GOA :- BEACHS,BIKINIS, BEERS

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Everyone has a story to tell when it comes to goa and so did I.

GOA is very familiar place for it nightlife, cheap alcohol and reasonable sea food.

Reaching Goa is not a hard task at all from: - it is bounded by the state of Maharashtra to the north, and by Karnataka to the east and south, while the Arabian Sea forms its western coast

Mumbai: - 10 hr by road, 1 hr by flight

Pune: - 6 hr by road, 1 hr by flight

Goa is a very versatile place and I only understood it once I visited it. As goa is very famous for it night life but it also a very relaxing place if you just want to sit by the beach or catch up on some drinks near the shacks or just simply be by yourself reading or book or eating seafood which won’t cost you a lot.

Goa has been divided into NORTH AND SOUTH both the place to do justice to it

I went at the time of the off seasons were the rain had gone it job of making weather apt for me it cool and breezy with lush for greenery all over the place. Goa is always only famous for sunburn and sundown parties it is part of Goa but not the only thing to goa which people really don’t understand.

If the you have long weekend, then please do consider Goa for it rains for these reasons

1. Airplane flight will will reasonable and you could get round up ticket as cheap as 3000 to 4000 Indian rupees

2. Best of hotel will cut down the price to almost 50% off

3. Alcohol has been cheap round the year but you can get some reasonable deals too

4. Weather is beautiful you won’t feel so hot

5. Transportation is quite reasonable

6. Sea food is cheaper than other cities as is port city

Beach is almost empty which make even better for people to enjoy.

Thing to do in Goa in the off seasons

• The Dudhsagar Fall :- The Dudhsagar Falls, located in the Mollem National Park is a must-visit during the monsoon when the waters are in full flow

• Spice Plantations :- Not something one immediately associates with Goa, but the spice plantations at Savoi-Verem are a popular attraction in the state. The main spices grown here are Cloves, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Ginger and Pepper. Recommended highly by the locals, the Savoi Plantations come alive beautifully during the monsoon and this is one of the best times to visit them

Fertility Feast of St. John the Baptist :-

One of the prime reasons many tourists choose to visit Goa in the monsoon is because of the vibrant Sao Joao Festival. Also known as the Fertility Feast of Saint John the Baptist, this festival is celebrated in late June every year with great zest. The Sao Joao festival involves a group of men jumping into village wells (don’t worry they’re not committing suicide!) to retrieve bottles of Feni (the local alcohol).The feasts of Saint Peter and Paul are also celebrated towards the end of June with much enthusiasm. The feast witnesses people sailing on the river in rafts singing and dancing. Another colourful festival which is celebrated in Goa is the annual Ganesh Chaturthi festival

• Nightlife :- At the end of the day, what is Goa without its vibrant parties! This is by far the best season for party animals, as places like Mambo’s and Tito’s that you usually need to queue up endlessly to enter are now free of the crowds. Head to the Bar at Park Hotel in Calangute, or enjoy live music at the chilled out Cavala, on Baga-Calangute Road. If karaoke is what you’re looking for then head to St. Anthony’s bar on Baga Beach and sing your heart out. Another popular nightclub in Goa remains the LPK (short for Love Passion Karma) in Candolim, which is famous for its foot tapping music and peppy ambience. Goa is the only state in India where gambling is legal and there are many floating casinos where you can try your luck at the slot machines and roulette.

• Wildlife Sanctuaries :- Unlike wildlife sanctuaries across the rest of India, sanctuaries in Goa are open all year round. These sanctuaries are an absolute must-visit during the monsoons when they are washed clean by the rains. Some of Goa’s popular wildlife sanctuaries are the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in North Goa near Valpoi.

Enjoy the Rain :-

There’s something truly magical about Goa during the monsoon. The rainy season means that Goa is taking a break from the busy tourist season and this is a perfect opportunity for you to put your feet up along with the locals as well. Take a lengthy siesta, or a rainy walk along the beach. If there's adventure on your mind then hike up to Fort Chapora (of Dil Chahta Hai Fame) and watch raindrops crashing into the ocean. If it’s relaxation on your mind, then sit in your balcony and enjoy the rainfall along with a hot cup of coffee or beer and a book.

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