Goa is a tiny state which has everything to offer and is known for being the best tourist destination spot of India. Its diversity and hospitality attract both Indians and foreigners alike. This place is unique in itself with a unique cultural diversity and style. The state has many attractions ranging from exploring a beach to visiting a club as well. Do check out the below article to know more about Goa and complete tour guidance.
An Overview of the place
There are basically 4 modes of transportation where you can plan to visit. You can choose either to fly or go via train or opt for your own personal vehicle or even in a cruise which goes from Mumbai on a regular basis. Railways are the most economical and budget-friendly out of these. But it depends on from where you are coming- if you are traveling from Delhi it costs around ₹1000, but it would be cheaper from Pune or Mumbai. Now that you have reached Goa, there are basically 2 places to explore : North and South Goa. South Goa is a calm and serene place whereas South Goa is a crowded and popular place. In order to reach North Goa you must travel from South Goa because both the train or flight both finally ends at South Goa. And South Goa is around 40 kilometers away from the North.
Best time and stay in Goa
Goa is mostly crowded during December to February during which there are grand celebrations of Christmas and New Year parties and you can expect the crowd to be at its peak during this time in Goa. But if you are a person wanting a calm and soothing place then you can visit during September to November. The monsoons in June to September may dampen the spirit of enthusiasm because of rains. Now comes the stay, Goa has all ranges of staying places from a low budget to a high one. The higher budget ones are located in and around Baga Beach and Calangute Beach. So you can choose and plan accordingly to reside.
Things to explore in Goa
As noted earlier, Goa can be explored in two different places : in North Goa and South Goa. North Goa is famous for beaches and because of which people actually come to Goa. Scooters can become handy to explore Goa in its length and breadth, so you can rent them nearby. This may cost you around ₹200-400. Out of the so many beaches in Goa, Baga and Calangute Beaches are popular ones. Here you can try and enjoy many water sport activities like jet skiing, banana boat, rafting etc. You must note, however, that these beaches are crowded with tourists most of the year. Candolim Beach, Morjim Beach, Anjuna Beach, Vagator Beach are comparatively less crowded beaches. Here you can do photography and relax to the highest level.
After the Beach tours of Goa you can try and explore casinos which are also in North Goa. There is also an option of a casino on the sea that is arranged in the ships and cruises. Apart from this, there is Aguada Fort, which is located in North Goa, that has historical significance. It was basically a jail in the past which is now modified into a tourist spot. From above the fort, you will get an amazing view of the Arabian Sea.
Now it’s time for you to explore South Goa after a busy North Goa visit. Similar to the northern counterpart, South Goa also has many beaches but these are very calm and clean. Palolem, Butterfly, Moberly Beach etc. are some beaches to name a few. The Basilica of Bom Jesus is also a notable place to visit in South Goa. There is also an option of having a walking tour in Fontainhas, which has the houses built based on Portuguese style.
Apart from these, 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 consider doing a small trek over here.
After all your visits you would be finally waiting for a nice delicious food. You can find the most variety of seafood made of fish, crabs and so on for which Goa is actually famous for. In the evening you can visit night clubs like Club LPK, Cafe Mambos,Club Cabana etc, where you can experience the nightlife of Goa as well.