Goa : The Land of Good Times
Goa is a place that is unique in itself for its marriage of Portuguese, Konkanese, and Maharashtrian culture. Everything about it is distinctive from the cuisine that ranges from fresh seafood to rich meat, from afforable alcohol to the five star experience in resorts. Goa caters to all needs. Every kind of tourist need can be fulfilled; from age-old churches like the Basilika of Bom Jesus, to nightclubs like Club Cubana, from lazy lunches at the beach shacks, to professional snorkling, there is never a lack of things to do here. Goa is extremely accessible whether it is from the domestic and internationa airports, or the Kadamba government buses. Rest assured, you can reach your destination without splitting your wallet.
Sandcastles in the sky
The beaches of Goa have always acted as a magnet to people who want to de-stress and unwind. While the north side of Goa is more tourist-centric because of its high density of resorts and relatively more western culture, the south is more in touch with nature, with long stretches of soft sand and swaying palm trees. Be sure to visit the Mandrem Beach and Candolim Beach to experience their tranquility. If it’s beach parties, nightlife and solid seafood you crave, then don’t miss out on Baga Beach. Trace the roots of Goan Christianity in Old Goa with the Se Cathedral and Bom Jesus Basilika, and experience the wildlife in Goa’s several sanctuaries.
What to eat : Prawn Xacuti, Fish Curry, Prawn Balchao, Sorpotel, Bebinca
What to see : Mandrem Beach, Candolim Beach, Agonda Beach, Baga Beach, Se Cathedral, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
What to take away : Guava cheese, pheni, loots from the bazaar
When to visit : From October to February
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