to the city that never sleeps! Pulsating, Alive, On the Move, Vibrant, Fun – this is Mumbai or as it is still frequently referred to – Bombay. Mumbai has the starkest contrast of life. It’s full of dreamers and hard-laborers, starlets and gangsters, stray dogs and exotic birds, artists and servants, fisherfolk and crorepatis (millionaires), and lots and lots of people. It has India’s most prolific film industry, some of Asia’s biggest slums (as well as the world’s most expensive home) and the largest tropical forest in an urban zone.
The private car will pick-up from Mumbai airport and transfer to the hotel. Evening at your leisure Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
After breakfast, head out for Mumbai city tour. Visit Gateway of India, the most popular tourist attraction, it is the unofficial icon of the city of Mumbai and is a reminder of its rich colonial history as Bombay. Afterwards visit Taj Mahal Palace hotel, followed by Victoria Terminus station, a former name for the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST). It is a historic railway station built in 1887 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The marvellous structure is an awesome illustration of the Victorian-Gothic style of architecture in India. Then visit Dhobhi Ghat, this 140-year-old dhobi ghat (place where clothes are washed) is Mumbai’s biggest human-powered washing machine. Everyday hundreds of people beat the dirt out of thousands of kilograms of soiled Mumbai clothes and linen in 1026 open-air troughs. Have lunch at a nice restaurant in between the city tour. After that visit Mani Bhawan (Ghandhi house), Haji Ali and Jain temple. Then drive past Antilia, the private residence of the richest man of India (Mukesh Ambani). Valued at USD $ 2 billion, it is deemed to be the world's second most valuable residential property, after British crown property Buckingham Palace. Then drive past “Mannat” (Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s house).
Reach back hotel by evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Mumbai.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
After breakfast check-out from hotel and transfer to Mumbai airport. Take flight for Goa. Welcome to the "Miami of India"! A potpourri of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea, sand, seafood, susegad and spirituality, Goa is India's small little paradise, and one of the most favorite weekend getaways. This former Portuguese enclave is the ultimate Party Zone of India. It is a lazy, hazy paradise and attracts tourist from all over India and a very large number of travelers from all over the world. The biggest draw of Goa is undoubtedly its virtually uninterrupted string of golden-sand beaches.
Private car will pick up from Goa airport and transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. The evening is at your leisure. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
After breakfast head out for local sightseeing tour to explore the charms & attractions of inland Goa. Visit Old Goa Churches, also called as Churches and convents of Old Goa, the name given by UNESCO to a set of religious monuments located in Old Goa, which were declared a World Heritage Site in 1986. The town of Old Goa or Velha Goa was known as “Rome of the East” thanks to its magnificent churches. Afterwards visit Dona Paula and Miramar Beach. Located on the beautiful and famous sea stretch near Panjim, Dona Paula is a very famous area frequented by tourists. Miramar is the beach area of the Goan capital of Panjim, also known as Panaji and is one of the most visited beaches of Goa. In the evening hang out at the Panjim market.
Back to the hotel by late evening. Overnight stay at hotel in Goa.
After breakfasts the entire day is upto you. This day is for relaxing on the beach. Goa has a vast stretch of shorelines which forms a variety of beaches. The white sand beaches of Goa are a huge draw for tourists from all over India and around the world. You will find everything here from Golden sand, swaying palm groves, picturesque sunsets, water sports, shacks on the beach, seafood and drinks, parties, massage & yoga. Some beaches are peaceful, laid-back, perfect for relaxation, while others are more happening places. From north to south, there are more than 30 beaches to choose from in Goa. Most of them have their own reputation and character.
Overnight stays at hotel in Goa.
After breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Goa Airport. The private car will drop you at airport to catch your flight for Mumbai.
To all the good things, comes an end. Bid farewell with the memories of amazing fun-filled 6 days vacations at the Happening India (Mumbai & Goa), worth remembering for the lifetime!
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