Pune to Goa: The Western Ghats Wildlife & Beaches Tour
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Product Code : AGORA595
Embark on the "Pune to Goa: The Western Ghats Wildlife & Beaches Tour" and experience the best of nature and coastal beauty. From Pune, venture into the mesmerizing Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna. Explore the sanctuary on thrilling safaris before heading to the vibrant city of Kolhapur. Continue your journey to Goa, where you'll discover the sun-kissed beaches of North and South Goa, immerse in cultural heritage, and indulge in the relaxed Goan vibe. This private tour offers a perfect blend of wildlife adventure and coastal relaxation.
Day 1: Pune - Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary (200kms/ 4hrs approx)
Pick up from your hotel in Pune and drive to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. On arrival, check-in at your resort or camp, surrounded by the serene wilderness. Take some time to relax and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the sanctuary. In the afternoon, you can explore the nearby areas or indulge in optional activities offered by the resort/camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the resort/camp.
Day 2: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary - Kolhapur (135kms/ 3hrs approx)
Wake up early to witness the wildlife in its natural habitat with an exciting morning safari in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy the captivating views and keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna, including Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, sloth bears, and various bird species. After the safari, return to the resort/camp for a hearty breakfast. Later, bid farewell to the sanctuary and embark on a scenic drive to Kolhapur. Upon arrival, check-in at your hotel and rest for a while. In the afternoon, visit the famous Mahalaxmi Temple, an important Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to the goddess Mahalaxmi. Explore the temple complex and experience the spiritual ambiance. Return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 3: Kolhapur - Goa (225kms/ 5hrs approx)
After breakfast, continue your journey as you drive towards the sun-soaked beaches of Goa. On reaching Goa, check-in at your hotel and unwind. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant streets, indulge in beach activities, or simply relax by the seaside. Immerse yourself in the laid-back Goan atmosphere and savor the local cuisine. Overnight stay at the hotel in Goa.
Day 4: Goa (North Goa)
Embark on a sightseeing tour of North Goa after breakfast. Begin by visiting the historic Aguada Fort, offering panoramic views of the Arabian Sea. Continue to the famous Calangute Beach, known as the "Queen of Beaches," where you can relax, swim, or simply soak up the sun. Proceed to Anjuna Beach, famous for its vibrant flea market offering a variety of local handicrafts, clothing, and jewelry. Explore the market and engage in some shopping before returning to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 5: Goa (South Goa)
Today, explore the cultural and architectural wonders of South Goa. Start by visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important Christian pilgrimage sites in Asia. Marvel at the beautifully preserved mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Next, visit the stunning Mangeshi Temple known for its Goan architecture and serene ambiance. Continue to the Shanta Durga Temple, dedicated to the goddess of peace and prosperity, and admire its intricate carvings. Finally, visit the Dona Paula viewpoint, offering breathtaking views of the Arabian Sea. After a day of exploration, return to your hotel for a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 6: Goa - Departure
After breakfast, enjoy some leisure time in Goa before checking out from your hotel. You can spend your remaining hours exploring the nearby attractions, relaxing on the beach, or indulging in some last-minute shopping. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, bringing an end to your memorable journey through the wilderness of Koyna and the sun-soaked beaches of Goa.
- Assistance on arrival at airport.
- 5 Nights' accommodation in selected price category hotels.
- Daily breakfast at hotels.
- Private AC car/van for airport transfers, sightseeing, and excursions as per the program.
- English speaking tour guide on sightseeing days (local guide in each city), as per program.
- Monument entrances and activities charges mentioned in the itinerary.
- 1-Time shared Gypsy safari in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary with naturalist.
- Bottled drinking water in car.
- Government taxes.
Hotels used or similar for 5 nights stay
Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary x 1 nights
3* - Riverside Inn
4* - Wind Chalet Resort
5* - Forest Escapes Holiday Homes
Kolhapur x 1 night
3* - Veeksar The Fern/ Citrus Hotel
4* / 5* - Sayaji Hotel/ Nisarg Resort Kolhapur
Goa x 3 nights
3* - Varca Le Palm/ Lambana Resort
4* - Lemon Tree Hotel Candolim/ The Chances Resort & Casino
5* - Zuri Varca Goa White Sand Resort & Casino/ Alila Diwa Goa
- Any flight tickets.
- Camera charges at monuments if any.
- Meals other than mentioned in the inclusions.
- Expenses of personal nature like liquor, laundry, tips, telephone, fax, internet etc.
- Gratuities and optional activities.
- Anything not mentioned in inclusions.