Your Ultimate Goa Travel Guide

Are you traveling to India soon? Are you looking for a unique place to spend your time?

While every state in India is worth traveling to, one of the best states to travel to is Goa, India. 

Formerly a Portuguese colony, Goa offers a fusion of Indian and European culture, making it unlike any other place in the world. Due to its beauty and culture, Goa is one of the most popular tourist spots in all of India. 

But, if you plan to travel to Goa, there are some things you need to know beforehand. 

Check out this Goa travel guide to learn everything you need to know. 

Goa Overview 

First, let’s start with a little overview of Goa and talk about why people like it so much. 

While Goa is definitely a touristy city, you’ll also find many foreigners here who came to Goa for vacation and then never left. This is because life in Goa moves at a different pace than the rest of the world. 

The unofficial slogan of the state is “Live Happy”, and you’ll see this plastered all over the place. 

Due to the low cost of living, many people come here to live out their dreams, whether that’s playing music, selling art, or opening a small business. 

Goa is definitely the most Westernized place in all of India. And, even though it’s laid back, there’s something here for everyone, from luxury hotels to all-night beach parties to hippy markets. 

When to Go to Goa

The article “Ultimate Guide to Goa” from Chakrr recommends going to Goa from October to February, as the early summer can be very hot and the later summer is monsoon season.

Also, keep in mind that Goa can be very busy during Christmas, New Year, and the Russian Orthodox New Year. It may be difficult to find accommodation during these times.  

What to Do in Goa 

Here are some of the top things you have to do when in Goa:

Attend a Goan Trance Party 

A Goan trance party offers an interesting mix of hedonism and spiritual revelation. Basically, it’s an all-night crazy party with a spiritual twist to it. 

People flock from all over the world to experience these trance parties, which offer electronic style music and a chance to completely lose yourself in dance. 

Apora Night Market 

If you’re in Goa, you can’t miss the Apora Night Market. This night market gives you a chance to barter for souvenirs, try delicious street food from all over the world, and dance in a local bar until the wee hours of the morning. 

Old Goa 

The historic area of Goa is absolutely fascinating. 

Here you can explore the ruins of the former Portuguese colonies and take a trip to the state capital. 

Palolem Beach 

Goa offers many beaches, but Palolem Beach is without a doubt the best one if you’re looking for pristine sand and a relaxed vibe. 

If you need a break from all the tourists and the hippie scene, this is the place to go. 

Goa Travel: Are You Ready to Explore? 

As you can see, there’s a lot to see and do in Goa, India. 

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to Go(a)! 

Also, be sure to check back in with our blog for more travel tips and tricks. 

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I’m Heidi

Money saving Mom/Nan (Grandma) of 1, who loves to travel, cook, and of course spend time with family.  Fun. Travel. Food.  Not necessarily in that order. Serving Missouri and beyond!

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