RedPaper.in – Travelogue
By: Debarati Sen | Guest Writer | RedPaper.in
Goa is better known as the land of the sun, sand, and spices. It is famous for its pristine blue water beaches and its fascinating weather. It’s an ideal spot to plan your vacation at any time of the year. Enshrouded by palm trees and blondish beaches echoing tunes of serenity and joy, this land has a kaleidoscopic blend of Indian and Portuguese Culture. It is sure to satiate your wanderlust.
The enchanting nightlife and an array of fun activities will make you want to explore every part of this state thoroughly. Once you step onto this magical land you get a chance to explore the tranquil beaches which seem to hold the beauty of the entire nature within its bosom. You can spend your days lazing around and walking barefooted on the cold sand beaches. You can sit at the beach with a drink in your hand and can relentlessly gaze at the waves crashing on the shore creating an enigmatic semblance of beauty and serenity. You can deck up in your best beach outfit and be ready to explore some of the best beaches of Goa, like Baga Beach, Candolim Beach and Calangute Beach. Calangute beach is one of the busiest beaches of Goa, sprawling with an over-enthusiastic crowd enjoying their hideout to the fullest. On the other hand, if you wish to seek refuge underneath the starlit sky and amidst the silence of tranquillity, you should visit the Agonda Beach. It is far away from the usual cacophony and the bustling crowd.
A vacation is a perfect combination of drool- worthy food and a splendid ambiance. Well, Goa will give you both and much more. It would be your complete definition of a perfect holiday. The Konkani cuisine along with some exquisite cocktails and mocktails will tantalise your taste buds out of your wits. You can chill at the small shacks on the beaches whilst enjoying the sunset which seems to have created a colour riot on the skyline.
After a thoroughly poignant affair at the beaches, you can pay a visit to the various temples, churches, and convents located in South Goa. The Shri Shantadurga Temple in Kavlem and Shri Manguesh Temple in Priol are famous spiritual sites in Goa. After offering prayers at the temples you can pay a visit to the churches and convents of Old Goa. Few of these churches have been declared as World Heritage Site by UNESCO. To name a few, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of Our Lady and Se Cathedral is the famous heritage churches of the land. Give your shopaholic self a mighty time by shopping in the markets of Panjim during the evening.
Get yourselves drenched under the Dudhsagar Waterfall. You can undertake a jeep safari and witness the beauty of the spice plantation. Enjoy an ecstatic journey to the splendid waterfalls amidst the forest canopy. You will be able to witness the entire interesting process of spice processing by the farmers once you reach the spice plantation.
This land of the swaying palm trees and the gusty winds can be your perfect destination for a weekend gateway or a long vacation. If you visit Goa during the months of December and January, you will be able to witness the grand flavour of a dazzling carnival. During the Christmas and New Year eve this place throbs with a panoramic vision of life and celebrations. It will tickle your Bohemian spirit to drink life to the lees. So, why wait? Plan to fly to the land which lets you live life to the fullest for your upcoming vacation.