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Fun, Frolic and Goa

by akshaylike 6 year, 7 months ago

Innumerable beaches, dirt cheap alcohol, partying non-stop and loads of fun. That is what Goa is all about!

Goa is one of India’s most preferred and visited tourist destinations. Aptly titled as the land of limitless fun, Goa is a haven for those among you looking forward to a wild, raucous and sunny time in your preferred Goa vacation spot. The night never ends in Goa, as the beautiful state is always on party mode, with a growing and significant number of expatriates from various countries like Israel, Russia, Australia and the United Kingdom. Fun has no limits in this picturesque state, with tourists thronging its beautiful beaches throughout the year.

Places to visit


Plan your Goa trip for two days, as an ideal weekend would be sufficient to bask in its beaches. However, you can extend your stay if you want to sink in the sunshine and try out the adventure sports available in the area. On the first day of your trip, visit the Anjuna Beach which is one of Goa’s most famous and recognized beaches. The beach is really close to an enormous mansion called Chapora Fort. Check out the Arambol and Palolem beaches next. Arambol is a scenic and quiet beach located in Northern Goa, with a wide number of hotels and eat-outs. Swimming in the waters of Arambol is fun, as the water is generally shallow and not at all dangerous. Tourists can also book exclusive honeymoon tours of Goa to enjoy a great time. 

The Palolem beach is present in Southern Goa, with a slightly larger crowd than the previous one and better hotels and services. The Vagator beach, the Mandrem beach and the Colva beach are other prominent beaches you have to definitely visit when you are chilling at Goa. You can go diving between November and May when the monsoons stop and the sun comes shining out. Spend the second day exploring the vignettes from the past like museums, which Goa is famous for. Visit the Naval Aviation Museum, and the Sound And Light Gallery museum.


Best time to visit


Summer is the time all the locals migrate to Goa to beat the heat in its sandy stretches. Other than that, you can also visit Goa during December, normally during the Christmas holidays, for the celebrations there are explosive and unique. Goa attracts around 2.5 million tourists each year from around the globe, mainly due to its amazing beaches and friendly locals. Vasco and Panaji are major cities in Goa, which is one of the smallest states in India. The city of Vasco has an airport at Dabolim, which is well connected with all the major cities in India and a few international ones.

Reaching There


The other international flights are generally diverted to Mumbai, from where a ferry can be hired to reach Goa. Dabolim can also be reached by train, through services provided by the Western Railways. Buses are available from all the surrounding major Indian cities like Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Mangalore. Air conditioned and sleeper services are available in bus travel too. Goa is also well connected to the cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi and Kolkata by direct trains. Trains are the easiest mode of travel you can opt for, as it is far more comfortable and easier to book due to the various online services and travel agents. A few fake travel agents may also try to swindle you of your money, so it is better to think twice before signing up. Goa can be easily visied by taking up package tours from Mumbai.

Staying There

T
here are regular buses that run through the state assign the various cities in an inexpensive fashion. Cars can also be rented for 700-800 INR a day. You can also rent a motorcycle for around 500 INR for a single day. Accommodation in Goa can be a costly affair, depending on the season that you’re traveling in. Rates in 5 star hotels for a single night range around 20000-35000 INR. Rooms are also available for moderate rates, but it is better to make sure that the inns or hotels are recommended by the locals or not, due to the prevalence of illegal joints and businesses.

Alcohol in Goa is dirt cheap, hence the limitless liquor and boundless fun. If you want to spend raucous weekends shelling money and having the maximum fun you can have while you’re alive and kicking, head straight to Goa. Its countless beaches will keep you mesmerized for a long time afterwards. An estimate for a couple willing to rent decent rooms for accommodation should range about 6000-9000 INR. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and head to Goa!
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