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A Comprehensive Itinerary for a Fantastic Holiday in South Goa

Imagine a vibrant fusion of picturesque beaches, palm trees, fresh seafood, old churches, beachside shacks, and flea markets! Yes, you guessed it right; it’s Goa! The beaches in Goa pack a unique punch for tourists, whether you are seeking a blissful escapade or thrilling adventure!

Instead of trying to visit all the beautiful beaches and sightseeing in one trip, take your time to explore North Goa and South Goa separately. We have created a 3-Day Itinerary for you to make your holiday in Goa a memorable affair. Get your bags packed and flights booked for a fun trip to Goa!

Travelling to Goa:

By Air: The fastest way to reach Goa from New Delhi is by booking a flight. The average flight duration from Delhi to Goa is 5 hours 33 minutes.

By Train: A more affordable way to travel to Goa is by train with an average travel time of 30 hours.

By Road: Book a seat in AC Volvo buses to reach Goa from New Delhi within 48 hours.

Day 1:

Breakfast at Mike’s Place, Mobor Beach

For a scrumptious start to a memorable day, head on to Mike’s Place for breakfast. Order classic English breakfast with fried eggs, sausages, bacon, mushrooms on toasts, along with fresh orange juice. Enjoy a hot cup of freshly brewed espresso with some baked treats.

Colva Beach 

umbrella-531167029 Whether you want to walk barefoot on the sand, enjoy some water sports, or sunbathe on the beach, you will be mesmerized to visit the Colva beach. Pack some healthy snacks, beverages, and explore the ancient historical sites from the Portuguese colonization era. Bask in serenity and bliss by attending a prayer service at the Colva Church near the beach. Enjoy a gush of adrenaline rush by exploring adventure water sports like jet ski, speedboat, and parasailing, along the 25 km pristine coastline of the Colva beach.

Palolem Beach

If you are seeking solitude and tranquility, head onto Palolem beach, one of the pristine beaches in South Goa. Enjoy a leisurely stroll on the golden sand as the splashing waves wash by your feet. Put on your scuba gear and go scuba diving in the majestic world of the fishes, corals, and other marine creatures in the depths of the Arabian Sea. Rent a canoe and go sailing in the sea before the evening tide sets in.

After all the fun under the sun, head back to your hotel to get plenty of rest to wake up refreshed for day two in South Goa.

Day 2:

Varca Beach

Head on to the Varca beach for a morning walk or jog while enjoying the sunrise overlooking the turquoise waters. Pack a takeaway breakfast and enjoy eating it by the beach while enjoying the warmth of the morning sun. Bask in panoramic views while listening to the waves splash on the sandy coastline. For a tasty bite of Goan food, head on to the beachside shacks selling the fresh catch of the day.

Dona Paula Flea Market

Panaji is dotted with some of the popular flea markets, perfect for shopping and exploring the local art and handicrafts of the region. When you want to experience the joy of shopping in a traditional Goan market, Dona Paula Market is your best bet. Go exploring this market on Fridays and you will find everything from fruits, nuts, spices, and vegetables to clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, and trinkets.

Evening Walk at Boglamo Beach

Satiate your adventure-seeking soul with diving courses for novices and pros at this beach. Bask in the sunset views while walking by the sandy shoreline overlooking a tiny fishing hamlet. The best way to explore the vibrant underwater marine life and coral reefs is by snorkeling or scuba diving in the Arabian Sea. Take a 15-minute cab ride to reach Bogmalo Beach from the Goa International Airport.

Dinner at The Fisherman’s Wharf

If you love seafood, make dinner reservations at the Fisherman’s Wharf, a rustic riverside restaurant serving Goan seafood with live entertainment. To get the river-view tables, make reservations in advance by calling up the restaurant. For a delectable appetizer, order some calamari with a glass of Chardonnay. Ask your server for the fresh catch of the day and enjoy delicacies like fish tikka, sauteed sea bass, prawn Thai green curry, fish & chips, etc.

After a gourmet seafood dinner, head onto your hotel for some good night’s sleep and embark on day three of the South Goa itinerary.

Day 3:

Agonda Beach

If you are looking for a less crowded beach for a solitary morning walk, head to Agonda beach. The pristine shoreline of the Agonda beach is dotted with swaying palm trees, cottages, and shacks. This beach is marked as a turtle nesting site, which attracts many conservationists and marine biologists. After a morning jog at the beach, read a book while relaxing and sunbathing.

Butterfly Beach

A hidden gem in South Goa, a visit to Butterfly Beach will leave you spellbound by its unspoiled natural beauty and a sparkling coastline. Explore the semi-circular bay to spot millions of butterflies flying over the hilltop. To experience some peace and tranquility set sailing on a hired canoe from the Butterfly Beach. Capture some Instagram-worthy photos of the dramatic cliffs, turquoise waters, and pristine coastline. Pack your bags and go hiking on the nearby cliffs to enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings.

Lunch at Martin’s Corner

After some adventure sports at the beach, head to Martin’s Corner to savour some delicious lunch. Enjoy seafood delicacies served in a vibrant open-air pavilion with a fully-stocked bar. Experience unmatched hospitality with lip-smacking dishes that are guaranteed to make your visit to this restaurant a memorable one! Recommended dishes to order are Calamari Masala Fry, Beef Assad, Fish Fingers, Mackrel Recheado, Fish Tikka, Fish Curry, Beef Stroganoff, Fish Steak, etc. Don’t forget to finish your meal on a sweet note with Bebinca and a cup of freshly brewed Cappuccino.

Saviour of the World Church

Plan a visit to the Saviour of the World Church, which was built in 1586. Explore the majestic interiors of the church that features a Neo-Roman style of architecture with a Portuguese flair. Located in Salcette, Loutolim, this church is open every day from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Start with this itinerary and you will discover many other places to explore as you embark on your South Goa holiday. Plan your trip, pack your bags, and enjoy your 3-days filled with solace, fun, and adventure in Goa.

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