Duration: 07 Nights – 08 Days
Destinations: Mumbai – Goa – Cochin
Goan Carnival is a world famous festival that circles around color, song and music. This frolicsome merrymaking is an integral part of Goan heritage. The soothing climate, jovial inhabitants, convivial blend of cultures & religions and overall beauty of the state of Goa make this carnival a complete package of enjoyment. Apart from being a cultural celebration, this festival is also a musical extravaganza. So, come and indulge your spirits in this riotous atmosphere of happiness and exuberance!
Day 01: Arrival at Mumbai
Welcome to India! As you arrive at the Mumbai airport, our company representative will be there to greet you in the traditional Indian way of welcoming guests. He’ll further get you transferred in your pre-booked hotel. Relax and get rid of fatigue. Further, you’ll relish the delectable welcome dinner at hotel, organized by us for our guests. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 02: Mumbai
After enjoying delicious breakfast at hotel, you’ll proceed for full day sightseeing of Mumbai. Lying on the west coast of the peninsula, Mumbai is the richest cosmopolitan city in India. Its culture reflects a flawless, vibrant blend of traditional festivals, food, music and theatres. The place generally carries a pleasant tropical climate and is famously known as ‘Dream City’. This day you’ll visit Juhu Beach, Chowpatty Beach, Gateway of India and the majestic Elephanta Caves. If time permits, you’ll also visit several other attractions including Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus (UNESCO World Heritage Site), Prince of Wales Museum and Hanging Gardens. In evening, you’ll have glimpses in the dazzling world of Bollywood and visit film studios to view some stunning shooting sequences of Indian movies. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 03: Mumbai – Goa
After relishing tasty breakfast, you’ll proceed to check out of hotel. Chauffeur will transfer you then to Mumbai airport, from where you’ll catch flight to Goa. In Goa, company representative will receive you at the airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax and rest for some time. Further, you’ll enjoy your day visiting the pristine beaches of Dona Paula. Lying in the suburbs of Panaji, Goa and nestled on a rocky, hammer shaped headland; Dona Paula is a chimerical tourist place. This evening, you’ll enjoy the delightful moments of Goa Carnival. Merge with the spirit of the festival; whirl with the rhythms of live music, songs and dance and relish fully the mouth watering buffet dinner. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 04: Goa
Enjoy the lip-smacking breakfast at hotel. After this, you will set off to explore Goa city. This day you’ll visit churches, synagogues, forts, palaces and colonial homes (relics of Portuguese heritage). These are the times of Goan festivity, so you’ll find the entire Goa drenched in the colors of effervescent ambiance. Further, you’ll also visit some of the most beautiful beaches of Goa like Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Bogmalo Beach. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 05: Goa
Relish the delicious breakfast at the hotel. This day you’ll enjoy the several adventurous activities. You’ll enjoy undertaking many beach activities including water skiing, water sailing, swimming etc. Remember, it’s carnival time and the wild festivity is still running in the veins of Goa. So, in the evening, at the beaches you’ll enjoy the music and rocking dance parties of the carnival. For dinner, relish the tasty local seafood and several other lip-smacking Goan cuisines. Overnight stay will be at the hotel
Day 06: Goa – Cochin
After relishing tasty breakfast, you’ll check out of hotel. Chauffeur will transfer you to Goa airport, from where you’ll catch flight to Cochin. Company representative will receive you at Cochin airport and transfer you to your pre-booked hotel. Relax for some time. Situated onto the Malabar Coasts, Cochin or Kochi is the oasis state of Kerala. This heavenly place has beautiful inter-connected series of islands & shoreline. This place displays a mesmerizing fusion of cultures & religions that bursts with colors and exuberance. This day you’ll visit many alluring tourist attractions like Dutch Palace, St Francis Church, Jewish Synagogue, Colonial Homes, Forts & Palaces and Chinese Fishing Nets. In evening, you will spend chimerical time boating on the backwaters of Kerala. Merge yourself with nature’s beauty as you enjoy the gradually roving moonlight boat cruise. Dinner will be served to you on-board the boat cruise. Overnight stay will be at the hotel.
Day 07: Cochin
After enjoying breakfast at hotel, you’ll be taken on Kerala village visit by houseboat. In this journey, you will have interesting insights into Kerala backwater village. As the boat sweeps with grace onto the tranquil backwaters through the pictorial places, you can have glimpses of daily life of village.
Throughout your water journey, you’ll see variety of exotic species of avifauna including woodpecker, cormorant, kite and kingfisher. After completing the houseboat cruise, in the evening, you’ll witness the Kath kali dance performance. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Cochin hotel.
Day 08: Cochin – Mumbai – Departure
After relishing delicious breakfast at hotel, chauffeur will transfer you to Cochin airport and from there you will fly to Mumbai. Representative awaiting you at Mumbai airport will receive you and get you transferred to your pre-booked hotel. You have the entire day at leisure; you can enjoy shopping in evening. After having dinner, you will proceed to check-out of hotel. Chauffer will transfer you airport from where you are to catch flight to your onward destination.
Take home the sweet memories of Goa carnival.
Thank you for visiting India. We expect you back again soon…