A state, which’s culture, is over shadowed by its former colonial ruler which is strongly evident in the cuisine, language, the architecture and the social life. A state that does not give a damn about the conservative lifestyle of the rest of the country, Goa is everything that is not India but one can still experience the whole country in this tiny paradise.
If the Caribbean’s and Mumbai had a baby together, it would be Goa. Goa has the gorgeous sun kissed beaches, the laid-back lifestyle, delicious tropical drinks and the outrageous parties yet the locals are always in a hurry, you will hardly find anyone idling around, everyone will be busy with their own business.
Goa is a very small state compare to other India cities and it can be easily explore with a motorbike. Scooters and motorbikes rental offices are dotted all over and most hotels offer this service. A bike rental normally cost around Rs. 300/day but if you are renting for a longer period try to bargain it to Rs. 100/day.
Panaji, Margao and Vasco da Gama are some of the biggest cities/towns in Goa and like any other tourist destinations, these places are crowded and hotels are very expensive.
Goans are generally very friendly but this might change in the bigger towns/cities. If you want to experience the real Goan culture, traditions and hospitality, try staying in a village like Cortalim, Goa Velha, Assolna or Shiroda.
Check out Arambo, Aswem and Morjim beaches for any kind of water sports, including kite surfing, paragliding and jet skiing
One of my top ten reasons why I love Goa is: Surprisingly for such a popular tourist spot, alcohol is very cheap in Goa. Compare to other Indian cities it’s cheaper by almost half.
Feni is the local drink of Goa and personally I won’t recommend but if you want to give it a try, go ahead. The taste is super strong and it contains 42% alcohol.