Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christmas & New Year Celebrations In Goa - One Crazy Week You Won't Forget!

Get ready to indulge in the great gala time, which is about to arrive. The Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Goa is said to be the most amazing time of the year. Though, right from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, there are various options to make your vacation memorable, but Goa grabs all the attention. The merriment of Christmas and New Year Parties in Goa makes the entire state become crazy. Full of fun, live music, frolic activities, parties, sea, beaches, beer, etc., are some of the unspoiled attributes of Goa.

As the safety of the guests is the major concern, various security steps are initiated. Strict surveillance is assured at popular beaches such as Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna, and Baga, where a huge number of visitors flock for partying.

In the midst of tightened security, the Christmas and New Year celebration do not get affected. Here are the attractions of Goa that you should look forward to make your Christmas and New Year’s Eve memorable:

Night Parties
Goa is highly influenced by the Portuguese culture and thus, the same has gifted night parties since 1960s. Amongst the popular beaches, Anjuna is one of the sought-after Goa Beaches to enjoy the unsurpassed night parties. Each year, during the Christmas in Goa, live band shows, dance performances, traditional Goan cuisine & drinks are witnessed throughout the night at Anjuna beach. Further, to make the celebration a memorable even for the guests, the party features Konkani songs, Goa’s folk music Dulpods and Mandos, and special Goan liquor - Feni. Trance parties also make Anjuna Beach highly popular amidst the hippies. From Panaji, this beach is located at a distance of about 18 kilometers.

Don’t get misunderstood by “suntan”. Here, Sunburn is the most popular live music festival. For the year 2013, it has been scheduled for 27th Dec to 29th Dec, at Candolim Beach (North Goa). This music festival attracts tourists from all parts of India and abroad as it features amazing music as some of the world’s top DJs, including Brian Transeau and Ferry Corsten. As this music festival is organized at large scale, there are visitors in great numbers. Thus, online booking of the tickets is available.

Cruise Parties
Goa Cruise Parties are yet another attracting feature of Goa during Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Most of the cruise liners offer special; party packages for the visitors in Goa from all parts of the world. These parties feature delicious food and drinks along with amazing music and dance on cruise. Santa Monica is one of the popular cruise in Goa, thus, GTDC (Goa Tourism Development Corporation) is featuring entertainment elements such as DJs, fireworks, dance, games, party and prizes. The special ‘Partying While Cruising’ offer is scheduled on 31st December at 10 P.M. onwards. Advance booking of the tickets is advisable to avoid last minute disheartenment.

Goa Beach Shacks
If you want to celebrate your Christmas and New Year’s Eve in a peaceful manner, you may choose to spend it at the beach shacks. Along with being peaceful, celebration here is also affordable. The guests could also enjoy the real traditional flavor of Goa. Celebration at the Beach Shacks features bonfire, Goan food, beach side barbeque, Feni, Goa trance music and natural wave sounds. Beach shakes also make an important part of the nightlife in Goa.
During the festive season, there also are Goa hotel packages available either at a discounted price or complemented with some of the attractions such as parties, gala dinner, sightseeing, etc. Goa is undoubtedly the place to celebrate a memorable Christmas and New Year’s Eve in India.

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Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Spend a Sunny Winter at the Radisson Blu, South Goa

Radisson Blu Hotel in Goa is built on the very popular Cavelossim Beach. Located at a very convenient distance from all the major tourist spots in Goa, the hotel provides an exceptional retreat to every tourist from all over the world for enjoying an awesome vacation in Goa. The hotel is surrounded by the authentic and lovely Goan-Portuguese-inspired architecture, which is a major contributing factor to the peaceful and relaxed environment all around the hotel. The leisure travelers can stay in this hotel and have a gala time by relaxing in the swimming pools and spas. For business travelers, the business facilities of this hotel cannot be match by any other hotel.

For tourists who are planning to visit Goa this Christmas and New Year, Hotel Radisson is offering some exciting special packages. The guests can enjoy the Hotel’s special Gala Dinner Party at Christmas at a minimal cost of INR 5000 per person and at New Year at INR 7000 per person. Special discount offers are also designed for tourists between 1st Nov and 3rd January. Spend your Christmas and New Year at Hotel Radisson Blu!
Radisson Blu 5* Hotel in Goa

Star Rating: 5
Address: Cavelossim Beach, Salcette, Goa, GA 403731
How to Reach: Distance from Airport: 45 Km; Distance from Railway Station: 12 Km
Number of Rooms: 132
Check in/Check Out: 1400/1200

All of the 132 beautiful rooms in Radisson offer an exciting stay to tourists with basic modern amenities and services including Shower Area, Intercom Facility, Cable TV, Wi-Fi Internet Access, Direct Dial Phone, Tea/Coffee Maker, Mini Bar, Iron, Electronic Safe, Study Table and central Air-Conditioning. The rooms are divided into 4 different categories namely:
  • Superior Rooms: These rooms offer the guests to select accommodations with lawn views, sea views or pool views. With amenities like Television and Internet, the rooms are ideal for leisure and business travelers.
  • Premium Rooms: These rooms are some of the most stunning accommodations in the hotel. The rooms are spacious, housing a private balcony, giving amazing view of Goa and also redefine the meaning of style and comfort.
  • Executive Suite: These rooms are especially designed for corporate guests. They offer all the comforts and amenities that are required by business travelers including a writing desk and free internet access. The amazing views outside make these rooms simply the best!
  • Radisson Suites: Tourists who are looking for just that little extra in their rooms they wish to stay, the spacious and stylish Radisson Suites, with picturesque views outside, are just what they need.
For savoring the best delicacies of Goa, that have made the state into one of the most preferred culinary destinations in India, the specialty restaurants in Hotel Radisson Blu are the best establishments. All these restaurants serve lip-smacking dishes and the guests will enjoy the exotic ambience in and around these restaurants.
  • Upper Deck: Coffee shop with Indian and Continental cuisines
  • Lucio: Goan-Portuguese cuisine
  • Lotus: Gujarati, Rajasthani and Dakshin dishes
  • Sagres: Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

Friday, 8 November 2013

Top 10 Bars & Clubs In Goa

Get yourself drenched in the in the infamous nightlife of Goa. Delightful cocktails in simple beach shacks, jazz concerts, chic trendy lounges, dance till dawn under a starlit sky, are to name a few major attributes of Goa’s nightlife. Here are some of the amazing hotspots of Goa, best known for the hottest parties.

1.  Zanzibar

The characteristic music and unsurpassable service are the major features that make Zanzibar stand distinguished amidst the other happening shacks at Baga Beach. This is one of the liveliest spots to enjoy the amazing nightlife of Goa, where you can relax, enjoy the dusk with a refreshing cocktail.

·         Timings: 9 am till late night

·         Address: Near Mambos, Baga Beach, Goa.

·    Yummy Factor: Pre-Siesta Drink, Mojitos, Cosmopolitan, Butter Garlic Prawns, Margarita, Pork Chilly Fry, Fish Fingers, Chicken Tikka.

2.  Montego Bay

Montego Bay is perfect for the guests looking for amazing parties, away from crowds. The guests could savor upon some exotic cocktails along with enjoying the amazing view of the scintillating sunset and water. The cocktails are well-complemented by mouth-watering delicacies.

·         Address: Vithaldas Waddo, Pernem, Morjim - North Goa.

·       Yummy Factor: Roast Beef Tongue, Green Goan, Thin Slices of Beef Tongue Roasted, Asad Masala, Beef Dishes, Goan Pork, Goan Sausage Pulao.

3.  Tito’s

To enjoy a trendy nightlife, Tito’s is the right place for you. The perfect blend of music and fun is the distinguished factor of Tito’s. This is one of the sought-after destinations in North Goa amongst partygoers. Enjoy the drink and unwind and dance to the amazing music at the party.

·         Timings: All-night parties

·         Address: Tito’s Road, Baga, North Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Dal Makhni, Paneer Chilly, Paneer Tikka.

4.  Kamaki

Kamaki is another lively nightlife hotspot in Goa. This all-night club is popular for its amazing dance parties that go on till morning wee hours. Drinks, snacks and an eccentric mix of trance, house and commercial music, make the evening relaxing and memorable for the party lovers.

·          Timings: All-night parties

·         Address: Tito’s Road, Baga, North Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Kamikaze Shots, Margarita, Cocktails, Martini.

5.  Mambo’s

Mambo’s holds a significant position amidst the elite pubs in North Goa. Good music, extensive multi-cuisine menu, and refreshing cocktails make this a must visit. Also get ready to shake your leg on techno, house, retro and hip-hop music.

·         Timings: 6 pm - 3 am

·         Address: Next to Tito’s, Baga, North Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Bruschettas.

6.  Primrose

If you are looking for trance music, Primrose is the place to be. Located across the Vagator beach and Vagator village, the colorful ambiance of the club attracts people from far flung regions to enjoy the unique Goan nightlife. The guests could tap their feet on trance music, away from the crowded areas.

·         Timings: 11 pm - 4 am

·         Address: Ozran Beach Road, Behind St. Anthony's Church, Vagator, Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Goan-style pork, European-style pastas, Beef dishes, Sandwiches, Rolls, Burgers.

7.  9 Bar

9 Bar, open air club, is located on the top of the Vagator cliff. The bar is popular for its eccentric psy-trance music. The guests could also enjoy breathtaking views of dusk and dawn. The bar also provides outdoor dancing facility and an array of cocktails complemented with delicious delicacies to go along.

·         Timings: 5 pm - Morning

·         Address: Ozran Beach, Vagator, Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Tandoori Seafood, Noodles, Fried Rice.

8.  R.E.D.

An evening in an exclusive lounge bar is all that is required to make the guests rejoice the Goan nightlife. R.E.D. is situated in the premises of the Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa. At this exclusive disco-cum-casino, the guests could savor upon an extensive cocktail menu along with some tasteful starters. With most of the drinks, Tapas is the most favored delicacy.

·         Timings: 4 pm - 1 am

·         Address: The Kenilworth Beach Resort & Spa, Uttorda, South Goa.

9.  Ozone

Ozone is an upscale nightclub, earned significant popularity for being the first designer bar of India. This is the trendy nightlife joint, operated by the Goa Marriott Resort. Both, the hotel guests and walk-ins enjoy while dancing to exclusive music, playing live games, etc. This is one of the best places to see the lively Goan nightlife.

·         Timings: 7 pm till midnight

·         Address: Goa Marriott, Miramar, Goa.

10.  Aqua

Situated in the premises of the Leela in Goa, Aqua is an elite lounge-cum-nightclub. This is an appropriate place to look for a wholesome nightlife experience. This place features a cigar divan, a thumping discotheque and semi-private lounges.

·         Timings: 5 pm to 1 am

·         Address: Mobor beach, Panaji, Cavelossim, Goa.

·         Yummy Factor: Pomfret Masala, Prawns Fry, Squid Masala, King Fish Rava Fry.

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       Contributed By:- Neelam Talreja