Tito's, Bom Jesus and Baga Beach! Three names that pop up in our heads when someone mentions a Goa vacation. Immodest amounts of alcohol, late night beach parties and hungover mornings are what Goa has been associated with. But it's done and dusted, there's been a paradigm shift in the idea of 'fun', from getting drunk, lost and broke on a beach, to living and savouring every bit of life and culture of Goa. Getting to know the local life, going fishing with fishermen, enjoying authentic and delectable seafood and relaxing on a clean and quiet beach, the idea of a Goa vacation has been transforming.
And to fuel it further, as the Goa season arrives and tourist elbow each other out of Baga and Calangute, I have an entire list of culturally enriched Goan villages, that will give you a whole new Goan experience. From beaches to food, from turtles to dolphins, and some amazing souvenir shopping, everything is here, minus the crowd!