10 reasons why you should visit Goa
Goa, a place where your first visit is out of an urge and the second as a tradition! This wonderful place has many charming worlds to excite you. Here are 10 reasons why you should visit Goa.
10 reasons why you should visit Goa
Enjoy the Beach
Admire the beauty of water
When it’s Goa, it has to start with the beaches! South Goa beaches are less crowded and North Goa beaches are sparkling enough to grab your attention. From the North, Baga, Calangute and AnjunaBeach are must visit and out of all the beaches in South Goa Arossim Beach and Utorda Beach near the town of Majordaare simply awesome. Make sure that you carry an additional pair of clothes when you visit these beaches, so that you can change after having fun in water.
Spice plantation in Goa
The Spice Plantation called Sahakari spice plantationin the Ponda areais another mesmerizing place that will remind you why Europeans came to India. This spice hub, which is largest of the region lets you pluck and taste pepper, bite a Peri-Peri (hottest chillies of the world) and dine food cooked with farm spices at the traditional Goan lunch. This place is not much visited but those who visit praise it a lot.
Churches in Goa are famous for architectural beauty and magnificence. Adorable! The museums, art galleries,churches, convents, government buildings, bungalows and bakeries here in Old Goa are so fantastic that itis tough to suggest what to not see in South Goa. Sé de Santa Catarina (largest church in Old Goa ) and Basilica of Bom Jesus (for its architectural magnificence) are the most visited ones. And don’t forget, Old Goa is currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enter the Jungle!
Might sound strange, but you can witness a variety of fauna in Goa too. Goa has wildlife much more exciting than its nightlife! The Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary and Mollem National Park have animals like the panther, sloth bear, mouse deer and even barking deer. Moreover, there are 200 species of birds including the Indian great black woodpecker. This peaceful sanctuary in the foothills of the Western Ghats and can be visited from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm on all days.
Named after a German, Ingo is famous for Saturday Night Bazaar, this market is open for about six months of winter and provides a great range of junk jewellery, imported T-shirts, hippie merchandise, and number of cuisines! For those who are not fond of shopping, you can find a DJ playing there in Daniel’s Bar, for the market. This place attracts lot of crowd because of the glazing crowd and best collection of abstract items. This is open even at late night, till 11 pm.
Dolphin-Dolphin in the Sea
Dolphins are another adorable species on our planet and when visiting Goa, you should definitely go one a dolphin cruise in because dolphins are much beautiful in reality than on television. When you witness the Dolphins pepping out of the sea around your boat, is best sight for eyes and to be captured on camera. For a peaceful picnic day, a dolphin cruise is a wonderful thing to do than anything else.
You love food? Who doesn’t? A place becomes more memorable when you have enjoyed the food, true that? Mum’s kitchen is one such place in the heat of Goa. This restaurant located in the capital of Goa, Panjim, offers finger-licking blend of Portuguese and Gaon Cuisines. It has plenty of healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes on the menu. Not to miss, you are treated with sweet cashews on the go.
Goa gaye of machalinahikhayi? Tohkyakhahkgoagaye? Obviously, I am saying this for the ones who love non-veg food. Martin’s Corner located in South Goa in a small village called Betalbatim is famous for the variety and tasty sea food.The food here is legendary. King crabs, prawns delicious, garlic chicken and sea food mixed with sauces and spices is really yummy. This sea food hub is Sachin Tendulkar’s Favorite too. At this place, a meal for two costs around Rs. 550
Fall from the BANANA!
At the beaches around Goa there are many water sports including jet skiing, parasailing, scuba diving and others. The most exciting ride of all is falling from the banana boat, too much adventure! You will find multiple beaches with same water sport activities, it is completely your go to choose where you want to do what because all the places are good for water sporting.
One of the best beaches at Goa, Baga beach has St. Anthony’s bar, restaurant and shack at its beginning. This place gets more and more livelier as the sun sets. This place is perfect for partying. Here you can enjoy tables with candle-lamps, beach chairs by the water with live music or karaoke performances in the background.Another wonderful thing at St. Anthony’s is the flavoured hookah, which ranges from mildness to Wildness!