Goa, the smallest state of India which is no more a best-kept secret traces its history back from the pre-historic and mythological era. It is an iconic example of an ideal treat by our mighty nature. Today, Goa stands out as a place with mesmerizing landscapes, scenic beaches, enthralling water sports, euphoric nightlife and mouth-watering sea food.
Though the state has so much to offer, the primary reason for most of the travellers visiting Goa is to experience its vibrant night life!
Call it the “Pearl of the orient” or the “Tourist’s paradise”, Goa certainly offers everything that you seek for.
Below are 10 reasons why Goa outshines other destinations when it comes to partying:
- The variety of options
Looking for a place with great music, lively ambience and buoyant lighting? Well, Goa has got heaps of options for all the partygoers in you!
You can check out the numerous cafes or clubs located near the Baga and Colva beach offering an amazing choice of food and an ecstatic choice of cocktails and liquor.
The list of nightclubs in Goa is never ending. You can find a new place for hanging out in every road or crossing.
Club Cubana, Sinq Night club, Cafe Mambos and Leonard Valley are some of the most popular places to get the best of the nights spent!
- Pocket friendly pricing
Staying and partying in Goa is a bargain if compared to nearly any other place in the world!
You can get a decent and hygienic hotel for as low as Rs. 1000 per night. The backpacker index (which is a measure of minimal cost of living of a particular place for a traveller) is just Rs. 1312 per day which is fairly low if compared to almost any other place in the globe.
On the other hand, you can also find tonnes of budget friendly pubs, cafes and nightclubs at places of public interest such as Panjim, Mepusa and Porvorim.
You can travel within the state using feasible modes of conveyance such as the motorcycle taxis, rickshaws or auto rickshaws.
Although, the prices usually shoot up during the peak season such as the time period near or during the Christmas season.
- Pubs and bars for a subtle and “high” vacation
Goa is a comprehensive straight jacket solution if you are looking for a getaway from your hectic schedule. Chilling at a tranquil bar while sipping in your favorite drink has its own charm and it never fails at serving your purpose.
One can avail their choice of drinks at pocket friendly prices at various bars located in places of tourist’s interest such as Vasco Da Gama, Panjim, Calangute etc.
You can also get a bottle of Feni that is a specialty of Goa for an approximate price of just Rs. 100 to Rs. 300.
Some of the famous pubs and bars of Goa are Cafe Mojo pub and bistro located in Panjim, Top Notch pub located in Vasco Da Gama and Soro- The village pub located in Assagao.
- Proximity from all over the country
Goa can be easily accessed from any part of the nation and across the world. So if you are looking for a party vacation, traveling should certainly not bother you much!
The Beach capital of the country can be reached from all the 3 major modes of transport that are roadways, railways and airways. The transportation channels of Goa are discussed as follows:-
- ROADWAYS- Beginning with the most conventional route that is the drive from Mumbai to Goa that is an approximate of 600 kms. and takes around 11 hours of drive that is overloaded with the beauty of the Western Ghats that would surely please your eyes!
Also, one can easily reach Goa from Pune that is an approximate of 460 kms. On the wheels using the Mumbai-Pune highway. You can also reach Goa from Bangalore and Mangalore using the NH4 and NH17 respectively.
- RAILWAYS- Goa inhabits two major railway stations in the central state that are located in Madgaon and Thivim respectively that also facilitates the connectivity to and from Vasco Da Gama.
One can reach here by train from all the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai etc.
- AIRWAYS- The Dabolim Airport in Goa is situated just 29 kms. away from the capital of the state i.e. Panjim. There are around 270 flights to Goa everyday ensuring connectivity of the state from across the India.
One can fly to Goa from places such as New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Srinagar amongst others at an affordable price through flight operators like Air Asia, Vistara, Jet Airways, Spicejet etc. Moreover, one can use flight coupons and save up to Rs 2000 on your bookings.
Partying can’t be any easier, or can it?
- The safety factor in Goa
Being one of the safest and progressive states of India, Goa embraces culture and diversity of all religions and casts wholeheartedly. It is globally recognized as a safe tourist destination and it has a history of low crime rate.
Recently, a new women bus service has been introduced to ensure the safety of women. Also, one can use “she taxi” that is an online on-call taxi service just for women. These taxis are also driven by women.
Moreover, there is also a round-the-clock tourist helpline number and the state police are always keen to serve you!
- Favourable climate
The state is situated in a fortunate region blessed with constant sunshine throughout the year with an average temperature of 30 degree Celsius and moderate rainfall throughout the year.
The most favorable time period to visit Goa is between November and February when the weather is pleasant with abundance of delightful breezes.
- The liveliness of Goa
Goa is a hub for tourists from India as well as abroad, primarily due to its tourism industry. There is always a buzz factor associated with the state, be it the beach parties or the serene Goan music. This inclines tourists from all over the world making the whole experience more enriching.
Also, the liveliness of Goa never actually fades away irrespective of the time, place or season. So if you are looking for a taxi in mid night or a place to hang out at 1 a.m, well, you are heading to the right place!
- The abundance of beach activities to choose from
When you’re in Goa, there are no restrictions to possibilities. It does not restrict itself to the one of a kind partying experience that it offers.
A large part of it comes in the form of the varied beach activities that it facilitates. You could swim in the sea, surf the tides, glide above the oceans or just build your dream castle made of sand. A wide range of exhilarating beach activities that can be enjoyed are listed as follows:
- Jet skiing
- Speed boating
- Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
- Dolphin cruise
- Banana tube boat ride
- Knee and wake boarding
- Dinghy Sailing
- Theme based celebrations and festivals
When you are in Goa, you experience an aura of ethnicity and rich culture.
Goan people celebrates all the conventional and religious festivals such as Diwali, Eid, Christmas and Ganesh Chaturthi with pomp and show.
Moreover, the state is also known across the globe for preserving its domestic culture by celebrating regional festivals like Shigmo, Sao Joao festival, Three Kings feast and Bonderam festival along with many others.
Also, when it comes to music, Goa outshines other destinations by hosting a diverse variety of music festivals ranging from some of the biggest electronic festivals like the Shankra Psychedelic festival, Sunburn Festival, to the traditional festivals like the Goan heritage festival showcasing the history and music of Goa in an eye pleasing manner.
- The overall experience
And finally, even though the primary motive of a tourist is to venture into the distinctive party culture of Goa, the overall experience cannot be ignored.
The beach state serves the purpose by being a perfect blend of beautiful beaches, lush green coconut groves, mouthwatering food, ecstatic nightlife, architectural pilgrims and everlasting carnivals.
If you are looking for a destination for partying, exploring, enjoying the sunset, eating a variety of mouth watering cuisines or just finding solace or escape from your everyday life then it’s time to head to Goa!
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Goa- A destination that deserves to be a part of your nostalgia
It’s time to satisfy your vacation deprived soul, it’s time to create memories in style and it’s time to delve deep into the land of seven seas! Pack your bags and prepare your itineraries to unravel the mystery in your own beautiful way.
So, what are you still waiting for? It’s time to add the destination of Goa in your travel list!