|Goa coastline at Dona Paula|
Feel elated as tiny grains of sand sift your feet while the soothing sounds of waves whisper sweet nothings to you. Party on heart-thumping music, with overflowing drunkenness or rejuvenate your senses over a dose of sunsets and Ayurveda. That’s the beauty of Goa—it nourishes every soul, every desire. With so many things to do, places to visit in Goa, how do you choose?
How do you make the most of your holiday in Goa? Fret not, as we put down four ways Goa can enthrall you.
Poetic Beaches of Goa
Have you ever craved a house on the beach? Imagine waking up in the morning to scrumptious breakfast followed by a walk on the shore. Let the colour of sunset skies splash onto your life while you let the water gently caress your feet. Two left feet won’t matter when the party gets going and music overwhelms your beer-borne heart. Break the salty monotony as you take a dip in the resort pool.
Recommendations: Alor Grande Holiday Resort, Candolim, Palmarinha Resort & Suites, Calangute The Retreat, Sernabatim, South Goa.
Tropical Spice Plantation
Row, row that boat in an exotic place that embraces nature. This is a place that will surprise you with thrills that are sure to keep you returning every time you visit Goa. Located in the verdant land of Keri (Ponda), a village unscathed by contamination, 6 km off Ponda, Tropical Spice Plantation deserves to top your list of places to visit in Goa. Take an elephant ride, do some bird-watching and indulge in a riot of colours at the Butterfly garden. Soak in the traditional tranquility of nature in this heaven!
Magnificent Portugal Culture
Sosegado, a word coined by the Portuguese meaning laid-backness is all we live for in Goa. Experience the ecstasy in the languid Portuguese homes, fueled by the enthusiasm of goan tourism and culture. Spend a night or two in the ancient villas, or heritage boutique hotels. Visit the Basilica of Bom Jesus (housing the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier), Se Cathedral (one of the largest churches in Asia).
The Spell of Curries
Goa is popular for its delicious food—indulge to keep your energy levels high. Take a detour from cliché spots and satiate your gastronomical senses with some amazing food. Visit Ku in Morjim for a bali-style ambience. Zoori’s in Anjuna offers delicious sugar rush. Bomra’s in Candolim will give you a Burmese delight, while Café Literati is a charming bookstore cum café for a quiet afternoon alone.
Feel the pristine vibe of Goa, and the parties will find a way to get into your schedule.Save on your pocket by booking tour packages, and get your flights, stay and places to visit sorted for you. With a few long weekends around the corner, you should as well start booking!