are so many reasons to think of visiting Goa and if you are one of those who
have location here you know how beautiful it is in its natural beauty. There
are plenty of reasons why you get married in beautiful Goa, ask those who have
they will tell you that they have created memories for lifetime. The beaches of
Goa make beautiful setting to get married at, no wonder so many decide to either
tie the knot here or honeymoon in Goa. Here are a few reasons that will help
you decide why you should choose Goa to tie the knot.
better location than tying the knot by the beach
beaches make such a picturesque setting for a romantic venue tie the knot. Picture
yourself walking down the aisle with the sounds of the waves crashing by the shore,
the evening sun setting in the backdrop as seagulls fly by, the tall coconut
trees swaying their leaves the warm evening breeze and your family and friends
by aside. Very few are locations would beat a setting so beautiful as this.
food and entertainment
venues by the beach are accompanied by some great entertainment all hosted by
the hotels or restaurants by the beach. The environment is so relaxed and the
options for food and alcohol are plenty to choose from and what’s more, alcohol
is cheaper than the other parts of the country.
pricing and plenty of options
local market is all geared up as it is aware of Goa such a demand as a
destination wedding location. With the coastline being so massive that it is
there is always an option and a great price range that you can choose from.
Hire a team of event planners that will put together the entire event for you
as these guys will do all that needs to be done in finding the right venues,
vendors and pricing along the lines of your budget.
the dollar only gaining against the rupee, NRIs are in a better position to get
much more for what they spend in terms of value. Local prices haven’t been
escalating and hence the rise in the dollar would mean that you spend less and
gain more value.
cookie cutter wedding
would be amazed at the cost of a beach wedding would be far less than what you’d
spend in the major cities of India. The couples of today choose to break away
from traditional venues and walked down the aisle in a beautiful setting
offers you a wide price band
is an expensive and if you planned right having wedding here will not tip the
scales against you. The beach is just one of the many locations you can choose
from. There are several other locations as well that you can select all
dependent on your budgets and likes.
Goa's prime real estate unlike most cities i India is spread across in litlle pockets across the state in small towns and suburbs. Travelling through and fro with ease is one of the main factors you should consider while searching for an place to stay in Goa, whether you are here for a holiday or looking to rent out for a while.
looking around and checking for convenience to get to point A to B would help you get an estimate of how he neighborhood is.
As I had mentioned, real estate is spread across in small pockets and in each pocket there are several factors to consider while finding the right accommodation. If you are living in Colva and need to travel to Mago everyday is a better option than living in Varca and need to get to Margo. The rents do vary in both instances and so does the type of offerings but keep in mind dont consider only consider the price is on the only factor.
Panjim, Margao, Vasco, Mapusa and Ponda are the main business town in Goa, the beach belt of north Goa is now also considerd a prime area for good real estate being for the demand for short and long term stays. For long term stays people do prefer the in-between' s such as Porvorim, Caranzalem, Succor, Verna, Dabolim that are slight relaxed on prices the rentals have to offer. These suburbs are also filled by real estate built under 5 years and are full of amenities and often has the daily essentials in close proximity.
With a large demand in housing architectural firms such as Eadus, are now catering to the exclusive westerner market that is increasing each year. These clients require their apartments to be designed according to the pads back home for comfortable living in Goa.
The real estate boom took off in early 2006-2007 and gave rise to the many suburbs that are popular now a days. The main cities are small and there isn't place to build new structures any more hence opportunities for housing in new areas near these cities were opportunities for many in the business.
Finding a good listing can be quite a run, a good place to start would be the Navhind Times that is most popular with its listings, you might also like to keep options to looks at a broker, who does the job of finding easily. Looking online has its advantages, sites such as OLX and Quikr has several listings you can browse through, Rental Listings Goa is a local site that is frequently updated in its daily listings. Most of the listings available over the internet are through real estate brokers who would charge you a fee for their services. You could strike a good bargain with some of them and more than often these chaps have some of the better listings you can find.
Tourism in Goa has come a long way since the early backpackers visiting Goa back in the mid seventies to the modern tourist of today flocking in for the casinos and nightlife. Yes, Goa has come a long way and it has been adapting to the changing time and demands. The state has so much to offer and you apart from its beaches that it is famously known for.
The churches in Old Goa and the rich heritage of temples in Ponda gives you a glimpse of its diversity in tourism. The culture is warm and friendly and is has been talked about by many who visited over the years.
Tourism did make take a change over the last few years, the state introduced off-shore casinos, one of a kind in India, attracting a different type of tourist adding another feather to its hat in terms of of its diversity in tourism.
Popular visited by interstate tourist as well people for Russia and Europe being the most popular, there are many who make it a point to visit on a regular basis. Music festivals such as Sunburn and the International Film Festival of India has has put Goa on the tourist map.
Places for tourists in Goa are plenty, the beaches its surroundings being the most popular. Traditional cultural festivals such as the Goan Carnival has continued to attract visitors and has been attended in huge numbers every year.
The locals are friendly and the food food has been the cravings of many, wanting more on every visit. The last few years have also seen five starred hotels sprout in both the north and south Goa, bring about another layer of visitors wanting to spend their holidays in the lap of luxury.
Private transportation has grown at a quick pace as well, you can self commute with privately hired two-wheeler s as well as four giving you the opportunity to explore Goa the way you would want to.Better connectivity by air and rail has made Goa more accessible to visit, with air connectivity being the most popular.Water sports have been operated by private owners and now moderated by the Government. Tourists can take on several rides to explore their adventurous side.
Goa remains a popular destination in India due to healthy tourism policies by the Government as well as the local contribution by local businesses, making it one of the most attractive places to holiday in India and as a tourist so much to explore.
The tourist season is the best time to visit
Goa, the entire place is full of life, there is so much happening in the beach
belts, the parties, the food you can party for days and still want more. The
tourist season peaks by December, the stays get costlier but the partying new
Baga, Anjuna, Vagator are world famous for
its nightlife but during this time of the season they take it up a notch.
Classic such as Tito’s at Baga always has it going. From a wide offering of
culinary delights to tickle your palate to a pleasant ambiance to it Tito’s is
popular landmark and is now a part of many itineraries of travelers visiting
the state.Tito’s lane is mad with entertainment, with Cape Town Cafe in the
lane dishing out some beat dropping music.
You might want to hop over to Club Cabana
as well which is located at Arpora Hill. This place is often visited by
Bollywod stars and has a great ambiance to it. This night club in the sky as it
is famously known for is a great hangout place with good music, unlimited booze
and filled with party people.
Liquid Sky in Ashwen City Resort
is place for the settings of a great evening. The club is located on a hilltop
has spectacular views surrounding it. Known for its psytrance to techno, electro, this club showcase some of
Goa’s bet disk Jockeys
Qutback Bar in Arambol near Sweet
Lake changes the pace a bit, its a chilled, calm ambiance and a great location
to just relax evening. You are right at the sea front and if you are around
early you can catch the beautiful sun-set.
Sinq Beach Club is in Dando
Candolim is has been popular over the last few years. Apart from being an
amazing nightclub the club has a perfect setting for a business lunch as well.
The nightlife is what part-lovers
in Goa and visiting Goa really love, its remains as a great place to unwind and
distress from everyday routine. The
season begins in September and winds up in March. A few nightclubs are open throughout the year
while a few operate only during the season. The nightlife is very vibrant along the beaches of Goa and is visited by the thousand who flock in every year to soak up the sun in India's most popular holiday destination.
Goa has seen casinos flourish across the
state over the last few years. From on-shore to now the off-shore casinos Goa
has added a another wing of attraction to the tourists visiting the state.
Although on-shore casinos have existed for a while, off-shore casinos have
sprouted over the last few years and is great tourist attraction for those
visiting and want to pay lady-luck a visit.
The off shore casinos are seen on the river
Mandovi and are quite an attraction as they sail across the Mandovi right upto
Miramar Beach. Deltin Jack, Crown
Casino, Caravela , Casino Carnival are the some of the river boats you can
visit. You can also enjoy the entertainment and food on board these vessels
and off course the sights as you sail
across the river.
If you are in the mood to dance the evening
away with live entertainment and music you should try the boat rides at the
Panjim jetty. Long ques are often see at the ticket counters but it is worth
the wait. Hop on board to the be entertained as well as to take a short cruise
down the river Mandovi. Musicians and Dj’s will play tunes to get you to the
mood to be a part of the entertainment. You can also sit back, relax and catch
a glimpse of the city from the deck.
Cruise along as the boats sail across the
city towards Miramar, you will pass by landmarks such as the Kala Academy, the
Mariot, after which you will sail to the white sands of the Miramar beach and
of course, you will see the city from a different perspective.
If you want to get a bit more
closer to the water drive up to Dona-Paula to catch a Jet-ski or a private boat
ride across the jetty. The rides are refreshing as you breeze across the river
facing the famous Dona Paula jetty and the Mormugao Harbour on the opposite
side of it. The jet-skis and boat ride are very reasonably priced and offer you
an amazing view of the nearby coast.
One among the many things to do in the city, boat
rides along the river Mandovi and Dona Paula are famous among tourists and
highly recommended to try. The stretch between Miramar and Patto is thebest time to visit Goa during the Carnival Season every year in the month of Febuary
The tropical weather and the sun kissed beaches is choice of many who plan their visit here and the weather in Goa has a lot to do with it as well due to the fact the coastal belts is pretty much shut during the monsoons. Goa is cooler during the months of October until March when the summers set in. By cooler, you need not pack up you heavy duty winter gear as the temperature drops to a maximum of 23 degrees.
The tourist season kicks off in the month of October with Russian charters flying in tourists for the holidays. The beaches settle down after the rains which are quite heavy and you are ready to soak up the sun. However, the monsoon has its own charm; after the hot summer that are hot and humid. The rains bring about a refreshing change to the landscape and is full of greenery.
The beaches remains off limits during the monsoons as they are unsafe to swim in, you do see a lot of interstate tourists visiting to enjoy Goa the weather and take advantage of the prices stay, food and travel drop due to the low demand during this period. Villas in Goa for rent are a steal during this period if you are travelling as a group and you are surely to get a good deal looking if looking for one.
The best time to visit Goa is definitely after the monsoons and you when the season peaks at Christmas and New year and end slowly winds down after the carnival in Feb. The weather during this period is a pleasant 25 degrees with the tourist season kicking-off, businesses begin to gear up for the season at hand. As the season progresses and the prices for stay, food and travel peak in the month of December as compared to the off season prices of July- September. If you plan to visit during the months of October to December, booking you stay well in advance can you a better package rather than booking last minute. Accommodation availability also remains scarce as we head into December, hotels, villas and serviced apartments and rentals in Goa run out of space as Goa's gets ready to ring in the New Year. The parties, the nightlife the food, the lazy evenings, the beaches and of course the weather make travelling here during the period the best time to travel in the tourism calender.
Come January, February the mercury starts climbing and you begin to feel the heat! 30 degrees is only the beginning which then lead into the summer that peaks at around 38 degrees! yes, hot and and humid. Well, the entertainment still goes on with Carnival and lastly the San Jao feast in June that ends the party calender.