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About Goa The first thing that people look forward to visiting in Goa is the spectacular beaches. Known for its cool people and amazing culture, Goa is one of those destinations that attract a global audience. Goa is one of those places in India where people from all races, ethnicities come and enjoy their brim. Filled with the lovely crowd almost always, Goa has some of the best beaches, churches, casinos, party-houses, and shopping centers in India. A lot of people from India and also the other parts of the world come here to enjoy and have fun. Apart from being one of the major party-hubs, Goa is also known for its simple yet, elegant temples and also Portuguese influenced cafés and restaurants. One can experience the most authentic Goan restaurants and binge on the fresh seafood when they are in Goa. Well, as you all know Goa is one of those dream destinations to a lot of them, here are some tips for you to plan your trip to this beautiful state.
Goa Tour Packages There are a lot of choices to book your travel when you are in Goa. As already mentioned, Goa is a place that can allure all kinds of travelers because of its mesmeric landscapes, spectacular beaches and the ancient forts. Every other place adds to the charm of Goa and makes it one of the best places to visit. Goa can be one of those places suitable for all kinds of travelers and is popular amongst the youngsters. Some of the Goa tour packages are as follows:
Family Goa tour Package – 4 Nights and 5 Days This is one of the best Goan packages that you can ever book when you have plans to travel to Goa with your family. Being with your family can itself bring a lot of happiness and if you are planning for a vacation in Goa, it is going to be even truly fun-filled and thrilling. The 4 Nights and 5 Days Goan tour package offers some of the prominent sightseeing places. The accommodation would be arranged in some of the best hotels and resorts according to your choice. You can thoroughly enjoy with your family if you book this exclusive family tour package.
Experience the wilderness Goa - 3 Nights and 4 Days Goa is not just about beaches and cruises. It has abundant trekking trails, waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries and dense jungles that you can trek to. If you love adventure and wildlife, this can be the appropriate package to book. In this package, you would be taken to the wildlife sanctuaries like the Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary. These are the best spots in Goa to visit and along with this package also consist of the Dudhsagar trek depending on the season. You can soak in the wilderness enjoying the sightings of the wild animals and birds of Goa if you book this package.
Soak in the beaches of Goa – 3 Nights and 4 Days This is yet another package that can give you a thrilling experience. Basking in the soft sands and waking up to the first sun rays in the morning can be one of the most exciting things to do when you are in Goa. This package would include a lot of water sports and the time would just fly by. For all those adventure lovers and the ones who would just love to laze on the shorelines of the crystal clear beaches of Goa like Baga, Anjuna, and Calangute, etc… this is the best option to explore. One can also expect a free spa and massage from one of the best spa centers in this package.
Romantic package – 3 Nights and 4 Days Stay in an exotic beach resort or a hotel sipping on wine and spending time with your loved ones can be a dream come true moment for all the love birds out there, isn’t it? This is one of those packages that are designed exclusively for the couple who would simply love to spend some good time with each other and go back cherishing every moment. The package includes; stay in exotic resorts and hotels. Visit the beaches and experiencing the local markets and restaurants and a cruise dinner would also be a part of this package.
Best time to Explore Goa Tour Package Visiting Goa during summer is one of the best things to do. This is the peak season and people from India and abroad flock into the beaches to enjoy the tan. Winters are also a pretty good season to go to Goa because traveling would become easier as the weather would be pleasant and there would also be fewer crowds. However, during the months of December and January, Goa would be completely lit up like Christmas and New Year are celebrated with great pompous and joy here.
How to reach Goa Goa is well-connected to all the states via airways, railways, and roadways. Goa international airport has both domestic and international terminals and this airport is located at a distance of 4km from Vasco Da Gama. Madgaon Railway Station is the closest one to the city and is well-connected to all the major cities in India. Mumbai is the closest one amongst all the other major cities and traveling to Goa from Mumbai via train can be an unforgettable experience. There are a lot of buses that ply to Goa from the major metropolitan and cosmopolitan cities and an overnight journey from almost all the major cities is enough to reach Goa. To travel within Goa, one can use taxis, mopeds, bicycles, local buses and auto-rickshaws. Amongst all of them, the mopeds are widely used to travel across the cities in Goa.
Places to visit in Goa Mangeshi Temple North Goa has a lot of temples too and one of the most famous and the prominent ones amongst all is the Mangeshi temple. Located in the district of Ponda, this temple is flocked by devotees from the nook and corner of the country. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Mangeshi temple is one of the must-visit attractions in Goa. Calangute Stretching from Candolim to Baga, Calangute is one of the loveliest of beaches that you must visit when you are in Goa. There are a lot of adventure sports that can keep you busy when you are here. Also, experiencing the sunset and the twilight itself can be the best experience that you would cherish forever when you are in Calangute. Located in the North Goa, Calangute beach has numerous seafood shacks and people across the world come here to enjoy the lovely sight and the delicious food. The Church Complex The Church Complex is yet another popular destination of Goa that you must and should visit. There are several churches and within the complex premises and amongst all, the Basilica of Bom Jesus is one of the spectacular ones. With the marvelous architecture and the lovely interiors, this Church is a classic masterpiece and has an amazing history associated with it. The Basilica of Bom Jesus houses the dead body of the St. Francis Xavier which apparently remains fresh even after 400 years. Aguada Fort The fort that attracted the directors of, “Dil Chahta Hain”; the most happening blockbuster of Bollywood stands tall singing the glory of the past. This brilliant Portuguese architectural marvel was built in the year 1612 in order to keep the state of Goa safe from the clutches of Dutch and the Maratha Empire. When you are in Candolim, visiting Aguada Fort is a must. Dudhsagar Waterfalls Known for its railway track trekking, Dudhsagar is one of those waterfalls in Goa that has attracted a lot of adventure enthusiasts. The name Dudhsagar literally translates to “Milky Ocean”. Watching the water plunge from its greatest height amidst the lush green nature can be a delightful sight to behold. Most of the people love to experience this because of the ravishing beauty the waterfall has to offer. Butterfly Beach If you are in Palolem and are in search of a secluded place to relax and enjoy your solitude, you must make a move towards the Butterfly Beach. This is considered to be the honeymooner’s beach as the ambiance is just too perfect to click some lovely snaps. Also, this beach is slightly challenging to access barefoot and that makes it even more beautiful. A ferry has to be used as the means of transportation to transport you from one beach to the other, so this is yet another place in Goa that can really be an interesting one to visit.
Things to do in Goa There are a lot of things that one can do in Goa. Most of the people come here to party and have fun. But, apart from that, there are a lot of other things that you can indulge in while exploring the ‘Las Vegas of India’. Mentioned below are the must-do things when you are booking Goa tour packages. Beach hopping There are a lot of beaches in Goa and you must certainly explore them. The beaches in the North Goa are heavily crowded while the ones on the South experiences moderate crowds. Also, there are facilities for booking private beaches when you are here. Thus, this is one of the things that you must do when you are traveling in Goa. You can sit on the rocks all day or lay down on the soft sand with your favorite read basking in the sun and getting tanned. Experience the local cuisines from the shacks Goan food is pretty authentic and delicious and they are to be experienced from the local shacks. For all the sea-food lovers, Goa is a paradise because the fishes and other sea creatures are extremely fresh and the taste of it would not leave you soon. So, this is one of the must-do things when you are booking the Goa Tour Packages. Visit the temples Goa has a lot of temples as well. One can plan your trip to visit these temples and get to know the history and the culture of Goa at a closer proximity. Getting to know the other face of Goa is also a unique experience, isn’t it? Water sports When you are in Goa, you must certainly involve yourself in the water sports activity. There are a lot of water sports clubs in Goa that are authorized by the Government. Almost every beach in Goa has these clubs and taking part in these activities can be quite an exciting thing to do. Shopping at the Flea Market Of course, when you are here it is a sin to come back without shopping anything for yourself and your loved ones from the Flea markets. You would find a lot of authentic items at these markets at very nominal prices. Watching the locals inviting you to pick items from their stores can be quite an experience. Cruise dinner Of course, who would not want to go on a cruise dinner watching the skyline of the entire Goa? There are a lot of cruises that are famous in Goa and they are also known to organize the best music parties too. So, you must and should take some time to attend these cruise parties and have dinner too. Hit the clubs and pubs Goan fenny is one of the most popular drinks that you must try at least once when you are in Goa. Apart from that one must also visit the clubs and pubs and tap their feet to the rhythmic and the pulsating music played by the best DJs. Tittos and Mambos are considered to be the oldest and the best pubs in Goa and they attract a lot of party-lovers. Get tattooed One can find a lot of tattoo artists as you take a walk around the beach. Some of them are really brilliant and if you are planning to get a tattoo there can be no other place than Goa to get inked. Well, these are some of the must-do things that you must certainly try when you are in Goa. Apart from these, you must also go exploring the wildlife sanctuaries, forts, and also take a ride on the two-wheelers around the city to experience the true culture of the place.
Goa weather Goa experiences summer, monsoon and winter like the other Indian states. Summers are pretty harsh and the temperature can even rise up to 44 degrees Celsius. The lowest temperature in the winter can drop down to 13 degrees Celsius. Goa experiences heavy rainfall hence; monsoon isn’t the idea time to visit as exploring places can become pretty difficult. The weather is generally humid because of the coastline. Summer: March to May Monsoon: June to September Winter: October to February
Things to Carry Shades and goggles are must-carry when you are visiting Goa Pack light and carry light-colored clothes and lighter fabrics as the weather is extremely humid Remember to carry sunscreen lotions with higher SPF Try carrying beachwear as there are a lot of beaches Carry comfortable footwear Carry your driving license and any other legal document, you may need it at the hotels or while hiring the mopeds. Well, we have written everything that would help you with booking a Goa tour package. Now, it is your turn to plan and make the arrangements accordingly.
The best time to visit Goa in winter season and it starts from mid November to February. The weather during these days is pleasantly cold and comfortable. It is the perfect time to relax and explore Goa beaches. December month is the most in style time to visit Goa because of its festival month.
How to reach Goa ?
Tourists can reach Goa by flight, train, and road. The flights are available from the major cities of the country like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. You can also reach by train and the trains are available from all the cities of India. Also, you can reach Goa by road like from Mumbai and the nearest places of Goa.
What is Goa famous for ?
Goa is famous for its pristine beaches, churches, the beautiful view of Arabian sea, Goa cuisine, Dudhsagar waterfall, discs, club, wine, carnival, festival atmosphere in December, water sports, cheap alcohol, dolphin spotting, etc.
What are the things to do in Goa ?
Things to do in Goa are that must enjoy at Coco beach, Calangute beach, Baga beach, Anjuna beach and many more. Indulge in water sports activities like parasailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, water-skiing, etc. Enjoy Sightseeing like Fort Aguada, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral.
How many days should I plan for Goa ?
You can make a trip to Goa ranging from 2 days to 7 days. However given the number of places to visit the most popular itinerary is for 6 nights 7 days for Goa. You can cover lots of sightseeing’s in this 7 days Goa itinerary so it is the greatest itinerary for travel to Goa.
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