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What You Should Know More About Tours in Goa
The best time to visit Goa is from the months between October to February as this period has many celebrations like Christmas and New Year’s going on and the state experiences many parades and carnivals. However, this time is also the costliest time to be in Goa as rates of accommodation, transport etc becomes double the price due to an increased demand.
On the other hand, the months from June to September are also considered as a great time to visit Goa as the state looks like a beautiful painting during the rains. As many tourists avoid rains, this time is when you can incur accommodation, flights and overall expenses at half the prices than usual.
Goa falls under the tropical zone and near the Arabian Sea, so has a hot and humid climate for most time of the year. The month of May is usually the hottest that witnesses a daytime temperature of over 35 °C (95 °F) coupled with great humidity. The monsoons and winters here, on the other hand are moderate. It is never too rainy or cold.
Goa is one of the top visited cities by female travellers. It is safe and takes care of every tourist need. It has immense to offer, one of which is safety and precautions for travellers. Solo female travellers can enjoy their trip to Goa without any hesitation.
The ideal duration for a holiday in Goa is 10 to 15 days. Within this span, an individual will have enough time to undertake all water sports activities like snorkeling, sailing, jet skiing, scuba diving etc and adventure activities like trekking, hiking, quad biking and many more.
You can also cover sightseeing to various places like Aguada fort, Chapora fort, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Dudhsagar Falls and others.
If you’re planning a Goa holiday, to enjoy the best of its beaches, parties, outdoor fun activities and water sports...here’s everything you should have in your luggage bag on your trip:
Goa is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in India and it is popular for a reason. With beautiful beaches, mesmerising sunsets, fancy restaurants and pleasant weather, Goa offers every aspect of a romantic trip. The cost of your trip depends on the kind of trip you undertake. There are various companies that have Goa honeymoon package which include almost everything required by a honeymoon couple.
As Goa has everything for a budget traveller as well as luxury traveller, the average cost ranges between INR 50,000 to INR 2,00,000
Goa has a lot of adventure for all enthusiasts. It is an adventure paradise where you can engage in a number of adventure activities in Goa. Some of them are:
Goa is a destination that has something for everybody. Families can have some of the best times in Goa. They can start by booking a villa, preferably with a pool where the entire family can stay together and take a dip in the pool to play water volleyball.
Next, you can hire cars that again, are easily available to go for some sightseeing tours to places like chapora fort, aguada fort, baga beach, anjuna beach etc.
Goa has tons of hotels, homestays, villas and backpacker hostels. You can find absolutely any accommodation of your choice. You can look for a stay that matches your budget and preferences. It is never difficult to find an ideal accommodation as Goa has tons of options.
Out of so many beaches in North Goa, the below ones will melt your heart with their beauty and facilities and adventure activities-
There are a variety of yacht as well as cruise rides in Goa. The cost of these tours range from INR 200 for one day for a simple one hour ride to INR 8000 for a overnight luxury tour. Prices may differ depending upon the type of cruise. Here are the various kind of cruise rides available in Goa-
Goa has got ample of places to visit and roam around. It is very difficult to choose a handful of places in Goa. Every place is beautiful and well maintained. However, if you are going to visit Goa for the first time or you are short of time. Here’s where should head first-
Kids can indulge in a number of activities in Goa like banana ride, kayaking, and swimming in Goa. Usually, the minimum age required to participate in other adventure activities is 12 years but kids below that age can also have fun in Goa provided necessary safety measures are taken beforehand.
You can smartly choose beaches like Palolem and Patnem that have calm and shallow waters that ensure the safety of kids while they undertake any adventure activity.
Goa has a fun filled nightlife. Though it is the smallest state, it has some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. The dizzy neon lights, great music and delicious food make up your night and create the perfect ambiance.
You can party till you drop, try your luck at the casinos or have a beachside bonfire night. Here’s a glimpse of what you can enjoy at night in Goa:
Restaurants in Goa have a variety of cuisines and people from all over the world. It has Spanish, European, Chinese, Italian etc. However, the authentic local Goan food is the ethnic speciality here. Most of the food items are prepared using coconut. One of the famous dishes is Chicken Xacuti, so make sure you don’t miss out on trying this one!
There are a number of vegetarian as well non-vegetarian eateries. Try out a few of them!
Top Vegetarian Restaurants:
Top Non-Vegetarian Restaurants:
Yes, a cycling tour in Goa is a great way to explore the state through its interiors. You may dedicate 2 to 3 days for this activity and choose one of the below listed areas for your expedition. Many travel companies offer cycling tours that take you through different parts of Goa.
However, if you plan to have your private cycling expedition...here’s where you should head:
Goa is a hub of tourist destinations and one reason that makes it so, is its contribution as a shopping destination. From junk jewellery and gothic accessories to hippie clothing from shell and bamboo work to brassware and terracotta, from cashewnuts and Goan sausages to feni and bebinca to; you will find anything and everything in Goa! All you need to do is...keep those eyes wide open!
You can buy souvenirs like jewellery made out of sea shells, precious stones, fancy wallets, bags and clothes, local Goan food masalas, special Goa made cashews, etc. All these items are easily available in the below listed flea markets-
Goa has so much more to offer than just beaches and nightlife. There are some of the most beautiful wildlife sanctuaries in Goa. On your next trip to Goa, you should definitely consider visiting the below wildlife sanctuaries that are famous throughout India.
A safari ride in any of the above mentioned wildlife sanctuaries will cost you approximately INR 400 to 700 ($6 to $ 10) per head.
The art and culture of Goa is spread throughout the state. You can see it in the monuments, churches, museums, forts and other places having historical importance. Another best way of experiencing art and culture in Goa is to be a part of various local festivities.
Some places you can visit to witness the art and culture of Goa-
Some festivities you can be a part of to witness the art and culture of Goa-
Beach shacks in Goa are beautiful! They have ample of space and shed that let you get out even on a bright shining sunny day. You can relax and sip a mug of beer at any of these shacks and your day feels bliss!
Here are some of the best beach shacks Goa has:
Goa is known for having some of the most pristine and beautiful churches. They depict the Goan culture and traditions very well and have attracted tourists from all over the world. If you haven’t visited Churches in Goa yet, here’s where you should go:
Traveller Tales From Goa
12 December 2015
A well planned and executed sightseeing trip. Good for family tourists like us. We visited some of the famous beaches and churches of Goa. It was nice experience overall.
27 October 2015
If you are person who wouldn’t want to spend a long time in planning the whole trip, just like me, then you can take this. What I did was I planned south Goa by myself and we took the North Goa trip this entire tour package. I am glad to have taken this. We covered major attraction of North Goa is very short duration.
21 January 2017
"We booked south Goa sight seeing tour for 3 people. They guided us really well. Specially Pooja the girl working there, who is been polite and helpful. She gaves every bit of information. She picks calls at any time and provides details.\n\nThen the trip drivers picks us around 8:50am. \nWe visited every place as mentioned in the trip. \nAnd they park around good restaurants too. \n\nHighlight of this package is boat cruise which we need to pay 300 per head. It's good in boat. Everyone enjoys themselves. "
17 April 2016
The Dudhsagar Trek in Goa is brilliant. After being to Goa just to roam around and loiter in the beach for so many times, we wanted to have a really lovely trip that is adventurous too. That’s when we decided to do the Dudhsagar trek and it was just too brilliant. We drove till the meeting point from Bangalore, and we joined with the other folks there and we had a really brilliant time trekking. The beauty of western ghats can be totally experienced if you drive through for this trek. Also, this trek is just too brilliant and tedious too.
12 October 2015
Who would have taught a jungle in Goa would make our holiday all the more fun and spicy? this was truly a fun and exciting experience for all of us!
24 December 2016
"I was the only one who was tagged along with a Russian tourist group....as I got into the van I was like wow....I'm the odd one out...anyways,the tour guide,Irena was very considerate to explain me the places in English...we visited the old goa churches and after tat we hit the glorious dudhsagar falls.....it was just spectacular view and a cooling swim,and the ride to it was just bumpy and crossing the streams were adventurous,not a everyday thing u do....returning back was the long ride back to our lunch,which was held at the spice plantation,to my expectations it's was just less than a 20min. tour seemed to be held at the back yard rather than being taken through the large field of spices...so I guess the tour title should have more of spice garden than of plantation(or maybe I expected too much out the word \"plantations\"... lol)...moving on,it was all in all a memorable trip...I advise everyone who's travelling alone to take it....and finally to the tour organisers,kindly enquire prior the preferential language of communication,than just tagging anyone with a foreign group...I was cool enough to consider it as a new experience,others might not feel the same....Hey,to my surprise I also made some interesting conversation with Russian tourist,you'll never know wat life brings to Ur experience as go exploring the world."
08 May 2017
"Very well tailor made trip, covers almost all south goa attractions. starts with Miramar beach where you can go for a dolphin trip after paying additional 300. then dona Paula, then two beautiful churches, shanta durga vijayante temple, then mangeshi temple, and in the evening boat cruise which is optional but recommended , you need to pay 300 for the same. Guide Mr. sameer is very friendly and knowledgeable."
08 June 2016
Being in Goa is a nice experience. It is like a foreign island inside our own country, but covering the whole Goa in a single trip can be very tiresome. While we covered North Goa by ourselves, we too South Goa sightseeing package, and it was the best thing to do. It was a brilliant experience and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was worth every rupee spent.
14 December 2015
This is worth the time to visit. Take swimming costumes as it is great to take a dip in the pool at the bottom of the falls. Take a few pieces of fruit to feed the monkeys but avoid buying from the local howkers as they will try to overprice and you only need a few pieces to get some great photo
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