Goa is India’s smallest state. What is it that makes it the hot destination in India? Why is it that Goa packages are sold like no other package in India? The answer is Goa is the queen of beaches in India. No wonder people would love to holiday here. But it’s not all there are more than two million tourists reported to have visited Goa, about 360,000 of whom were from abroad. With the rule of the Portuguese for over 450 years and the consequential influence of Portuguese culture there is still visible a distinct Portuguese / European flavor that has permeated all aspects of Goa’s life including its food, religion, language, festivals, dances and of course names. This becomes apparent as soon as you cross the border to Goa from India or elsewhere.
The beaches of Goa have some of the best 5 star luxury hotels and spa located with the best scenic locations selling various lucrative Goa packages. There are various types of tourist that visit Goa, and every one loves it, it is not restricted to a specific genre of tourist. You’ll find people who take honeymoon packages to Goa, and some who simply tour Goa to have fun. The waters are safe and temperate, the absence of riptide currents making them ideal for learners and novice divers. And when you aren’t wiggling in and out of your wetsuit, you could be sunbathing or bungee jumping, visiting temples or haunting the flea market.
Goan tours are operated from India and abroad. To get the best deal on Goa holiday package is easy, As every operator is on search engines, so the best Goa holiday packages are a click away. Its is advisable to visit Goa with prior booking as reaching there and finding a hotel may be difficult, because of its hot spot ranking hotels in Goa have increased, you can find hotels in Goa ranging from a budget to a 5 star luxury hotel.
To reach Goa is simple, as it is very well accessed by all means you may prefer coming by flight till Mumbai and drive down to Goa. (you can arrange this by contacting your Goa tour operator) The roads are covered with lush green vegetation and the roads taking you from plains, to the splendid breath taking Ghats or you may also enjoy the ride by train overlooking those lush green forests and the long tunnels. And if you have a best Goa holiday package you may be given a ride from Mumbai to Goa via cruise ships. However prior bookings are required (for that you may contact your Goa tour operator).
Accommodation and dining at the Goan hotels are great, the hospitality is in the heart of Goa and the same will be provided to you in every Goan luxury hotels. The hospitality and sea food is know of Goa and you can find it in every 3star 4 star 5 star hotels. Every Goan luxury hotel has its own taste and theme because of it mix culture the Goan luxury hotels find it easy to choose a theme.
Choosing a right travel operator for your trip is very important, one who can understand your choice and preferences. Try choosing a travel operator who gives you the best Goa holiday packages, a tour operator who understands what is important from your point of view. That is how you get the best deal on Goa.
Traveling to Goa on an off season (jun-sept) has its advantage from getting the best deals on holidays packages in Goa to a less crowded Goa,as a konkan area Goa has the best monsoons you’ll ever witness when the lush greeny is at its peak, both flora and fauna blend and create a lovely and magical beauty captured by the naked eye. Head south if you are looking for such kind of beauty there are mountains, water falls, natural springs and streams.
South Goa isn’t as populated as north Goa however most of the best spa’s and luxury hotels are situated in south Goa, the tourist visiting this side of Goa are mainly those who look for peace and get the best spa or someone on a rejuvenation package, south Goa is solely the beauty of nature with beaches along side. Getting a budget hotel here might be a little difficult (contact your Goa tour operator for that), however south Goa is filled with 4 star and 5 star luxury hotels, unlike north Goa. North Goa is the most happening place in Goa, if you want to hang out at the beach in a shack to being up for a party till late nights north Goa is the place to be, It attracts a large number of crowd, this place has its hotels and restaurants open 24 hrs. The coast line lits up all the way from fort aguada to baga as if every day is a festival here in Goa, the fun never stops here, late night parties, rave parties and flea markets along with shack makes north Goa a feast to visit. The crowd that attract to north Goa is young and vibrant, you may also find people who are adventure enthusiast and up for some water sports. All this can be arranged by your tour operator or any Goan luxury hotel.
A place with a strong religious background, Goa could be counted as one of the important pilgrimage centers of India. Goa houses a number of churches and temples that bear witness to the intense religious history of the people who lived here. Amongst the various places to visit the most important are Church of Our Lady of Rosary, The Rachol Seminary, Church of St. Francis of Assisi, The Se Cathedral and Basilica of Bom Jesus. The famous Hindu holy places in Goa include Sidhanath Mountain, Brahma Temple, Shri Datta Mandir, Devaki-Krishna Temple and Shri Chandreshwar Temple.