10 Reasons Why You Must Visit Goa

It’s no secret that when it comes to Indian beaches, Goa is love at first sight. The sun, the tan, the sand, the cool blue sea, the extravagant parties and the sumptuous Goan delicacies nested in a beautiful blended culture of Indian and Portuguese influence, what more can you possibly ask for! After a whole year of deferred travel plans, we’re finally packing up our travel bags to visit all the vacay destinations. So, we have come up with the 10 top reasons why you should visit Goa. Further, we also talk about the need for safe travel and how to tackle this “new normal” when you’re all set to bask in the glowing sun of the Anjuna Beach. 
 

 
 
Why You Should Pack Your Bags to Visit Goa:
 
1.Beach! Beach! Beach! 
Goa has a whole array of exotic beaches all set to welcome you with their tranquility. Get ready to experience the golden sun, white sandy beaches guarded by lush green forests. To name the top beaches, there’s the rocky Anjuna Beach, the oh-so-social Baga Beach with its crowded bars and adventure sports, the crowded Calangute Beach, the Candolim Beach with its quiet trance and excellent restaurants nearby, the Vagator Beach with its amazing booze and night parties, and the Colva Beach with its white sand. Now, while you’re basking in that hot sun, busy tanning your skin with a shade of beautiful brown, remember to stay hydrated. A reusable water bottle will come handy, one that you can refill in safe places. An insulated flask is an even better option, for it can keep your beverages hot or cold for long.
 
2.Pay A Visit to Old Goa 
Immerse yourself in the religious and spiritual culture of South Goa’s churches like St. Augustine, Basilica of Bom Jesus and Church of St. Francis of Assisi. On the other hand, stray a little further away from God and try your luck at the Casinos. Finally when you’re tired and all ready to call it a day, hop on a ferry ride in Panjim. 
 
3.Sunburn and Supersonic! 
If you are Music fan and have been dying to go to Sunburn for years now, then strut your way to the Vagator and Candolim beach in the last of week of December to attend the Sunburn and Supersonic festivals. Goa is quite heavy on the pockets during Christmas and New Year’s but the whole atmosphere and the amazing crowd makes the experience worth your money. In the post Covid era, safety is primary so make sure you have all of your travel wellness essentials, always wearing a mask and of course constantly sanitize your hands. 
 
4.Goan Cuisine 
If you’re a foodie then Goa is the place for you. Goan delicacies are influenced by the place’s tropical climate. Every bite has both an Indian and Portuguese infusion. The staple of Goa is fish and rice but hold on! There are too many dishes that you HAVE to try when you’re in Goa – Goan Fish Curry, Goan Pork Vindaloo, Feijoada (Pork with red beans), Shark Ambot Tik and more. While you’re at it, drink loads of water and carry an insulated flask because you never know when you’re going to need to cool off while you’re gobbling away all those spicy dishes. 
 
5.Adventure Sports 
 Waiting to try out bungee jumping? Wait no more! The shimmering Mayem Lake in north Goa has a bungee jumping site. From parasailing, wind surfing in Candolim beach to fly boarding at Baina Beach, loads of adventure sports at are waiting for you to try at the beautiful beaches of Bogmalo, Calangute, Colva, Majorda and Anjuna. 
 
6.Shop Your Heart Out 
The shopping extravaganza is waiting for you at Goa. There’s loads of beautiful beach accessories that you can adorn. The super vibrant supermarkets in Goa are lined up with amazing beach dresses, flip flops, spices, herbs, beautiful hats and flowy scarfs, all at dirt cheap prices. 
 
7.Night Life  
Groove to the booming music and dance the night away in the coolest parties and nightclubs in the country. Keep the booze flowing, feel the rhythm, the neon lights and gorge on some delicious food at these amazing nightclubs in Goa -Tito’s Bar and Club, Antares, Soro-the Village Pub, SinQ Nightclub, Silent Noise Club, etc. 
 
8.Super Budget Friendly
 If you’re on a tight budget then Goa is the best travel destination for you to get your money’s worth. No matter what your budget is, you can afford to stay here. If you want a chilled weekend filled with all the luxury then Goa has some of the most exotic beach resorts. However, if you’re low on budget then there are plenty of hotels that offer you all the comforts while still allowing you to stay within your budget. The food and shopping are equally cheap. 
 
9.Wildlife  
Goa is sitting on the lap of mother nature with one of the best wildlife in the country. It is home to over 450 species of birds with the Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary in Chorao as the most popular bird watching spots. You can also see other rare animals like pangolins, guars, or elephants in Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries. The biggest sanctuary is located inside Mollem National Park, about two hours’ drive from Panaji. 
 
10.Safe Travel 
India’s favourite beach destination, Goa is reviving from Covid-19. So, the question is, is Goa safe for tourist? The answer is yes! Choose a reliable airplane and resort that follows all the safety protocols like temperature checks for all passengers, staff wearing PPE Kits, mask, face shield etc. Further, use wet wipes, towels and lots of moisturizer to keep your skin clean and hydrated. Talking about staying hydrated, carry an insulated flask for keeping your tea, coffee or water warm. 
 
Last Words 
 So, what are you waiting for? Gear up and book your flight tickets now because Goa is waiting for you to have an amazing vacation this weekend. But remember to carry all your travel and wellness essentials, stay hydrated, stay safe.

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