Goa is the quintessential beach destination. And one visit to Goa is never enough, because there’s so much to do and so much to not do. Like sitting on the beach and doing nothing and feeling great about it. The sounds of waves crashing on the shore will keep you occupied. And with the sun going about its daily routine, the warmth outdoors keeps changing too. And then the cool moist salty breeze that’s constantly nudging you. Uff, Goa is the best place to sit and do nothing. Or like the itinerary below, mix a little bit of ‘doing nothing’ with food, water sports and music. Voila! Are we rocking this!
3 days - 2 nights
- We land in Goa from Mumbai by mid day.
- On the way to the hotel we stopover for lunch. Authentic Goan seafood thali cooked by this amazing lady called Nivedita, we call her Nivi.
- We check in at the hotel. It will be a 5 star property.
- After freshening up, we go to Fort Aguada. It’s a seventeenth century Portuguese Fort on Sinquerim beach. We have created a scaled down version on the fort so that all of us can understand and appreciate the expanse and architecture of the place.
- We visit the other nearby beaches. Have dinner at one of those shacks on the beach and enjoy some live local music. And don’t forget, the waves are still crashing on the shore.
-We have breakfast at the hotel and step out at 10 am.
-We take a cruise and go to a private island. Here we try our hands at kayaking, zorbing and a ride on leisure boats and self-driven boats. This is a 3 hour activity, we end with lunch at the island itself.
-We take the cruise back to Goa.
-We visit the Saligao Church in the early evening. It’s a Neo-Gothic Catholic church with grand spires and gilded interior ornamentation. A scaled down model of the church will help all of us appreciate the beauty and architecture of the place. And a little prayer never hurt anyone.
-We go back to the hotel, rest a bit and then step out for dinner at Viva Goa. Set in an old heritage house, the restaurant serves Portuguese dishes infused with Indian spices. The place is run by this amazing lady called Linda. We call her Linda.
-We have breakfast at the hotel and check out by 10 am.
-We go to Rita’s Gourmet Cooking classes. Here after a brief tour of the local market, we learn to cook some local dishes by Rita. And then we get to eat what we have cooked. Better cook well everyone.
-We go to the airport and fly out at 5:30. Bye-bye Goa.