Plan a Trip to Goa: Tips to be Goa-Ready

Goa is not just a trip for people in India, youngsters in Goa plan a trip to Goa and it is indeed a dream come true for all the college-goers or friends, or groups. But yes, it is an experience of freedom. Goa is a place where you can just be you without any societal barriers or judgments.

When you stand on the land surrounded by beaches, coconut trees, beautiful churches, and the sloppy thatched you find the liveliness of the place is unmatched to any other vacation destination in India. Goa is the ENERGY. With all the excitement-filled in, it is hard to keep calm, plan and streamline the vacation in Goa. Below mentioned are some of the tips that can help you in making a skeleton of your vacation.

What is the best time to travel to Goa?

I agree that sudden plans do work out most of the time, but if you really wish to enjoy Goa at its best, then trust me, you need to plan and go during the days when Goa has best weather. Monsoon and winters in Goa are the best, Goa is surrounded by greenery, you find lushly greens around the city and hills covered with clouds and when the waves touch your feet, it’s an amazing feel. And no doubt, winters and Christmas and New Year, Goa is high on energy, tourists and people from all around the world. If you wanna make friends, see the real crowd and fan following of Goa, book your tickets between August to mid of March to enjoy the best!

How to reach Goa?

It is not difficult to find connectivity to Goa, you can fly to Dabolim Airport and move to your destination or hotel in the city, or you can always find a bus connecting to Goa from your city. If you are some who loves to drive throughout, then you obviously know NH66 will take you to one of the best places in India. You may always book train tickets to Goa & please your eyes with Dudhsagar falls from a very beautiful distance of Railway Bridge.

What is the famous food of Goa?

Well, we all know what Goa is famous for! Booze!! Yes, you find tax-free booze in goa, which means you can drink as much as you want (also, be in your senses to soak in the beauty of the place). But now that you are in the land which is famous for Cashew nuts aka Kaju, do buy so organic Kaju from the place. You can also try some great drinks like Kaju Feni, or try Cabo which is the speciality of the place.

Gobble Seafood when you are in Goa, try varieties of fishes, prawns, and crabs prepared in traditional style. Relish Prawn Xacuti and Crab Xacuti that you would taste the best, try the very special Goan Thalli, a platter filled with yumminess!

What are the best places to visit in Goa?

South Goa and North Goa have got different vibes altogether. North Goa has an amazing nightlife to offer parties all night in the most energetic and pubs with loud music. You find it all high and with yummy food around. All the parties would make you tired for you, go back to South Goa to soak the Sun in the calmest of beaches in South Goa. Remember, do not come back from Goa untanned.

What are the popular beaches in Goa?

Goa and beaches are not hidden treasures, but you will find many such hidden beaches in Goa that are yet to get tourist attention which is the reason they are the most beautiful beaches in Goa. Baga, Vagator, Calangute beaches are all hyped and are crowded no matter at what time you go there, be it midnight or mid-day, they are always crowded. But there are many unspoiled beaches such as Hollant Beach, Velsao, Ashwem Beach, Mobar beach & Butterfly Beach, for example.

What are the best watersports in Goa?

When the city is so active all the time, you just can’t be lazy. Goa is a place that fills you with energy & positivity, try around the best watersports in Goa, dive into the Arabian Sea try out scuba diving, banana ride, power-scooter riding, knee-wakeboarding, etc. Goa is just the place to try the water fun!

Which is the best yacht company in Goa?

The grand Arabian Sea and Goan water is home to many budding and established yacht companies in Goa that offer a beautiful experience of sailing in the Goan backwaters and the sea. The yacht companies have stolen the lime life and let people enjoy the serene sunset & sunrise in Goa with an array of exotic food & beverages in an open deck of grand and luxurious yachts.

Champions Yacht Club is one such company that lets you enjoy the yacht services at an affordable price and also, lets you experience the water sports under expert guidance.

Well, I hope you have got all your basic Q & A’s and you can plan a trip to make the best of your Goa trip. But ensure you are safe around the parties you attend in Goa & drink in limit and don’t blackout.

Happy Vacation!!

 

Budget-friendly Trip to Goa | Tips to Plan a cheap trip to Goa

Goa tops the list when we plan for a vacation with our friends, especially for the youngsters in India who plans a trip to Goa since their graduation! Well, Goa does has some breathtaking views and adventure hidden inside to make justice for being on top of the list.

It’s true that a plan to Goa is never successful when you play it bit by bit. A visit to this beach paradise is always ON when you expect it the least, hence, the budget compromises are understood. Nevertheless, Goa is indeed one of the most affordable hangout destinations which you can plan all of a sudden and make it a success.

Below mentioned are some of the tips that can help you in planning your entire expedition to Goa (irrespective of how much time you have to plan for the vacay), starting from staying, to visiting places, and relishing the authentic Goan appetizers.

Book ticket to Goa

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A travel to Goa is worth the journey if you make it by road or rail. The scenic views will surely count a lot and make your holiday more fun, unlike if you book a flight ticket. Traveling by train/bus would obviously be budget-friendly & easier on the availability list. Bus fares are a bit higher on price as compared to the train, BUT it would be the best option to reach Goa on the earliest instead of comparatively slower travel by train.

Hire a bike/scooty to explore Goa

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You always have an option of hiring a taxi from railway station/bus terminal/airport, but when you are in Goa & you want to explore it to its bits, it is best if you rent a motorbike or a colorful Vespa. The narrow trails, nooks and corners of Goa are worth visiting by your scooter.

It is affordable to rent two-wheelers within the cost of Rs. 500/- per day, and renting a car which would come around Rs. 1,000-1,500/- per day. Also, tourist buses are cheap too, if you are okay to travel with strangers & add some friends to your friend list.

So, now that you are sorted on the travelling part, let’s plan for a stay in Goa.

Resort in Goa/ Hostel in Goa with a sea-facing view

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When you are in a beautiful place like Goa, surrounded by beaches, who would not like to wake up to the serene sunrise & bid goodbye to your day with a golden sunset. When it comes to booking a place in Goa to stay, South Goa is the cheapest and tranquil of all.

You can search for rooms on Airbnb, booking.com, and many other sites that offer the cheapest of rooms/resorts to stay. North Goa is the busiest hub but staying here in shacks aside the beach would make your stay super fun!

Affordable Adventurous Watersports in Goa

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Beach vibes are the best! Being in Goa and not getting into Goan waters, is no win. Try out all kinds of water sports in Goa & make the most of it. Paragliding, speed boat rides, jet-skiing are some of the preferred water sports, you can also try dirt biking on the beach.

You can also try Champions Yacht Club where you not only get to avail luxury yacht services with amazing food, they also have an array of adventure water sports curated for your adventure crave. All this, and with an expert guide to make your yacht stay in Goa safe and comfortable.

Party in Goa | Play Casino |Booze in Goa

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Know that North Goa is the hub for parties, casinos & best restaurants in the city. You can celebrate a day in most of the restaurants & groove to the best music at night clubs. However, a yacht party in Goa should also be on your bucket list; imagine cruising and partying on the Goan waters.

No doubt that you are unaware of the fact that people visit Goa just to booze, explore the cute cafes, & drive around the beaches in the city. Don’t forget to visit the beautiful churches, spice plantations, and taste the authentic Pork Vindaloo in Goan sauce when in Goa, it is bliss.

Plan a trip to Goa during the off-seasons

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Most of the rush flows to Goa from October to January, this is the time when the hotel rates in Goa & Casino rates see a rise. If you are visiting during this time, try booking your stay early to enjoy the most of your stay without burning a hole in your pockets.

Alternatively, you can plan a trip to Goa in off-seasons like May to September. During this time, you might experience showers here and there, but it’s no fuss. In fact, a rainy day in Goa is even more beautiful to explore the green abode.

Relish the Goan flavours

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When you are in Goa, why not relish the true flavours of actual Goa? I personally don’t prefer eating the usual dishes that you would get in any part of India, I would rather gobble the best or staple food of the place that would explode your taste buds with some truest of spices & taste.

So when you are in Goa, go for Goan & Portuguese cuisine that gives you the best of seafood and pork dishes. Savour the sour and spicy taste as much as you can and of as much variety as you want.

Suggestion: Try on the roadside or down-to-earth places that would serve with the magic of authentic Goa.

Shop from Goan Flea market

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Shopping in Goa is underrated but visiting the flea markets are a marvel to your eyes. The collection of attires, cutlery, bamboo décor items the shops keep are quite budget-friendly. You can find a lot of shops by the beaches that sells some of the best things that would relate to your Goan vibe.

Fridge magnets, hats, the cliché “I love Goa” tees & ornaments made up of seashells & crystals that are really beautiful can be in your shopping bag soon! Buy something you can always have as a memory from Goa. I do it, every time I visit places.

So, here were some of the tips which would help you in closing your trip to Goa at max of Rs. 10,000/- for two to three days. You can always spend more if you wish to, in case you don’t, you know how to manage it in lowest of expenses now.

Thank me later….

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Did you Know about these Best Things of Mayem Lake?

Mayem Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions situated in Bicholim Taluka of North Goa. It is a famous tourist picnic spot and a must-visit place for travelers.

The increasing number of sightseers in Goa has increased the tourist inflow to Mayem Lake to spend time in the man-made lake, ride on paddle boats, and gaze at different species of birds that migrate from far-off places.

Apart from sighting beautiful animals and birds, you also get to enjoy an array of greenery consisting of trees like cashew, areca nut trees, coconut trees, betel leaves, and pineapple harvesting.

Goa is a beautiful tiny city with a lot of greens around and the beaches add to its beauty and serenity, there are spots in Mayem Lake from where you can see a glimpse of the capital of Goa, Panjim with river Mandovi from a far distance.

With an inclined tourism interest for Mayem Lake every passing day, Goa Tourism Development Corporations has established Mayem Lake View Resort that offers comfortable and affordable self-contained cottages and dormitories for tourists.

If you want to experience the best of Mayem Lake in Goa, October to March is the preferred time to wander around and view the best of greenery in Goa.

Tourist Places near Mayem Lake

Tourist Places near Mayem Lake

Revisit the history in the historic Corjuem Fort that is just a drive away, also famous for picnics, and you get to spend time learning about ancient times.

The perk of traveling to Corjuem Fort is that you can also visit Arvalem Caves that are located nearby. People who love to spend time in the lap of nature would enjoy their trip to Arvalem Waterfalls.

Nature is so closely bound in Goa that you can line up visiting the natural habitats one after the other.

Right after you enjoy the scenic waterfalls, you can directly head to the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary and view the biodiversity of Western Ghats with the collection of the rarest plants and animals.

Visit the sacred places like Chamundi Temple at Pilligao which holds history from late 1312 behind the construction of the temple. Other than Chamundi Temple, you can visit Rudeshwar Temple that is near Arvalem falls.

What’s more to do at Mayem Lake?

Activities to do at Mayem Lake

As we all know, Goa is mostly visited by youngsters all around India, so water sports in Goa have their own recognition in the city. Water rafting and adventurous watersports have got the control over youngsters’ adrenaline rush and fun unlimited.

While you raft over the Mhadei River you can also plan your itinerary via Mhadei Sanctuary to get a closer view of the entire sanctuary. Enjoy the water ride amidst the greenery and scenic beauty of Goa & explore the magnificent Lake to its core.

As you travel around the city, you can reach the beautiful natural destination a few kilometers away from the east of Mapusa via public transport.

Champions Group has been contributing towards the tourism and beautification of Mayem Lake. There are a total of 36 boating options including rafting and other adventure water sports introduced to promote Mayem Lake.

Try the leisure rides by Champions Yacht Club and have the best time ever.

These are some of the things you would love to explore when you plan a trip to Goa and head towards Mayem Lake.  Write to us, in case we missed out on something, or let us know if this helped you out in planning your trip to Mayem Lake.

Happy Journey & wishing you a lot of fun and adventure!

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