GOA !!! ChAnGiNg mindsets! Increasing DoMeStIc & fOrEiGn tourists! Thousands of bLoGs!
So how can this be a different one???
Hence i decided to write this blog featuring only the best/important places and not giving much gyan about Goa 🙂 I will cover Goa content in 2 blogs – North and South Goa. These blogs will have details from the best eating joints to famous spots to fashion tips…. Which also means that this content is readily available and one can keep it handy while travelling. I personally think that these details will help you extensively while planning your next trip to GOA.
Details and Major Places:
How to commute within North Goa: Since North Goa has all major modes of transport, one can opt for rented self-driven cars, motorbikes or scooters and it won’t be very difficult to find. Don’t forget to carry documents such as driver’s licence, aadhar card or voter’s id card. The rent may vary according to the season and type of bike or car. They might also ask for some security deposit but all this one can easily figure out once u start enquiring from locals.
Local Markets: The biggest & the best one is Arpora Saturday Night Market, located b/w Baga & Anjuna. This sprawling market offers food stalls featuring cuisines from across the globe, silver/junk jewellery and has everything hippiesh from baggy pants to live music. It also offers some interesting bargains as long as you know how to haggle.
Difference b/w North & South: North Goa is more vibrant and lively with lots of pubs & places to shop. Expect electrifying vibes, watersports & happening beaches while South Goa is quite, calm & serene. Expect cleaner, peaceful & secluded beaches.
Must try Places:
Breakfast: Lila Cafe (must try croissant and homemade jams). It also hosts yoga & meditation sessions to locally fabricated (customized) bikes.
Lunch/Dinner: Brittos, Cafe Liliput, Curlies beach Shack
Stay: Casa Baga – Boutique Hotel, next to Tito’s lane, very accessible to the pubs, local market & the beach. A quaint & serene place.
Fort: Chapora & Aguada forts
Do Not Try:
LPK (Love Passion Karma) – Boring & a shady place. Plays pathetic hindi music. I wouldn’t recommend this place.
Beaches: Try to avoid Calangute & Vagator beach. Over crowded, litter all around and very dirty.
Best time/weather: The best time to visit goa is between November to March. One can expect sunny, dry and not so humid climate.
What to pack: Sunglasses, bikini & beachwear, shorts, tops – tank/crop, party wear, shoes if you plan to trek to one of the forts otherwise flats/flip flops are perfect, light cotton clothes & strong sunblock.
What I wore:
Off-the shoulder top (Orange) – Zara
Royal Blue Shorts – Vero Moda
White Kurti – Bought from saturday night market
Denim Shorts – Vero Moda
Do keep me posted with your comments and let me know what all places you liked. Sharing a few photographs from North Goa!