Goan Carnival with Kerala Backwaters Tour – 7 Nights & 8 Days

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If you want to experience the celebrations of Goa’s popular St. Francis Xavier festival, then the Goan Carnival with Backwaters tour is for you. The itinerary of 7 nights and 8 days has been designed in such a way that you will not miss any of the festival’s festivities. Along with exploring the popular attractions of Mumbai, you will also cruise on the Cochin backwaters during the tour.


The feast of St. Francis Xavier is one of the most celebrated holidays in Goa. Numerous devotees queue to kiss St. Francis Xavier’s relics at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa’s must-see churches. On the feast of St. Francis Xavier, followers of St. Francis Xavier, pilgrims, and tourists flock to Goa. St. Francis Xavier, Goa’s patron saint, is frequently invoked by his followers for his healing powers.

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  • guided tour of the world-heritage-listed Elephanta caverns
  • Dinner party with a theme on the Film City sets.
  • being present at the Goa street parade
  • On Goa beaches, there are enjoyable activities like water sports.
  • Attend a live concert by a local band in a Goa fishing village.
  • Use a campfire to skewer your food and cook it.
  • Enjoy South Indian cuisine and a cultural show while cruising around the backwaters of Cochin.
  • Observing birds while cruising the backwaters of Cochin

Day 1 : Arrival in Mumbai

After arriving in Mumbai late in the evening, you will be transported to your hotel for the night.

Day 2 : Mumbai

Day 2 is set aside for sightseeing after breakfast. You'll be covering attractions. Enjoy exciting activities at Juhu Beach. Later, take guided tours of the Gateway of India and the Elephanta Caves, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites dedicated to Hinduism and Buddhism. Return to the hotel. Take some time to unwind. You're going to have a great time tonight since you're going to a themed dinner party on one of Film City's sets. Enjoy the delicious meals and look for men and women dressed in fascinating costumes. Stay for the night.

Day 3 : Mumbai - Goa

On the third day, travel to Mumbai's airport to get a flight to Goa. After you arrive, you will be transported to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to enjoy various activities at the Goa beaches, such as walking or participating in water sports. In the evening, join the funfair celebrations. Participate in the street parade and enjoy the food, drink, singing, and dance. During the buffet supper, a variety of foods will be provided. Stay for the night.

Day 4 : Goa

After breakfast, go sightseeing in North and South Goa, which may include churches, museums, beaches, forts, and so on. You'll be visiting a fishing community in the evening. Such villages play an essential role in Goan culture. Enjoy a delightful evening in a tiny Goan fishing village, which is ideal for observing a rustic environment. Take in a local band's performance. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 5 : Goa

You will have fun activities on the beach. You can do whatever you want, such as relax by the beach, go for a leisurely walk, participate in water sports, and so on. You will enjoy Seafood Bar-be-cue on the beach in the evening. Dinner under the stars is going to be an unforgettable event. You can even roast your food on skewers over a campfire if you like. Enjoy the soft music playing in the background. Spend the night.

Day 6 : Goa - Cochin

You will transfer to the airport in the morning to join a flight to Cochin, the "Queen of the Arabian Sea." Check into the hotel as you arrive. After breakfast, depart for tour, stopping at St. Francis Church, the Jewish Synagogue, the Chinese Fishing Nets, and the Dutch Palace. The evening will be spent on a boat tour around the Kerala backwaters. Spend the night on a gorgeously decked yacht while sampling South Indian cuisine. The evening will finish with sky-high fireworks. Spend the night in a hotel.

Day 7 : Cochin backwaters

Day 7 is reserved for backwater cruising in Cochin. Board a traditional wooden boat known as a Vallam. Sail on the green lakes and enjoy the tranquil beauty far from the city. Explore the little islands you'll pass by on the journey. Take note of the people's traditional way of life. You will also float by popular Chinese nets, fish farms, paddy fields, and coconut groves. Another fun pastime is bird viewing, where you may see woodpeckers, kites, and kingfishers, among other things. Return to the hotel for the night.

Day 8 : Cochin – Mumbai-Departure

Board a flight to Mumbai in the morning. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later, depart for Mumbai's renowned markets to purchase gifts and souvenirs. Back to the motel to rest. Begin your Mumbai Sidewalk Tour in the evening, and sample the city's famous chaat and street food. Go gallivanting through Mumbai's seedy streets. Try out every single thing the pavement has to offer. Bhelpuri, Vada Pav, Lucknowi kababas, North India chaats, and more dishes are available. After dinner, proceed to the airport or train station to catch a flight or train to your next destination.

  • MAP (Room + Breakfast + Lunch/Dinner)
  • 3 Star Hotel
  • Meals
  • Sightseeing
  • Transport
  • Pickup-Drop
  • Cab Transfer
  • Veg & Non Veg Meals
  • Welcome drink on arrival (Non-Alcoholic)- 2 Pm to 5 Pm Available Only
  • Accommodation in well appointed A/c rooms with satellite connection LCD TV, electronic safe, Mini Bar( chargeable) and intercom.
  • Buffet/TDH Menu as per the plan selected.
  • MAP – Breakfast and either Lunch or Dinner
  • Complimentary use of Tea/Coffee maker in all rooms replenished once a day, Hair dryer on request. Any additional requirement will be at an extra cost.
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Advance seat reservations
  • Entry visa fees
  • Optional extensions & excursions
  • Personal, baggage & travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Geverages
  • Items not specifically mentioned in the itinerary or "included features" list
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • UNUSED SERVICES: Unused services cannot be refunded once the trip has begun. No refund can be made for absence by travelers from any part of the itinerary.

7 Nights - 8 Days


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    Refunds for unused services or shortening of tour due to genuine reason will be executed within 10 days of your returning to your home Country.

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  • Accepted IDs for Indians are Voter ID Cards, Aadhar Card, Driving License, Passport
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    When preparing for your trip to the Northeast, kindly remember to include a few essential goods. You should keep these items in mind as you make your Northeast travel arrangements. We advise you to pack a few necessities for your comfort and convenience while exploring Assam and Meghalaya's northeast.

    To fully enjoy your North East Triangle Tours, we kindly ask that you also investigate the weather in Assam and Meghalaya and pack accordingly.

  • Sanitizer
  • Mask
  • Sleeping Bag Liner
  • Comfortable Shoes
  • Luggage Bag
  • Portable Charger & Power Surge Protector
  • Travel Pillow
  • Filtered Water Bottle
  • Lightweight Day Pack
  • Wireless Earbuds Stereo Bluetooth Headphones with Charging Case
  • First Aid Box
  • Packing Cubes
  • A Small, Battery-Operated Fan
  • Noise-Cancelling Headphones
  • Some Skin Care Products
  • A Travel Adapter
  • Travel Underwear
  • Slippers
  • Compression Socks or Tights
  • Disinfecting Wipes
  • Energy Drinks and Multivitamin Tablets
  • Power Bank
  • Chocolates & Cookies
  • Maggie and other food items
  • Clothes as per weather conditions
  • Some allergic medicine or medicine for emergencies
  • Tour's Location

    Why is the Goa Carnival well-known?
    Ans: To mark the start of Lent, the Portuguese in Goa founded the Goa Carnival in the 18th century. Lent is a time of fasting, prayer, and abstinence according to the Christian calendar. Before beginning the season of fasting and abstinence, Goa Carnival is celebrated to enjoy the last opulent meals and festivities.
    The renowned Goa Carnival is what?
    An annual cultural celebration known as the Goa Carnival is held in four distinct cities around Goa, India. The Carnival King Momo serves as the event's host, with extravagant floats and performances by va...
    What day is ideal for attending a funfair?
    Which day at Carnival is better? If you want a more laid-back NHC experience, attend on Sunday for family day. If you want to see a hard-partying parade, go on Carnival Monday.
    Why is funfair a holiday?
    Since many people usually fast throughout Lent, forgoing meat, sugar, or other foods and beverages, funfair provides a chance to indulge in these treats one more time. With music and dancing in the streets, it's a time to rejoice and have a good time.
    Who is the ruler of Goa's funfair?
    Queen Momo
    King Momo, the chubby character at the Carnival, takes his name from the Greek legendary figure Momus, which means blame or shame. 'King Momo' Timoteo Fernandes arrived in a bullock cart in 1965 when Goa held its first float parade as part of the three-day Carnival celebrations.
    What makes it a funfair, exactly?
    It's believed that the word "carnival" itself means "farewell to meat" or "farewell to flesh," with the former referring to the Catholic tradition of forgoing red meat from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
    Which Keralan backwater is the most well-known?
    Backwaters of Alleppey

    The most well-known backwater area in Kerala is Alleppey. Particularly for couples, Alleppey is always a popular addition to Kerala Tour Packages and trip lists! Travellers find sailing on Kerala's stunning backwaters to be a very enthralling experience.
    the fame of Kerala's backwaters?
    The backwaters, which are connected by man-made canals, function as an affordable mode of transportation, and inland navigation facilitates a significant amount of local trade. Fishing and fish curing together make up a significant industry. Locals in Kerala have long relied on the backwaters for transportation, fishing, and agriculture.
    When is the ideal time to visit Kerala's backwaters?
    season of winter
    Generally speaking, the winter season, which lasts from September to March, is the greatest time to visit Kerala to take advantage of the stunning surroundings and comfortable climate. The months of November through February are the ideal ones to visit Kerala's backwaters.
    What does the term "backwaters" mean?
    a body of water (such as an inlet or tributary) that is out of the main current of a larger body of water; water that is obstructed in its route by an obstruction, an opposing current, or the tide. a far or backward location or circumstance


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