Pint-sized Goa is more than beaches and trance parties. It’s a blend of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with the sun, sea, sand, seafood and spirituality, there’s nowhere in India quite like it. Goa’s biggest asset is undoubtedly its uninterrupted string of golden sandy beaches and turquoise blue waters. These beaches cater to every whim and fancy be it beautiful Arambol, brasher Baga, laid back Mandrem or the lovely fringed beaches Palolem which house quaint beach cottages right up to fancy five star hotels with the calmness and beauty of the water where the only footprints will be the scuttling crabs and your own. For all you foodies out there when you think of Goa you think ‘Goan food’ yes the scents, spices and flavour you find in Goa is unlike anything else. Whether it is a morning Bhaji-pao, a piquant Vindaloo, some delicious crispy fried fish or some delicious spicy Goan Xacuti. In Goa the best way to get the real taste of Goan cuisine is to visit the villages, over there the traditional approach to Goan food is beyond delicious. Need to fit in some relaxation and ‘me’ time in your travel? Want to top up your chi as well as get that beautiful tanned body you’ve always dreamed of? Goa has many lovely places where you can take Tai chi lessons, Reiki healing courses, Meditation and many other courses, the trainers in Goa come from different backgrounds and are trained to provide the best possible services. Many people come to Goa to get away from their hectic lifestyle and just relax in the serenity and beauty of what Goa has to offer. For those of you to love to explore and discover new places some of the best places to visit to get to know about Goan or Portuguese culture are the colonial architecture and heritage. Some of the Forts in Goa are beyond beautiful, it takes you back to the olden days when life used to be simple and peaceful. The Portuguese arrived in Goa in the early 1510s and their indelible mark is still evident in the states whitewashed churches, crumbling forts, colorful catholic cemeteries, stunning cathedrals and intricate architecture. Come to Goa to party? We’ve got your trip sorted. Goa is home to the best nightlife places in India. From Nightclubs on the beach to nightclubs in the sky we’ve got it all. Music ranges from chill relaxing music to throbbing party beats, you name it we’ve got it. As for those midnight munchies most of the restaurants in Goa stay open until the wee hours catering to the hungry party crowd. Shopping in Goa is very different and unique, from lovely colorful market places, night markets to the beach boutiques it’s an array of colors, contrasts, clothing, accessories, footwear, designer items and more. The beauty of these items are in the love and time the locals take in making them, it’s not surprising to see the market places crowded with tourists, foreigners and locals.
So next time you plan a trip why not come to Goa, we can promise you it’s an experience you’ll never forget!