A holiday in Goa gives endless memories to cherish in the future. There are fascinating beaches, where a perfect mix of sea, sand and surf can be enjoyed. There are wonderful colonial structures, which announce themselves with a breathtaking architectural grandeur. There are awesome flea markets for delightful shopping and a range of restaurants & hotels to satiate your taste buds. And so on.
Actually, Goa has almost everything that tourists find interesting. Most often, a Goa tour begins at its beaches, which have a matchless fascination to offer. Swaying palms, arousing water waves, warm golden sand and an abundance of modern luxury make Goa beaches perfect for relax and rejuvenation. Some of Goa beaches find place among top Asiatic beaches, and are thronged by thousands of travelers year-round.
Goa is truly what depicts everything hearty and larger than life. Lovely beaches Calangute, Baga and Anjuna have always been in the list of must-visit attractions. Apart from that, breathtakingly picturesque hamlets on Goa coastline make perfect sojourn for nature-lovers and romantic couples. When in Goa, take a tour to the capital city Panaji and Old Goa, the best architectural features of the state. Gorgeous churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus and Se Cathedral, mammoth fort Aguda and beautiful Cabo Palace draw hordes to visitors inclined towards culture & history. Goa has several museums too, which are worth exploring.
Goa has three wildlife sanctuaries, which have a lot in store for nature-loving tourists. Scintillating scenery, exotic flora & fauna and interesting animal shows - these sanctuaries deliver its visitors an unforgettable experience.
It's easy to orient yourself to Goa from the capital city Panaji. The city is a great starting point for getting all Goa sightseeing done, being the central location and well-endued with transfer options. However, to know and love Goa, you must opt for a walk or ride. Hiring motor-bikes is a good option, especially you come with friends. You can also use excellent bus network or can hire car services available all around the state.
Goa has an international airport in Debolim, which has flights from all major cities around the world. Flights from Delhi to Goa remain in high demand, as a large number of backpackers visit the state from northern hill-lands and plains.
You can shop till you drop in Goa. The state offers a plethora of options including gleaming shopping malls, traditional flea markets and street-side stores to cater shopping needs for visitors and the locals alike. Wednesday Flea market at Anjuna beach attracts a large number of tourists who love shopping and dining. An open air market, it has stalls selling local artifacts, fruits & vegetables, hand-made pots & vessels and a variety of garment items at reasonable rates. Shehnaz Shopping Center in Panaji, Goa Shopping Cenetr in Vasco, Acron Arcade in Candolim and Caculo Mall in Panaji are other great choices for shopping in the state.
Apart from that, you would surely love Goa's nightlife and awesome selections for dining and boozing. The best time to visit here is winter, from October to March.