India Mumbai and Goa Holiday

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India Mumbai and Goa Holiday is a combination of the crazy and cool cities of India. Whilst in Goa, visit the exhibits from the cultural influence of the Portuguese. Goa's has all it needs for a perfect holiday. Fantastic weather year round, open-air nightclubs and plenty of water sports activities. Browse the various flea markets such as Mapusa Market, Saturday Night Bazaar and the Anjuna Flea market. For the adventurous, take a bike ride or an ATV ride (all-terrain vehicle ride). During this vacation relax on the beautiful beaches of Goa and visit the city of Mumbai, known as the crazy city full of life.

At a glance

Day 1 Arrive Mumbai. Transfer to Hotel
Day 2 Morning city tour of Mumbai
Day 3 Mumbai at leisure
Day 4 Flight to Goa. Check in at hotel
Day 5 Goa morning city tour
Day 6 Goa at leisure
Day 7 Transfer to Goa Airport. End of tour

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Country information

India’s Different Seasons
India climate is considered hot; however, the weather varies a lot depending on which part of the country you visit. The South has Monsoons whereas the North may be covered in snow. The best time to travel is between October and March (except for the Far North, where you will encounter winter conditions from November onwards)

Overview of food & drink
India’s food is tantalising and spicy and comes in so many varieties. Rice is the foundation of each dish. This does not exclude a number for breads from light to roasted. Northern Indian food mostly consists of meaty stews and kebabs. Southern India is known for its spiced vegetarian curries and dosas. Goa and Kerala will serve you the best seafood dishes.
Drink only bottled water during your stay in India. Nimbu Pani (Lemonade) is a traditional and most common Indian drink, made of lemon and ginger juice. Coconut water is preferred by many locals across India. Toddy is a famous alcoholic drink in Madhya Pradesh that is made from various palm plants. Jal Jeera, the magical drink to survive the hot Indian Summers

Tipping
Usually, add 10 to 15% when eating out. Restaurants in Delhi and Mumbai often charge a ‘service charge’, not to be confused with ‘service tax’ (which is a government-levied tax). When a ‘service charge’ is levied no tip is expected. When you have a driver over multiple days you should tip him between 150 – 300 INR per day. Again, base this on how happy you were with his service and local knowledge

Culture and Language
It’s traditional to greet people using ‘Namaste’; place both hands together and bow slightly. In urban areas this is often overlooked. Indian culture is based on a hierarchical system, so elders and superior are greeted first. Avoid standing too close to others. Use your right hand to touch, accept or give something. Do not use public displays of affection

Getting around in India
Air carriers serve all major cities and large towns. There are several domestic “low Budget” options
Taxis and auto rickshaws are a very popular way of getting around the major cities. These rides are charged by the kilometer. Insist that your vehicle has a meter before going on your journey. Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai have metro systems. Rail is India is widely available. Shatabdi Express connects major and secondary cities. Advanced reservations are essential

Here are some traditional dishes
Alu Gobi: a dish made with potatoes (aloo), cauliflower (gobi) and Indian spices
Butter Chicken: traditionally cooked in a tandoor; but may be grilled, roasted or pan-fried with a special gravy
Rogan Josh: consists of braised lamb chunks cooked with a gravy based on browned onions or shallots, yogurt, garlic, ginger and aromatic spices
Malai Kofta: cooked in a creamy gravy made of tomatoes and cashew nuts
Naan: leavened, oven-baked flatbread normally served with all meals
 

Goa is a hub of varied lifestyle and culture and its inhabitants are lively and love merrymaking. It is also a favorite holiday destination within the country. The sun-kissed beaches, incredible churches and excellent forts make it an amazing place to visit. The irresistible scenic beauty of the Goa includes the brighter sun, deep sea and silvery sand.  The beaches of Goa has the ability to attract massive crowd from all around the world; through the magic of its beaches, culture, history and youthful vibe

Mumbai

Mumbai, the City of Dreams and capital of Maharashtra rubs its shoulders with some of the world’s most developed cities. Both Goa and Mumbai are among the best destinations of India, and this is your chance to explore them. The Mumbai-Goa tour takes you the best of attractions of both these cities. Not just shopping and sightseeing, if you are an adventure seeker, fun sports activities in Goa are going to engage you.


Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Mumbai

  • You are met by our representative in the arrival Hall
  • Transfer to the hotel and check-in
  • Overnight at your hotel in Mumbai.
Day 2

Mumbai (B)

  • After breakfast we have a half day tour of Mumbai.
  • Visit the Gateway of India; Mumbai’s principle landmark. This arch of yellow basalt was erected on the waterfront in 1924 to commemorate King George V’s visit to Mumbai in 1911.
  • Drive past the Secretariat of Maharashtra Government and along the Marine Drive which is fondly known as the ‘Queen’s Necklace’.
  • Visit Mani Bhavan; where Mahatma Gandhi stayed during his visits to Mumbai.
  • Drive past the Victoria Terminus; the principal railway station of Mumbai; a beautiful building that symbolizes the ethos of the Edwardian architecture; well worth a photo stop.
  • At the Church gate station see the Dabbawalas – a unique tiffing delivery service run by over 5000 semiskilled workers of delivering lunch to corporate executives from their homes.
  • Visit the ‘Dhobi Ghat’; an open laundry where Mumbai’s ‘dirties’ are scrubbed; bashed; dyed and hung out to dry – a nice photography stop and well worth a visit.
  • Visit the ISKON Temple devoted to Lord Krishna in time for the noon Aarti and continue to the colorful Crawford market and Flora fountain a large bustling square; in the heart of the city.
  • Return to the hotel after the tour.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Mumbai.
Day 3

Mumbai (B)

  • Day at your leisure to explore and experience Mumbai.
  • Overnight at your hotel in Mumbai.

Inclusions

  • Meet and assist on arrival and departure by our local representative 
  • Sightseeing tours and intercity transfers as per itinerary in AC vehicle
  • 6 Nights’ Accommodation at selected hotels in double room sharing
  • Meals: as mentioned 
  • Local English Speaking Guide

Exclusions

  • International/Domestic flights – Departure & Fuel taxes (Contact us for best airfares)
  • Personal expenses, meals and drinks unless otherwise specified
  • Travel insurance
  • India visa fee
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees
  • Services not stated in the itinerary

Validity

  • Rate valid for travel between 01 OCT 18 and 31 MAR 2019
  • Seasonal supplements for travel between 18 DEC 18 and 10 JAN 19

    Contact us for any other date of travel required