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14 Reasons Why Goa Will Always Be India's Favourite Holiday Destination

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Goa is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in India and it's not a secret. HolidayIQ Travellers share reasons why you must visit Goa this season.

14 Reasons Why Goa Will Always Be India's Favourite Holiday Destination:

  1. Goa
  2. Aguada Beach (Goa)
  3. Chapora (Goa)

1. There're The Gorgeous Beaches Of Course

There're The Gorgeous Beaches Of Coursesource: wikimedia

Nothing shouts Goa like beaches. Beaches bustling with people, secluded beaches, picturesque beaches - you name them, Goa has them. HolidayIQ Traveller Souvick says, “It's a good ideal place to spend some Holidays at Goa. We always want to visit sea sight the sunset and sunrise is very beautiful and the natural view and ambiance is very pretty. Lots of beaches to visit such as Calangute, colva, Anjuna etc. I love to eat goan food like chilli beef, pork vindaloo very special dish in Goa.”

2. You Can Bike You Way Across Goa & You'll Never Get Tired

You Can Bike You Way Across Goa & You'll Never Get Tiredsource: staticflickr.com

The roads of Goa are replete with greenery and if one travels through Goa on a bike, one would feel the gentle ocean breeze which can prove very relaxing. HolidayIQ Traveller Navneet says, “It is a perfect holiday destination, because it has from fun frolic to entertainment every thing is there, so from honeymooners to holiday seekers this is the place. Goa is famous for its beaches as well local wine called fenny and seafood, one must try all. As far as sight seeing is concerned it has two city tours one is for North Goa and one is for South Goa.

3. One Of The Few Places In India That Has Casinos On A Cruise

One Of The Few Places In India That Has Casinos On A Cruisesource: wikimedia

Another thing about Goa, which is extremely rare to find in India. Casinos are mostly on cruise boats/ships and the glitter and rush of a unique experience is quite enchanting. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Saurabh says, “Goa is the unofficial party place of India. It has some of the best beaches. The place is divided in North and South. North is the place where you will find crowd and party place. Baga is one of the best beach to do water sports. They also have many flea markets. South Goa has pristine beaches and are very secluded. Families prefer south as all the luxury resorts and properties are here. Martin's Corner is supposed to be the Best restaurant in South Goa.Panaji is the capital wherein you can indulge in Casino on Mandovi river. Deltin Royale is the best casino in Goa.”

4. Look At Those Beautiful Churches And Their Architecture

Look At Those Beautiful Churches And Their Architecturesource: wikimedia

Churches of Goa can be seen as a testimony to Portuguese architecture and many buildings constructed under the colonial rule still stand, giving Goa a different look. 
HolidayIQ Traveller Bernard Alvares says, “It’s fun to stay here. There is lots of church, temple. There is also lot of guest houses and hotel. You can get lots of goan fish curry. A good place to rome, you can see good places likes church, famous panjim market and margao market.”

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5. Slurrrpp! Goan Cuisine

Slurrrpp! Goan Cuisinesource: wikimedia

Fish curry is to Goa what parantha is to Delhi or sweets are to Bengal. There are many Goan recipes that elaborately describe how to prepare lip-smacking fish curry. HolidayIQ Traveller Rakesh says, “ I went to Goa last year in August along with my wife. It is easily the most interesting holiday destination in the country. Especially in the rainy season, the place looked absolutely stunning. There is greenery everywhere. And of course, the beautiful beaches. I suggest you visit Baga, Anjuna, Arambol and Cavelossim. They are very popular beaches. Apart from these well known places, there are a lot of places which deserve a visit.Go to German Bakery near Anjuna beach. It is a very hipster place with great food! Go for a trek at the Aguada fort! At the beaches, there are lot of fun water sports like parasailing and more!It'll be an experience of a lifetime, and the best part is, you can visit it again and again as it is in our own country.”

6. Head Banging Awaits! The Music Festivals In Goa Are Simply Killer

Head Banging Awaits! The Music Festivals In Goa Are Simply Killersource: pixabay.com

Goa is frequented by various artists around the world. Music festivals like Sunburn attract tourists and travellers and make Goa a hot destination.

7. Nothing Can Beat The Nightlife Of Goa

Nothing Can Beat The Nightlife Of Goasource: wikimedia

One of the few places in India where you can fully enjoy the nightlife. Many parties are held at night time and Goa is even notorious for certain kinds of parties. HolidayIQ Traveller Snehalata says, “Goa - A place for adventure junkie, with vast horizon in front of you, experience different colours of nature of sunrise and sunset! With salty water giving you sand bath. Only place where you can live your shyness and wear shorts unlike other cities of India. And you're still safe from evil eyes as girl.”

8. Ah! The Weather October Onwards Is Just Perfect

Ah! The Weather October Onwards Is Just Perfectsource: wikimedia

Goa’s weather during monsoon is to die for. Pleasant throughout the day with light showers thrown in, it's just what you need for a relaxed holiday. To add to it, the lush and green countryside. “Goa becomes magical when it rains. Nothing can beat a walk on the beach when it is drizzling,” says HolidayIQ Traveller Sana from Mumbai.

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9. Ever Visited The Spice Plantations In Goa?

Ever Visited The Spice Plantations In Goa?source: Tourism.com

Had enough of the middling food served at most beach shacks? It's time to discover what Goan food is really about. Several spice plantations clustered around Ponda in South Goa offer an introductory tour, followed by a traditional lunch. HolidayIQ Traveller Sagar says, “Savoi plantations in Goa is really a good place to visit in Goa during monsoons. You get real good authentic goan food which are served in earthen pots. It is a heavenly experience. You are served food amidst the plantations.”

10. And How Can You Not Visit The Iconic Beach Shacks

And How Can You Not Visit The Iconic Beach Shackssource: Hiqcdn.com

Ditch the luxuries and stay like a hippie in one of the beach shacks in Goa. Live in tents or room carved in hills! HolidayIQ Traveller Megha says, “Tantra is a beautiful place. It is actually built on bamboos. You have bamboo stairs to reach your room and each room too is made by tying bamboos and bedsheets. Stay at Tantra is an experience in itself. The place has amazing tandoori food. The kababs and biryani are a must have. They serve hookah too. They have shack arrangements for outsiders. Tantra has amazing crowd. If you are the backpacker type you will find a lot of backpackers staying from all across the world. The place is not expensive. Do not forget to party at Curlies in the evening when you stay at Tantra, Anjuna.”

11. Check Out The Open Air Parties

Check Out The Open Air Partiessource: Akamaihd.net

No stay in Goa would be complete without a trip to the open air parties. Visit Hill Top on a Sunday for its legendary parties that kick off at 5pm or take a trip to Club Cubana, situated between Baga and Anjuna in the Arpora Hill. Also visit, Shiva Valley, another big one for Psy Trance. HolidayIQ Traveller Shivam Gupta says, "Anjuna is famous for its crazy trance parties overlooking the beach and for its flea market. The beach itself is not very charming but there are parties/events always going on at some shack or the other. The most famous places here are Curlies, Shiva Valley and UV bar. The sundowner parties at UV bar are simply fabulous and have great music.”

12. The Attractions Here Are No Less. Like Fort Aguada

The Attractions Here Are No Less. Like Fort Aguadasource: wikimedia

Fort Aguada was constructed by the Portuguese in the early 16th century. Built with an aim to prevent Goa from the attacks of the conquerors, the fort was bounded by huge walls from every corner. Owing to its beautiful architecture and surrounding beauty, the fort attracts thousands of visitors every year. From the top of the fort, a view of adjoining beaches situated on the borderline of the state of Maharashtra is available. HolidayIQ Traveller Mohan says, "Fort Aguada is a lovely compact property, nice place, tourist place to enjoy with friends and family. I liked very much, we had a great outing at Fort Aguada during our visit in summer."

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