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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
01:30

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

1Dudhsagar Falls
Dudhsagar Falls

Saibal : The falls - mesmerizing to say the the least. The rocks on the way provide a tough time but once you reach the bottom of the falls. It's a thing of beauty. You can swim in the cold waters of the pool to reach the bottom of the falls or just sit on a rock and enjoy the water cascading down in a milky froth. 

High-end resort : Leela Kempinski
Budget stay : YoYo Goa

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2Live the good life in Goa
Live the good life in Goa

Pristine beaches, heavenly cuisine, legendary nightlife and a treasure trove of culture, Goa is on the tip of everyone's tongue when it comes to planning a holiday. Whether a conventional holiday or an off-beat escape, Goa will give you what you ask for, an exceptional long weekend getaway for anyone and everyone. 

Kiran tells HolidayIQ, "Goa is amazing and wonderful place. We enjoyed a lot. So much fun !! So many places to visit and beaches were so beautiful. Full day resting on beach side. Amazing food. I would like to come every year this place to enjoy with my family !! Falling in love with this place." 

Distance from Bangalore: 540 km 

Route: National Highway 48 and 748

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3Goa is the party capital of India
Goa is the party capital of India

Goa's cosmopolitan culture, sun-kissed beaches, vibrant nightlife, seafood, and beach parties make it one of the best destinations for a fun-filled trip. The happy state of India is one of the best places to spend the winter, esp the Sunburn Festival. Since the wedding season is also approaching, this is the time when newlyweds visit Goa for honeymoon and fun. It is a place where you can just say, "WOW JUST TAKE MY MONEY." Also, you can visit some of the best casinos like Casino Pride and Deltin Royale.

Top things to do in Goa: Indulge in water sports, seafood, river rafting, scuba diving at Grande Island, Dolphin Ride.



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How to reach:

By Road- Goa has four national highways which connect Goa to Mumbai, Bangalore.

By Train- Goa has two major railway stations at Vasco and Madgaon.

By Flight- Dabolim International Airport is situated at approx 30 Kms from Panaji.

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4When and where can you catch this exciting festival?
When and where can you catch this exciting festival?
• Block your calendar for the Sigmo parade - 3/3/18- 17/3/18, 5 pm onwards!
• It takes place all over the North and South of Goa like Ponda, Margoa, Sanguem, Vasco, Valpoi, Bicholim, Panjim, Mapusa, Pernem, Canacona, Quepem, Curchorem, Cuncolim, and  Dharbandora. 

HolidayIQ traveler Jaydeep Tanna says, “Good place to visit. The atmosphere during these days is like a carnival in the whole of North Goa. We love the place it feels like heaven and makes you feel young and energetic. It is must for everyone to visit Goa during this time of the year.”

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5The place for parties
The place for parties

HolidayIQ Reviewer Neha Sharma adds, “Goa is about having fun 24*7. I really had a gala time in Goa. I love traveling and have been to many places in India but Goa is my super favorite. I love everything about Goa”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq adds, “Popular for white sand and sports; Colva Beach, is very popular among the tourists, due to its white powder type sand and various water sports, all paid. You can enjoy the wave riding on wave rider scooters and paragliding. ”  

HolidayIQ Reviewer Biswajeet Mishra adds, “Goa, the beach capital of India; I visited here in the month of October and I stayed for 4 nights. It was worth visiting here. On day 1 evening, I enjoyed a great night party at Baga beach, I was staying at Tito's lane 1. Most people prefer to stay here.”  

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Reviews (2901)

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.
  • Goa- Bike, Beaches And Beer.....
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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.

Photos of Goa

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Ankit karnany

Best Place To Visit is South Goa.
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South Goa has beaches, river & watersports
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Vratkunj

I love again to visit goa
Goa, Goa

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Swapnil doiphode

For the perfect sunset view <3

There is so much to see in Goa.

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