Embark on a 6-day train journey from Mumbai to captivating Goa & exploring
We visit Mumbai and the reason is that it takes pride in being one of the oldest literary societies of the country. So embark on Mumbai tour to uncover the beauty of the city and see how the locals live. Then we will take you to Goa where you will find three hundred year old Portuguese constructions along with numerous forts and churches. It is a mecca of sports activities and relaxation.
The coastline of the smallest state in Western India, Goa, stretches along the Arabian Sea. You will travel from Mumbai to Goa by train admiring the lush Western Ghats and the beautiful Konkan region through an almost all-glass coach, as your train whistles through valleys and tunnels. Enjoy the stunning view of rivers, valleys and waterfalls the Konkan belt offers while riding on the train Mumbai to Goa. The large windows and the glass roof act as a vantage point for your journey snapshots!
Country Region:- Northern India, Western India, Maharashtra
Departure TimePlease arrive by 9:15 AM for a departure at 9:30 AM
Return TimeApproximately 8:30 PM
6 Days Tour Plans
Day 1 Arrive Mumbai Airport
Arrive at Mumbai Airport and you shall be transferred to your hotel for overnight stay.
Day 2 In Mumbai
Made up of seven islands on the eastern periphery of the Arabian Sea, Mumbai attracts people from all over the country to its prosperous streets. Mumbai is also the abode of ‘Bollywood’, an industry that creates more films per year than any other city in the world.
After freshen up we will be exploring city this morning, watching the honey-coloured Gateway of India arch and the macabre Towers of Silence. Built by the Parsis escaping persecution in Persia during the 17th century, the Towers were a mortuary for the dead. Being Zoroastrians the Parsis were not allowed to bury or cremate their dead, so in its place they were left in these towers to allow nature to dispose of them.
We also visit the municipal dhobi ghats and the Prince of Wales Museum, which has an outstanding compilation of Indian miniatures from the Moghal and Rajasthan schools, whilst at the Mahatma Gandhi Museum we’ll learn a slight of the great man’s life and ideas, because of an notable collection of books, photographs and letters. Overnight stay in Goa
Day 3 Mumbai - Goa
Leaving the city timely this morning we travel by train to Goa, following the Konkan Railway to the station at Thivim. Travelling along this line offers us an occasion to rightly realize some of the most stunning scenery tendered by any of the Indian rail networks as we surpass through the amazing scenery of the Western Ghats.
The palmfringed shores of Goa were colonised by the Portuguese in the 16th century, who seized the original Arab trade settlement and began building a city on the Arabian Sea sprinkled with houses, gardens monasteries and churches, lots of which unluckily no longer remain.
Goa ultimately became the commercial centre for East and West, where traders could purchase pearls, coral, rubies, golden jewellery, silks, China porcelain, lacquered furniture, ambergris and exotic spices. The Portuguese influence is still very much apparent – the main religion is still Roman Catholic and siestas are still widely applied in the hot afternoons. Like most parts in India, Goa also has its own food specialities, the most well-liked is pork vindaloo! You may also want to sample the locally prepared spirit feni – a spine-tingling drink made from coconut or cashew apples.
Rest of the day at leisure in Goa
Day 4 In Goa
Day 5 Goa
This morning we will go to a local spice plantation, to learn a little of the spices and plants that grow between these fertile landscapes. This part of India has long been famous for its plentiful array of spices; indeed Christopher Columbus was en route to the spice rich Malabar Coast when he bounced into America by mistake.
A journey of the gardens with a local guide will disclose the massive wealth of Goa’s aromatic treasures, containing pepper and nutmeg, vanilla and cinnamon.
Night stay is in Goa
Day 6 Goa Depart
In time you shall be transferred to Goa Airport to board your flight for onwards journey