Everyone thinks India is a land of historical monuments and architectural buildings. Ancient rulers made amazing palaces, forts and building which till now date attracts thousands and lakhs of tourists each year. But little do we know that India has many famous beaches which are very pleasant to watch. Goa is one of the most visited tourist places because it is known for its beautiful beaches, amazing nightlife, mouth-watering seafood and some sacred sites. Most of the population in Goa is Catholics followed by Hindus and Muslims. Also, the culture of the Goa people is a mix of Portuguese and Indian culture. Goa was under Portuguese influence long ago, so a bit of Portuguese culture is also seen. Undoubtedly all the people with different religions live together in peace and harmony.

Goa is placed in the southwest coastal region of India. It is one of the smallest states of India but undoubtedly the richest and literal one among all. It attracts both domestic and international tourists every year. Mostly Goa attracts young tourists or couples who like to enjoy on the beach to spend some time together or to enjoy late-night parties. There are many other attractions like Tanshikar working spice farm, Basilica de Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls, Anjuna market, Braganza house, Mahadev Temple, Palacio Do Deao and many more. Also, Goa is well-known for cashew nuts, adventurous activities, handicrafts and seafood. If we talk about the place to stay, Goa has amazing places to stay for every budget. There are 3-star, 4-star and 5-star hotels and resorts with a variety of options of rooms. Make sure to compare them online so as to make sure you get the best deal. 

If you are planning to make a visit to Goa, get to know about it and some of the points are mentioned below:

  • Weather- The best time to visit Goa is during the winter season i.e. between November to February. The temperature ranges between 20-25 degrees Celsius which is great to freely roam around. During summers it gets difficult to roam on beaches and other places. So make sure to check the weather before making any plans to Goa.
  • Peak season- During December and January because of Christmas and New Year, the crowd is at its peak. Many people visit Goa to enjoy late-night parties and amazing delicacies.
  • Culture- Goa has mixed of religions such as Hindus, Catholics and Muslims. Also, the culture of the Goa people is a mix of Portuguese and Indian culture. Goa was under Portuguese influence long ago, so a bit of Portuguese culture is also seen.
  • Language- Konkani is the official language spoken by Goa locals. Also, many of them are aware of English, Hindi, Portuguese and Kannada. 
  • Hotel- There is many luxurious hotels and resorts in Goa. You can easily find one as per your budget. One of the most preferred hotels is Hilton Goa Resort which offers amazing spas and therapies. They have four outdoor swimming pools so you can easily enjoy yourself with your loved ones. Also, you can relish amazing delicacies and other amenities. They offer many varieties of room options such as king superior patio room, queen family patio room, king deluxe river view room, queen family river view room, king premium room with whirlpool bath and many more. You get plenty of options to choose from so you can easily select one depending upon your budget and preferences. 
  • How to travel- Goa is directly connected with other cities and states. So you can easily reach Goa via Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Jaipur. Not only flights but you can visit by bus or by taxi as well.

So above are some of the points you should know while making a plan for Goa. Also, know about the places you wish to explore and make a list of places so that it gets easy to visit those places. Following are some of the reasons to visit Goa:

  • Soak in sun- Goa has many beaches where you can relax yourself down and enjoy the cool breezy air in the evening. One who likes to get a tan can soak herself/himself in vitamin D and enjoy. 
  • Carnival- Goa carries Portuguese heritage, so every February the Catholics celebrate with full enthusiasm. They dress up in their traditional clothes and perform their folk dance with amazing food and beverages.
  • Churches- There is many Catholics in Goa, so there are many old churches that are worth watching. Every church has its importance. During December, these churches are decorated and people gather in churches and decorate it. They all together pray which makes the place so relaxing and calm.
  • Adventure- If you are fond of water sports such as parasailing, water skiing, jet skiing, windsurfing, banana boat ride, scuba diving, dolphin spotting, snorkeling etc Goa is the right place for you. You can enjoy all these water sport activities at very reasonable prices. 
  • Shop for bargains- You can easily bargain with the street vendors and you can fill up your bags without many dents in your pocket. You will get everything from the street markets starting from accessories, clothes, food, handicrafts etc. This is the best place for shopaholics.
  • Cuisines- Goa is known for mouth-watering Goan cuisines which mostly include non-vegetarian food, basically fish. Some known or famous Goan dishes are Goan fish curry, prawn balchao, sorpotel etc.
  • Summertime festivals- During the summer festivals, you can enjoy many festivals like Shigmo in March in which you can enjoy Goan folk dance and music, Easter in April, Grape Escapade in April, Goa heritage festival in May and many more.

So above are some of the reasons to visit Goa. Make sure to book the hotel room in advance to avoid any kind of hassle in the end. Plus you will get amazing deals and discounts if you get it booked from any well-known online platform. Always remember, a comfortable stay will make your trip a memorable one.

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