Goa – Explore the sun
|It’s easy to lose yourself in Goa, this slice of 21st century India that cherished its past, despite the traffic jams, the oil spills, the friendly and sometimes unfriendly invasions by all those seeking the promised good times they have never had before. It’s the place where you wish you had a house, on a tiny island where all everyone seems to do is eat fish curry and rice and sleep. It makes you dream of chucking your job, setting up a beach shack and selling pancake and idlis-all at your own leisure, of course.But Goa is all this and more. Walk around Old Goa, and you’ll be whisked off to a time when missionaries walked these very paths. At the temples in Ponda, you’ll be greeted with tales about how the idol was brought to safety in the dark, away from the plundering hands of the Portuguese. Look beyond the beaches for a glimpse of what life was once. It’ll be shared in good cheer, and if you prove yourself competent, over a glass of strong very real and fetid feni.
Day: 1 Goa
Day: 2 Goa
This morning, following breakfast, you will have a full day leisure at Anjuna beach. Anjuna is one of Goa’s most popular beaches, though the headland is a little too rocky for comfortable swimming. Overnight stay at Goa.
Day: 3 Goa
A hundred meters east, a peculiar statue of a man holding his hands over the body of an entranced reclining woman shows Abbe de Faria, a Goan priest who emigrated to France to become one of the world’s first professional hypnotists.
Further up on the right is the magnificent Se Cathedral, Asia’s largest church, over 25 ft long,180 ft wide and with a façade of 116 ft.It took nearly 70 years(1562 to 1631;the altars were added in 1652) to build this church and you will see why, as soon as you step in. The majestic proportion of the cathedral will immediately strike you. Overnight stay at your hotel in Goa.
Day: 4 Goa
Day: 5 Goa
Day: 6 Goa – Mumbai