Best budget hotel in GoaAnjuna Beach

Anjuna Beach is one the most trendy beaches of Goa which is situated 8 kilometers west of Mapusa and 18 kilometers from the capital city, Panaji. Anjuna village overlooks the sea and thus gives a marvelous look of the shoreline. The Anjuna Beach is known for its soft white sands and shoreline dotted with exotic palm trees. Since the Anjuna beach has a rocky promontory, the ocean currents are not very strong and it offers the perfect backdrop for bathing and playing in the water.

Best budget hotels in GoaMackie’s Night Bazaar

Situated on the banks of river Baga, at Arpora- Baga, Goa. Open from November till April, unmissable, every Saturday 6.00 p.m. onwards, when sun is about to set till late at night.Indisputably, a naturally beautiful place to relax surrounded by river flowing along its boundary and salt water lake forms the internal side, amidst coconut grooves where you tend to forget everything. There is a dance floor for those who like to dance to your favorite music played by live bands. Also amuse yourself to spectacular performances by Indian/ international artist like acrobats, fire dancer/ Jugglers, Oriental belly dancers and many more that makes your visit to Mackie’s, a unforgettable one.

 

Unique hotel in GoaSaturday Nite Market

If you've never been to the actual Saturday Nite Bazaar, you're in for a delight. There's nothing like being in the middle of a warm breezy night under the mango trees, surrounded by colorful people, beautiful fabrics, jewellery, unique fashion, lots of delicious food to choose from, music and fun!  The shopping experience at Saturday Night market is incomparable. Where else can one find so many creative people from all over the world offering products such as hand-made leather sandals, magic crystal wands, beautiful jewelry and the latest unique fashions? At Saturday Nite Market you can also get a tarot card reading, enjoy a massage, get your hair styled, and buy organic products amongst the many holistic stalls. Besides merchandise, several information kiosks offer visitors to the Saturday night bazaar the option to book diving tours, river rafting trips, and even buy air tickets at the travel counter.

Goan hotel in GoaAnjuna Flea Market

Located in the heart of the 'backpackers' scene, the Anjuna flea market is the place to be on Wednesday's in Goa. Located on the sandy stretch overlooking the waves of the Arabian Sea, what started as an open-air hippie exchange has become one of the most popular attractions for backpackers and tourists alike. The Flea market is a sunrise to sunset market which begins around 9 am and shuts down only with the setting of the sun, is a unique experience which the visitor in Goa shouldn't miss.

Mapusa Friday Market

Comfortable hotel in GoaMapusa is believed to be a derivation of the Konkani word 'Map' meaning 'Measure'and 'Sa' meaning 'Fill Up' and pronounced y the locals as 'Mapsa'. Mapusa is a small town, which gained popularity due to its famous Friday Market. The market was first described by a Dutch Chronicler as 'Bazaar Grande' in 1580 AD.  The market is held for a period of one week during the festival and is thronged by both the locals and the tourists. Travel to Mapusa to purchase dry fruits, chunky jewelry, country made liquor, eatables, Goan feni, ethnic handicrafts, plants, seeds and saplings and traditional Goan clothing from the Friday Market.

Comfortable hotels in GoaVagator Beach

Vagator Beach has vivid red cliffs looking down on the shore and two fresh water springs within a stone's throw of the sea. Vagator Beach is split into two main beaches by a seaside promontory which holds the car park and lots of stalls selling trinkets, clothes, soft drinks and snacks. As you face the sea, on your right is North Vagator Beach (Big Vagator) and on your left Ozran Beach, more commonly known as Little Vagator Beach. The soft white sands, the black lava rocks, the coconut palms, the lush green landscape, natureplaying its own music, and the sea turning from aquamarine to emerald green that’s how Vagator beach is commonly described by many visitors.

Luxury hotel in GoaSinquerim Beach

The Sinquerim Beach of Goa is to be found some 13 km away from Panaji and is strikingly good-looking and quieter than the other beaches of Goa. This lengthy, extensive sandy landscape that runs ceaselessly along the coast is perfect for taking a walk. The feel of the gleaming sands and the cool water caressing the feet gives you out of the world feeling. The beach is one of a series of soothing and spectacular stretch of sand and an ideal place for swimming. The tourists come down to this beach and prefer it for its immaculate and peaceful setting. Sinquerim beach Goa is one of the premium beaches in Goa that offers world-class water sports facilities to tourists. Beach activities here involve swimming, as sea is relatively calmer here. Sinquerim beach stretches up to Candolim beach, which continues all the way north to Baga.

Aguada Fort

Reasonable hotel in GoaFort Aguada and its lighthouse is a well-preserved seventeenth-century Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. Fort Aguada is an old, well preserved Portuguese fort standing in Goa, India, on Sinquerim beach, overlooking the vast expanses of Arabian Sea. .The fort was constructed in 1612 to guard against the Dutch and the Marathas. It was a reference point for the vessels coming from Europe at that time. This Old Portuguese fort stands on the beach south of Candolim, at the shore of the Mandovi River. A freshwater spring within the fort provided water supply to the ships that used to stop-by. This is how the fort got its name: Aguada = Water. On the fort stands a 4-storey Portuguese lighthouse, erected in 1864 and the oldest of its kind in Asia. A part of the fort is converted to central Jail. Fort Aguada was the most prized and crucial fort of Portuguese. The fort got its name ‘Aguada’ from the word Aguada (Portuguese for water), because of the three fresh water springs inside it. Built in 1612, it was once the grandstand of 79 cannons, a moat around the fort also protected it.

Goa hotelBaga Beach

Baga Beach is a popular beach and tourist destination in North Goa, India, located a few kilometers north from the famous and crowded Calangute beach. The beach contains rows of shacks and fishing boats, and at high tide the beach is narrow. The beach is named after the Baga Creek, which empties into the Arabian Sea at the north end of the beach.

Hotel in GoaChapora Fort

Chapora fort was built by the Adil Shah of Bijapur on the southern headland of the Chapora River. It was also known as "Shahpur" and is now mostly ruined. It has a commanding view of the Vagator beach and is near to Anjuna beach. The red laterite bastion, crowning the rocky bluff, was built by the Portuguese in 1617 on the site of an earlier Muslim structure. Deserted in the 19th century, it lies in ruins today, although the views up and down the coast from the weed-infested ramparts are still superb.

Best hotel in GoaChapora Jetty

Chapora Jetty is located in the coastal village of Chapora. Situated at Chapora River estuary lying alongside a beach stretch in North Goa that is around 10 km. from Mapusa, a City in Northern Goa. Chapora Jetty is nestled in the shadow of Chapora Fort, an Old Portuguese fort which on the opposite, northern side of the headland from Vagator. This Harbor is laid far in a creek, well protected from the waves of the open sea. Against the modern quay and further out in the creek, modern fishing boats are moored and anchored together with simple dugouts and small wooden boats. Within a stone's throw from the dockside, on the beach, large amounts of fishing boats have been pulled up to be repaired, stripped or deserted. One can see dugouts, plank boats of different shapes and sizes and bigger motorized fishing boats. Here in Chapora Harbor, mainly modern motorized fishing boats are built and repaired.

Budget hotel in GoaGo Karting

Goa go karting private limited has opened a second go karting track in North Goa at Arpora very close to saturday night market. Guests staying at Down Hill Village guesthouse can easily take part in the active goa karting adventure rides held daily at track II, next to Arpora Temple, close to Saturday Night Market, Arpora.

 

Best budget hotel in GoaGoa Sea Food Restaurants

Goa is famous all over for its sea food delicacies. Being a coastal state, the entire state has access to bouties of nature from the sea. Fresh Sea fish is easily and readily available at all the markets of Goa. Hence it is very easy to find many sea food restaurants situated all over Goa. Some of the Goan Sea food dishes are Crab Xacuti, Caldin Curry, Prawn Rissoles, Goan Fish Curry, Shark Ambot Tik, Prawn Xeque Xeque.

Splash down water park

Splash Down Water Park
Splashdown is Goa's number one Water Park.  The Facility boasts of 5 pools, a variety of slides,  flumes and other interesting features. There is something to do for all ages, the mild and strong of heart. Rediscover the child in you as you hurtle down the slides. Splashdown’s a great place to spend quality time with your family and friends. A unique way to celebrate an occasion, be it a birthday party , family get together or a festival. An awesome place to have a school outing, a college reunion or a corporate meetings.  So see you there at www.splashdowngoa.com

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Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary

Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary
More than a sanctuary, it is an ideal jungle resort, a major attraction for school going children and nature lovers. 
Its mini zoo, sprawling deer park in natural habitat, botanical and rose gardens attract people throughout the year. 

The Bondla wildlife sanctuary is about 50 Kms from Panaji and 38 Kms from Margao and 20 Kms east of Ponda. It is more of a jungle resort with tourist cottages available on site run by the Forest Department. The common animals that inhabit the sanctuary are the Gaur and the Sambhar deer. It is a popular destination for school picnics. It is closed on Thursdays. There are tour buses that make a stop over at Bondla from Margao and Panaji. The Sanctuary is just 8 sq. km. in size, located among hills at the junction of three Talukas viz. Ponda, Sanguem and Sattari. It boasts of a Mini Zoo, Deer Safari Park, Formal Gardens, Botanic Gardens and Eco-Tourism Cottages. It is connected to Ponda as well as Molem by a good tar-road. Late evenings and nights are very pleasant. Bondla is a Paradise for Eco-Tourists. The area is covered with Moist Deciduous Forests, with small patches of Evergreens and Canes along the nullahs. The State Tree Terninalia crenulata (Matti) and Rosewood are common here. Others are Lagerstroemia (Naked Maiden of the Forest / Nano), Kindall, Jamba, Mimusops, Saraca indica etc. The thorny bamboo Bambusa arundinacea and Giant Lianas (Entada) abound. Gaur the state animal is frequently seen. The Panther is the largest carnivora and the Jungle Cat, Leopard Cat, Toddy Cat are others. Herbivorous consist of Deers (Sambar, Spotted, Hog, Barking and Mouse) Wild Boar, Porcupines Scaly Ant Eater, and Malabar Giant Squirrel. The diminutive Flying lizard (Draco) is fairly common.

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