Are you planning a trip to Goa sometime this year, such as early December, or over Christmas 2014 and New Year 2015? Here is our helpful hints guide to making planning your trip easier and enjoying our beloved country.
Firstly, let’s touch on where are the best locations to stay for beaches and to be based to travel around: So let us ask you, where are you wanting to be based in Goa?
South: Margo, Majorda, Colva, Cavellosim, Varca, Vasco de Gama, Bambolim, Panaji (Panjim)
North: Candolim, Bardez, Arpora, Calangute, Baga, Vagator.
Goa is the key place just to chill out and relax. Though do check out:
Anjuna night market
Bom Jesus, Old Goa – with a beautiful cathedral and veneration to St Francis Xavier.
It has a breathtaking Portugese architectural design.
Johncys, Benaulim beach
Martin’s Corner, Betalbatim = traditional and modern Goan food
Hampi, Karnataka – 7-9 hrs train journey = next state over to Goa. Is a 16thCentury site with beautiful Hindu temples. You can also get tours which will organise transfers, train travel in second class coach, and hotels with breakfast – can be organised with any travel agent once in Goa.
Senor, Panaji = for the best tailor made suits.
Fab India, Panaji = the place to get the most fashionable clothes and furniture.
All the below to get to chill out in posh surroundings on the beach and enjoying your time in Goa. Great food also but a bit expensive.
Zuri White Sands
Taj Holiday Village/ Fort Aguada
Check also our previous blog on Goa regarding a restaurant serving traditional cuisine:
Enjoy your travels to Goa if you are planning or have already booked trips. Do let us know about your experiences as we always like to hear from and interact with our readers.
We will be publishing more travel guides on Goa and India in the future – so watch this space!