Choose Your Perfect Goan Christmas!

Mumbai, December 5, 2019: The advent of December is a harbinger of the festive season, and Christmas is an especially joyful affair in Goa. Come December and the coastal state gears up for Christmas in true traditional style with whitewashed parish churches, street decorations, nativity scenes and Christmas markets.

This December, travellers can step out of the ordinary and embark on a traditional Goan adventure like no other at Cidade de Goa - IHCL SeleQtions, which has the perfect Christmas package to celebrate the holiday spirit.

Located a few minutes from Panjim, on Vainguinim beach, Cidade De Goa brings to life the charm of a Portuguese hamlet influenced by Mediterranean design with its cozy alcoves, historic murals, elegant style and its own backyard beach. Travellers can join friends and family for an ideal getaway where can one can embark on an immersive walking tour of the oldest and largest Latin quarter of Asia in Goa – Fontainhas – with the Fontainhas Heritage Walk. 

Known for its rich history and heritage, guests can also explore the vintage architecture of the famous Panjim Church followed by a traditional Goan meal and carol singing at the hotel – setting the perfect tone for the day to come, where guests can learn the art of making the perfect Christmas pudding from the hotel’s chef. An open coach ride through the bustling lanes of Panjim will let travellers soak in the eclectic vibrancy of the city while a heritage tour of the hotel will throw light on the inspiration behind the hotel’s architecture and design.

A time to spend celebrating with loved ones, what better way than indulging in a hearty Christmas Day Brunch or multi-cuisine Christmas Eve Dinner at the iconic Taj Fort Aguada Resort & Spa in North Goa – the state’s first luxury resort, which opened its doors on Christmas Eve in 1974. 

For a laid back Christmas Day reminiscent with Goa’s susegad charm, travellers can head to Taj Holiday Village Resort & Spa for a relaxing experience at the award-winning Jiva Spa followed by a special festive meal at the chic Caravela, where every bite will be accompanied by the soothing sound of the waves.

Travellers looking to explore the languid and laid-back life of South Goa can head to Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, Goa to ring in Christmas.

Be it satiating one’s tastebuds with some delectable cuisine or embarking on unique experiences that bring the many facets and vibrancy of Goa alive, travellers can experience Goa and all its myriad of traditions this Christmas.

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About The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)

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 has a portfolio of 191 hotels including 38 under development globally across 4 continents, 12 countries and in over 80 locations.  

The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) is South Asia’s largest hospitality company by market capitalization. It is primarily listed on the BSE and NSE.

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