For most youngsters, their dream getaway destination is and will always be Goa. The small little city is brimming with its fine golden sand beaches and has so much to offer to travelers coming from all across the world. What makes Goa even more attractive is that each beach on their extensive coastline has distinctive features and this makes them different and unique in their own way.
Goa is a place where there is truly something for everyone. If you are a family traveling you can choose to stay at the comfy beach-friendly resorts, and if you are a backpacker or a group of friends who are out on a budget trip, you can choose to eat at the shacks on the beach, shop at the hippy markets at Anjuna and stay at the amazing culturally rich homestays. For most travelers, Goa is a retreat that offers them an escape from the hectic chaotic life. And, with all the beauty of diversity, Goa is considered as one of the more preferred holiday spots.
A bit of Konkan and a bit of the Portuguese, Goa has a careful mix of both these cultures and ethnicities. The people of Goa are warm, friendly, and very easy to be around type. Visit the old town of Goa, Vasco to get a feel of the authentic Portuguese style of living and their architecture as well. The diversity and variety come in so many more things than just their spices and food, so if you are looking to enjoy a kaleidoscope of experiences in a limited number of days, rush to Goa for sure!
If you ever happen to stay at one of the villas or homestays in Goa, you will find that the people here love to bond over good food. It is a given that predominantly the culture of the people living here follow Christianity and is also referred to as the Rome of East, but there is a huge influence from the Konkan and the Marathi people as well. Those people who are looking to soak in the best of culture need to plan a trip to our very own glamorous paradise.
Goa takes pride in its heritage and festivals, which is why the moment you land in Goa you immediately take on the colors that they offer. Goa is big on celebrating the diversity that they have and this shows with the several Indo-Latin festivals that are celebrated and enjoyed. Easter and Good Friday are celebrated with the same zeal as is Diwali and Eid. Most tourists say that Goa is the land where one can enjoy festivals of dance and music. Be it the colorful Goa Carnival conducted in the month of February each year or the St. Francis Day parade, the people of Goa truly enjoy their music and dance.
Food holds a special place amongst the people of Goa, and it is very visible in the menus offered at the shacks on the beach and the other homestays where one stays. A careful balance of spice and taste is what you will find in the dishes such as vindaloo, bebinca, and a variety of fish curries. Do not forget to try the special drink Kokam juice which acts as the perfect drink to help digest the scrumptious meals.