Goa: A Spectacular Holiday Retreat
With exotic beaches, beautiful churches, spectacular forts, and a city that seems to have been made for comfort – Goa is the perfect place to spend your holidays in luxury and adventure. Along the Arabian Sea on the western coast of India, Goa boasts exciting nightlife, fishing villages like Agonda, and lovely little corner houses. Not only that, Goa offers a host of exciting adventures, making it one of the best places to find yourself over the weekend.
Things to Do in Goa:
The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort Goa is one of the most mesmerizing 5-star beach resorts in Goa, situated on Raj Baga Beach in Canacona. One can catch a spectacular view of the Talpone river and the Arabian Sea from the hotel, nestled between the Sahyadri range. Equipped with golf courses, majestic gardens, and boasting of Baroque-Portuguese style architecture, The LaLiT Golf and Spa Resort is among the best places you can choose for accommodation when in Goa. Its various restaurants, namely Canacona, Gazebo, and Corta’s, spa facilities, outdoor spa, sports complex, and salon have everything which will make your Goa trip even more memorable.
Exploring the beaches: Goa is synonymous with beaches – the sandy shores, crystal clear water of the Arabian Sea, and spectacular sunsets over the water. Sundown parties, different kinds of water sports, bonfire nights by the sea shore, and sunbathing are among the several activities one can do on the beach. Among the beaches in North Goa, Baga beach is pretty famous. Calangute and Anjuna Beaches surround it. One can find people kite surfing, parasailing, dolphin spotting, and wakeboarding on the beach. Baga Beach offers the best nightlife experience, with bars and clubs swarming the famous Tito’s Lane. Among the beaches in South Goa, Colva, Butterfly, Palolem, and Agonda are the most popular. Agonda Beach is a turtle beach, which makes it very interesting.
Basilica of Bom Jesus: If you are a history enthusiast, visiting the Basilica of Bom Jesus is a must. A classic example of the architecture illustrated by the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits is visible in the Basilica of Bom Jesus. Juxtaposing elements of Ionic, Corinthian, and Doric architecture, this is the only church in Old Goa that has not been plastered from the outside. Built in 1605 AD, UNESCO declared this church a World Heritage Site. An interesting feature of this church is the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. Encased in a silver casket, visiting the tomb of St. Francis Xavier attracts tourists and religious people alike.
- It is advisable to visit Goa between mid-November to mid-February. The temperature in the state is relatively moderate and cool during these three months. One can spend hours at the beach and enjoy the breeze with a couple of drinks and lip-smacking finger food.
- Although all kinds of cuisine are found in Goa, one should definitely try Goan cuisine. Konkani roots, rice, and fish are the staple food. The other popular ones are Dangar, Bebinca, Vindaloo, and Cafreal, among many others.
Staying in one of the private beach resorts in Goa, attending the music festival, going to the flea markets, and enjoying the Goa we have all seen in countless movies – is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. So, if you are up for the best trip of your life, you should plan your trip to Goa soon!