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Goa a speck on the Indian sub continent forms one of the smallest states with a collective population of about 1.4 million. Abound with nature’s bounty in terms of mineral rich topography, the inland waterways and sun kissed undulated coastline stretching for more than a 100 kms on the west coast of India. A near tropical weather has consistent mild temperatures. The warmth that reflects in disposition of the local populace is attributed to the residual Portuguese influence. Goa was liberated in 1961 shifted to secular Indian fabric. Rated as an ideal “Sojourn in the Sun” it is a favorite amongst the Russian and European holiday makers.
Most of the Districts are interspersed by the major rivers Sal, Zuari, Mandovi & Chapora. The major livelihood apart from mining and tourism is also fishing and rice plantation. Coconut and Cashew nut, being the main produce also finds it’s way in the local cuisine and brew called “Feni.”
Goa can very well be distinguished between the Sedentary South and Happening North with the natural divide by way of River Mandovi. Siolim is the last village before one crosses over Chapora river on the way to Morjim (the main activity hub with Russian and overseas tourists). Ashvem Beach is less than 10 minutes of driving time. Calangute the main North Goa centre which is dotted with taverns, bistros, clubs and beach shacks is located about 9 Kms . Mapusa is 8 Kms away. All North Goa Beaches and forts are within a short motorable distance. Panjim the Capital City is 28 KMs away.
La Casa Siolim is a confluence of the old world charm and hospitality. Nestled in the quaint lush environs of Porta Vaddo of Siolim Village is recreated with an old Portuguese facade housing 25 nicely furbished rooms with attached bathrooms. The central atrium with the skylight and flowing drapery is akin to comfortable and easy seating area of a large colonial mansion.
Surrounded by thick green foliage, the resort is a host to many an exotic flower. It is accessible to the local market and shopping areas. A short walk and one witnesses the breathtaking view of the mighty river slowly meandering its way onto to Chapora basin.
Bicycles are arranged for a slow ride by the riverside to the local fish market for experiencing the typical local village environment. One would realize that the time seems to stand still here. The local taverns tell a plethora of old tales and sagas of the years gone by.
Morjim : 04 Kms
Airport : 46 Kms
Panjim : 28 Kms
Old Goa : 38 Kms
Thivim : 14 Kms
Our trip to South India was fabulous. The beautiful temples and serene beaches were enchanting. We will never be able to forget such a warm welcome from your company. You took care of our every requirement. The hotels were perfect, staff was friendly, guide, vehicles were the best. You did a wonderful job for us.
Thank you and for assistance of all your representatives, it was a great tour. Special thanks for our driver, he was excellent. Surly I will recommend your services to others when they interested to make tour in India, and I am quite sure that it was not our last visit in your country.
I want to thank the company "Minar travel" for the great organized tour of the Golden Triangle! All hotels on the tour were great, transportation is very convenient and comfortable! The organization of the tour was at the highest level, starting with a meeting at the airport and checking into the hotel and ending with the landing on the flight to Goa at the end of the tour. All tours were very informative and interesting. We do not have to be bored and time flew by! India remained in the memories of a bright and wonderful country! Many thanks for the great time! I look forward to continued cooperation in the future.
We had a very nice trip and we enjoyed of what the company arranged for us. The sightseeining of city and shopping all Minar guiders were kind and warm & sympathies like most Indian people that are met during last week. The driver that took us to Agra and Delhi also had Very patience. We are thankful of every thing. We were going to miss India and hope to come back again. We also invite you to come to Iran and we do also our best for enjoyment.
We had a wonderful time here in India, with your perfect coordination, choice of hotels, meals at restaurants and transport. The guides were knowledgeable. Everything was just perfect!
We are grateful for this wonderful trip! Though I travelled a lot, it's my first trip to India, and we enjoyed it very much :) Exceed expectations!Your country is very special, and most of all we appreciated your ancient culture and were deeply touched by kindness and hospitality of Indian people. Special thanks to your representative Mr. Jagdeep Singh, who helped us so much and took special care of my mother ... We were really lucky to be accompained by excellent driver and guide - Mr Soni Ajay. He made our trip unforgettable. Also many many thanks to our guide. He is very professional and knows a lot! His language is very good and considers his job very seriously :). Thank you very much ! We will recommend your esteemed company to our friends and hope to come again...
Dear Colleagues,On behalf of a group of 14 pax we express you gratitude for perfectly organizing trip from 13/02 to 27/02 to Golden Triangle + Nanu Beach Resort, Goa, for your personalized attention and excellent professionalism of all employees of Minar Travels. The tourists express special gratitude to the accompanying guide. The tour leader have expressed desire to arrive next year with the group once again through Minar. Thank you.
Minar is the best! We travelled from Moscow to Delhi in a group of five and travelled to Delhi, Agra & Jaipur from 06.03.2011 on 10.03.2011. We are Very grateful for these excursions to Agra and Jaipur with guide Deepak Sharma. We are thankful to him for a good and friendly attitude towards tourists. Minar is a truly professional organization. We are happy to travel with your firm. With gratitude, Tutachkova L, Rakhmatullina R, Hasyanova R, Lee, T
Dear Minar People,
I Wanted To Let You Know How Much Fun My Family And I Had At Your Country,You Were A Fabulous Hostess.Your Welcoming For Us In Both Your Beautiful Place Of Mumbai & Goa Were Awesome Also You Made Us Feel So Welcome.It Was Worthy For Us That You Answer All Of My Question Honestly And Made Us Comfortable
Hi, Just a quick note to share our appreciation for the outstanding support, that we receive from all MINAR staff, during our stay in India.From the arrival till departure hour, we were fully supported and attended, with a great level of service.Keep on the good work and have a great 2012.
I extend to you our most profound appreciation for making our trip to India a remembrance one, we wish particularly to thank team of Delhi office for the accommodation, and our wishes also and appreciation to your representatives in New Delhi, Jaipur and Agra for receiving us graciously and making our stay enjoying.
Last but not least, I wish to express heart-full thanks to the driver you organized for us; Who has been accompanying us throughout the trip; his profession and great humour made a lasting impressing on my wife and myself.
Thank you for organizing our tour to India. My husband liked it very much and we thank you for such an interesting program. At all cities we got the best Russian-speaking guides. On this tour, starting from: New Delhi, Jaipur, Fatehpur, Khajuraho and Varanasi , everything was included. With the Indian company Minar, you can send people who absolutely do not speak English, meeting and subsequent transfer of us walked out of "hands", the tour was organized in excellent way. All the meetings, wires, landing on the train and tour all went right on schedule. Everything was clear and understandable to us. Thanks for a good trip, look forward to working with you.
I want to thank you for arranging our norooz tour on the behalf of all group. We had a very good start at the airport, our hotel on Cochin was very good and had beautiful garden & nice pool. We enjoyed the city tour & water fall and loved folk dance. Our driver and his aid & our tour leader were very helpful & nice people. I believe Zuri hotel is the best hotel that we visited in this trip and also house boat tour was really good. Leela hotel was realy the high end hotel in kerala with nice view and pool and the room also was excellent with arabian see view . We all realy enjoy our visit elephant camp& jungle. Again we end our trip to india with great memories!
All at Minar Travels India,
I was booked on a travel itinerary from Delhi-Kullu-Manali-Shimla-
My family and myself enjoyed the exceptional service provided by the Minar Travels team on each and every stop along the way. I now do understand why Minar Travels is considered to be the best in it's class.
Special thanks to Sunder (Delhi), Satish (Goa), Ali (Goa) and Aquef (Goa) for rendering assistance when required.
Once again, thanks for making our holiday a pleasant one.