Goa though is one of the smallest states of India but it has a lot more to offer. Because of which Goa is one of the most sought-after destinations in India both for Indians and also for foreigners. This place is unique in itself with a unique culture and style. The place offers many options to explore from visiting a beach to visiting a club as well. Do check out the article to know more about Goa.
An Overview of the place
There are actually 4 modes of transportation where you can plan. You can go either in flight or in train, or your own personal vehicle or even in a cruise which goes from Mumbai. The most economical and budget friendly out of these modes is railways. But it depends on from where you are traveling- if you are traveling from Delhi it takes around ₹1000, but it would be cheaper from Pune or Mumbai. Now that you have reached Goa, there are 2 options to explore : North and South Goa. North is a crowded and popular place whereas South is a calm and serene place. If you want to reach North you must travel from South Goa as the train or flight both finally ends at South Goa. It is around 40 kilometers away from the North.
Best time and stay in Goa
The best time to visit Goa is during December to February where there are grand celebrations of Christmas and New Year parties. But the crowd would be at its peak during this time in Goa. So if you want a calm and soothing place then you can visit during September to November. The monsoons may dampen the spirit of enthusiasm because of rains. But if you are comfortable with the rainy season then is the best place for you. Now Goa has all ranges of staying places from a low budget to a high one. The higher ones are located in and around Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. So you can prefer and plan accordingly to stay.
What can you explore in Goa?
As mentioned earlier, Goa can be explored in two ways : in North Goa and South. In North there are many beaches for which Goa is actually famous. If you want to explore and enjoy you must rent a scooter which can cost you around ₹200-400. Out of the many beaches, Baga and Calangute Beaches are notable ones. You can find many Indians and foreigners here. Here you can do many water sports like jet skiing, banana boat, rafting etc. You must note that these beaches are crowded most of the year. Candolim Beach, Morjim Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach are relatively less crowded areas. Here you can find many places for photography and relax to the highest level.
After your Beach tours in Goa you can visit casinos which are also in North Goa. There is a Hard Rock hotel where you can enjoy a casino. There is also a casino on the sea that is arranged in the ships. Apart from this there is Aguada Fort, which is located in North Goa only. It was basically a historical jail in the past which is now converted into a tourist spot having a fort. From here you will get an amazing view of the Arabian Sea.
After your exploration of North Goa, you can try and visit South Go a as well. It is also an interesting place to visit. Similar to the northern counterpart, South Go a also has many beaches which are very calm and clean. They are Palolem, Butterfly, Moberly Beach etc. There are also very beautiful churches like the Basilica of Bom Jesus. You can also have a walking tour in Fontainhas, which is a unique experience. Here there are houses that are built based on Portuguese style.
Here you would be amazed to see the waterfall called Dudhsagar waterfall, which is famous for the film called Chennai Express that was shot here. You can also do a small trek over here.
After all your visit then you would be waiting for a nice delicious food. In the food you get is very much reasonable price. You can find the most variety of seafood that Goal is actually famous for. In the evening there is an interesting thing to do that is a club visit in the clubs like Club LPK, Cafe Mambos,Club Cabana etc, where you can find the nightlife of Goa as well.