India is steeped in rich culture and heritage. Its traditional architecture and breathtaking landscapes are to die for. But when you are done exploring classic India, it would be a refreshing experience to soak into the traditional yet modern fusion that Goa has to offer.
Nestled on the southwestern coast of India, Goa is all about having a laid-back yet adventurous vacation. The modernity, style, and freeness of this place beat any other you will ever visit in India. It has everything you could possibly want in a state. Hailing from party places, affordable alcohol, lush greenery, and buzzing beaches to the most delectable sea foods. The homestays in Goa near the beach also make for a worthwhile experience.
If this is your first time diving into the traveler’s paradise, we are very excited for you. Here’s the ultimate guide you need for your ultimate destination.
How Long Is Enough To Explore Goa?
Goa might be a small state, but it is thronged with popular places to visit. Even the roads and the greenery here are worth the sightseeing. So, having a good 13 to 14 days in hand when visiting Goa is best. But you can easily cover the major spots in less than 3 to 4 days. The remaining days could be favorably used to party, explore different corners of Goa, and indulge in fun-filled activities. So, book your homestay in Goa near the beach accordingly.
How To Reach Goa?
The best part about Goa is that it has great connectivity to trains, roads, and flights for travelers. So, if you are traveling by air, Goa International Airport in Dabolim, South Goa, is it. It has direct flights to Goa from major cosmopolitan cities, namely Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, and even Hyderabad. So, you can book your villas in Goa near the beach accordingly. The new airport, Mopa International Airport located in North Goa has also begun its operations recently.
For those traveling by rail, the state offers three different railway stations – Thivim, Margao, and Vasco-Da-Gama. But if you are traveling by road, you can take buses from major cities like Pune, Mumbai, and Hyderabad. You can also take one from Bangalore.
Best Places To Visit In Goa
Generally, the flexibility of the budget decides how much you might require to spend in Goa. But all-in-all, it is quite an affordable state. We recommend choosing a mid-range budget for a fun-filled experience. So, book your homestay in Goa near the beach as per the same.
- Baga Beach
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
- Fort Aguada
- Tito’s lane
- Big Daddy Casino
- Anjuna Beach
- Purple Martini
- Butterfly Beach
Best Time To Visit Goa
The two major seasons in Goa – tourist season (between October and April) and monsoon season (May to September) are the best times to visit. If you want to enjoy the scenic beauty of Goa peacefully, choosing the latter would be a wise call. But if you want to explore Goa in its most happening state, the Tourist season is uncalled-for. So, book your private villa in Goa beforehand.