Unplanned trips are the best trips, compared to the ones we plan 3-4 months in advance. And Goa is one such destination for which there’s no particular day or time of the year that one requires for an unforgettable travel experience. So if you are planning or want to go on an impromptu trip to Goa, read the space to know ‘How, When and Where’ of Goa.
How to reach Goa: Well reaching Goa is not a big fuss, as the state is well connected with the major cities by air, roads and railways. If you are travelling from Mumbai, Pune or Bangalore, the road trip to Goa will be a drive through the heaven. By railways, it is quite easy to reach Goa, with the major railway stations being in Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama. These stations are well linked to the other parts of the country thus, making travelling affordable and convenient. Travelling by air is also a recommended choice as this not only saves travel time, but also allows you to explore more of Goa in those extra hours. The nearest international airport is located at Dabolim, which is 29 kilometers away from Panaji. This airport has a good connectivity via flights from Indian cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Cochin, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and major cities in U.K. and Germany.
When to travel to Goa: With the serene beaches and suitable weather, Goa is a perfect place to visit at any time of the year. Though October to March is the peak season for tourists, people don’t mind visiting it at other months also. It is said that Goa is at its best and the most beautiful during monsoons i.e. from June to september. Also, during this time the hotels in Goa offer discounts worth grabbing. If you want to spend some lone time, you are free to head to Goa in the rest of the months.
Where to be in Goa: Goa is a hub for beach lovers; with some quiet and calm beaches like Querim Beach, Arambol Beach, Mandrem Beach, Morjim Beach and Vagator Beach, and crowded beaches like Anjuna Beach, Baga Beach, Calangute Beach and Candolim Beach. The list is endless though, but these are some of the most popular beaches in Goa. Popular because there are good hotels located in close proximity to these beaches, especially the hotels at Calangute in Goa. These hotels are not only luxurious, but offer a comfortable stay to its guests.
When it comes to food, Goa has left no stone unturned to offer travellers nothing but the best of Goan food and other culinary delights. Some of the popular beach shacks in Goa are La Plage, Sublime, Thalassa, Villa Blanche, Brittos, St. Anthony’s, Curlies and Souza Lobo. Talking about the tourist attractions, there are multitude of places like forts, churches and shopping sites to make your trip worth every penny.
So head to Goa with your friends or family, and have an experience of a lifetime.