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Saturday, 29 June 2013

5 Major Reasons That Make Goa Must-Visiting During Summer


When you plan to spend your summer vacation in Goa, the activities in which you may get indulge in are: visit beaches, sightseeing tour, enjoy adventurous water sports, be a part of amazing nightlife, taste delectable Goan delicacies, and leisure time at your hotel.


But, think again. Is this just enough to make your summer a pleasant and memorable one? Do keep in mind, Goa is hot and very humid during summer. Don’t get disheartened, here are the top 5 reasons that will not only encourage you to chose Goa as your destination but also help you to enjoy the best summer vacation in Goa.

REASON #1: Super Economical
If you ask me, this is one of the major factors that compel me to choose Goa as the destination for summer vacations. Here, during summers, ranging from flight tickets, to hotel bookings, sightseeing tours, delicious food, and shopping is very inexpensive. There also are lucrative deals and discounts available during summer. You may enjoy parties, sightseeing tours, visit beaches, etc., all at highly reduced price.


REASON #2: Shopping Extravaganza
Now this is something I die for. The shopping in Goa is simply amazing. There are markets near beaches and also in the town. The commodities available there have a unique Goan flavor and as per my experience, you are going to get confused when it comes to choosing one between two articles. Arguments and bargaining are simply not the thing during summer. All the commodities itself are available at bargain prices. 


REASON #3: More Fun, More Solitude
Well, during the summer season there is relatively less number of tourists, thus, you could enjoy the serenity of the place and also have ultimate fun. You will not find the bustling crowd during summer and thus, also enjoy sightseeing tour at its best. Secluded beaches are just perfect for the sight of dawn and dusk.


REASON #4: Parasailing
How could you miss this? Goa in summer is just the perfect destination to enjoy the adventure of parasailing. You may also participate in some of the amazing water sports in Goa. Due to the summer, the prices are very low and thus, this makes Goa the best destination to have fun in spite of the scorching sun.


REASON #5: Camera’s Day Out
Last but not the least, as the streets and the places of interests are not crowded, you can get some of the perfect pictures clicked that you could further cherish. You will have ample of time to decide your location and pose for the perfect picture.

So, what do you have to say now for the idea of summer vacation in Goa? The things to do in Goa are only possible during summer as you can cherish every moment and that too at unbelievable prices. In case you have been looking for summer discounts on Goa tour packages.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Goa Honeymoon Tour to Celebrate Love in Goa

Viewing the miraculous sight of dusk at the sun kissed beaches of Goa, with your loved one, is certainly going to spark the light of romance. For the newlyweds, a perfect honeymoon would be getting lost on a small land adorned with palm trees, sparkling blue water and white sand. Without the second thought, Goa is just the perfect destination one could think of to celebrate the new beginning of a married life. Barefoot walks along the beaches, visit to Gothic churches and historical structures, enjoying amazing nightlife, exploring colorful markets and lavish stay at one of the deluxe Hotels in Goa, are the elements that add to the treasured memories of your Goa honeymoon tour.
Romantic Couple
Stretched along the coastline of Goa, there are 39 beaches in total where you could enjoy with your partner. Some of the serene beaches that you could check out are Vagator, Baga, Anjuna, Colva, and Calangute. When you are here, you may take pleasure in various water activities (http://www.goatrip.com/travel-guide/entertainment/water-sports-adventure.html) and spend quality time with your partner. You may also spend time in visiting places like Mulgaon temples, Dudhsagar waterfalls, ancient Goa churches and Mayem Lake. Goa also has abundant to offer to the newlyweds, who wish to add the element of adventure to their tour. Thus, various wildlife sanctuaries are available where one could enjoy animal safari and also take pleasure in watching multihued native as well as migratory birds.
Vagator Beach Goa
For a complete experience of cherished honeymoon, various deluxe hotels also provide honeymoon packages. You may opt for Goa Marriott, Presa di Goa Country House, The Leela, Taj Exotica, and similar for accommodation. Here, your honeymoon package gets an additional element of luxury and comfort. Thereafter, adding adventure to your trip, you may opt for snorkeling, scuba diving and various other activities. To spend more quality time with your loved one, you may enjoy authentic Goan delicacies and perfect picked wines at these hotels, while your stay and celebrate love in Goa.
The Leela Goa Hotel
While being on your honeymoon tour in Goa, take pleasure in the natural setting of the place. At the beaches take out time to enjoy the paradisiacal view of sunrise or sunset. For a relaxing evening, you may savor vindaloo with local cashew liquor feni.  Also enjoy the traditional Goan delicacies, served at nearby food joints or restaurants. Thus, enjoy the Portuguese influence as you visit the Gothic churches, and other architectural structures. Goa is certainly a perfect detonation that newlyweds could opt for a perfect honeymoon as they find abundant of attractions to explore and numerous things to do. Above all, the best thing that the honeymooners could enjoy is the monsoon and celebration of love along with having best time of life. With Goa honeymoon tour (http://www.goatrip.com/goa-tour-packages/goa-honeymoon-tour.html), you get to explore the vividness of the place along with enjoying amazing sightseeing, and colorful nightlife.

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Top 5 Exotic Places to Stay in Goa

Goa has a lot to offer to its guest, all round the year. The Portuguese influence makes the states a sought-after destination for the tourists looking for vacations for sightseeing and nature trail. The private beaches, great shopping, full moon parties, boutique hotels, etc., add to the character of the state. Therefore, the churches and cuisines reflect the Portuguese colonial impact. Here mentioned are top 5 exotic places that you could opt for accommodation during your visit to Goa.

1.    Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel (Tiracol, Pernem, Goa)
fort tiracol heritage hotel goa
The splendid heritage hotel, erstwhile fort, is one of the best locations one should consider for accommodation in Goa. Apart from the miraculous location, the towering stuccoed church and 7 bedrooms facing to the sea also add to the attractive elements of the heritage hotel. The saffron textiles, black iron furniture and wicker also add to the grace of Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel.


2.    Panchavatti Guesthouse Retreat (Corjeum Island, Aldona, Goa)

panchavatti guesthouse retreat in goa

On the Corjuem Island, 1 hour drive from Dabolim airport is the Panchavatti Guesthouse Retreat, which offers a luxurious stay in the lap of nature. The hotel showcases the perfect mix of Indo-Portuguese style of architecture. The hacienda-style house with cloister-like, open-sided terraces and doors to grand, airy rooms are some of the elements of the hotel making it perfect for the newlyweds during their Goa honeymoon tour. 

3.    Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa (Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Goa)

park hyatt goa resort & spa

Park Hyatt Goa Resort & Spa is about a distance of 30 minutes from the airport and is located between Arossim and Utorda beaches. Sprawled over an area of 45 acres of land, the resort is an ideal destination considered by the visitors wishing for a luxurious stay along with exotic Goa tour packages. Therefore, this heritage resort is also praised for its radical design. The elements like Sereno Spa, mosaic-tiled lotus pools, and floating candles at night in the pool, make the resort a sought-after choice of the tourists.

4.    Pousada Tauma (Porba Vaddo, Calangute, Goa)

pousada tauma hotel in goa

Pousada Tauma has 13 individual suites, around a small pool that is surrounded by a tropical garden of ginger flowers, frangipani and birds of paradise. The interiors of the hotel reflect the Portuguese influence.  The detailing of the hotel is exemplary and there are modern facilities and services provided to the guests to make the stay pleasurable.

5.    Taj Exotica (Calwaddo, Benaulim, Goa)

taj exotica hotel goa

To complete the list of top hotels in Goa, the Taj Exotica is a compulsion. A hotel with 39 deluxe bedrooms, 93 private villas, and view of white-sand beach, make it a perfect location for the tourists from far flung regions to stay. Additionally, five restaurants serving Mediterranean, Chinese and Goan delicacies, are also the tourist attracting elements. The Hotel is also appreciated for its world-class facilities and services.

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Friday, 7 June 2013

What Makes Goa Extra Special During the Monsoons

There is no doubt that Goa is an all season destination but if you are an avid nature buff then monsoon season is the best time for exploring beautiful Goa. The state at this time is green and clean and most importantly less noisy and less crowded. Gushing waterfalls, lots of greenery, serene surroundings and cool weather are the major highlight of rainy season. Life in Goa especially during this time is very vibrant and colorful as compared to dull grey skies. The Goans during monsoons celebrate many festivals and also offers many adventure activities. Goa tourism especially at this time offers many monsoon packages to Goa for all its tourists. Also these packages offer great deals at rock bottom prices. 


Goa Monsoon Festivals
Goans celebrate monsoon festivals with utmost joy. During this time, the Sao - Joao festival (the fertility feast of Saint John the Baptist) is celebrated where the young village men jump into the well for retrieving local Feni alcohol bottles. Don’t miss to see people sailing upon the river on rafts and performing various plays. Yet another important festival is Bonderam flag festival which is celebrated at the end of August. This festival is celebrated on the small Divar Island. 

Goa Monsoon Attractions
Tourists can enjoy many interesting activities during the monsoon season. One can explore wildlife safaris to some of the best wildlife and national parks of Goa such as Mollem National Park, Bandla National Park and Cortigao Wildlife Sanctuary. Kids can enjoy in the deep safari park and the mini zoo in the Bondla sanctuary of Goa. Dudhsagar falls looks amazing at the time of monsoons as the water gushes down from a great height. The honeymooners can also enjoy a romantic evening boat cruise on the river Mandovi. 

So get ready to explore the best time in Goa with your loved ones. Goa is one destination that is always a delight to visit – one of those places you don’t tally with a calendar to visit. Monsoons are particularly beautiful in Goa and and in case you have been planning a trip to this wonderful Indian state, there could be no better time than the monsoons.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Survival 101 for the Single Woman Traveling Alone in Goa


When touring Goa, there are some ground rules every solo woman traveler should keep in mind. With time, things have changed for  the better in the Indian society. In contemporary times, the modern Indian woman can now shed her inhibitions and can mostly travel solo without making much of a hue and cry. When in Goa, travelling solo for a female traveler is an art - a thrilling experience. However, the solo woman traveler still needs to take care of certain things before she starts her journey by herself in the uncertain lands of the subcontinent.
There’s one and only one tip I have for every solo woman traveler to Goa - Do not, for the  love of Goa, cut back on your budget. When looking for hotels in Goa, local places to visit, booking inter- and intrastate travel etc. Do not ever make comparisons with your male friends who have told you fabulous stories of hitchhiking the Mumbai-Goa highway. This is because your guy friends would have easily got away, a woman is a lot more frowned upon in the same situation.Your male pal can also sleep in the open, answer nature’s calls in the open, roam about after midnight and bunk in overcrowded buses and third class train lodges. That, sadly, is not the adventure I would suggest you look out for. So spend a little extra and book with only a registered tour operator. Besides safeguarding you against scrupulous vendors, booking only the best holiday packages for Goa would ensure you stay relaxed for the entire Goa trip. Lastly, hire only a well-established tour operator (like GoaTrip, of course!), even if you have to shell out a little extra, because there is always a sense of security with names. Just stay alert and you should have a blast in Goa.