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 Durations : 3 Night / 4 Days
Honeymoon is one of the most special moments in anybody's life and this moment deserves something extraordinary. And what better place than Neelam's The Grand to celebrate this lovely occasion. Spend some quality time together at this amazing hotel surrounded with exemplary services and facilities. Choose from a range of stylishly-comfortable rooms and dine with your loved one at the plush multi-cuisine restaurant. Indulge in luxuries like Jacuzzi and swimming pool and keep your body and mind fit at the gymnasium and yoga centre. Sounds like a dream plan? Then why wait? Book now!
 
 Package Price
INR 9,377/-
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 Destination
GOA
Crossing the threshold into Goa is like entering a dream. You feel right at home and light-hearted, as the holiday spirit takes over. There is something in the Goan air that makes fun and cheer contagious, and you can't help but throw your head back and laugh with pleasure.

Hop on to a two-wheeler, may be a guttural Enfield. It's not hard to find a ride with rental guys pitching their scooters with corny comments. It is the best way to get around town and to the open invitation of the sun, surf and sand. And seafood, for the hungry.

The noisy and crowded Calangute and Baga beaches are packed with tourist action and water sports like banana boat rides and water skiing. Ingo's night market is a worthy rival to the better known Anjuna flea market and the market at Mapusa. The remnants of the hippies still clings to Anjuna with its Wednesday flea markets-a quirky, boho affair; Sinquerim Plateau together with Fort Aguada makes for a picturesque setting; Arambol is home to hippies and a sweet water lake. Palolem with its bendy palms is quieter and the perfect place to soak up the sun gazing into the blue oblivion. Or you could strike up a conversation with a fascinating stranger from one of the beach shacks.

Good times call for good food and there is plenty of that to be had here. Souza Lobo and The Goan Heritage on Calangute, Nine Bar on Vagator Beach, Curlie's on Anjuna for some wicked Calamari, Britto's on Baga for Crabs and Grills, and Ordo Sounsar and Dropadi on Palolem are a few places of repute. Local delicacies like fish and Vindaloo, a spicy Goan curry are not to be missed. Watch the steely eyed fisherwomen sell their prize catch in Panjim: mussels, crabs, mackerel, oysters and more.

While beaches get top billing, Goa has many other surprises up its sleeve largely owing to its being a Portuguese colony for over 450 years and later a haven for hippies in the 60s. History has settled comfortably, evident in the architecture and the many churches and cathedrals. Old Goa takes her place in the sun once a year during the feast of St Xavier, which is a crowd puller and the trademark celebratory spirit is at its peak.

Winding down from the celebration, if you catch a whiff of the sweet scented vanilla, it is not the Feni, the heady cashew or coconut drink that is playing tricks on you. You've probably drifted too close to a spice plantation. Not just vanilla, there are cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and nutmegs too. Most of the plantations are located close to Ponda. Pascoal Spice Village comes with the bonus of feathered beauties like hornbills and owls.

Though shadows lurk in the fringes, the party perfect image of Goa is in no hurry to go anywhere. But you've got to get out of this rabbit hole and back to reality, albeit reluctantly. And if you thought her goodbye was a tad flippant, it is only because she knows you will come back again.
 
 Package Inclusion
  • Accommodation in Air conditioned roomRoom
  • Welcome drink on arrival
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Special honeymoon cake on arrival
  • Flower bed decoration
  • One half day sight seeing
  • Usage of swimming pool/gymnasium/table games/recreation (at nominal charge)
  • Return transfers from airport/railway station/Panjim/Mapusa by Coach
 
 Remarks
  • All prices quoted per person on twin sharing basis in Indian Rupees. Rates are applicable for a minimum of two (2) persons travelling at one time. Rates valid for Indian Nationals only
  • Rates subject to change without notice depending on currency fluctuation.
  • Rates are based on Standard category of rooms.
  • Rates not valid during conventions and special events.
  • In case carrier is Air Asia, package price does not include charges for checked baggage and meals.
 

Destination Information

ABOUT THE TERRITORY:
GOA is India's smallest state by area and the fourth smallest by population. Located in South West India in the region known as the Konkan, it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast. Goa is India's richest state with a GDP per capita two and a half times that of the country as a whole. It was ranked the best placed state by the Eleventh Finance Commission for its infrastructure and ranked on top for the best quality of life in India by the National Commission on Population based on the 12 Indicators.

Goa encompasses an area of 3,702 km2 (1,429 sq mi). It lies between the latitudes 14°53′54″ N and 15°40′00″ N and longitudes 73°40′33″ E and 74°20′13″ E. Most of Goa is a part of the coastal country known as the Konkan, which is an escarpment rising up to the Western Ghats range of mountains, which separate it from the Deccan Plateau. The highest point is the Sonsogor, with an altitude of 1,167 meters (3,827 feet). Goa has a coastline of 101 km (63 mi).

Panaji is the state's capital, while Vasco da Gama is the largest city. The historic city of Margao still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese, who first landed in the early 16th century as merchants and conquered it soon thereafter. The Portuguese overseas territory of Portuguese India existed for about 450 years until it was annexed by India in 1961.

RELIGION:
Goa is a potpourri of various cultures and religious traditions. The multitude of cultural influences has had a lasting influence on the culture of Goa. The people of Goa are as diverse as any Indian state. However, being an erstwhile Portuguese colony, Goa features many elements of Portuguese culture. This makes Goa unique. The religions of Goa have coexisted for the past few centuries. There have been occasional turbulences, but over this long period, the people of Goa have learnt to respect religions other than their own. This has helped create a harmonious and cosmopolitan environment in the state that is very important for the tourism of the state. Some prosperous descriptions are here with:
Hinduism in Goa:
Together with Christianity, Hinduism accounts for about 95 % of the local population. The various Hindu dynasties of south India that ruled over Goa in the ancient and medieval ages built many temples and other religious monuments all over Goa. With the arrival of Islam, and later, Christianity, Hinduism was under threat for some time. The Portuguese tried to suppress the religion during the infamous inquisition. Temples were destroyed, and forced conversions were rampant. However, after the end of inquisition (1812), and after the Portuguese left Goa, Hinduism flourished once again as the leader among the religions of Goa.
Christianity in Goa:
Christianity arrived in Goa with the Europeans. The priests who arrived with the early traders found Goa to be a good place for spreading the word of Christianity. Churches were built to serve as the religious centers of the colonialists and were for a long time the center of Portuguese social life. Later, especially during inquisition, Christianity started spreading its influence all over the state, accompanied by a flurry of church building. The churches of Goa are among the most visited monuments in the state.
Islam in Goa:
Islam was brought into Goa by the first invading forces of the Delhi Sultanate. The later Islamic rulers built many mosques and other religious monuments in Goa. Islam never got a significant foothold in the state. A minority still practices the faith, and their festivals are celebrated with the same enthusiasm as all over India.
Buddhists and Jains are also found in small numbers in Goa.

CULTURE:
The tableau of Goa showcases religious harmony by focusing on the Deepastambha, the Cross-, Ghode Modni followed by a chariot. Western royal attire of kings and regional dances being performed depict the unique blend of different religions and cultures of the State. The festival of music and dance, Shigmo Mel or the Holi and spring celebrations, signify unity in diversity. Prominent local festivals are Chavoth, Diwali, Christmas, Easter, Shigmo, Samvatsar Padvo, and Dasara etc. The Goan Carnival and New Year celebration is known to attract a large number of tourists.

The natives of Goa are vivacious, amiable and friendly. When you travel to Goa, you discover that they enjoy life to the fullest without getting tense about the unfavorable repercussions. 'Siesta' is an important part of life in Goa. On your trip to Goa, you will notice shuttered down shops from 1-4 pm that provides an afternoon nap to the Goans. Though the people belong to different faiths, sects and cultural backgrounds, their living spirit knits them together unlike other places in India.

Whenever travel to Goa, be sure to enjoy the nightlife at Goa. The nightlife in Goa is tantalizing and people party out to enliven the evenings. A family on a night-out attending rave parties or cheering up over a cool peg of Feni or gin is a daily routine in Goa.

The strangest custom one comes across in some areas as they make a trip to Goa is the presence of a bar-cum-restaurant in almost every third house. All the trendy looking rooms of the houses are open to the public with a couple of chairs and a table. The atmosphere is just great - relaxing and conducive to a pleasant night out with family and friends. Most of the places serve exquisite seafood and other Goan delicacies having well stocked bars. And if you want to jive the night away, there are a couple of nice discotheques in Goa.

CLIMATE:
Goa features a tropical monsoon climate under the Koppen climate classification. Goa, being in the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, has a hot and humid climate for most of the year. The month of May is the hottest, seeing day temperatures of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with high humidity. The monsoon rains arrive by early June and provide a much needed respite from the heat. Most of Goa's annual rainfall is received through the monsoons, which last till late September.
Goa has a short winter season between mid-December and February. These months are marked by nights of around 21 °C (68 °F) and days of around 28 °C (84 °F) with moderate amounts of humidity. Further inland, due to altitudinal gradation, the nights are a few degrees cooler. During March 2008 Goa was lashed with heavy rain and strong winds. This was the first time in 29 years that Goa had seen rain during March
The average temperature at Goa varies between 25°C - 30°C (67.96F - 81.56F Approx). The average rainfall is approximately 325cms, the average daily hours of sunshine is nine to ten hours in summer and three to five hours during the monsoon.

Monsoon Season in Goa:
The main feature of the climate of Goa is the monsoon, which occurs between June and the end of September. Goa is in the path of the southwest monsoon, thereby experiencing a dry period lasting six to eight months of the year, followed by the annual rainfall, which occurs over the remaining four months. During the two months preceding the onset of the monsoon the humidity increases dramatically, and the normally clear skies become hazy and then cloudy. During the monsoon, 250cm to 300cm of rain is normal, although in the Western Ghats the downpour is considerably high than on the coast.

Once the monsoon has run its course the skies clear and the weather of Goa becomes pleasant. For four to five months, from October through February the climate of Goa is near perfect-cloudless blue skies, warm but not oppressively hot days, and calm seas. By mid-March the humidity starts to rise as the monsoon begins to approach again
Goa Climate During Winters - October To March
Considered as the Goa season in tourism. During October to March Goa brims with thousands of vacationers. Irrespective of caste, creed and languages, holidaymakers from all across the globe love to immerse themselves in the beauty of Goa, during this period of year. Between October to March, temperature in Goa reside more to cooler side and have a clear sky throughout the day.

This period is ideal for hanging out at the exotic beaches or peeping through the colonial monuments of yesteryears or engage oneself in various kinds of thrilling water sports on the turquoise water of vast Arabian sea. But, if you avid nature buff and wish to witness nature at its best than try to explore the state during the off-season.

Goa Weather During Summers - Mid March to May:
Summer in Goa starts from mid March and ends by the end of May. During this period of climate of Goa, it is hot and very humid and attracts fewer crowds. So, vacationers who have the urge to spend some leisure moments away from the hustle and bustle, than they must spend their summer holidays in Goa.
Explore Margao town and its nearby beaches like Colva, Benaulim, Cavelossim, Mobor and Palolo or visit the ancient temples and catholic churches during this period of year.

LANGUAGE:
The Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 makes Konkani in the Devanagari script the sole official language of Goa, but provides that Marathi may also be used "for all or any of the official purposes". The Government also has a policy of replying in Marathi to correspondence received in Marathi. Whilst there have been demands for according Marathi and Konkani in the Roman script co-equal status in the state, As of October 2008, Konkani remained the sole official language.
Konkani is spoken as a native language by about 61.21% of the people in the state. Other linguistic minorities in the state as of 1991 are Marathi (27.12%), Kannada (3.41%), Urdu (2.81%), and Hindi (2.09%). The recent migrants and not the natives speak all these minority languages except Marathi. The Portuguese language was used extensively as an administrative language during the colonial era but today it is not widely spoken.
Goa boasts about a fusion of languages. Portuguese was widely spoken until Goa was liberated from the Portugal regime in 1961. In fact, the older generations can still speak Portuguese. However, the main languages spoken now in Goa are Konkani and Marathi. Marathi is widely taught in schools too.

CUISINE OF GOA:
Rice with fish curry is the staple diet in Goa. Goan cuisine is famous for its rich variety of fish dishes cooked with elaborate recipes. Coconut and coconut oil are widely used in Goan cooking along with chili peppers, spices and vinegar giving the food a unique flavor. Pork dishes such as Vindaloo, Xacuti, chorisa and Sorpotel are cooked for major occasions among the Goan Catholics. An exotic Goan vegetable stew, known as Khatkhate, is a very popular dish during the celebrations of festivals, Hindu and Christian alike. Khatkhate contains at least five vegetables, fresh coconut, and special Goan spices that add to the aroma. Sannas, Hitt are variants of idli and Polle, Amboli, Kailoleo are variants of dosa; are native to Goa. A rich egg-based multi-layered sweet dish known as bebinca is a favourite at Christmas. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; Cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms.

The other favorite dish is pork, although chicken is a close second. In Goa like many other places in the world, alcohol, for some, is a major problem. The main cause of which is FENI. This is the local drink in Goa, made from either coconut sap or cashew fruit.

The major attractions of the cuisine take in seafood, sea-fruits, fish, prawns, mussels, oysters, crabs, feni, gin and many more. Goan restaurants also offer chourisso (pickled pig's liver cooked in vinegar with tamarind) & vindalho (spicy pork). Goans use coconut sauces. One can also find India's best of beers & local wines (port being the most palatable). Goa offers equally good options for vegetarians also with a wide range of regional vegetarian thalis from North-Indian, South-Indian, Jaini thali, marwari thali so on and so forth. If you are a person who loves satisfying the demands of your taste buds, then Goan cuisine in India will offer you immense satisfaction.

Name any kind of food and you have it-be it Chinese, Thai, Italian, Mughalai, South Indian, Mexican, Portuguese, Korean, Vietnamese and of course our own Goan…restaurants in Goa, India, will have them ready for you. This way, you won't be missing out on your traditional food, no matter what nationality you belong to. But once in this Indian state of Goa, it would be a good idea to relish the traditional cuisine of Goa, India.

Eating out in Goa, India, can be a special experience. Goa is lined up with numerous restaurants offering Goan food or any other food that you want and these Goan restaurants are usually situated by the beach, giving you a unique recipe of the setting sun blended with delicious sea-food and thirst-quenching Feni.

TOUR ATTRACTIONS:
Goa is the perfect place where you will find a blend of traditional and modern aspects of life. On one hand you have plush beaches and on the other hand you have the most natural landscapes that make you wonder if time ever touched this place. Goa is the perfect place to go on a sightseeing tour. These tours will truly show you an entirely new side of Goa that is sure to take you by surprise. The waterfalls, the forests, the spice farms, all are unique in their own way and are a must visit on your tour to India in Goa. Check our related sections for further information.

Goa Beaches
The ideal combination of sun, sand, sea and surf is enough to send a person packing his bags and go on a short holiday. It becomes even better when that holiday is in one of the popular Goan beaches. Goa has a long coastline that makes it the ideal state to have beaches. The beaches of Goa are the perfect destination for a relaxing vacation and holiday in India.

Goa Churches
Goa is literally synonymous with churches. They are living testimonies of the rich historical past of Goa. During the early days of the Portuguese rule in India, church building was the primary concern and occupation in Goa. This was because of their zeal to spread Christianity and convert as many people as they can.

Goa Carnival
One of the most colorful and popular festival of Goa is the Goa Carnival. This three day extravaganza, of fun, frolic, amusement and merry-making, takes place in the month of February. The Goa Carnival festival is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. Though essentially a Christian festival, all people of Goa, irrespective of their faith and religion take part in this festival.

Dudhsagar Waterfalls
The Dudhsagar waterfalls are located in the Sanguem district of Goa near the Goa-Karnataka border. It is located at a distance of around 60 kilometers from Margao and can be reached easily by hiring a taxi or taking a bus from either Margao or Panaji.

Goa Spice Plantations
Goa is synonymous to its exotic beaches and pulsating nightlife. Tourists come here to enjoy the relaxed pace of life and rediscover themselves in peaceful and serene surroundings. But there is more to Goa than just beaches, churches, nightlife and casinos. A major attraction in the rural side is the spice plantation of Goa.

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Package Type: Price Per Person on Twin Sharing
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Hotel Details

Hotel: NEELAM'S THE GRAND
City: Goa
Star Category:
Walking distance from Calangute beach in north Goa, Neelam's The Grand stands prettily on the main road; a big yellow-coloured building. The reception is on the right and an unusual one at that. It is a small open reception, one that would normally be mistaken for an open veranda. There are long sofas and chairs as seating and an inside room operates as the travel desk. On moving inwards, the first thing that catches attention is the huge swimming pool, which is the centre of activity of the hotel, because it is around this pool that the rooms, restaurant, pool bar and tailoring shop are located.

Location:
The hotel is just 10 minutes walking distance from the famous Calangute beach in north Goa. The Dabolim airport is 45 kilometres away from Neelam's The Grand, Panjim city is 14 km away, Baga beach is 4 km away and Candolim beach is 5 km awa

Rooms:
There are a total of 143 rooms at Neelam's The Grand in Goa, and all of them are elegantly appointed and spacious. The hotel boasts of Standard and Superior rooms and Deluxe and Super Deluxe Suites. The Superior room is a big room with an extended sitting area. The cupboard is neatly tucked away on one side, while the sofa is placed in parallel to the double bed at the other end. The television, air conditioner, tea and coffee maker and drinking water are some of the facilities available in this category of room. A notable feature of this room is that there are two separate entries to the balcony; one from the bedroom and one from the sitting area. The bathroom is simple and compact with basic facilities like soap, shampoo, moisturiser, shower cap and towels.

The Standard and Superior rooms can be a double bedded or twin bedded room, as per the requirement of the guest. The Deluxe and Super Deluxe Suites are bigger room with a separate drawing room and bedroom and ample space for room amenities like tea and coffee maker and fridge. There is a side table/writing table here as well. The drawing room is complete with a modern sofa cum bed set and table. As in the normal rooms, there is a separate entry to the balcony from the drawing room. The bedroom also adorns a clean uncluttered look like the drawing room with a bed, mirror, cupboard, table chair etc. Both the bedroom and drawing room of the Suites have an air conditioner each. The bathrooms of the above rooms are moderate with bathtubs in all of them with amenities like soap, moisturizer, shower cap and shampoo. Other facilities like laundry service and room service are available as well, for which the guests are charged extra.

All rooms also have en-suite electronic safes, hair dryers, mini bars, and tea/coffee makers. Rooms for the physically challenged are also available.

Dining:
As mentioned earlier, the area around the pool is an active corner; so this is where a multi cuisine restaurant called 'Promenade', which can accommodate 50 people and where you can sample a unique blend of Chinese, Continental and exotic Goan and seafood dishes, is located. The hotel also has a poolside boat bar, and a swim up bar, so that one can mix swimming with drinking! The hotel also has an indoor air-conditioned multi-cuisine restaurant, as well as a coffee shop, and a coffee shop bar. There is also a large Sports Bar, with pool tables, table tennis tables, and dart boards. It includes a big screen television for sports broadcasts and karaoke.

Facilities:
The hotel has a large swimming pool, which is safely divided into a kid's pool with a barricade with pool toys in it. The steam, sauna and Jacuzzi are located in the Spa Centre, where one can also avail an Ayurvedic oil treatment and therapeutic massages. The steam room, salon and gymnasium are also housed in the same complex. However, all of these can be used at an extra cost and guests need to take an appointment for the salon and treatments. The resort also has a Mac Tailors outlet. The entire hotel is Wi-Fi enabled, and public area usage is free. The hotel has parking facility,

In all, Neelam's The Grand is a homely hotel with heart-warming hospitality, if not facilities.

 
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