Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation

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5th Jun 2016
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
Photo of Goa Holiday – This is Some Vacation by Anushri Mayekar
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Goa Holiday

Planning a trip to Goa? Or taking an impromptu vacation to Goa? However, you are worried about the budget? Well, you will be surprised by how low-cost your trip to Goa can be, after reading this article. The best thing about Goa tour packages is how everything is available for a reasonable rate. Well, then why not make the most of your Goa holiday? So, here’s how I managed my 4 day trip to Goa at an affordable rate.

Most people do not need a moment of convincing to jump at the opportunity to take a trip to Goa. After all, it is the quintessential Indian weekend retreat and honeymoon paradise. Besides the obvious attributes of sea, sand and sun, here are the top reasons Goa’s glory will never fade. Warning: Images may cause intense and impulsive desire to book immediate tickets for a vacation.

  • Beats popping an Aspirin
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It is the ultimate stress-buster. While popping a Xanax or two might temporarily alleviate tension and make you feel calmer, Goa tourism is a perfect way to attain an almost saintly aura of well-being and contentment. A big bonus is that all that relaxation will finally get rid of those persistent dark circles and make your skin glow.

  • Vast Historical Heritage
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Goa’s rich cultural legacy and heritage certainly adds to its alluring charm. It boasts of several elegant churches and cathedrals that have solemnly borne the ravages of time and continue to induce awe and admiration from anyone who casts a look at them.

  • Did someone say food?
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One may never mention Goa without touching on the subject of its scrumptious seafood. Goa offers some of the best Konkani fare along the western coastline and the prawn dishes here are so good that you’ll find no rivals for them anywhere else.

  • Explore natural wonders
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One of the main reasons people tend to go to coastal locations for time off is that they are drawn to the sea and its beauty. You could opt for a scuba diving or snorkeling session to see for yourself the different marine creatures and plants in all their multicolored glory.

  • Unleash your wild side
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Goa is a place to explore your more spontaneous, adventurous side. Offering a host of mind-blowing experiences ranging including paragliding to bungee jumping, this is one place where you can be 20 and temerarious forever.

  • Life is one big party here!
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The friendly, genial locals and diverse tourists from all over the world make Goa a wonderful place to meet new people. Shake a leg or two with them, trade travel diaries, strum a guitar or listen happily to the melodies playing; let your hair down and have a good time in this place where merriment is a way of life.

  • And of course, the sea, the sand and the sun
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Would you look at this beauty?! One must definitely travel to Goa at least once in a lifetime even if it’s for no other reason than to post Snapchats and Instagram pictures having this divine background.

How to make most of it on your Goa holiday?

Try to cover places as many places that are geographically closer in one go. Get yourself a place somewhere on Baga (or between Baga and Anjuna). So, if you love nightlife, sumptuous food, here is a travel itinerary you can follow on your Goa holiday:

  • Day 1: Start from south and gently work your way up north. Spend the morning in Calangute, have an afternoon swim followed by lunch at Baga. Cover Anjuna if you have time. But in any case, make sure to be in Vagator (more precisely, on top of the Chapora fort) for the beautiful sunset. End the day with dinner at Curly's or Mambo's or Tito's or all 3, if possible.
  • Day 2: Start from Cavalossim, up to Colva, Majorda and finally Bogmalo. End with a dinner treat at John's or Joet's.Alternatively, start from Bogmalo and work your way south to end the day at Cavalossim, topped with dinner at Martin's corner.
  • Day 3: Start the day by spending the morning on Aguada fort, visit the two most famous churches - Basilica of Bom Jesus and Lady of Immaculate Conception - in the afternoon, go for go-karting in the evening and celebrate with dinner and drinks (with, if lucky, a good football match) at King's pub.
  • Day 4: Explore Spice village tour in Goa, the exciting tour starts at 8:00 am in the morning. Discover their importance in Goan cuisine as well as daily life. Enjoy a delicious lunch in between your tour. Explore Madgaon, which has a distinct Portugese touch in everything - architecture, roads, even the air.

Calangute is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike.

Photo of Varca Beach, Varca Beach, Fatrade, Goa by Anushri Mayekar

Your island experience in Goa will never be complete without snorkeling. It is one of the most popular activities that tourists partake in whilst on an island trip.

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Acacia Palms a boutique resort located Colva Beach in the south of Goa is thoroughly loved by tourists.

Photo of Acacia Resort, Acacia Resort, Colva, Goa 403708, India by Anushri Mayekar

Fort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim Beach, overlooking the Arabian Sea.

Photo of Aguada Fort, Aguada Fort Area, Candolim, Goa, India by Anushri Mayekar

Go-karting in Goa: If you love driving, you should certainly visit the go-karting track in Goa. The length of the track is about 550 m and it has enough curves to thrill you. Racing enthusiasts should certainly not miss this!

Photo of Arpora, Arpora, Goa 403519, India by Anushri Mayekar

Calangute is a town in North Goa, famous for its beach. The beach is the largest in North Goa and visited by thousands of domestic and international tourists alike.

Photo of Calangute Beach, Calangute Beach, Calangute, Goa 403516, India by Anushri Mayekar

One of the oldest tropical plantations in Goa, it has an intercropping of spices with coconuts, betel nuts, pineapples and other fruits.

Photo of Spice village tour by Anushri Mayekar

The Rivasa Resort is considered to be the best hotel in Calangute offering the finest level of hospitality amidst unmatched facilities and services at affordable prices.

Photo of The Rivasa Resort, Dr. Afonso Road, Umtawado, Calangute, Bardez, Goa 403516, India by Anushri Mayekar

Baga Beach is a popular beach and tourist destination in North Goa Baga is located at the north end of the contiguous beach stretch that starts from Sinquerim, Candolim, leads to Calangute and then to Baga.

Photo of Baga Beach, Baga Beach, Goa 403519 by Anushri Mayekar

The Basilica of Bom Jesus or Borea Jezuchi Bajilika (Portuguese: Basílica do Bom Jesus) is located in Goa, India, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Photo of Basilica of Bom Jesus, Old Goa Rd, Bainguinim, Goa 403402, India by Anushri Mayekar

Perfect location if you want to be away from the hustle n bustle of the beach

Photo of Hawain Shack Goa by Anushri Mayekar

The Se Catedral de Santa Catarina, known as Se Cathedral, is the cathedral of the Latin Rite Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman and the seat of the Patriarch of the East Indies. It is located in Old Goa, India.

Photo of Se Cathedral, Velha, Goa 403402, India by Anushri Mayekar
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