Goa travel guide for the first time travellers!
Travelling to Goa is often hailed as a sign of attaining adolescence in India. The long-stretched coastline promises a new kind of freedom.
Once a part of the iconic Hippie trail that flourished from Europe to Nepal, Goa gave birth to a “New Found Land”, where you can just be, drifting away from the prejudices and societal niceties that bind you beyond logic can reason wish!
Goa is one of the hottest tourist spots of India, and is rightly so, with the amalgamation of rivers, small lakes, curvy roads surrounded by the scenic beauty all around. It will make you nostalgic and will take you back to your childhood days. The curvy roads going up the hill will give you the thrills of mountains.
You do not visit Goa just once. You want to live there, get drunk on the intangible elixir that the Arabian Sea serves with the salty breeze! Keep meeting new people all the time, it keeps you fresh.
The atmosphere here probably has some magical appeal that attracts people of all ages. Beaches of North Goa, are in the true sense, an experience which you cherish in your heart and the experience brings you back, again and again.
Some Quick and useful Information about Goa travel
The language spoken: Konkani, Marathi. Largely understood- English and Hindi. Famous for Beautiful beaches, water-sports, night-markets, seafood, yoga, nightlife
How to reach Goa (Flight/Train/Car)
Goa is well connected with the rest of the country, with multiple long hour flights from all over the country. Dabolim (GOI) is a domestic airport and domestic carriers like Air Asia, Indigo, Spice Jet have multiple flights to Goa from morning 6 am to 11 pm.
Train journey by Konkan Railways. Madgaon (MAO) and Vasco DA Gama (VSG) are the two major railway stations that connect Goa with the rest of the country. If you are traveling to Goa from Bangalore or southern parts of India, taking a ride from the Konkan railway is highly recommended. You shall see Dudhsagar falls for a fraction and mist-shrouded lush green jungle everywhere will greet you to the land of Goa.
Alternatively, a road trip can be planned through NH 66 passes through the Western coast of the Indian peninsula, and runs through Goa. Roads are a pleasure to drive, surrounded by scenic beauty all the way.
How to rent a bike/car in Goa
You can hire bikes, cars by depositing your license or a Government photo ID. Drunk driving is a punishable offense.
Where to stay in Goa
It is vital, where you choose to stay in Goa, as it can, make or break the experience and that’s where Visit Goa comes in. You can explore the website at www.visit-goa.com
You can choose between a variety of properties, as per the number of people and total nights. The apartments are a perfect blend between the Portuguese vibe and new age urbanism with a swimming pool, free parking, landscape, garden, CCTV surveillance, 24hour security amongst other facilities. The apartments feature AC in both bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, with a queen-size bed in both bedrooms, complete with sofa set. There is also a kitchenette and bed linen complete with towels and, two personal bathrooms with a shower.
All the properties will make you feel at home, away from your home. The properties are placed in the center of North Goa, with the Baga beach at walking distance of 2.1 km, Calangute Beach at 2.2 km, Tito’s Place at 1.9 km, and all popular eateries and restaurants are well within reach, like Crazy Crabs at 300 Meters, Fat Fish at 650 Meters.
Welcome to Goa, feel nature above and below you, detox your mind, body, and soul!