In all my travels, I have found that Goa is one of the most interesting places to visit. Its people and the community of travellers that go there, automatically get into a zone of laid-back cheerfulness.
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A trip to Goa is on everyone’s bucket-list. But cost-effective planning is highly recommended so that you don’t burn away your savings, you need to learn how to play the system with hidden tricks.
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There are various websites that help out those who need to travel on a shoestring budget. Cheap flights can be found in several popular websites. A quick Google search can reveal the most popular websites for this part of the planning. You can travel to Goa by plane, train or bus and it is cheaper to book these tickets yourself rather than getting a travel agent to do it for you.
Luckily, Goa is filled with little shacks, homestays and inns for the careful spender. Several blogs and sites will give you a list of places for a place to stay. The details of each place are carefully listed out, along with reviews from people who have been there. Look at the amenities and prices for the length of your stay and in many cases, booking a room online gives you a discount on your stay. You should definitely check this option as you may get lucky and get a great deal!
Little Shacks in Goa for stay | Image Resource : virtualtourist.com
You could also go on social media sites to check your hotel’s photos and get real reviews, pointers and great advice from people who have been there. This part of the planning is important and even though it is time-consuming, I suggest (from experience) that you trudge through it because the result is worth it. You can plan an amazing trip on a shoestring budget!
Regarding transportation, you can rent bikes or scooters or even cars if that’s what you wish. You can rent them even from the hotel you stay as most hotels, shops and even the wayside restaurants offer rentals. One thing you need to pay keen attention is to see that your tank is full as there are very few petrol bunks and they are widely spaced. However, now some of the shops also sell so no need to get panicky even if you are not able to find a petrol bunk. You are sure to keep your budget on hold if you opt for these rentals.
It is no wonder why most of the newlywed couples in India prefer Goa as their honeymoon destination. The electric atmosphere of the sea beaches of Goa and the romantic aura the state contains within itself drive every fun lover crazy. The Portuguese style sea foods, accompanied with the sprawling beaches will simply make you fall in love with this place. This is the reason why a lot of foreign tourists throng towards this wonderful place to revive their mind and body.
It was during the 1960s when the tourism sector of Goa started spreading its wings all over the country and in other countries as well. With the passage of time, the influx of tourists from all parts of the world started rising, which in turn also brought some negative elements to this place. It is quite obvious that youth comprise major portion of the total numbers of tourists that visit Goa, and they tend to get swayed easily by the anti-social elements.
Such social ill beings try to pollute the atmosphere by selling drugs and other such harmful stuffs. But, strict actions have been taken in this regard by the state government of Goa, which has definitely put the state back into the map of popular tourist locations. In order to make people safer in the streets and beaches of Goa, more and more high-end hotel companies are making investments across the state, particularly close to the beaches. After all, Goa is known for its sea beach parties and night life. So, when big names from the hospitality industry, such as the Hard Rock Hotel, will place their foot in the region, more and more tourists would feel confident about choosing Goa as their wedding and honeymoon destination, where they can spend the most memorable days of their life minus any kind of bad experiences or hiccups.
Hard Rock Hotel Goa | Image Resource : hospitality-on.com
Goa Nightlife | Image Resource : thehitavada.com
With big hotels coming up in Goa, it will open the path for the international casinos to make their entry into the state. Moreover, it will also prove advantageous for the locals as the influx of new hotels will create more job opportunities. So, it’s a kind of win-win situation for everyone.