One-day Trip To Goa : Amazing Beaches And Jubilant Crowds!

People love visiting this coastal paradise, it is a popular honeymoon spot and one cannot deny that Goa is one place in India which has visitors from all over the world. Today, Goa has one of India’s highest per-capita incomes, with farming, fishing, tourism and iron-ore mining forming the basis of its economy.

Visit to Goa

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From the quietest beaches where you can even hear yourself breathe, to the busiest flea markets where you can’t hear yourself talk. From the most honest, fresh and yummy local cuisine to the most authentic international flavors for the epicurean-explorer, you find it all here.

Even a one-day visit to Goa can be an experience that you will never forget. If you have only one day to explore Goa’s many amusements, here’s what I suggest:

Basilica of  Bom Jesus, located in old Goa, this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This church was consecrated in May 1605 and holds the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier.

Basilica of Bom Jesus Goa

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Casket with sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa

Casket with sacred relics of St. Francis Xavier, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Goa | Image Resource : mypostalcards.wordpress.com

Se Cathedral, Located in Old Goa, India, the largest church in India, dedicated to Catherine of Alexandria. It is one of the oldest and most famous religious buildings in Goa and is one of the largest churches in Asia.

Se Cathedral Goa

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Shantadurga Temple is a large temple complex,  a small laterite mud shrine was built at first. The mud-shrine was converted into a beautiful temple whose foundation stone was laid in 1730 and the temple was finished in 1738.

Shantadurga Temple Goa

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The Casino Goa is a live casino located offshore in Panaji in Goa.  This is fine place to spend your time with some legal gambling. Who knows, you might even get lucky!

The Casino Pride Goa

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Once all this is done, the best way to spend the rest of the evening would be to head to Anjuna beach. Enjoy the bliss of a sunset while strolling around the beach with wet feet and jubilant minds. The quiet of the sea is just the perfect way to relax a troubled mind. The beach is filled with restaurants that serve both traditional Goan cuisines as well as international cuisines. It’s great to  just spend the night chilling on the sand, gazing at the start filled sky.

Anjuna Beach Goa

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Crack Better Deals for Your Trip to Goa : Enjoy Without Making A Hole In Your Budget!

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.

Goan Beach

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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

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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.