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Pune to Goa: The Western Ghats Wildlife & Beaches Tour

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Product Code : AGORA595

Experience the captivating journey from Pune to Goa on our Western Ghats Wildlife & Beaches Tour. Dive into the wilderness of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, spotting majestic Bengal tigers, Indian leopards, and diverse bird species on exhilarating safaris. Immerse yourself in Kolhapur's rich heritage, visiting the iconic Mahalaxmi Temple and exploring its intricate architecture. Conclude your adventure in Goa, where sun-kissed beaches, vibrant markets, and cultural landmarks await, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration. This meticulously crafted six-day itinerary promises a harmonious mix of wildlife encounters, cultural experiences, and beachside relaxation, creating memories to cherish forever.


Day 1: Pune to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary (200kms/ 4hrs)

Kick off your adventure with a pick-up from your Pune hotel, driving towards the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. As you arrive, settle into your chosen resort or camp, enveloped by the serene wilderness of the sanctuary. Spend the afternoon exploring the lush surroundings or engaging in optional activities offered by the resort/camp, such as nature walks or bird watching. Conclude your day with a delightful dinner featuring local flavors, followed by a comfortable overnight stay.


Day 2: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary to Kolhapur (135kms/ 3hrs)

Rise with the sun for an invigorating morning safari in Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. Traverse through the diverse ecosystems, keeping your eyes peeled for sightings of majestic Bengal tigers, elusive Indian leopards, and sloth bears, while listening to the harmonious melodies of various bird species. After the safari, return to the resort for a hearty breakfast. Say goodbye to the sanctuary's wilderness and embark on a scenic drive to Kolhapur. On arrival, check-in at your hotel and take some time to unwind. Later, visit the revered Mahalaxmi Temple, exploring its intricately designed architecture and soaking in its spiritual ambiance. Conclude the day with a comfortable overnight stay at your hotel.


Day 3: Kolhapur to Goa (225kms/ 5hrs)

After breakfast, continue your journey towards the idyllic beaches of Goa. Upon reaching, check-in at your hotel and take a moment to relax. The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the vibrant streets, indulge in beach activities at Calangute Beach, or simply relax and soak up the sun's warmth. Immerse yourself in the laid-back Goan vibe, savoring local delicacies and refreshing beverages. Overnight stay in Goa.


Day 4: Goa (North Goa)

Begin your day with a sightseeing tour of North Goa. Your first stop is the historic Aguada Fort, offering panoramic views of the azure Arabian Sea. Continue your exploration to the iconic Calangute Beach, where you can unwind, swim, or partake in beach activities. Proceed to the lively Anjuna Beach, renowned for its vibrant flea market. Wander through the bustling stalls, shopping for unique handicrafts, clothing, and jewelry, before returning to your hotel for a cozy overnight stay.


Day 5: Goa (South Goa)

Discover the cultural and architectural wonders of South Goa today. Start your journey with a visit to the UNESCO-listed Basilica of Bom Jesus, marveling at the beautifully preserved mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Next, admire the exquisite Goan architecture of Mangeshi Temple and appreciate the intricate carvings at Shanta Durga Temple. Conclude your tour at the panoramic Dona Paula viewpoint, offering breathtaking views of the merging Arabian Sea and Zuari River. After a day filled with exploration, return to your hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.


Day 6: Goa - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy some free time in Goa. You can opt to explore nearby attractions, relax on the beach, or indulge in some last-minute souvenir shopping at the local markets. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your memorable journey through the diverse landscapes of Koyna and the sun-kissed 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.