Goa is undoubtedly one of most scenic places in India full with greenery and active life. What many don’t know is Goa is diverse and not just about beaches. Goa has everything from soft sandy beaches to wild life, from active night life to waterfalls , rivers and houseboats. Goa is a small state in India in terms of geography and is well connected by rail, road and air transport.
If you are an international traveler, the best mode to get their is through Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. From Mumbai, one gets plenty of options to travel to Goa. By air it takes around an hour of travel, while by road and rail, it takes around 10 to 12 hours of journey.
Local transportation services are rare at Goa and most tourists hire bikes or cars for a nominal price rented on per day basis. It’s very easy to find these bikes and petrol is also readily available in mineral water bottles in most of the road side shops. Goa can divided into North Goa and South Goa for a tourist. For those looking for calm and nature, lovely beaches, south Goa is a good option. North Goa is full of active night life, water sports and adventure. Liquor is very cheap at Goa as they are exempt from local taxes.
Some of the well known beaches are, Calangute, Candolim, Baga, Anjuna, Dona Paula, Cavelossim, Varca and plenty more.. One has to just find the ones best suited for their tastes. Apart from the beaches, one can go for river cruise which are carried out by Goa Tourism boats. They also have entertainment on board and visit to bird sanctuaries along the route.
Goa is also full of hotels and resorts which come in a variety of budgets to suit every tourist around the globe. Some of the resorts are ranked among top 5 in the entire world. The best time to visit Goa is during the Christmas season. i.e. in December and January.