Shelly's experience of wandering of Goa, India’s West Coast Paradise t
Helloeveryone I am shelly and I am going to share my experience of wandering goa with all you guys. On common basis every one of us luv chilling and hanging out with friends on some beaches and hill station etc, so here I am talking about some waves sandy sandy beaches and party. Yes friends I m going to talk about GOA. Goa is without doubt India’s West Coast Paradise. From the Glorious Sand of Anjuna beach to the electric nightlife of Tito’s Road, there are many well-loved places to visit in Goa that has long been popular with holiday goers. Ther’s so much to experience in this special part of India that it can be hard to know where to begin.
Featuring exclusive insight from some of the world’s top travel writers, here we are here to help you get the best of your goa trip. Goa is a destination friendly to different travel tastes and budget , from quiet family retreat to adventure fuelled vacation. With the help of our expert travel writers who have different travel styles , we’ve put together tips on enjoying the different sides of Goa. Hit the best backpaper spots in Goa on a budget , or check in to luxury beach resorts for a relaxing time with the family.with over 100 km of glorious golden coastline , exquisite cuisine and a rich Portuguesse heritage , Goa has long been India’s most loved resort destination. Ever since the colonial times India’ssmallest state has attracted holidaymakers from all over the world, and tucked into the sub-continents south-west coast , Goa’s exciting twist on traditional Indian culture is unlike anywhere else in the country.
As Portugals first colony in india , Goa was once the pillar for a vast spice trade network for nearly 500 yrs. Until it was liberated by prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1961. Thanks to the influx of tourism over the last 50 yrs. However. It is among India’srichest states and undoubtedly boasts some of the best beaches in all of Asia. With over 2 million tourists Goa is now the preferred getaway for India’s growing middle class too. And from historic architecture to spiritual sanctuaries . offers a unique blend of unforgettable . spectacular experiences.tourism in goa is an importanyt part of life . there are lots of hotels and accommodation to choose from. At different price points.
Playing host to hundreds of thousands of visitors around the Christmas and New Year periods, accommodation will be at a premium throughout Goa , so it is essential to book beforehand if you plan to visit Goa in December. Not only to get the best deals online but to also save you the hassle when you are there. However during the non-peak season , spending a little more on accomodationccan really get you a lot. For the budget – minded traveller, you are never too far away from a cheap hotel or backpaper lodging . These types of accommodation can range from bare rooms with simple mattresses to impressively furnished guest houses, and because they are run by local families a home-cooked meal might even be included the price! By going off thebeaten track in Goa you’ll be able to find cheap hotels, b&Bs and backpaper hostels for very reasonable prices, however prices will start to rise the closer you get to the coastal belt and city areas. A standard diuble room typically comes with a basic bathroom and fan. Note that prices can double in peak season. Before paying, always try to check the condition of the room if possible as some places don’t share the same standards of quality while continuing to chrge similar prices. Alternatively , and for the best taste of rural Goa , family houses are cheap and allow you to experience local culture at its finest , although baths and toilets will mst likely be in small outhouses.
“THE ACCOMODATION IN GOA IS FANTASTIC, FROM RUSTIC AND FUNKY LITTLE HUTS ON THE BEACH, TO STUNNING HOTELS AND GUEST HOUSES, THERE’S REALLY A ROOM FOR EVERY BUDGET IN GOA. YOU CAN PRETTY MUCH JUST WALK AROUND ANY TOWN IN THE STATE AND FIND A GOOD PLACE TO STAY . IN ANJUNA, THERE ARE PLENTY OF PLACES SET RIGHT ALONG THE WATER AND ON QUIET BACK ROADS,JUST METERS FROM THE SAND.
IN PANAJI, THE STATE’S CAPITAL, THERE ARE BEAUTIFUL HOTELS AN GUEST HOUSE SET IN OLD PORTUGUESE BUILDINGS, WITH TILED ROOFS AND SMALL, CEMENT BALCONIES. NO MATTER FROM THE SAND AMAZED AT THE
ACCOMODATION ITS INCREDIBLE VALUE FOR MONEY”
Goan food is wonderfully diverse and one of the world’s original fusion foods. Although fish curries, fruit rice and other staple dishes shouldn’t be missed, there are many more distinct tastes and flavours to experience in the culinary treasures trove that is goa . indeed, seafood is usually a must on the menu for Goans, who take as much pride in their dishes as they do their siestas. However, it is the pleasure of eating, and not just how the food is cooked, that defines cuisine and culture alike. goa’s Portuguese heritage and traditional Indian cooking complement each other perfectly to create one of the best food experiences the South-west coast paradise has to offer. The traditional saying of ‘Prodham bhookt, magi mookt’ is a mindest reflected in the wealth of dishes available in goa food. So whether you’re looking for a mild introduction to goa or a spice adventure to excite your taste buds, there’s a fantastic assortment of restaurants , shacks and street vendors to choose from when you’re hungry for food in Goa.
“STAYING HEALTHY IN GOA, LIKE ANYWHERE IN INDIA , TAKES CAUTION, BUT IS ABSOLUTELY REALISTIC, BOTTLED WATER IS KEY, NOT ONLY FOR DRINKING , BUT ALSO FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH, WASHING FRUITS, AND CONSUMING ANYTHING IN RESTAURANTS.LIKE ANYWHERE ON EARTH, LOTS OF WATER , A BIT OF EXERCISE, AND EATING RELATIVELY HEALTHY WILL STAVE OFF MOST MALADIES. FOODBORNE ILLNESS IS A BIT OF A LOTTERY, BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S AS BAD AS IT’S MADE OUT TO BE.”
BEST BEACHES IN GOA
MORJIM AND ASHVEM BEACH
Although most beaches in Goa are attended by lifeguards during the day it isn’t recommended to swim at night time, or visit the beach alone in the evenings. It is also important to be mindful of swimmimg during the months of October and November , as the seabed will still be settling from monsoon season and may be unstable . Always look out for warning flags along Goa’s beaches that indicate unsafe swimming conditions.
”WITH ITS PERFECT SYMMETRY AND THE LUSH PALM FOREST THAT LIES BEHIND IT, PALOLEM BEACH IN SOUTHERN GOA IS ANYTHING BUT A WELL-KEPT SECRET.ONE WAYTO ESCAPE THE CROWDS OF PALOLEM IS TO RENT A BICYCLE AND HEAD NORTH,TO THE TRANQUIL GOAN BEACH OF AGONDA, OR SOUTH TO IDYLLIC KARWAR, WHICH IS TECHNICALLY IN THE NORTHERN PART OF KARNATAKA STATE,”
NIGHTLIFE IN GOA
“Goa offers so much,and caters to so many , that it’s hard to know where to begin with this beautiful part of india. Other than the glorious food, it was the exciting nightlife of Anjuna beach that made the biggest impression on me. It’s more of a movement than anythingelse ,an experience nurtured by the long standing citizrns of goa and passed on to each visiting tourist. Don’t come here with a closed mind because it won’t stay closed for long – the nightlifeis so varied that there’s something new to experience around every corner. Savour each sunset, each new friend made , and each sunrise.”