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Everyone around the world is concerned about traveling due to Covid. Regardless of where you are, at home or on vacation – Covid is there. Goa has fewer cases of Covid than all major cities and many other parts of India. As of 1 September, travelers no longer need to carry negative COVID reports while entering the state. Neither is the testing on arrival mandatory nor would you be asked to stay in quarantine. Goa is following all government mandated precautions, laws and regulations regarding how to protect yourself and the community from Covid. Wear a mask, practice social distancing, wash/sanitize your hands and practice good hygiene. If you were to feel unwell it is recommended to get tested and seek medical attention from a doctor.
Get away from the winter blues in Goa India. Goa is one of India’s top tourist and holiday destinations, and for good reason. For 450 years Goa was a Portuguese colony. In 1961 it was repossessed by India, but the mix of east and west lives on and gives Goa a unique atmosphere unlike any other place in India. Rich in history, art, the Portuguese influenced architecture, sandy beaches, coconut groves and dense forests, and the mountains of the Western Ghats, Goa is a special place. From stunning beaches, fantastic local cuisine, water sports, jungle adventures, shopping, music festivals, and yoga there is something for everyone. Make memories of a lifetime in Goa. Goa is not just a place it is a state of mind.Goa is mostly divided in two parts – North Goa and South Goa
Getting to this beautiful state that overlooks the Arabian Sea couldn’t be easier. If you are in the mood for a road trip, there are excellent roadways that connect Goa to Mumbai (approx. 610 kms), Pune (460 kms), Kolhapur (230 kms), and Bangalore (560 kms). Not in the mood to drive, there are a number of public and private bus companies that have daily bus service to Goa. Check out Neeta Tour and Travels, Paulo Travels and Naik Tours and Travels.
Taking a train is also a great affordable option, plus you get to see India’s beautiful countryside without worrying about traffic. Sit back relax and enjoy the view. There are 3 major railway stations in Goa, the Madgaon Railway Station, Vasco Da Gama Railway Station and Thivim Railway Station. Railway stations from cities all over India have trains running to Goa, just see which station is closest to you and Goa.
How to find cheap flights to Goa
If you’re like me and you like to your vacation destination as quick as possible then flying is the way to go. The Goa International Airport, more commonly known as Dabolim airport is located in the town of Dabolim, 30 kilometers away from Panaji, the state capital. Goa Airport runs scheduled flights from all major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata. Fares change every day so be sure to search on more than one travel app to find the best deal. Skyscanner lets you put in your information and will monitor the air fares for you.
Goa’s coastline extends for 101 kilometers or 63 miles, from Querim beach in the north to Polem beach in the south. Soft sand and blue water are calling your name. The kids can build sandcastles while you relax, read a book, and have a refreshing coconut water. There are around 50 beaches in Goa, and all of them offer something special and unique. Whether it’s relaxation, adventure, or beach side cafes, the beaches of Goa are a perfect getaway.
Goa has two sides North Goa and South Goa and both the beach fronts have their own charms.
North Goa – Arambol is very famous and South Goa Agonda. You need to pre-plan to go one side at a time.
The winter months are the perfect time to let your adventurous side have a blast. Between November and February let the warm water of Goa bring out the thrill seeker in you. Jet skiing, para sailing, banana boating, surfing, fly boarding, kayaking snorkeling, wakeboarding and so much more are waiting for you in Goa.
Goa is more than just ocean and sand. There are many great sites just waiting for you. There’s so much to see, so spend a day trekking and exploring. A Trek to Todo Waterfall, or Dudhsagar Falls, (one of the tallest waterfalls in India), a four-tiered waterfall located on the Mandovi River, should be on everyone’s list. If you are a cyclist there are great trails and expeditions at Miramar, Divar and Chorao Islands. For motorbike and quad enthusiasts, we have you covered also. Motorcycles and scooties are easily rented all over Goa and rent a quad for the day and have a blast ripping it. Go on a spice tour and indulge your senses. Explore the art, architecture, historical monuments and shop till you drop. Goa has something for everyone to enjoy.
For beginners and yoga enthusiast alike, Goa has some of the best yoga classes, yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings India has to offer. There are several locations to choose from and are most popular during the months of October to May. They all have their special vibe and many offer meditation, and natural therapies. The cost of drop-in classes, yoga retreats and yoga teacher trainings vary but there is something for everyone’s budget. Due to Covid it is best to call and see what centers are open and what is being offered.
Beach and Hills Yoga is offering 7-day residential yoga retreats, and drop-in classes in beautiful Agonda South Goa at extremely affordable prices. Not sure if a yoga retreat is for you? Check out all the reasons why a Yoga Retreat may be exactly what you need. https://beachandhillsyogaretreat.com/top-20-reasons-to-join-yoga-retreat-in-goa/ Mantra Yoga Meditation School is open and offering a residential yoga teacher training at the best price you will find in India. https://mantrayogameditation.org/yoga-teacher-training-goa/ There’s nothing better than yoga on the beach to start your day.
After all your adventures, fun in the sun and yoga take time to get a massage. No, not on the beach where the hygiene is questionable and the person untrained – that won’t do. Goa has a number of massage centers and spas with properly trained staff in clean, safe, hygienic spaces. You can get all styles of massage from western therapeutic approaches to Ayurvedic healing therapies, to Aromatherapy. Head, neck and shoulders, to foot reflexology are all available. Treat yourself to real relaxation experience and let the stress fade away.
The Foodie in you will love the dining experiences in Goa. Influenced by its Portuguese heritage, the cuisine in Goa is unlike any other part of India. Of course, you will find plenty of traditional Indian food as well, along side western dishes. Being on the Arabian Sea seafood is a must to try in Goa. Vegetarians need not worry. There are many fantastic options for those who do not eat meat or fish. With restaurants and cafes all around you will never go hungry in Goa.
Whether you want to stay in North or South Goa, when looking for a place to stay the options are endless. There are stunning pricy 5-star hotels to simple beach shacks steps away from the sea. Goa caters to all budgets. Staying for more than a week? There are many homestays, family run guesthouses and B&B’s to choose from. Sites like Tripadvisor, Air Bnb, and MakeMy Trip will help you get a feel for prices and reviews.
A few top recommended places to stay in all range you can find it visit https://www.booking.com/
*Novotal Goa Resorts and Spa
*Hyatt Place Goa – Candolim
*Hard rock Hotel Goa – Saturday Brunch
*The Leela Places, Hotels and Resorts Goa
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