Escape to the sun-soaked beaches of India’s west coast, then lose yourself in the dizzying metropolis of Mumbai on this private 5-day break from Delhi, including accommodation and domestic flights. Stroll the palm-fringed beaches, visit the landmark Mangueshi Temple and admire the Portuguese colonial architecture of Goa, with plenty of free time to lounge on the beach or cruise along the coast (own expense). Then, fly to Mumbai, India’s biggest and busiest city, for a taste of modern cosmopolitan India, where your tour ends.
Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
Day 1: Delhi - Goa
Transfer to the airport for your flight for Goa. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore Goa at your leisure. Overnight: Goa
Day 2: Goa (B)
Goa was colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century and stayed under their rule until the Indian government regained control in 1961; this history has left the seaside state of Goa with a with a legacy of cultural enrichment. The area is known for its beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Eastern and western influences including a nod to the former Portuguese rulers can be found in Goa's cuisine, architecture and religion.
In the morning, enjoy a half-day tour the old city of Goa, see the Mangueshi Temple and witness the daily pujas (offerings) to the deities. Take a stroll along the palm-lined coast of Miramar Beach and Dona Pula. The afternoon is free to explore at your leisure. Overnight: Goa
Day 3: Goa (B)
Enjoy a free day with no touring arrangements. Relax by the beach or explore more of Goa’s quaint towns, with cobble-stone streets and white-washed churches and shrines. Overnight: Goa
Day 4: Goa - Mumbai (B)
In the afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Mumbai. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Mumbai is a bustling city that blends the old with the new. See the stark contrast of this wealthy city, with its palm-lined streets, art deco homes and fashionable shopping areas amid the chaos of daily life, where cows roam the streets and wallas (local tradesmen) ply their trade. Overnight: Mumbai
Day 5: Mumbai (B)
This morning, transfer to the Mumbai airport where your tour concludes.
Superior Hotels: Superior properties with an emphasis on comfort, well located with personalized service
Goa: Hotel Alila Diwa or similar
Mumbai: Hotel Taj President or similar
Standard Hotels: Clean, comfortable value-for-money accommodation with private facilities
Goa: Hotel Lazy Lagoon or similar
Mumbai: Hotel Fariyas or similar