Want to spend some memorable moments with your loved ones at a leisurely pace? Make use of your long joyful weekend and set out to Goa. With March-September being the off-season in Goa, you don’t have to worry about securing deals on hotels and the throng of tourists. So, pack your bags fast and set out for loads of fun.
* Beautiful beaches
Goa is blessed with exotic landscapes, golden beaches, green hills, lip-smacking seafood and other tangible and intangible allures. Take a long walk along the beach and feel peaceful, away from the hustle-bustle of everyday life. Some of the most popular beaches of the city are Palolem, Colva, Calangute, Arambol, Baga and Anjuna.
* Dudhsagar Falls
The famous Dudhsagar Falls is amongst India’s fifth tallest waterfalls with a height of 310 metres (1017 feet) and an average width of 30 metres (100 feet). It is a stunning natural phenomenon and looks beautiful during the monsoon. Located on Mandovi River inside Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park amongst the Western Ghats, the area is surrounded by deciduous forests with a rich bio-diversity.
* Wildlife sanctuaries
Goa has many famous national parks and sanctuaries that are open all-year round. Popular wildlife sanctuaries like Bondla, Mhadei and Bhagwan Mahaveer. Foxes, wild boars and migratory birds are also found in the forests of Goa.
Basilica of Bom Jesus, Church of St Francis of Assissi, St Cajetan Church, Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of Rosary are some of the famous churches in Goa. Fort Aguada, Fort Chapora, a new wax museum on Indian history, Goa State Museum and the Naval Aviation Museum are other major tourist-friendly places.
* Special cuisine
You cannot afford to miss out on rice and fish curry–the staple meal of most Goans. Also, there are several types of halwas like dali kapa (halwa made of red gram), cashewnut halwa, mango halwa, banana halwa, dodol, pumpkin halwa and more. Goa also has a rich wine culture. The most popular alcoholic beverage in Goa is feni; cashew feni is made from the fermentation of the fruit of the cashew tree, while coconut feni is made from the sap of toddy palms.