About : Goa has a rich and varied history. It was part of the Mauryan Empire in the 3 rd century BC, followed by the rule of the Satvahanas of Kolhapur and the Bhojas who made Chandor their capital. From 580 - 750 AD the Chalukyas of Badami held sway over Goa until the Silharas took control in 1086 AD. Goa abounds with famous churches and temples and a harmonious co-existence prevails between people of various faith. Irrespective of whether they are Catholic, Hindu or Muslim, many Goans prostrate in symbiotic reverence before deities of other faiths than the one they profess. Religion dwells in the hearts of Goans wherever in the world they may be.
Festivals are an integral part of Goan life. Every little hamlet has a tiny temple or a church with a special annual zatra or a festa. An outstanding aspect of life in Goa is its harmony and there is always a reason to celebrate. The confluence of cultures is reflected vividly in the music of the church and the hymns of the temple. Revelry, music and dance, flow through the blood of the Goan community. As a result of 450 years of colonization by the Portuguese, Goan music has evolved to a form that is quite different from traditional Indian music. This historic amalgamation from the East and West has produced some of India’s best artistes, both in Indian classical and Western music. The most popular forms of post Portuguese music were the mando and the dulpod, whilst dekhni is one of the most well-known forms of dance.
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Riva Beach Resort - 4*
1> Accommodation for 3 Nights in luxurious resort
2> Daily breakfast
3> Airport / Railway station transfer to hotel both ways by private cab
4> One full day sightseeing of North Goa
5> One full day sightseeing of South Goa
6> Complementary usage of tea / coffee maker, replenished once daily
7> Usage of swimming pool(with proper swim wear)
8> Extension available on prorata basis
1> Any other expenses not mentioned above
2> Tour itinerary can be changed depending upon the availability of hotels / weather conditions
3> All expenses of personal nature
Arrive Goa (Once ruled by Portugal and presently is an integral part of India). Upon arrival, transfer to the resort. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the resort.
After breakfast, proceed for sight-seeing of beautiful and spectacular beaches, Vagator, Anjuna, Calangute and Fort Aguada (famous for Churches), Margao, Colva, Mormugao, Donapaula Bay and Miramar. The beach front overlooks Arabian Sea. Overnight Stay at the hotel.
After breakfast, proceed for South Goa sightseeing tour by non – ac coach. It covers Old Goa Churches-Basilica of Bom Jesus, Se Cathedral, Shri Manguesh temple at Priol, Shri Shantadurga temple at Kavlem, Ancestral Goa-Big foot at Lotoulim. Lunch halt at Margao or Colva beach, Dona Paula Bay, Miramar beach, Goa Science Centre. South Goa is known for its peace, greenery , village like atmosphere and also for good restaurants serving authentic Goan Cuisine. Beaches are idyllic and good for long walks and swimming and preferred by those who want to simply chill and de-stress. Enjoy a Boat Cruise in Mandovi River in the evening (subject to weather conditions). Overnight at hotel.
Morning at leisure. Have your lunch. Later we will drop you at the Airport for return transfer. Tour ends with Sweet Memories ……
1> Less than 7 Days Prior to Date of Travel: 100% of the Package Cost as cancellation charge
2> 7 – 15 Days Prior to Date of Travel: 75% of the Package Cost as cancellation charge
3> 16 - 30 Days Prior to Date of Travel: 50% of Package Cost as cancellation charge
4> More than 30 Days: Full Refund of Package Cost Excluding Processing Fees
Payment of 25% of Package Cost at the time of booking and balance within 7 days prior travel date. Booking is confirmed on payment of booking amount.
|4 Star||Inr 23,000/-|
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