September to April
History & Architecture, Nature and Wellness
A favourite among those who love to hear the gentle rumble of the sea as one basks in the tropical sun, by the pristine beaches, Goa is more than just a leisurely allure. As an erstwhile Portuguese colony, the relics of its past have given Goa a very unique place on the Indian cultural landscape. An eclectic blend of Indian and European influences, Goa is a surprise at every turn. As a getaway from the big cities, Goa goes the extra mile in offering exceptional options for the leisurely and those with an eye for history.
As an erstwhile Portuguese colony, the relics of its past have given Goa a very unique place on the Indian cultural landscape.
Embark on an adventurous road and ferry trip to Tiracol Fort in north Goa. With a commanding view of the Arabian Sea, this fort is a symbolic location where freedom fighters from Goa demonstrated from time to time. Next, visit the Reis Magos Fort and Church - first church in Bardez, Goa. Relax in the evening with a stroll through Anjuna Beach’s evening market.
Head to Goa Chitra and spend the time with its founder Victor Hugo Gomes. The morning can be dedicated to a nature walk, cycling through the countryside and bathing in mini waterfalls. Have lunch at a local Goan village, after which you can head for sailing in the pristine Arabian Sea and watch a glorious sunset. You can choose between dinghies, kayaks, windsurfs and trapeze catamarans.
Start a cultural immersion into Goa’s Portuguese culture. The first half of the day, you can focus on Portuguese mansions such as the Maria de Lourdes Figueiredo Mansion, Menezes Braganza Mansion and the Palacio Do Deao. Post-lunch, you can explore Old Goa and its famous churches with an expert guide. You will see a cultural array of churches with varying architectural styles, histories and individual significance in contributing to the diverse culture of Goa.