The lockdown days, with staying indoors 24×7 have been taxing for even the most reclusive of us. Well, those days are finally gone over, and by maintaining the safety protocols and measures we can actually go for trips again. Talking about trips, what can be better than the party central of the country, Goa. The beaches, the shacks, the party vibes, the bike rides, the open roads, the century-old churches; there are so many things to explore and enjoy in Goa.
How to reach Goa?
You can travel to Goa by air, train or bus.
Air: The Goa International Airport at Dabolim is well-connected with daily flights from airports in cities like Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cochin, and Bangalore.
Train: Railroad stations in Goa, Madgaon, and Thivim are well-connected by trains from across the country.
Bus: Bus service is provided by both public and private bus operators in the state.
Places to visit in Goa
Goa is just the right place for people who want to beat boredom in their life. A week spent in the nooks of Goa will refresh you for the months to come. This is why the state is most frequented by tourists, not only from all corners of the country but also the world. Here are some prominent places that deserve a visit while you are in Goa.
- Baga Beach
When you are in Goa, you cannot miss out on visiting Baga beach; not only because it is one of the most famous tourist places, but also for the gorgeous nightlife, exciting beach parties, and various watersports.
Other beaches: Calangute, Candolim, Anjuna, Palolem, Arambol, etc.
- Basilica of Bom Jesus
It is one of the oldest churches in Goa that was built in the 16th century. Showcasing Baroque architecture, this is a UNESCO World Heritage now. The church is famous for housing the preserved remains of St. Francis Xavier which are considered miraculous.
Other churches: Sé Catedral de Santa Catarina, Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Chapel of Saint Catherine, etc.
- Fort Aguada
Built in 1612, Fort Aguada is one of the most famous forts in Goa from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the Arabian Sea. The major attractions in the fort are the prison cells and the four-story Portuguese lighthouse.
Other forts: Chapora Fort, Reis Magos Fort, Tiracol Fort, Cabo de Rama Fort, and Corjuem Fort.
- Archaeological Museum
Goa is also an ideal place for the history buffs as they can find a lot of things of interest in the museums. One of the famous museums is Archaeological Museum which houses Arabian and Persian inscriptions, wooden sculptures, ancient maps, bronze statues, age-old artifacts, etc.
Other museums: Museum of Christian Art, Wax World Museum, Ancestral Goa Museum, Indian Naval Aviation Museum, and Houses of Goa.
Apart from these attractions, you can also visit several gorgeous cascading waterfalls, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, markets, restaurants, cafes, and even casinos.
Where to Stay?
Book your stay at Hard Rock Hotel Goa and feel luxury in every corner. Located in proximity to Calangute Beach, this hotel will make you feel no less than a celebrity with the epitome of luxury, bespoke service, and delectable dining options at their multi-cuisine restaurants.
To enjoy your stay at Hard Rock Hotel Goa, you can visit Luxury Escapes and book your Deluxe King Room or the Rock Suite to enjoy a 15% discount on spa treatments and one cocktail per adult per night all through your stay. The rooms also include daily breakfast and one complimentary dinner at the restaurant sessions for each stay. If you are traveling with little ones who are under eight years of age, you do not have to pay for their accommodation.
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