Tentative trip schedule
Day 1: Start journey around 10 PM from Bangalore
On the western coastal of India is Goa, a former colony of Portugal that blends Indian culture with compound influences and plenty of international tourism. Goa is famous largely due to its outstanding beaches. The most engaged and very famous of all is Candolim Beach, where tourist from around the world flock to soak up the sun. Anjuna Beach is far less crowded. It is also an amazing place where you can walk to Chapora Fort and look up to the sandy coastline from a new perspective. Goa is not just about Baga, Calangute, Tito’s and Mambo. There is another side to the party capital of our country that you must explore and it’s down south.
There are many places to visit in South Goa that are not just restricted to beaches but there are other areas full of vim and vigor that a true traveler must explore. While North Goa has a reputation for being a party place, South Goa is known for its clean and isolated beaches, shrines, scenic drives and tranquil environment. Goa is broadly inspired by beach lovers, and recreational activities are plentiful for those eager for some fun in the sun. Hire Cabs / Cars / Tempo Traveler / Mini Bus / Bus from Tejas Tours and Travels to thoroughly enjoy your holiday tour to South Goa.
Climate, Goa has hot climate as it lies within the Torrid Zone. There is no much change in climate throughout the year. Goa gets rains in the months June, July, August and September. June-September is the monsoon season here. The rainfall is more in the mountain region than the coastal region. Goa gets heavy rain from South-West monsoon winds. Goa has cool climate during then months October-January. It starts getting warmer from February and it remains till May.
Shri Mallikarjun Temple
Day 2: Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: 8 AM: Reach to Shri Mallikarjuna Temple | 10 AM: Reach to Wax World Museum | 12 AM: Reach to Church of Our Lady of the Mount (Betalbatim Church) | 1 PM: Lunch Break | 3 PM: Reach to Palolem Beach | 5 PM: Reach to Agonda Beach.
Shri Mallikarjun Temple, dedicated to Lord Mallikarjun, an incarnation of Lord Shiva is located in the Sristhal village which is 7 km northeast of Chaudi in the Cancona taluka of South Goa. The shrine is known to be one of the oldest in Goa and is situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings. One can also see some of the finest surviving art at the Mallikarjun temple on the pillars in the ma Palolem, Canacona, Goandapa or the assembly hall. These pillars have intricate carvings with scenes from the Puranas and Mahabharat. On either side of the doors leading to the inner sanctum one can also see beautifully carved profiles of doorkeepers or dwarpal.
Temple Timings: 4:30 AM to 10 PM.
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Wax World Museum
Day 2: Wax World Museum, is a small but interesting museum with wax figures. What makes the museum worthy and one of the best places to see in south Goa are the life-size statues of popular celebrities from the film and television industry. The museum also covers wax figures of historical figures belonging to Indian heritage and religion.
Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM.
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Church of Our Lady of the Mount
Day 2: Church of Our Lady of the Mount (Betalbatim Church), was founded by the Jesuits in the 17th century. The Church is popular for its fantabulous architecture, well-maintained lawns and its serene ambience. The masses are a special treat at the church and attract many a peace-seekers on a regular basis.
Church Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM.
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Day 2: Palolem Beach, a white sand paradise in South Goa, Palolem Beach is approximately 38 km from Madgaon in Cancona and is among the most favorite attractions for travellers visiting Goa. Palolem Beach is known for its calm and peaceful vibes, as opposed to some of the popular beaches of Goa. The highlight of Palolem Beach is the Dolphin spotting cruise and you can enjoy water sports, swimming, and yoga Polem Beach, Goa 403728 practice.
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Day 3: Trip Plan Tentative Schedule: 7 AM: Reach to Butterfly Beach | 9 AM: Reach to Colva Beach | 11 PM: Reach to Indian Naval Aviation Museum | 1 PM: Lunch Break | 4 PM: Reach to Mahadev Temple | Day 4: Reach Bangalore by 6 AM.
Butterfly Beach, A little to the south of Palolem in Cancona region of Goa lies the Butterfly Beach. This beach, also known as Honeymoon Beach, is in the form of a small cove surrounded by dense trees. One of the most secluded and lesser-known beach of Goa, the butterfly beach is mostly accessible by a boat (ferry) ride from the nearby beaches, which only adds to the charm. Enclosed by a thick forest on one side and leading to the open sea on the other, the beach has a unique and picturesque landscape.
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Day 3: Colva Beach, is a hot favorite among the families and couples heading towards South Goa for a wonderful holiday. While adventure freaks can have a great time indulging in a number of water-based activities, those looking for sunbathing and a peaceful time won’t feel disappointed either. Hip and happening Colva is also famous for its vibrant nightlife and full moon parties, which makes it one of the fun places to visit in South Goa.
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Indian Naval Aviation Museum
Day 3: Indian Naval Aviation Museum, is suited in Mormugao, Goa is one of the two naval aviation museums in India. It was established in 1998 to exhibit the importance, functioning, and evolution of the Indian Naval Air Arm. The museum has dazing exhibits where one can find recalled aircraft, weapons & arms, uniforms, vintage documents, and photographs.
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Day 3: Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla is a 12th century Shaivite Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known to be one of the oldest temples in Goa, the temple is built entirely black basalt and boasts of immense architectural beauty. The inner sanctum has a majestic Shiva linga and also an idol of a headless bull. In addition to that, the temple is flanked by River Surla that adds to the charm and natural beauty at the place.
Temple Timings: 7 AM to 5:30 PM.
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Day 4: Reach Bangalore by 6 AM.