Despite travelling to innumerable destinations, no place keeps pulling me back to it the way Goa does. In case you are wondering what’s so magical about Goa, here are 15 photos that summarise the essence of Goa. Feel free to use these as a guide too for creating a perfect Goa itinerary!
1Picture-Perfect Goan Twilight
Twilights on a deserted Goan beach are immensely calming. Try to discover hidden unexplored beaches on your Goa trip. (Location: Cola Beach)
2Goan Beach Cottages
Imagine how refreshing it would feel to wake up to a beach-view every single day on your holiday! Goa is best experienced when you live in one such beach cottage. (Location: Agonda Beach)
Goa boasts of a rich fishermen culture. You will find plenty of fishermen’s boats lacing the Goan coastline. Make sure you appreciate that side of Goa as well! (Location: On the way to Fort Aguada)
4Calm & Crystal Clear Sea Water
Most of the South-Goan beaches are calm, deserted and peaceful unlike the beaches in North Goa. Head South if you are looking for some peace and relaxation. (Location: Talpona Beach)
5Exploring Goa on a two-wheeler
If you want to make the most of your Goan trip, travel around on a rented two-wheeler. The roads are well-maintained and you can halt everytime you find a breath-taking location. (Location: Near Canacona)
6Backwaters in Goa
Who said you need to go all the way to Kerala to enjoy the beauty of backwaters? Goan backwaters are equally picturesque. Head here, especially during monsoons. (Location: Pernem)
7Lip-smacking roadside food in Goa
What’s a Goa trip without eating some delectable roadside food? Try the Goan Ros Omelette. It’s wallet-friendly but never short of the yummy element! (Location: Outside Miramar Beach)
This is the place where you want to be if you want to experience the famous Goan night-life culture. This part of Goa never sleeps! (Location: Baga Beach)
If it can be a filming location for Hollywood movies, it has to be the best! When you are in south Goa, you can’t afford to skip a visit to this magnificent beach. (Location: Palolem Beach)
10Typical countryside scene in Goa
When we were in school, remember how we used to draw a village scene? A house, a well and lots of greenery! Goan interiors bring those pictures to life. Plan one outing here. (Location: Thivim)
11The local Kings Beer!
Three things are essential for a perfect Goan Trip: Beer, beer and some more beer! (Location: Anjuna Beach)
Purge yourself of your sins. Visit one of the many churches or temples in Goa. (Location: Panjim)
13Parasailing in Goa
Take your Goa trip to a new ‘high.’ Enjoy parasailing and many other fun water-sport activities. (Location: Benaulim Beach)
This milky-white waterfall will leave you awestruck. A trip here is a must on your post-monsoon Goa trip! (Location: Doodhsagar)
Wildlife lovers won’t be disappointed as Goa has a few amazing wildlife sanctuaries. Spend a day with animals, birds and reptiles here. (Location: Bondla)
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Picture Credits: Akshay Ketkar