The backpackers guide to GoaTrisha Williams
The backpackers simply can’t miss the heavenly paradise of beaches of India. On the western coast of India, lies Goa. The Indian state with a Portugal touch that has a coastlines stretching along the Arabian Sea, has always been popular among the tourists. Just 594 kilometers (by road) from Mumbai, no wonder it’s a weekender’s getaway from Mumbai. The beaches, the churches, the waterfalls, the architecture, the forts and the caves are the prime attraction of Goa that will tempt you to book Goa ticket now.
The golden sand, the deep blue sea and the bright sunny sky are the iconic beachside bliss of Goa. The long Konkan coastline of 101 km will enthrall you to book your holiday to Goa as your next vacation. The beauty of beaches is doubled by the sprawling coconut trees that hang alongside the beaches. Goa is also known for its coconut cultivation. The perfect weather of Goa will let you soak in the sunshine during the day and revitalize your senses with frenzied nightlife on the beaches. You could choose to be just lazy around under the sun while running your fingers in the sand; or go for a long walk as the foamy waves tickle your feet. Not to mention, the palm-thatched beach shack that serves the most scrumptious seafood would please your taste buds.
The marvel of the sunny state is its churches. Goa was under Portuguese rule for over 450 years which is vastly responsible for a number of the beguiling architecture of religious churches. The 408 year old The Basilica of Bom Jesus church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular among the tourists since it still holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier. The Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church has a grand snow-white façade with interior Baroque architecture. The zigzag staircase with the chapel in the backdrop invites many selfie takers. These pious monuments have been aesthetically designed and developed which must be explored. Book Goa holidays to lift your spiritual level.
The Rock Cut Caves of Khandepar of the 12th century and Arvalem Caves of the 6th century are the symbols of ancient Goa attached with folk tales and mythology. An enormous piece of laterite rock was hollow carved can boast about their architectural brilliance even in those times. Rediscover the serenity of the five chambers once occupied by the protagonists Pandavas of Mahabharata. These centuries’ old caves are atavistic treasures of Goa which can be easily reached by road and a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai.
The splendor of the milky white four-tier waterfall of Dudhsagar falls is India’s tallest waterfall with a height of 310 m. Book Goa holidays to experience the breathtaking view of the majestic fall. The gushing white foam of water falls down from the highest peaks on the border of Goa and Karnataka and rushes westwards to meet the Arabian Sea.
The charming Goa is a great weekend getaway from Mumbai. So what are you waiting for? Book Goa holidays without giving a second thought.