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Satisfying!

Satisfying!  Video Review
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Morjim Beach

Nidhish Patni
14th Mar 17

Warm waters, sun shacks, beach, beds & beers

Warm waters, sun shacks, beach, beds & beers  Video Review
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Sinquerim Beach

Santosh Rao
9th Feb 17

Beach right at the back of Beachhouse

Beach right at the back of Beachhouse  Video Review
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Sernabatim Beach

Jaideep Khanduja
16th Jun 16

Arambol beach

Arambol beach  Video Review
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Arambol Beach

Pradyumna b Ramesh
12th Jan 18

Beautiful beach

Beautiful beach  Video Review
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Cola Beach

Vikash Agarwal
17th Dec 17

Goa best beach

Goa best beach  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Vikash Agarwal
16th Dec 17

Very beautiful beach with river

Very beautiful beach with river  Video Review
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Cola Beach

Vikash Agarwal
16th Dec 17

Calm and beautiful!

Calm and beautiful!  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Nidhish Patni
14th Mar 17

Beach which is less populated

Beach which is less populated  Video Review
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Palolem Beach

Bhavan Kochana
27th Nov 16

Baga beach for sports activities & bar

Baga beach for sports activities & bar  Video Review
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Baga Beach

Bhavan Kochana
26th Nov 16

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Reasons to go to Goa

1The legendary beach parties of
The legendary beach parties of

HolidayIQ Traveller Anupam Phukan shares, "Don't miss out on beach parties at Calangute and Baga Beach. Do try to book yourself in a hotel nearby if you love partying."

HolidayIQ reviewer Raju Kumar says, "Heaven for party animals- Goa, the name says it all. The beach, the drinks, the parties, the night life. Titos and Mambos a must visit. Dont get into the wrong clubs. The drinks are cheap and its legal to carry it all over and chill throughout the day. Visit Baga Beach, Arambol beach is even a beautiful place in itself."

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2The lively beaches
The lively beaches

HolidayIQ reviewer Jasneet Bajaj says, “This was the best hotel stay ever in Goa and felt like one of the best vacations one could ever dream of anywhere in the world. There was no need to leave the property for anything as the adjoining Taj Fort Aguada offers a nice getaway even if you want to take a break from holiday village.” 

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3A Goa that is less crowded and more luring
A Goa that is less crowded and more luring

Why: Synonymous with fun, frolic, food and an enduring nightlife, this beach paradise is spectacular during summer. The crowds die down, the cost of hotels, food and almost everything else plummets, presenting a tantalising option of a getaway that beats the daily grind.

HolidayIQ reviewer describes his summer experience in Goa saying, "I fell in love with Palolem and decided to stay there for my entire trip. The beach attracts more foreign tourists than the beaches of North Goa. You have very affordable yet beautiful beach huts where one can enjoy the stay. The proximity of some really amazing shacks right in front of the huts makes the stay even more memorable."

Make sure to pack essential beachwear to enjoy the shallow seas off pristine beaches and party wear to savour Goa’s legendary nightlife. Also, carry good quality sunscreen to guard against the scorching. eBay is your one stop shop for all essentials.

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4Panjim, Old Goa
Panjim, Old Goa

Any cities pride lies in the heritage scenes that have been preserved and well maintained. Goa being one of the photogenic cities in India has been preserving its precious Portuguese colony successfully and has been one of the most popular tourist attractions. A walk along the streets of Panjim kindles ones ‘Insta Instincts’. HolidayIQ Traveller Manish Bahrani shares, "It was a nice to see and observe the beautiful cultural heritage of Goa."

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5Tantra Beach Shacks and Huts, Goa
Tantra Beach Shacks and Huts, Goa

Don't let budget constraints spoil your Goa trip. If you are in Goa to experience the beaches and listen to the music of the waves, there is no better place for you to stay than one of the shacks on the beach. HolidayIQ Traveller Megha Goel shares, “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. Tantra is an experience in itself. The place has amazing food. They serve yummy 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 and easy on the pocket. Do not forget to party at Curlies in the evening when you stay at Tantra, Anjuna.”

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Arnab chakraborty

Arnab chakraborty5.0/5

2 reviews

A romantic anniversary trip

One of the most liberating, relaxing, romantic holidays ever. North Goa is ideal for parties, sightseeing, trying out different restaurants, local cuisine, pubs and shopping. But North Goa while it offers plenty of activities and fun, is also v. Crowded. South Goa is more exclusive, secluded romantic more expensive but ideal for relaxation and peace/romance. It is best to keep south Goa at the end of the trip once you are done with all the activities and roaming around In a nutshell:. Best of north Goa - Sinquirim beach and fort . V. Underrated and must visit Accommodation north Goa - Calangute. Food and shopping north Goa - Baga. Swimming and bathing north Goa - Anjuna. Pubs on the beach north Goa - Anjuna. Best of south Goa - Palolem and Canacuna (the lalith) Personally I prefer Baga for shopping and dining on the beach. The food and shopping options are better in Baga. Calangute shopping joints don't have that great collection. However the beach shacks in Calangute are nearer to the sea though food is better in Baga. Please carry beach slippers because the ones you get here won't last. Dresses and beach wear are average so better to carry some and pick up some if you like. When it comes to accommodation in North Goa please choose Calangute. The best facilities, best location and best hotels near the beach at affordable prices are in Calangute. From here rent a bike and other beach like bags anjuna will be hardly 15mins. The hotels and ambience in Calangute is more family and couple friendly. I'm Baga some hotels play loud music till wee hours and in Anjuna only few are near the beach. Anjuna also seems to have power and water problem so best to visit these places by bike. Vagator sinquirim and candolim are also nearby from Calangute. The must visit spot I feel is sinquirim especially during sunset. For South Goa it is best to choose a luxury resort and if possible with a private beach and just relax or spend a romantic holiday. Lalith in canacuna is a good option. South Goa has more secluded private beaches ideal for swimming walking star gazing lounging and relaxing on the sunbeds. There are hardly other travelers around in private beaches. Romantic dinners and long walks are great ideas. A day in the pool is another option. I had a great time doing nothing and watching the waves go by.

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Manoj soni

Manoj soni5.0/5

1 review

Goa- Bike, Beaches And Beer.

Stay in Calangute. 3N4D trip. Take a bike on rent and explore Goa and its local markets and beaches. Best time Nov-Jan. Must visit Doodhsagar. Just 60km. Amazing experience.
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Recommended Duration in Goa

Number of days to spend in Goa as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

27.3%

3 days

18.2%

4 days

18.2%

5+ days

36.4%

Goa Overview

India's smallest state Goa is located on the western coast of the country, adjoining the Arabian Sea, which provides the beach holidays that Goa is internationally famous for. The states of Maharashtra in the north and Karnataka in the south and east surround Goa. Together with the coastal stretches of these states, Goa is part of a larger cultural region known as Konkan. Northern Goa is more populated and urban, while the south is more forested. Beaches apart, rice fields and coconut plantations dominate the landscape. However, tourism is Goa's main industry.

For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony until taken over by India in 1961. This heritage is still apparent in the architecture of its churches and old houses, and the culture of its towns, which is very distinct from the rest of India. In the Catholic world Goa is important as the place where St Francis Xavier is buried (in the Basilica de Bom Jesus at Old Goa). Apart from Christmas and New Year celebrations, the 3-day long Goa Carnival (February, Panaji) and the Feast of St Francis (3 Dec, Old Goa) are famous attractions.

From north to south, the Goa coastline is marked by a number of beach towns, with relaxed ambience, seafood and water sports such as wind surfing, water skiing, sailing, water-scooters, and dolphin spotting cruises. The beaches of Calangute and Baga are the most visited while other famous beaches include Arambol, Anjuna, Candolim, Colva and Palolem.

Panaji is the state capital, a city of peaceful walks in the old Portuguese quarters, and cruises on Goa's main river, Mandovi. Nearby is the earlier capital city of Old Goa with its celebrated cathedrals, abandoned in the 19th century due to a persistent epidemic. Margao town is another centre of Portuguese cultural heritage. Ponda stands out for its Hindu temples built between 15th and 18th centuries. The international airport, Dabolim, is 29 km from Panaji. Humid for much of the year, Goa's peak season is November-February, especially Christmas-New Year time, for when advance bookings are essential.

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Best Place To Visit is South Goa.
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South Goa has beaches, river & watersports
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I love again to visit goa
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For the perfect sunset view <3

There is so much to see in Goa.

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