The cure for everything is SALTWATER- sweat, tears or The Sea- Isak Dinesen.
Goa, the beach state of India, is a favourite destination for the old and young ones. The beautiful beaches, the colonial influence in lifestyle and rocking nightlife are the major attributes that make Goa a favourite destination to enjoy holidays. Goa is a wonderful place for travellers looking for a destination to enjoy and relax. The destination is also a preferred honeymoon destination for the newlywed couple. The nightlife life of Goa makes it a happening holiday destination for all.
Although, checking the whole place is a job of couple of days, one can wisely plan for a short trip and check some of the most visited locations or as many as the time would permit. Doing a thorough research before embarking upon a short Goa trip is always advisable because of the countless beautiful locations and interesting places to visit.
Places to Visit in Goa
- BEAUTY AND THE BEACHES
In India, Goa’s beaches are famous and the location is known for some of the most beautiful beaches across the country. The beaches in North Goa steal the limelight while the beaches on the South Coast have fewer crowds. The Arossim Beach and Utorda Beach near the town of Majorda are the best beaches in the South Goa and in North, Baga, Calangute and Anjuna mostly catches the people’s attention! Water-sports on these beaches include jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving- the scintillating undersea life compensates for the missing corals and falling from a banana boat is the most adventurous sport of the lot. To make the best of your beach experience, book yourself a room in one of the best resorts in North Goa.
- THE JUNGLE SPOT
The Jungle spot in Goa is much more exciting than its nightlife. The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park in Goa have species like the panther, sloth bear, mouse deer and barking deer. There are 200 species of birds are also there are exotic birds such as the Great Indian Black Woodpecker, Malabar Pied Hornbill, Paradise Flycatcher, Fairy Bluebird, Emerald Dove and Kingfisher.
- KITCHEN CORNER
Everyone loves food and the Goan Cuisine is specially made for the foodies. The tourists who visit Goa think that Food and drink in Goa means the fish curry, rice and the feni packages and these dishes are like the 3 basic necessities of life for the Goan people. There are so many famous restaurants in Goa that one tends to get confused as in where to eat and where not to. But you can have the best food in the Mum’s Kitchen located in Panjim, the capital of Goa. They have a famous dish in their menu called Rawa Mussel Fry which is famous for its spicy and delicious taste. They offer a great variety of healthy vegetarian dishes on the menu. In South Goa near Majorda, there is a small village named Betalbatim, which has a famed restaurant, called Martin’s Corner, the food here is legendary. This is the best place in town where mostly the celebrities, locals and tourists loves to indulge in the pleasure of food.
- HISTORICAL SITES
Goan Churches are famous for the architecture and seriously worth a visit. The cavalcades of churches, schools, museums, art galleries, government buildings, bungalows and bakeries together make it tough to suggest what to not see in South Goa. Yet, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Sé de Santa Catarina, largest church in Old Goa are the most visited ones for their architectural magnificence.
- THE LIVE DOLPHIN DRIVE
Dolphin Cruise in Goa makes the trip more cheerful. A dolphin cruise in Goa is a much exciting experience for both old and young. A Dolphin coming out of the sea near your ship in a graceful motion is the best pictures captured by the eyes and the camera. The dolphin cruise trip is the best idea for a peaceful picnic.