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Mormugao, Goa, India

Mormugao, Goa, India

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White sands, swaying palms & spices

The balmy shores of Goa (and the port of Mormugao) have beckoned restless wanderers for centuries, from the Portuguese who occupied the area for four and a half centuries, to the artists, painters, and architects who now call this lush tropical land home. But for all the restless energy that has brought folks here, Goa is famous for it’s feeling of susegad—a relaxed, laid-back attitude towards life.

Speaking of, relaxing on the pristine beaches is practically a requirement for visiting, and there are plenty of places to enjoy the sand between your toes. And once you’ve soaked up some sun, explore some of the craft markets found throughout the region. The Aparent shop in Vasco da Gama in particular specializes in delicate crochet pieces, perfect for tucking into a suitcase to bring home. But take note: Siesta is much-loved and observed tradition.

If you’re looking for a tipple, sample the local liquor, Feni, made from cashews in Northern Goa, and coconut in Southern Goa. This distinctive drink is made in traditional stills using methods passed down from Portuguese settlers (or occupiers, depending on who you ask). But beware, it’s famously potent, so one might be enough!

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SPICE PLANTATIONS

SPICE PLANTATIONS

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SPICE PLANTATIONS

SPICE PLANTATIONS

Foodies can't visit Goa without exploring one of the many traditional spice plantations. Amid lush, green landscapes, uncover the stories behind the spices and learn traditional, organic farming methods. 

DEVIL'S CANYON

DEVIL'S CANYON

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DEVIL'S CANYON

DEVIL'S CANYON

Hike this picturesque river gorge, found in the jungles of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Take in the rich flora and fauna of the jungle and this stunning geological wonder, said to have an “unfathomable” water depth.

UNESCO Taj Mahal Overland 3 Day / 2 Night

UNESCO Taj Mahal Overland 3 Day / 2 Night

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UNESCO Taj Mahal Overland 3 Day / 2 Night

UNESCO Taj Mahal Overland 3 Day / 2 Night

Welcome to Delhi, the intriguing cultural and historical center of India’s past and future, built over 450 years by a succession of empires. A journey to Agra includes a visit to the magnificent Fort Agra and the highlight of your trip, the astonishing Taj Mahal.

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Mormugao, Goa, India At a glance

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Local Details:
GPS: 15°24'0"N 73°47'60"E
Population: 101,068
Country Code: +91

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