Beaches of Goa, Goan Cuisine, Water and Adventure Sports, Night Life and Traditional Handicrafts of Goa
Goa, located on the West Coast of India is a very beautiful and one of the most visited holiday destinations in the world. You’re in for a memorable holiday in Goa, which has so much to offer it’s visitors – apart from its famously idyllic palm fringed stretches of white sand. Bright green paddy fields, Churches, Hindu temples mixed with the blazing colours of saris and jewellery, the hustle and bustle of the street markets all mingle with the mouth watering smells of Goan cuisine.
Goa’s Golden Beaches
Beaches of Goa are about the sand, sun and sea. Here you have exotic cuisine backing the pleasure of dining under the sun, while listening to the whispers of the sea. You can also enjoy the best adventure and water sports facilities. Feni and beer, shopping on the beachside, and exciting nightlife are few of the added attractions.
A few important beaches are Calangute and Baga Beaches, Vagator and Anjuna Beaches, Chapora, Candolim and Sinquerim Beaches, Miramar, Dona Paula, Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem Beach in North Goa. Among the well known South Goa beaches are Colva , Benaulim, Mobor, Varca, Bogmalo, Betul, Palolem, Patnem and Galgibaga Beach.
The cuisine of Goa has an interesting mix of influences from all the cultures that it came into contact with. There are two separate traditions in cuisine influenced by the respective religions of Hinduism and Christianity; there are some meeting points that present interesting harmony. One of the most popular dishes, the pork Vindaloo is a result of this beautiful harmony.
The Portuguese cooking has a strong and telling influence on Goan Cuisine and that should not be forgotten. Among the dishes with a strong Portuguese influence is the Goan Bebinca, which is traditionally prepared at all Goan Catholic homes during Christmas as well as other special occasions. Goan food is simple but one has to bear in mind that most, though not all, of it is chili hot, spicy, and pungent.
Water Sports and Adventure Sports
Enjoy family fun with adventure sports in Goa. Our exciting and challenging water sports are sure to be a family favourite! If you are in a swinging mood check out our speedboat rides, wind surfing, paragliding and scuba diving. Here you can challenge yourself no matter what your skill level.
Who doesn’t like racing, when you are the driver! Behind the wheel on the go-Kart track you will be inspired to put the pedal to the medal! Go-Kart (go-cart) racing and family fun merge in this fast lane! Gear up for some sensational Goan adventure!
Night Life in Goa
Nightlife in Goa is exciting and there are many ways to liven up the evening. If you are in the mood to dance to the rhythm of the ocean, get together a group of your friends, some food and drink and hit the beach. You are sure to have a special night – the sand the moon and the pounding waves!
The Goan pubs, discos and flea markets beckon you for a night of fun.
Traditional Handicrafts of Goa
Traditional Goan artisans create a wide variety of excuisite handicrafts. The handicrafts created are marked with their unique blend of Indian and Portuguese culture. Carved religious statues of Wood as well as Carved furniture are fashioned by local craftsmen according to European as well as Indian themes and styles.
Discarded sea Shells found on several beaches of Goa also are transformed into beautiful works of art by skilled artisans. Items prepared range from shell-work to clay, bamboo, paper mâché, coconut items made of Dry coconut shells. The items produced in Goa include table lamps, flower pots, table clocks, different religious statues and decorative items. The other types of handicrafts include pottery, terracotta, Brassware, Bamboo and Cane craft. Crochet, carved wooden items, Azulejos tiles, coconut shell craft, hammocks, batik painting are some of the Goan handicrafts that are exported all over the world.