Availability of time is one of the many constraints of modern life. This impacts (extended) travel plans in a big way, leaving us with hardly any time to make a trip to faraway destinations. This is where weekend destinations come handy. Short and effective, these are the welcome breaks that help us break free of the monotony of a daily routine.
Among other destinations popular with tourists, Goa is of prime importance in the tourism scene of India. Every year, nearly 2 million tourists make a trip to Goa through Goa Holiday Packages. What makes this place all the more enticing is the fact that while you can enjoy Goa over extended holiday, you can keep it short and simple too. Visit Goa on a weekend and the fun will be just as much. You can drive down to Goa on a road trip if you are in the nearby cities, such as Mumbai and Pune. You can also book a flight or travel by train.
The land of the golden beaches
The main attractions of Goa are surely its beaches. The long extensive strands of golden, sun kissed beaches that line the azure waters are a revelation for any travel enthusiast. You eye sight will greet swaying palms, sun kissed beaches, and crystalline waters. It is truly bliss.
There are many attractions here that will keep you occupied, even if you are not much of a sightseeing enthusiast. You can indulge in a lot of water sports such as water biking, para-sailing among others. If your middle name is adventure, then you must check out the parasailing at Calangute, paragliding at Arambol beach, water skiing at Candolim, among others. You can also try out the underwater experience here by going scuba diving at the Sail Rock
If you want to focus on sightseeing, then there is a host of sports that will keep you engaged, like churches and temples.
To satiate the shopaholic in you, you must make a trip to the Mapusa market, the Arjuna Beach Flea market among others. The other specialty of Goa lies in its cuisine. You should make it a point to try out the Bibinca and other Konkani savories. Feni is another local fare you need to try out.