Holiday in Goa

 Tired of your daily monotonous routine in office? Then you need a break. You need to get away from the same old neighborhood, where you don't have much options to try something new. And when you want to try something new, a travel holiday always work. Plan a trip to a place, which is new to you, so that while exploring a new land you will have a wonderful refreshing time. Want an idea? Try, the Asian subcontinent India.

 India offers you a lot of options, from mountains, to beaches, from heritage to culture, from historical tour to a glimpse at the latest modern hubs, making fast progress. On your holiday, whatever you want to enjoy, you can choose a destination according to your fancy. But if you again need a brilliant suggestion, we will give you a glimpse of Goa, the land of the beaches and absolute adventure, which is one of the top 10 holiday destinations in India.

Holiday Attractions in Goa:

Beach Holiday in Goa:
The best part of this coastal state is its amazing beaches, where you can not only enjoy a relaxing time in the sun and sea, but you can also enjoy a lot of adventure sports, especially water sports here, that will make your holiday, a perfect mix of comfort as well as excitement. There are many beaches in Goa, some are crowded, some are isolated, some inhabited while others uninhabited, but all of them reachable and playing a great source of your enjoyment. Some popular beaches are:

·    Anjuna Beach- popular for its Flea Market and St. Michael Church.
·    Calangute Beach- the largest beach of North Goa, popular for its sports.
·    Baga Beach- watch the iconic Baga creek here and enjoy a boating ride.
·    Benaulim Beach- another popular beach where you can check out the ruins of an old temple as well.
·    Dona Paula Beach- located in the major Panaji City, along with beachy delights many structures can also be seen here.

Portugal Architectural Delights:
The state had been a colony of the Portugals for a long time, thereby even today, you will be able to see Portuguese culture, cuisine, language, and architecture here, which makes it distinct from other Indian tourist destinations. Goa has many buildings and most popularly, churches in Portugal style, some of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites also. You can take a look around all these places in Goa, and have a heritage glimpse on your Indian holiday. Some notable are:

·    Basilica of Bom Jesus- The church which has mortal relics of St. Francis Xavier.
·    Velhas Conquistas- A group of four 'Old Conquests', which has a historical value.
·    Churches and Convents of Old Goa- These are a group of architectural churches, Basilica of Bom Jesus is a part of it.
·    Fontainhas- A quarter designed in Indo-Portuguese Style, to showcase the culture of the state.
·    Shantadurga Temple- A Hindu temple built in Indo-Portuguese style.

Wildlife Holiday in Goa:
If you have a love for nature, and you like exploring natural delights like plants, trees, forests, birds, animals, then you can also have a wildlife Holiday in Goa, as the state has its fair share of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks here. You will see abundance of coconut and palm trees on the coasts, while birds have a usual abode at such places. Some popular places for wildlife are:

·    Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary- A renowned Bird Sanctuary in India.
·    Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary- For various animals and sea creatures as well.
·    Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary- For typical coastal animals, like sea creatures.
·    Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary- For animals as well as floral treat.
·    Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary- Another colored feather in the wildlife of Goa.

Recreation or Water Sports in Goa:
If you have come to this coastal land for a holiday then you must enjoy the various water sports that almost every beach has to offer. With complete safety and security measures, Goa is professional in these water sports, take a look:

·    Diving – The season for this sport is from mid October to mid May.
·    Kite surfing- At the spacious beaches and coasts , you will have a nice time kite surfing.
·    Para gliding- Arambol Beach is the best place for this.
·    Jet ski, banana ride and water motor biking, and so on are some other sea sports you can enjoy.
·    Beach volley ball- On the cool and soft beachy sand, there is a lot of fun in this sport.

Cuisine in Goa:
ln Goa you will not be disappointed in any way, and when it comes to food, Goa welcomes its guests with a variety of cuisines, like Indian, South Indian, Chinese, Continental, Portuguese, and many more. Though the staple food is rice and fish curry, tourists have a range of non vegetarian dishes. You can eat in good five star hotels, but there are also lot of beach shacks which are popular for tasty food. And one of the most important things, is the local drink of Goa, feni, which you must not miss at any cost.

Shopping in Goa:
From big showrooms to small flea markets, Goa has everything. And though you can buy designer brands or expensive stuff from any part of the world, on a travel tour you must buy authentic things and that too from state emporiums or their street markets. A lot of markets like this are here, the popular ones are Anjuna Flea Market and Mapusa Market. Shop for some amazing wooden and leather crafts, bamboo handicrafts and brass ware, antique jewelery, and also cashew nuts and spices could be bought here.

With all these things, a Goa holiday will be a very refreshing, authentic and memorable experience for a travel enthusiast.

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