Mumbai, June 11, 2019: This Monsoon season, discover another side of Goa with a dramatic shift in landscape. Goa transforms from palm-fringed, golden-sand beaches to lush green paddy fields, effusive rivers and the air is punctuated with a heady scent of petrichor. Discover scenic islands, explore the culinary landscape and rejuvenate amidst nature.
Travellers can begin their journey in North Goa and join the ‘Godfather of Goan Cuisine’, Chef Urbano Rego on a culinary adventure; touring the colourful Mapusa Spice Market, hand-picking the ingredients for the perfect Goan meal. Trek along the ramparts of the 16th century Fort Aguada, overlooking the Arabian Sea or get an introduction to Fado music, with its origins dating back to the 1820s in Portugal.
Next on the itinerary, travellers can explore a UNESCO Heritage Zone - Fontainhas, the Latin Quarters of Goa. This neighbourhood takes you back in time as you walk through narrow lanes and stumble across charming cafes, art galleries and colourful colonial buildings. For a truly off-beat experience, take a ferry ride to Divar Island, situated in the Mandovi River and get a sense of rural Goa, where life seems to remain unchanged for hundreds of years.
Down South, thrill-seeking travellers can embark on a kayaking expedition, exploring mangroves and passing local fishing villages along the way. For the ultimate relaxation, indulge in spa treatments that are rooted in the timeless healing traditions of India at Jiva Spa.
With a variety of monsoon special offers to choose from, Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa, Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Vivanta Goa, Panaji and Cidade de Goa make for the perfect retreat. For more information and to make your reservation, please visit www.tajhotels.com.
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The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) and its subsidiaries bring together a group of brands and businesses that offer a fusion of warm Indian hospitality and world-class service. These include Taj – the hallmark of iconic hospitality, SeleQtions, a named collection of hotels, Vivanta, sophisticated upscale hotels and Ginger which is revolutionizing the lean luxe segment.
Incorporated by the founder of the Tata Group, Jamsetji Tata, the Company opened its first hotel - The Taj Mahal Palace, in Bombay in 1903. IHCL operates 179 hotels including 30 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.
The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest Indian hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.