The Tripurari Purnima falls on 25th November this year and is celebrated because it is the day on which the great Lord Shiva destroyed an evil demon called the Tripurasura who created havoc on earth. The glory of lord Shiva is portrayed in the form of plays, songs and dances all over the country.
Goa – the vacation destination for many is popular among the masses. The sea beaches, water-sports, cuisines, especially sea foods, scenic beauty, historical places and many more attracts people from all across the world. People run away from the hustle-bustle of a city and have a relaxing time with their family and friends.
In South Goa, a resort named Kenilworth Resort & Spa is very popular due to its distinct tropical beauty and pristine sand kissing the shores of the beach. This resort based at Utorda, is a five star property sprawling across 14 acres. The famous Utorda beach is very nearby to this resort. This resort is a 12 minutes drive from Dabolim International Airport and 10 minutes drive from Goa Railway and Bus Station.
The facilities provided by this resort will not make you feel devoid of any comfort. Each room is luxurious offering a beautiful sight of the turquoise sea. It features six food and beverage outlets, an all day dining restaurants named Portofino and five other dining outlets that serves appetizing cuisines. There are conference halls that can accommodate around 175 people. The nightclubs and casino are open for a thrilling experience. There are also other facilities like Gym, Jacuzzi and Massage Centres, Game Room, Babysitting and many more.
Among the amenities provided, The Aquarius Café is a seasonal restaurant that is operational from November to April. It is located at the poolside and serves snacks, salads, burgers during the daytime and the evening menu includes Asian street food. The Lobby Bar is a lounge to relax in with various cocktails, mock-tails and beverages. The Mallika restaurant is open for only dinner that specializes in Northern Frontier Indian Food.
The rooms available at Kenilworth Resort & Spa are in three categories: Deluxe/ Garden View Rooms, Superior Deluxe Rooms and Executive/Presidential Suites. These rooms depicts the exquisite Portuguese style of architecture and design. Each of the rooms has TV, workstation, direct dial phone, internet, tea/coffee maker and digital safe.
Nearby this resort, you will find many good places to shop. The popular beach-front cottages serve incredible food that would treat your taste buds to Goan cuisines.
The Kenilworth Resort & Spa is apt for people who are looking for rest, romance and spa. Make your trip to Goa mesmerizing and memorable by staying at this beautiful resort. Experience first-hand its beauty and rich facilities. So with a trip to South Goa and stay at Kenilworth Resort & Spa, de-stress yourself and come back to your home with beautiful memories.
I’m glad to share the news that The Groove Yoga Festival is being conducted from October 1 6, 2015 at Mandrem beach, Goa. This festival brings together many renowned personalities who are internationally recognized teachers, musicians and artists. During this 6 day event; yoga classes, Acro Yoga, sound workshops, bodywork, kirtan, concerts, beach parties and many more events take place. So plan a trip to this festival to unwind with your friends and family.
What’s up buddies! I always wish happiness for my readers, and bring them interesting blogs from my treasure. Today, I, David Pinto have a brief review for the people who love travelling and spending time away from their routine schedule.
If you guys happen to visit my town Goa, then firstly I welcome you with open arms. And secondly, I would like you to spend your holidays in the most popular resort of Goa which is Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa. It is a five star hotel located in South Goa, and a beautiful attraction for the tourists.
Whether you are coming with your beloved partner or it is going to be your family trip, this resort can be a perfect destination for your holiday. And trust me guys; you will surely collect many exciting memories from here after your vacation.
Luxury services, friendly staff, authentic multi cuisine, wonderful natural surroundings, utmost comfort- what more can a tourist ask for? Resort has everything to pamper the guests, right from the clean and huge pool to the lush garden area, from sensational spa treatments to a sophisticated dining area. When I was at this place, my heart was melting away and I wanted to spend more and more time here. And I think you will feel the same.
Coming to the food and drink section, get ready to tingle your taste buds and fill your tummies. There is a wide range of variety that you can find here; just name a cuisine and the chefs will present it on your table. Whether it is Chinese, Mughlai, Goan, or Continental, the restaurant has everything in store for you. The favourite section for me was the arrangement of Barbeque party with live music.
There is even a Sunken Bar and as the name tells, you can sink in the options of beverages, wines, and many more amazing drinks.
The facilities and services offered in the resort are broad; the guests will never have to wait for anything. There are air conditioned rooms with every convenience provided in the rooms. The guests only have to lighten up, settle down, get pleasure from the services, and create some wonderful memories.
One of the most enthralling festivals of Goa which is celebrated with the same affection, love and excitement by both Christians and Hindus in Goa is the Novidade festival. Marking the beginning of the harvesting season, during the Novidade festival, the farmers of both the religions serve their first lot of the rice crop to the church before moving ahead with the second slot of harvesting the crop. The parish priest is believed to be the disciple of God during the festival, and he plays the crucial role by harvesting the first bunch of rice all by himself. The parish priest then moves with offering the sheaf in the church before the altar of the God.
The Novidade festival is celebrated with all enthusiasm and integrity in the month of August and September and as per the Hindu calendar, it is celebrated in the month of ‘Bhadra Pada’.
The Novidade festivals hold utmost importance in the life of people of Goa as most of them belong to the category of farmers who survive on crop harvesting. The ritual under which the parish priest offers the harvested sheaf before the God holds the auspicious belief of the farmers from both the religions as they wait for the Novidade ceremony traditionally held in the city in order to move ahead with harvesting routine at their fields.
The festival brings in a rage of excitement and festivity in the city and people gather on roads to pay off for their belief in God. A more of a thankful celebration for bringing in the good harvest, Novidade festival is celebrated with full pomp and show. Under the tradition, the Priest of the church is taken up from fields to the church after crop harvesting with great show and road displays.
As a part of the festivities, people sing melodious songs and hymns in the chorus and at the end of the festival, there is a sparkling fireworks show put up by the people of Goa. The tribal community women of Goa perform their folk dance ‘Bhandup’ on the occasion of Novidade festival.
Goa is the top destination for every vacationer. From families to bag packers everybody loves Goa because of the versatile activities available there. It is not only famous for its beaches, but also for its cuisine, amazing rain forests and its unique mix of many cultures.
The Goa cuisine is a combination of many traditions like the Konkan, French, Italian, English and many more. It is amazing how all of them come together to provide an adventure for the taste buds. I have made a compilation of some of the food joints in Goa that I find remarkable.
Café Chocolatti serves one of the best English breakfasts and homemade chocolates in Candolim. It is a home turned into a restaurant and you will feel comfortable while the attendees are friendly and responsive. The brownies are a must try here and they are known to be moist and delicious.
Cantare which is situated in Saligoa, a part of north Goa is a restaurant you can head to for a lovely romantic time with your better half. The ambiance is amazing and the food served is delicious and the surroundings are quiet and add to the mood.
Bean me up is one of the famous places in Vagator that people go to for the organic food served there. The place boasts of the naturally grown farm fresh ingredients and the food here is prepared in such a way that the ingredients are highlighted. Every product used in a preparation can be tasted in the dishes here.
Bomras comes as a complete surprise because it serves Burmese food which one does not see often in restaurants of Goa. This place is known for the yummy Khow Swey. It is a dish prepared in sea food or chicken broth with noodles made of egg. The distinctive flavors of coconut and ginger hit you with the first bite. Goa should be on the list of every foodies bucket list because it has so many cuisines to offer and Goa offers something for everybody’s tastes and palettes.
There are many disadvantages of visiting a place as a tourist. The local vender’s try to make a fool out of the tourists by selling things at higher prices, the food is overpriced and most of the times the tourists are clueless about where to go, what to do and what to eat. These problems can be solved today with the help of technology and internet.
Goa is a place which is famous among both the Indians as well as the foreigners. The food here is overpriced and the experiences costly. I love traveling and there are some awesome apps which have helped me. Every tourist out there must try them before heading to Goa.
One of my favorites is Navmii. It is a database of maps and works exactly like Google maps, only one does not need net connectivity for it. This is an amazing application if you are traveling abroad and the data rates are high. The maps for countries can be downloaded before leaving home and the map shows eateries, petrol stations, bus and train stations and much more. It is a boon to every traveler.
I would also advise you to get the Cleartrip app for your smart phone. This particular app is quite handy while booking affordable deals on flight, train and bus booking. This app also helps you out to find hotels close to your target destination with assured last minute bookings.
Another app is Zomato which is an app that allows you to check the user reviews of the food joints before making a final choice. Filters can be added based on what sort of an eatery you are looking for and even the budget and cuisines can be chosen. You can plan your dining by the menu, reviews, ratings and tips offered by this app.
Google translate is an amazing application for foreigners who don’t understand the local language. It is also a great help if you cannot make out the directions given to you by the locals. People also tend to be friendlier towards a tourist if he or she knows a few words of the local language.
This compilation of apps is sure to guide you into any corner of Goa you want to head to. You can sit back and relax with these apps and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.