A small state of India is located on the Cost of India. The time when travelers from all over the world come together, mostly visit in November to March. And if you are striving to escape from the winter on the coast of the Indian Ocean, then Goa is quite suitable for you. True, there are a number of features that reduce the charm of this holiday.
Goa has traditionally been a hippie heaven, and therefore the customs here are very loose. On the beach, which stretches from Bagi to Candolim, there are many vacationers. If during rest you are looking for peace and seclusion, then Calangute will hardly suit you. The dominance of tourists has a negative impact on the cleanliness of the coast. And the sand and the sea here are often littered, and therefore the comfort of beach rest is significantly reduced. In this part of the Indian Ocean, there are many sea snakes and rays. The first are poisonous, and the latter can strike with a current discharge. So for a family relaxing holiday Calangute is not suitable unequivocally. Unless you choose it as a starting point to the more serene and comfortable places of the local coast.
The positive side of Calangute lies in the relatively low prices and availability of beach holidays. For example, sun beds on the beach are given free of charge when buying drinks in the coastal bar.
Places of Interest in Goa
Popular attractions in Goa, as well as places of interest for tourists, with descriptions and photos. The location of these interesting sites and places of Goa on the city map.
This waterfall Goa is the fifth largest in the world. The spectacle itself is truly breathtaking. This waterfall is located in the Bhagwan Mahavir Nature Reserve, which is located in Goa, about 60 kilometers from the administrative center of North Goa, Panaji. Dudhsagar is one of the world’s tallest waterfalls and is one of Goa’s most significant sights. It is a multi-level system with a total length of about 603 meters and a height of 310 meters. You can get to the waterfall by train, bus or taxi, but this transport can only reach the territory of the reserve. It’s better to book this tour from Travel Company which will cost you 1800 per person, this trip includes Lunch, Spice Plantation Visit, Dudhsagar Falls Jeep Safari, Church Tour, etc.
Old Goa Churches
The ancient capital of Goa evokes inexhaustible interest among its tourists with its architecture and traditions. This Basilica of Jesus holds the relics of St. Francis Xavier, who was considered a kind of patron of Goa. He came to Goa in 1542 and stayed there only 4 months, but since that time several times, he returned to this Indian state. And although after his death, he was buried in China, two years later his remains were reburied in Goa, according to his will. Know more on Old Goa Churches
If the Old Goa city is completely alive and populated, then the ancient capital of the Vijayanagar Empire is abandoned and gradually becomes a ruin.
Crocodile and Bird Safari
If you interested to see the crocodile in Goa then this is a suitable place for you, The reserve is located along the river Zauri and can be reached only by boat. You can book crocodile and bird watching trip at Rs. 1500.
Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary
The largest reserve of the Indian state of Goa, which covers an area of 240 square kilometers, is located on the border with the state of Karnataka, on the slopes of the Western Ghats. The status of the Bhagwan Mahavir Wild Life Sanctuary area was received back in 1969, and the central part of its territory, which occupies about 107 km, in 1978 became known as the Mollem National Park.
The temple was erected in honor of the Hindu God Mangeshi – one of the incarnations of Shiva also called Sahib, or the God of Goa. It is believed that the main shrine of the temple – Linga Mangeshi – the stone-container of the divine essence, was consecrated by Lord Brahma itself.
Yoga Retreats and Teaching Schools
Goa is the favorite destination for yoga lovers, every month thousands of people come to goa to become a yoga teacher or to become fit or to holiday in Yoga Retreats, there are hundreds of famous yoga retreats, resorts, and popular yoga teacher training schools.
Things to do in Goa
You can go to Island trip where you can enjoy snorkeling with boat trip also you can get a chance to see the dolphin. Goa is also famous spot to enjoy scuba diving activities apart from this there are many boat trip activities in the Arabian Sea. Check following Things to do activities in Goa
- Adventure and party boat trip.
- Party boat trip
- Dinner Cruise in Goa
Accommodation in Calangute
There are many Hotels and Holiday homes in Goa, quite comfortable and equipped, based on modern requirements. The cost of living in Five Star Hotel starts from 150 USD per day. In four-star hotels of Calangute, a double room will cost you 75 to 180 USD per day. In hotels with three stars, a double room will cost 30-90 USD per day. In small Quality Holiday Home or Guest houses in Goa you can find a double room for 15 USD per day.
Cost of Trip to Goa
The budget for the tour in Goa is not large. However, a significant amount will have to spend on air tickets to Goa. The second impressive part of the budget is a visa to India. Accommodation in Calangute can be quite economical, as well as meals at local restaurants. But excursions, water entertainments and all sorts of relaxation techniques can be quite expensive. However, without them, a holiday in Calangute can hardly be called full.
Transport in Goa
There is an International Airport in Goa Dabolim. The terminal has one terminal at the renovated airport. Zones of international departures at the airport of Dabolim are encoded by the letters A, B, C.
Transfer to Calangute from the airport
To get from the airport to Calangute, you can book a taxi for 800-1000 INR. Or take the road on buses. From Dabolim airport you will reach the city market, there you will change to a shuttle to Panaji, and from Panaji, you will go to Calangute. Travel by bus costs 8-25 INR.
Car or Taxi rental in Goa
Car rental in Goa is not particularly popular due to bad roads. Many travelers rent scooters. The cost of renting a scooter is approximately 100-250 INR, depending on the rental period. The driver must be at least 18 years old.