Ultimate Travel Guide to Goa
Goa is the smallest state in India, but on the other hand, it’s the most vibrant place in the country. Surrounded by beaches on one side and mountains on the other, Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India. Although unofficial, Goa is known to be the party capital of India. From college trips to honeymoon plans, you’ll see all types of people in Goa. It’s rightly said that there’s something for everyone in Goa. Whether you like hiking, relishing seafood or sunbathing at the beach, you will find joy in Goa. If you have never been to Goa, we’ve got the perfect travel guide for you. Even if you’ve been to Goa previously, this travel guide uncovers some of the hidden gems of Goa. So, let’s get started:
- Hidden beaches: Everyone knows Baga, Calangute, and Anjuna beaches but there are numerous hidden beaches in Goa. Away from the commercial side of Goa, these beaches are great for those who want to escape the city's madness and enjoy the calm. Kakolem, also known as the Tiger beach, is one of the best lesser-known beaches in Goa. The serenity of this beach is simply unbeatable. There’s no direct way to reach this beach and you have to pass through the Cola village. Similarly, other off-beat beaches include the Galgibaga, Betul, Velsao, Bogmala beach, and so on. Most of these beaches are in South Goa so you can choose a 5-star hotel in Goa which is closer to the southern side of the state.
- Water sports: With so many beaches, comes the opportunity to indulge in some exciting water sports. Goa offers a range of water sports activities to its guests. In fact, it is also home to some of the best and most luxurious beach resorts in India. Across several beaches, you will find water adventures such as parasailing, rafting, scuba diving, jet-skiing, speed boating, Ringo ride, banana boat ride, and more.
- Cultural heritage: Goa is more than just a party hub, it also homes some of the most significant historic, culturally rich monuments and attractions. The most popular historic place continues to be the Basilica of Bom Jesus where you can find the tomb and remains of St. Francis Xavier. It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a must-visit for everyone. Most 5-star hotels in Goa can help you arrange a trip to this historic site. Similarly, you can also visit Sé Cathedral, Fort Aguada, Shri Ramnath Temple, Safa Shahouri Masjid, Cabo De Rama Fort, Tambdi Surla, and many more. Hotels in Goa, India usually have a day tour which includes a short visit to all of these places.
- Food: Goa is known for its nightlife and food, and your trip would be incomplete if you don’t experience this side of Goa. For those who haven’t been to Vegas but always wanted to be inside a casino, Goa will be a delight for you as it has a casino of its own. When in Goa, eat as the Goans do. Try the iconic Goan fish curry, pork vindaloo, chicken xacuti, patoleo, and bebinca. Top 5-star hotels in Goa will offer you delectable cuisine in the comfort of your room so you can enjoy the local flavors in the lap of luxury.
These are the top 4 things you ought to know about Goa. You will find the best beach resorts in India located in Goa.
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