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Geographically, Goa is the smallest state of India that lies on the country's southwestern coast. Goa has 105 km of coastline, including about 74 km of sandy beaches. So basically, Goa is known for its beaches, but apart from beaches, it is also known for its overnight parties and world heritage-listed architecture. Goa is the only place in India that is considered a rave party spot in India. As the Portuguese ruled Goa for 456 years, it still exhibits the cultural influence of the Portuguese. Goa has a warm and humid temperature almost throughout the year. Therefore, the best time to travel is between November and March (when the region above the tropics of cancer is frozen).
Things to explore in Goa
Goa is blessed with amazing beaches, and people from around the world come to explore them. Everyone has their perspective. When it comes to beaches, there could generally be three types of travellers:
1) The adventure seekers
2) The roamer ones
3) The secluded ones
Some people love to do sporty activities, and some roam in between the crowd, whereas others love to visit those beaches which give stillness and peacefulness to their minds. It doesn't matters which one of the types is yours. Goa has varieties for all types of travellers. If you love adventure, then Jet skiing, Water Ski, Parasailing, windsurfing, kite surfing, Banana boat ride, and kayaking are one of the best options for you. Baga Beach, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, Sinquerim Beach, Vagator Beach, and Majorda Beach are one of the best beaches where you can live the dreams of adventure you have been thinking of.
If you love to roam like a boss among the crowd, then Baga Beach, Gonsua Betalbatim Beach, Calangute Beach, Miramar Beach, Butterfly Beach, Colva Beach, and Anjuna Beach are one of the best beaches you must visit. Suppose you are one of those who loves to spend time in tranquillity. In that case, Kakolem Beach, Velsao Beach, Betul Beach, Small Cola Beach, Betalbotim Beach, Cansaulim Beach, Canaguinim Beach, Sunset Beach, and Agonda Beach are one of the best beaches where you can spend time in tranquillity, or you can do yoga and meditation as well.
The nights of Goa are always colourful with music, dance, casino, and parties. So try Club Cubana, Sinq Night Club, Hammerzz Night Club, Baga Tales, Phantom, Hammerzz Open Air, Cafe Mambos, and Cocktails & Dreams, and indulge yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of dance and music. If you want an open atmosphere, Anjuna Beach is popular for its rave parties. DJs around the world come here to perform their art. They will uplift you to another level of psychotic feelings, and you will dance like nobody's watching.
Sunburn Festival:- This festival was started in Goa in 2007. It's Asia's biggest EDM festival. It was less popular initially because of the lack of top DJs. Still, It gained popularity when Afrojack performed here in 2013, Avicii in 2019, Legend Armin van Burren in 2021, and Lost Frequencies in 2022. Definitely, after Armin van Burren, this festival has reached a certain benchmark. In the future, it will become more popular, and we hope the other top DJs worldwide will come here to play their music. So all the EDM lovers, Sunburn is only for you.
Winter Carnival:- The word carnival comes from the word 'carne levare', which means removing the meat in the dish. In Goa, the Carnival festival is held mostly on Majorda Beach in February or March. You can enjoy live music, cuisine, and other entertainment activities here.
Christmas Celebration:- Apart from the legendary nightlife, Goa is the best place to celebrate the Christmas festival in India. With its Catholic and Portuguese population, Christmas is celebrated widely over here. On this day, Churches, homes, and hotels are decorated beautifully in a different manner. If you plan your trip around Christmas, be a part of that celebration.
New Year Celebration:- Music, Dance, Party, Crowd, and that countdown of the new year, Amazing moment! So if you want to start the new year vibrantly and enthusiastically, Goa is the best place to begin.
Other Festivals:- Feast Of Saint Francis Xavier (to honour the death of Saint Xavier, considered as the Lord Of Goa by locals), Three Kings Feast (This festival is held in the Verem village, located in North Goa, and is dedicated to The Lady Of Mount (Virgin Mother Mary) with infant Jesus in her lap), Goa Cashew & Coconut Festival, and Goa Food & Culture Festival are one of the most popular festivals celebrated in Goa.
Aguada Fort:- Aguada is a Portuguese word that means watering place. It was constructed by the Portuguese to guard against the Dutch in 1612 CE. There is a freshwater spring within it; that's why it gained that name. Even after 400 years of construction, Aguada Jail was the largest prison in Goa till 2015.
Chapora Fort:- Chapora fort was established by Adil Shah of Bijapur in the early 17th century. The defence is named after the name of Chapora river. After Adil Shah, the Fort was ruled by Maratha and the Portuguese. The Fort is also known as "Dil Chahta Hai Fort" because it was a part of the Dil Chahta Hai movie released in 2001.
Sinquerim Fort, Viceroys Arch, Augustinian Convent, Sinquerim Fort, Reis Mangos Fort, Archaeological Museum Of Goa, Pandava Caves, Fernandes Heritage House, and Vasco Clock Tower are the rest of the best historic places for history lovers.
You can visit Dudhsagar Waterfall, which is 75 km from Goa. The road to Dhudsagar waterfall is surrounded by a dense forest of the Western Ghats, and it will be a different experience from Goa.
You can take a yoga retreat at Majorda, Candolim, Baga, Anjuna, and Sinquerim.
Venture out to Rivona Cave near the village of Zambaulim.
Watch the unique Flora & Fauna at Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary in Canacona.
Visit Spice Farm, where you will see an expressive range of spices, fruits, medicinal trees, and herbs. You will get to know about their nutritional quality and even pick and taste a few samples.
You can visit Sri Mahadev Temple Tambdisurla. It is an ancient temple built in the 12th century with stone carvings. The place is in the deep forest; therefore, it remains untouched by invaders. It's one of the best examples of Hindu Architecture.
Take a visit to Arpora Saturday Night Bazar. It is a type of Bazar that is held once a week. Goa is the finest Boutique designers, restaurants, bars, and other vendors bring their best to you here so you can sample a whole range of products in a single night. Remember to see and pick the amazing handcrafted items. It was a brief introduction about Goa, and the rest of you will come to know after the visit. Now make a move and book a Goa Tour with Flystates and add another place to your visited list.
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