Goa is one of the most happening and popular tourist destinations in India. It is also an all-time favourite tourist destination for tourists from different parts of the world. It attracts a lot of tourists from countries like Russia, Israel, and Europe. Goa the land of beaches is a small state situated in western Ghats on the border of Mumbai and Karnataka. It has 2 major parts, south Goa and North Goa and people choose one of them to plan their stay. Sometimes they divide it between both.
My memories of Goa – the land of beaches
I love Goa for its beaches, water bodies and yummy food. I went to Goa in 2012 and can’t wait to go back to explore it little more. We preferred staying in South Goa as we were travelling with kids. South Goa is a little calm and has clean beaches comparatively.
We stayed at a beautiful resort called Dona Sylvia and the best part was that our villa was that it was sea facing. The food was great and overall it was a comfortable stay. It was 4 days and 5 nights trip and on the second day, we hired a cab to visit North Goa and explored the town of Panaji. We saw the famous church, Fort Aguada and went to the Baga beach which is one of the famous beaches in North Goa.
There are many fun activities to do there and we did water sports and also hired a scooter for a day. I still remember how happy my little one was while riding on the scooter in the lanes of Goa. The best part was that the beach was just at a walking distance and we enjoyed a lot at neat, clean and peaceful beaches of South Goa.
About Goa- The land of beaches-
Goa is undoubtedly one of the most preferred holiday spots. Beaches are the main attraction and there are many popular beaches like Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, Candolim, Morjim, etc. If you are going for a relaxing holiday with kids, I would recommend South Goa. But if you are going with friends and exploring the nightlife and clubs, you can explore North Goa.
As it is along the coastline, the temperature is moderate. The best time to visit is from November to March but people visit it all year around.
The main places to see in Goa apart from beaches are –
Fort Aguada –A lighthouse and a fort which is standing there from the 17th century
The City of Panjim – the State capital of Goa where you can go for a cruise or explore different places.
Basilica of Bomb Jesus – A famous church at old Goa
Apart from these, there are few temples and churches but if you are looking for a relaxing holiday, just enjoy the beaches at Goa.
What comes to your mind when you hear the word – Goa? Beaches, sun, and sand? Do share your experience of this fun and happening place in the comments below.
I am sharing my memories of different places from my travel list this April. Read my theme post here
A for Amritsar
B for Bangalore
C for Chicago
D for Delhi
E for evergreen Kerala
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April 8, 2019 at 12:54 am
This is my husband’s paradise on earth. We have been to Goa thrice and it was also my son’s first beach vacation spot at 11 months. Another amazing post from you.
April 8, 2019 at 7:30 am
I haven’t met anyone who dislike Goa. Whenever we visit Goa it sends us back refreshed.
April 8, 2019 at 8:33 am
Goa is always special, no matter how many times you visit. Super round up of this lovely place!
April 8, 2019 at 8:47 am
Goa is certainly a place to visit, among many other places.
April 8, 2019 at 11:43 am
Goa is everyone’s favourite.My little daughter feels Goa is only for beaches and not a regular city ?
April 8, 2019 at 12:05 pm
I’ve loved Goa more every time I’ve visited it. I’ve seen it with my parents and then with my husband but am yet to take my kids there. Love the pictures, Deepa!
April 8, 2019 at 12:27 pm
We have been to Goa on three occasions and I love the place for the beaches , sun , sand and temples. I have visited Mangeshi temple and Shantadurga temple. My son enjoyed the Goan seafood.
April 8, 2019 at 2:30 pm
What a lovely post of one of the most lovely place on earth
April 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
One can never get enough of Goa. How I long to be there for my love for the ebaches is undying. Great post Deepa, took me back to my Goa vacay.
April 8, 2019 at 5:21 pm
Goa is one such place which you can go anytime throughout the year, I love visiting the churches and beaches out here. South Goa was a pretty good choice to stay.
April 8, 2019 at 6:19 pm
All time favorite destination, beaches, bike ride, tanning i love it all., i have yet to experience the carnival in Goa.
April 8, 2019 at 8:48 pm
Its a place full of fun and love
April 8, 2019 at 10:41 pm
We had been yo goa years ago and had a great time while exploring this beautiful place. your post has recalled all those beautiful memories.
April 9, 2019 at 4:25 pm
I love Goa, and have been to this lovely tourist destination couple of times. Mesmerising and beautiful as always.
April 9, 2019 at 6:28 pm
You’ve had some fascinating moments with family at Goa! It’s a wonderful place to have some real fun
April 11, 2019 at 10:44 am
Goa and fun are inseparable, your inputs are noted for further trips 🙂
April 11, 2019 at 10:55 am
Wonderful post.. I love to visit beaches and Goa has beautiful beaches..