‘Goa’ , also known as the jewel of the East Coast, is visited by millions of tourists every year. Planning a beach holiday in India is synonymous with planning a trip to Goa. Thanks to its breathtaking beaches, vibrant nightlife, pristine waterfalls, delicious food, historical monuments and adventurous activities. An amazing mixture of Indian and Portuguese cultures, sweetened with sun, sea & sand , spiced up with different varieties of food and with some tint of spiritualism, ‘Goa’ is every traveler’s pocket-sized paradise.
So, Here’s all you need to know to plan a vacation in Goa:
If you don’t visit Anjuna beach, while being in Goa, you have not lived Goa! We’re serious. Anjuna Beach is not just famous for its breath-taking ambience, it is also popular for its resorts and ever-so-lively nightlife! Quite famous amongst foreigners.This beach offers some really cool sports activities. The serenity that the beach holds with the waves crawling gently to shore is just SURREAL!
However, Anjuna Beach does not open all day. Be sure about the time you visit the beach. In terms of seasons, Winters and Springs saw the most of the crowd here.
Baga beach is popularly known for its nightlife. Here you are more likely to come across tourists breaking into impromptu dance-moves and doing interesting activities like jamming, fire-eating, and a lot more.It also offers sports activities such as snorkeling, paragliding and much more, making Baga top the bucket list of travelers. .
The palm-fringed white sands, calm water and the warm rays of the sun, this beautiful eye-captivating Calangute beach has it all!. This beach is also called ‘Queen of beaches’ and is among the top ten beaches in the world. This beach with its serene beauty is really incredible and spell-binding. It has a beautiful spell binding aura and vibe that would enchant you. Are you a nature lover and fond of peaceful places? Then my friend, you will love us to suggest you Calangute. .
If you are a history buff and want to get intrigued by the wonders of a bygone era, do visit this famous Fort Aguada which is a heritage from the Portuguese. This fort faces the Arabian Sea and stands as a landmark that divides the Sinquerim beach and Candolim beach.
BASILICA OF BOM JESUS:-
It is a central place for Catholics in Goa and the incorrupt body of St.Francis is kept here.This church was built in 1605 and is one of the best examples of baroque architecture in India. . This church contains many cultural and historical values and is undoubtedly among the top tourist places to visit in Goa.
If the beautiful beaches and monuments were not enough, an experience that you should definitely NOT MISS at all cost is taking a beautiful 90 km ride from north Goa all the way to Dudhsagar falls, which will definitely remind of the blockbuster movie Chennai Express. The tremendous view of sparkling milky white water drizzling down through the rocks in the Mandovi river of this 600m high waterfall will make your jaw drop. The gurgling sound of this beautiful waterfall is enough to calm your chaos and senses.
Apart from beaches, monuments and waterfalls, Goa also has much more to offer: Such as the famous sound buzzing retro bars and Nightclubs like Titos bar, Cubana Night club, Cafe Mambos, and many more.
For adventure loving souls who don’t like to stay indoors, Goa beaches offer host of adventure water sports including paragliding, Kitesurfing, snorkeling and much more. Enjoy a deep sea diving at Grande island and get up close with the enchanting underwater world.
So dear readers, if you haven’t planned a trip to Goa with your friends yet …Then, seriously, up your game and pack your bags!