05 N / 06 D MUMBAI

6 D 5 N MUMBAI & GOA TOUR.

Day 01 Arrive Mumbai

Arrive Mumbai. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Hotel Ramee Guest Line (Juhu)

Mumbai (formally Bombay), the gateway to India in the days of the British Raj, is today India’s commercial capital. The city dates back to around the first century AD, when the area consisted of seven islands separated by the sea. In 1661 the Portuguese presented the port and islands of Bombay to the British, and in 1668 the East India Company leased all of the islands from the British Government. for £10.00 in gold per year.

On independence in 1947 the Bombay presidency became Bombay state, and subsequently Bombay became the state capital of Maharashtra. Today Mumbai is a fascinating crossroads of the east and west where the sophistication and technology of the first world is combined with the eastern ability to sell almost anything against a backdrop of oriental colour and scent. Besides being the major port Mumbai is the most cosmopolitan, fastest moving, affluent and industrialized city in India. It is India’s financial, commercial and industrial centre, and the centre of the film industry (Bollywood).

Overnight in Mumbai Ramee Guest Line – Club Room

Day 02 Mumbai

Breakfast at hotel

Morning visit to the Gateway of India and Elephanta Island. The Gateway of India, Mumbai’s most striking monument, is an imposing arch in the Indo-Saracenic style with Gujarati and Islamic elements. It was built to commemorate the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to India in 1911. Near the Gateway is a statue of Shivaji, the 17th century founder of the independent Hindu Kingdom of Maharashtra.

An hour’s boat-ride, 6 miles across the Arabian Sea from Gateway, is the small but celebrated island of Elephanta, famous for its Elephanta Cave Temples. Carved into the island’s solid stone, the base relief carvings are magnificent. The Portuguese renamed this island Elephanta after a large stone elephant found near the shore.

Afternoon sightseeing of the city, visiting the Prince of Wales Museum, Mani Bhawan, Dhobi Ghat, Crawford Market and Drive along Marine Drive.

Princes of Wales Museum: Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum previously known as Princes of Wales Museum was built to commemorate the visit of the King George V’s first visit to India in 1905 when he was still the Prince of Wales, and opened in 1914. With sections on art, archaeology and natural history, it houses rare and ancient exhibits of India’s history as well as objects from foreign lands. Also Indus Valley Civilization artefacts, relics from ancient India and examples of Mauryan Art.

Mani Bhawan: This is where Mahatma Gandhi stayed when he visited Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. He preached Ahimsa or Non-violence, and it was here that his association with the charkha or spinning wheel began in 1917. It now houses a picture gallery, a 20,000-volume research library and a film and recording archive

Dhobi Ghat: A unique feature of Mumbai, the dhobi is a traditional laundryman, who will collect your dirty linen, wash it, and return it neatly pressed to your doorstep. At Dhobi Ghat the clothes are soaked in lather water, then thrashed on the stones, later thrown into huge vats of boiling starch and then hung out to dry.

Marine Drive: also known as the “Queen’s Necklace” is a pleasant drive along the shoreline of Back Bay, from Nariman Point past Chowpatty and up to Malabar Hill

Overnight in Mumbai Ramee Guest Line – Club Room

Day 03 Mumbai – Goa (Flight)

Breakfast at hotel

Morning transfer to domestic airport to board your flight for Goa

Mumbai – Goa S2-107 Dep: 1300 hrs Arr: 1405 hrs Economy

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Hotel Cidade Goa

Goa’s history stretches back to the 3rd century BC, when it was part of the Mauryan Empire. During more than 2,000 years it has been ruled by successive dynasties including the Chalukyans, Shilharas, Vijayanagarans and Kadabas. More recently it was a Portuguese territory for more than 450 years until India took it over in 1961.

Having been the meeting point of races, religions and cultures from both the east and west over the centuries, Goa has a multi-hued and distinctive lifestyle quite different from the rest of India. Hindu and Catholic communities make up most of the population with minority representation of Muslims and other religions.

Located on India’s west coast, south of Mumbai, on the coastal belt known as Konkan, it covers an area of 3,702 square kilometres. Panaji (Panjim) is the capital.

The magnificent scenic beauty and the architectural splendours of its temples, churches and old houses have made Goa a firm favourite with travellers. Famous for its magnificent beaches it has become a “Tourist Paradise”, and is one of the world’s best holiday destinations

Rest of the day at leisure

Overnight in Goa Cidade Goa – Standard Room

Day 04 Goa

Breakfast at hotel

Rest of the day at leisure to explore the beaches

Overnight in Goa Cidade Goa – Standard Room

Day 05 Goa

Breakfast at hotel

Rest of the day at leisure to explore the beaches

Overnight in Goa Cidade Goa – Standard Room

Day 06 Goa – Mumbai (Flight) – Back Home

Breakfast at hotel

Evening transfer to domestic airport to board your flight for Back home via Mumbai

Goa- Mumbai SG-804 Dep: 1655 hrs Arr: 1800 hrs Economy

Upon arrival connect your flight back home

***** TOUR END*****

The above cost includes following services:

1. Return Airfare

2. Welcome and assist upon arrival by our representatives

3. All meals as stated in the Itinerary.

4. All tours and transfers as per the itinerary by vehicle

5. All monument entrance fees

6. Services of an English speaking guide during sightseeing tour.

7. Accommodations

Cost excludes:

v v Any item of personal nature such as beverages, tips, laundry, telephone

call, etc.

v v All Visa fee

v v Any services not mentioned in the itinerary

Note: The price does not include: undue escalation in fuel prices, new taxes levies on hotels and transportation services or any hikes in entrance fees. Any large tax hikes and new levies shall be payable extra and shall be billed accordingly with prior notice.

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HOLYLAND TRAVEL & TOURS PTE. LTD,

TEL: 63370051

Email: holyland@singnet.com.sg

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