Introduction • Think of a holiday in India and the first place that comes to one’s mind is ‘Goa’. It is famously titled as ‘the Miami of India’ • The history of Goa dates back to 16th century when it was discovered by the Portuguese, who ruled it for about 450 years. Situated in the state of Maharashtra, it is the smallest state by size • Goa also prides itself on being one of the richest states in the country. ‘Panaji’, situated on the banks of Mondovi river, is the capital of Goa • Owing to its location near the Arabian Sea, Goa has a humid and hot climate through the year—the hottest month being May • The monsoon season arrives here in June that lasts until mid-September • The best timeto visit Goa is between October and December, when the days are humid but nights are relatively pleasant
Accommodation • Goa is a place where everyone can go irrespective of their budgets • There are many travel agencies, such as MakeMyTrip, Thomas Cook, and sundry others that provide customers with packages that suit their needs • Goa is flooded with the best chain of hotels, such as Vivanta by Taj, The Leela, Park Hyatt and many more • The state abounds in luxury resorts as well. You can also take abode in one of the affordable options such as villas, budget hotels, and paying guest houses
Places There are ample number of attractions in Goa: the Portuguese-styled churches, such as old Goa’s St. Basilica de Bom Jesus’, Fort Aguada, Goa State Museum, Dona Paula, Cabo de Rama Fort, and Mangueshitemple These places are known for their glorious heritage and immaculate architectures. Goa is essentially divided into North and South Goa Most of the popular beaches are in North Goa, such as Calangute beach, Candolim beach, Palolem and Agonda beach in South Goa
Things to do • Almost every beach in Goa has water sports, such as banana boat ride, para sailing, water skiing, scuba diving, water scooter, and wind surfing • Goancuisine is world famous for its delectable flavours of coconut and vinegar—a fusion of South Indian and Portuguese cuisine • Spice Goa, Curlies, and Martin’s corner are some of the famous restaurants in Goa. Not simply this, one can do bags full of shopping with flavoured cashew nuts, spices, and clothes from Anjuna Flea market as well as Mapusa Friday market • Celebrate the weekends in Goa with some drinks and dance at the most popular night clubs such as Tito’s street, LPK (Love, Karma, Passion), and Club Cabana. For more info click here.
Goa tourismpromises an enjoyable holiday for one and all. So be sure you don’t miss out on this trip, which is a complete package of vacations