The thought of Goa immediately brings to mind stunning beaches, tall palm trees, delicious food and chill vibes. And if you’re looking to have a fun-filled, relaxing vacation by the beach, Goa should invariably top your list of options. Here are 4 reasons that make Goa the first choice destination in India:
1. Stunning Beaches
When you think of Goa, you think of beaches. Goa is home to some of the most picturesque beaches in the country, lined with tall green palm trees and great shacks. From beaches with red toned sand to soft white colour, you’ll find nature’s best treasures here. Not to mention the spectacular rock formations and lagoons. The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort is a 5 star hotel in Goa that is set in the lap of nature – located on the Raj Baga beach in Canacona, surrounded by the Sahyadri mountain range and offering an incredible view of the Arabian Sea.
2. Rich Cultural Heritage
Apart from being a natural haven by the sea, Goa also boasts of a rich cultural past. It is home to so many beautiful churches, forts and Portuguese inspired houses. Some of the most popular churches in Goa include Se Cathedral (1619), the Basilica of Bom Jesus (1605) and Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (1541). Old Goa is most popular for numerous big and small churches built during the Portuguese rule in the state. You can also get a taste of history with a visit to any one of its many magnificent forts overlooking the sea – Chapora Fort, Fort Aguada and Cabo de Rama. The LaLiT Golf & Spa Resort Goa itself has Baroque-Portuguese style architecture and beautiful landscaped gardens.
3. Mouthwatering Food
From freshly caught seafood to locally inspired dishes, food in Goa is nothing short of mouthwatering. Among staple dishes is a delicious combination of rice and fish curry, generally served alongside pickle and fried fish. Depending on your mood, you can stop by a shack dotted along the beach or head to one of the top fine dine restaurants in Goa for a lavish Goan meal. Must have local dishes include kingfish in garlic, prawn Balchao and calamari (fried squid).
4. The Goan Way of Life
Apart from the picturesque beaches and natural beauty, there’s something about Goa’s air. From the minute you land, you’ll naturally feel more relaxed and capture a sense of easygoing attitude in the air. The locals are super friendly and very comfortable around tourists, making it a holiday-goer’s paradise. You’ll always find a friendly face to help you with directions, give you recommendations and even take you around if need be.
With an immediate sense of relaxation and so many unique experiences, a Goan holiday is like a short trip to paradise. The spectacular beaches, rich cultural past, delicious food and great people make Goa the ultimate choice for a beach holiday.