Goa Trip On A Budget With All The Fun And Luxury, Let’s Go
By Techno Trace - October 28, 2021 - In Blog, Travel
Goa culture includes a civilization of warm, happy people, Goa sees a mix of different religions like Christians, Catholics, Muslims, and Hindus that live together in harmony. The major art forms of Goa include bamboo craft, woodcarving, brass metals, seashell craft, Papier-Mache, and wooden lacquerware. This beautiful coastal state has so much to offer that you need a minimum of 3 days here to explore its popular attractions.
Reaching Goa affordably
Goa is well connected to all the major cities in the country by air. You can avail regular flights to this tropical paradise from cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kochi, and Chennai. There are also a few Russian, German and British charter companies that offer direct flights to the Dabolim Airport from November to February. In such cases, you need to book your tickets a little early.
If you are opting for a train journey, Goa has two railway stations.
- North Goa from Vasco-Da-Gama railway station: 35 km
- South Goa from Vasco-Da-Gama railway station: 62.6 km
- North Goa from Madgaon Railway Station: 36.2 km
- South Goa from Madgaon Railway Station: 31.3 km
You can take a bus, unmetered taxi, or auto-rickshaw from the bus stop or railway station to reach Goa hotels.
Things to see/do on a budget
The only way to reach Ilha Grande is by sailing on a boat. A Complete Boat tour to the Island includes snorkeling, fishing, and a scrumptious lunch. The aroma of the barbequed fish is too magnetic. One can enjoy swimming after lunch.
To experience the deep blue sea head off to Bogmalo Beach and indulge in snorkeling there. This beach is one of the best places in Goa to explore marine life in all its splendor and glory.
You can experience kayaking here. Navigating the water world on a narrow watercraft has a thrill of its own. It’s easy to get a kayak on rent here, but do not forget to put on a life jacket before you venture out into the sea.
If you are looking for some water-based thrill and fun, parasailing is one of the best things to do at this beach.
The beach is a very good location to enjoy kite surfing. This fun sport, which is a combination of windsurfing, skateboarding, and paragliding is sure to delight the adventure-seeker.
Mobor Beach, a serene beach in South Goa, is one of the hotspots for kneeboarding. A knee-board and some enthusiasm are all you need to enjoy this sport.
The beach is a great location for indulging in adventurous sports in Goa and no wonder, youngsters flock to this beach in large numbers. If you are in Candolim, do try wakeboarding.
Colva is where you can find all sorts of attractions and water-based activities awaiting you, but jet asking is famous here.
Considered to be one of the most happening beaches in Goa, Baga is truly a traveler’s delight. This beach entices you with exotic food, golden sands, and several adventure activities.
- Aguada Fort:
- Basilica of Bom Jesus- Entry fee-Nil
- Bondla Wildlife Sanctuary- Entry fee-INR 5
Affordable Eateries, Goa
Eating options in Goa are overwhelming. Its vibrant local cuisine and abundant seafood.
Anujas Biryani Place is cheap with lip-smacking, authentic biryanis, yet a strong Goan feel with outdoor seating, lantern lights hung from the ceiling, and bamboo furniture. The place looks particularly magical at night when the lights are lit. Try the classic Dum Biryani or, if you’re willing to experiment a little, the Calamari Biryani; both are served with raita and a pickle.
This is located inside a 150-year-old Portuguese heritage home, this restaurant has won the Times Food Award for Best Goan Portuguese Casual Dining multiple times.
They provide all kinds of food including vegan food. Warm hospitality, extremely affordable yet delicious seafood offerings, as well as some Mughlai entrees, await you at this tiny corner restaurant.
Where to shop on a budget, Goa
Goa is also known for flea markets and night.
- Anjuna Beach Flea Market: Clothes, home decor, Indian spices, musical instruments
- Arpora Night Market: Clothes, knick-knacks footwear, helmets
- Panjim Market: Spices, cashew nuts, curry pastes, port wine
- Mapusa Market: Handicrafts, Goan pottery, spices, textiles, jewelry
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