Friday, 24 August 2012

Goa Trip: For a Relaxing Beach Vacation

Goa is internationally acclaimed as a cosmopolitan beach destination in India owing to its unruffled ambience and five star hotels. Visited by 2 million tourists every year, Goa is a place wherein evening sun slowly inches towards the horizon and finally mingles with the sparkling waters of Arabian Sea. The sight is a relaxing retreat for eyes that takes away the fatigue of entire day.
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Goa Beaches-Goa Trip

The landscape of beaches in this tiny Indian state is shrouded with silvery white sands fringed with swaying palm trees. The interplay of silvery sands and gushing sea waves gives a call to the adventure enthusiasts to partake in thrilling water sports. When it comes to adventure water sports, the name of Mobor and Sinquerim beach tops the chart. It allows tourists to feel the adrenaline rush by indulging in water sports such as Jet Ski, parasailing, water skiing and surfing among others.

The coastline of Goa is 103 kilometers long and is marked with around 40 palm fringed beaches such as Vagator, Baga, Anjuna, Calangute, Sinquerim, Colva, Candolim and Miramar. These beaches are broadly divided into northern and southern regions. Among all the above mentioned beaches, Anjuna and Vagator are quite synonymous with the culture of trance parties that began with the arrival of Hippies in 1960’s. On the other hand, Calangute deals more with the concept of family holidays and is fully equipped with beach resorts and hotels.
Goa Hotel Packages

The beaches of South Goa such as Agonda, Palolem and Colva are fondly visited for their secluded and tranquil ambience. Agonda is particularly famous for sunbathing, relaxing and swimming. Then there is Colva which has religious significance to it. The Colva church, particularly in October, is visited by hordes of pilgrims. Beaches of Goa offers a fun filled experience to all kinds of tourists. Whether you are an adventure lover, party animal or a peace loving tourist, these beaches caters to all.

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Goa Tour Packages: Things to Consider before you Choose One

Planning for a fabulous holiday in Goa for this upcoming festive season? If so, then you must chose wisely a Goa tour packages that is intricately tailored keeping in mind all the aspects that can make the tour a memorable jaunt. Not only for the honeymooners, but Goa is an ideal destination for the leisure seekers, family vacationers and adventure lovers alike. As the same pair of socks cannot fit everyone, likewise, the same packages cannot be good for every kind of traveler. Thus, before choosing a particular Goa Tour Packages, you must consider some important points. Some of the points are briefly discussed below-

goa tour packages

Tour Operator- The first thing that you must consider is the tour operator. Though there are host of tour operators who offer lucrative Goa holiday deals, but you must search whether they are duly recognized by the Department of Tourism, Government of India or not. This becomes especially important when you are traveling from the foreign countries.

Packages Cost- The next thing is to consider the cost of the packages. If you have a particular budget, ask your operator to tailor a package according to your needs. Also make it clear what are the things that this package includes- accommodation, meals, sightseeing, conveyance charges, airfares, monument entrance fees etc.

Accommodation- The accommodation is one of the most important factors that that must be considered when you are planning for a Goa tour. If you are in a leisure holiday, it is advisable to go for luxury hotels as most of these offer facilities like spacious accommodation, complimentary services, great hospitality, spa facilities and guided sightseeing. Some also have arrangements for recreational activities.

Destinations Covered- India is a great place to explore the varied amalgamation of culture and to bask upon some of the mesmerizing vistas of landscape. To explore the varied shades of India along with a grand stay in Goa, you can choose Goa with Golden Triangle or Goa with Mumbai holiday packages.

Additional Charges- Last but not the least, also searches it well in advance whether there is any additional or hidden charges that you may need to pay apart from the packages tariff. This will help you to prepare the holiday budget according to your preference.
 The above mentioned points will help you out to choose the right holiday deal. The festive time brigs the feeling of merriment in everyone’s heart and Goa comes alive with the beginning of the season. Be a part of the culture, lifestyle, feats and carnivals of Goa in this upcoming season with a great Goa tour packages.

                                   Also check out this 11 Goa Tour Packages

Monday, 20 August 2012

Why Are These the 2 Best Beaches in Goa?

The fact that Goa is one of the biggest tourist destinations in India is general knowledge. What’s even more commonplace is that Goa is physically divided into North and South zones and each account for a sizable footfall every year. This may have to do a lot with the fact that Goa is small in the strictest sense of the world. You can cover all of it in a mere couple of days – even less if you only eye-balling all the places. Transcending the north-south Goan barrier (there’s not much of it, anyways) we have shortlisted the 2 best beaches in Goa, their USP, all the fun activities you can do while you’re there, the works. Here goes:

1- Agonda Beach, South Goa

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Agonda Beach-South Goa
For one, the Agonda Beach is secluded and quiet – it offers just a little extra privacy. Not surprisingly, you’ll mostly find honeymooning couples strolling hand-in-hand, admiring the shoreline; or the odd hawker vending a seashell necklace at dirt cheap rates. Agonda Beach is said to be the best place to view the sunset in Goa. There are hardly any eateries, so it makes sense to carry a snack. Also, it is advisable not to swim too far, especially during the high tides, into the sea as there are no beachguards around. Although Agonda Beach is accessible by public transport, taking your own conveyance is advisable to avoid time constraints.

2- Anjuna Beach, North Goa

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Anjuna Beach-North Goa
It is beautiful, like Agonda Beach; and it is popular, unlike Agonda Beach. Anjuna is the ideal beach retreat for all. Hundreds of lounge chairs lined up against cresting sea waves, on-site massages, watersports such as water-scooters and parasailing, a dedicated beach protection force, vendors, an adjoining flea markets and thousands soaking in the sights and sounds of this wonderful beach. If sheer popularity was a benchmark, Anjuna would have been among the top 5 beaches of the world. Local visitors apart, the beach attracts hordes of international tourists to its crystalline waters and shimmering sands. A few regular features on the Anjuna Beach itinerary include trips to the wonderful Albuquerque Mansion, the Chapora Fort and the Mascarenhas Mansion.

Remember, Goa is NOT limited to the 2 beaches mentioned above. This blog only suggests the 2 best beaches in Goa. We would still suggest you cover all the Goan beaches if you have time – they are all wonderful.