A Guide to Goa Holidays

Goa is considered to be the richest state in India. With so many interesting tourist attractions, most of the Goa’s income comes from tourism. It is also the smallest state in the country, but when it comes to culture, history, and natural resources, Goa packs a lot. It has more than 80 miles of coastline and used to be a Portuguese territory, giving its very Asian background a classy European twist, as what can be seen in many of its establishments. Goa holidays are known to be enriching for the mind, body, and spirit.

Beaches

There are about 30 beaches sharing Goa’s coastline and they can be a possible venue for holidays in Goa. The Arambol Beach is perhaps the most popular beach in Goa. This is located in the northern part of Goa India. This is claimed to be one of the best beaches in India and naturally, locals and tourists go here to swim, enjoy the sun and have fun with the family. The sunset at the Arambol Beach is simply admirable. Just looking at it while strolling along the shoreline, is a very relaxing experience. The Agonda Beach is another venue that the guests will surely love. This is a serene place, where it is just all about the water, the sun, and the great view.

Parties

As a former hippie haven, Goa has a reputation for giving the best and most exciting parties. The Paradiso in Anjuna is the best place to check for those who would like to experience the hottest Goa parties for their Goa holidays. Here, the guests can party while looking out on the sea. The DJ plays the hottest music so visitors can simply dance the night away, in the true Goan tradition. Another place that becomes alive at night is the Hilltop. This is a highly recommended place for those who would like to spend the night drinking and bonding with friends over great music. This is located in Vagator and will definitely help the guests have a great time while spending their holidays in Goa.

Recreational Activities

Holidays to Goa are mostly spent at the beach and naturally, this is the place where guests can engage in a number of daring water sports to make their stay unforgettable. Guests can ski, try parasailing, and try beating the waves with a surf board. Diving in Goa is also quite popular. A good place to visit is Barracuda Diving.

Food

Goa holidays are the best time to try the many different dishes that made India very popular. The Cicade de Goa is a Portuguese themed restaurant where guests can have some meals. The Zeebop at the Utorda Beach is also a must try. They serve King Fish curry, red snapper in butter and garlic. Alcoholic beverages are also available. The Vernekar Restaurant is a great place to get some really cheap tandoori chicken. The Fisherman’s Cove is also another. They serve Shalimar chicken, which is chicken served with a very spicy sauce. This is addictive and affordable too. The cashew nuts that are sold by packs on sidewalk shops are another hit. The nutty yet a bit spicy flavour of the cashew nut is something worth trying.

Shopping

Goa is a shopper’s haven, which is why holidays to Goa will never be complete without splurging on something. Because it is in India, the best souvenirs can be found here, from the richest fabrics, to the best trinkets, colourful accessories and even scented products made with all natural plant extracts.
Some of the best things you can find here are local handicrafts. There are plenty of brass goods, wooden furniture, and seashell arts. Anjuna and Mapusa are highly recommended shopping destinations. Everything a traveller might be interested in is right here. There are plenty of beach wear, native hammock, and several interesting pieces such as purses, earrings, and bangles.

Attractions

Goa is a home to so many attractions, making Goa holidays packed with so many interesting things to tell your friends about. Probably places that anyone should visit are the spice plantations. For one thing, Europeans particularly the Spaniards and the Portuguese, competed with each other for the sake of acquiring the spices that are found only in the Orient. The Ponda Region is popular because of its organic means of planting spices. There are cloves, black pepper, chilli, coriander, cardamom, and a whole lot more. There are also plenty of fragrant tropical fruits like banana and pineapple.

Another must visit place for a great holidays to Goa is the Alorna Fort. Located at Alorna Village, this dates back to the 17th century. The fort is no longer as beautiful as it once were. However, it is a peaceful site to visit, if only for the peace and quiet. For the art lovers, they should definitely check the Ancestral Goa Museum, which can be found in Loutolim. The museum’s design is open air, giving it a more laidback and relaxed ambience.

For nature lovers who would want to spend the most of their holidays in Goa outdoors, the Arvalem waterfalls is a great place to visit. This has a height of about 50 metres and is considered to be one of the most breathtaking sights to see in Goa. This is located in North Goa and is highly therapeutic. The waterfalls are situated in a place where there’s plenty of greenery, giving visitors a chance to bond with nature. There are also caves nearby which are also very popular among tourists.

India is a very interesting country and one of its most popular gems is Goa. This is a very well loved place by a lot of travellers simply because it is rich in culture, history, and has an abundance of natural resources. This is the perfect example of the union of the east and west—-the merger of Asian and European influences. Goa holidays are sure to be a lot of fun. Book your stay today and explore this amazing state in India.