Your Guide To Enjoying Goa on a Tight Budget
Goa is a paradise. Over the years it has become a complete mecca for travellers who love the beach, sunshine and the laid-back lifestyle of the city. But, did you know, it caters to all and every kind of traveller? It is the right destination for a luxury traveller who wishes to enjoy the casino, a grand hotel room with a beach view and sip martinis on a private beach, all arranged by a tourism company. At the same time, it is a perfect destination for travellers on a tight budget. Travel is cheap, food is manageable too and sun and beach time can be enjoyed even when you are penniless.
Here is a small rundown on how to enjoy Goa if you do not have much to spend.
There are so many beaches in Goa that you can have your heart’s fill of the sand, seashells and sea water. Nobody needs a permit to go to any beach, plus there are so many beaches in Goa, you can never get tired of them. Enjoy your day soaking the sun, enjoying the lapping waves of the sea and dunking with your loved ones. Later, you can enjoy the sunset and take walks throughout the beach as evening sets in and it gets cooler. Chilling in goa and that too on a beach can happen irrespective of your budget. Chilling is essentially a mindset in Goa and the locals even have a name for it – Susegado. Contact your local tourism company and get a brief on the best spots to head out to.
Another wonderful attraction of Goa? Its beautiful Churches! A UNESCO world heritage site, The Church of Bom Jesus is dedicated to St. Francis Xavier. He is one of the patron saints of Goa. Old churches, dating all the way back to 1600s can be visited as well. Church of Saint Francis of Assisi and Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception is amongst the lot. Contacting the local tour package agency in Goa will be a good idea to get a detailed account on all the popular churches to head to.
It is true what they say; once the night falls, Goa literally comes alive. Aside from the clubs and the stellar night life that Goa offers, the night market remains a huge attraction. The variety of things offered for sale, the turn out and yes, pricing! All of this makes Goa night market a definitive visit. No matter what your spending budget is, a short visit is great to experience the whole vibe!
Although not popular, but Goa does offer some beautiful trekking trails to travellers. Travellers should go to Mollem National Park near the Dudhsagar Falls and just take in the beauty that the waterfall is. The park is lush and green with ample flora, and provides the optimum condition for a fulfilling trek! Another option for trekking enthusiasts is Krishnapur Canyon near Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary. Checkout a trekking tour package from an agency for the full experience.
Next time you want to go to Goa, don’t look at your bank balance and cancel your plans. Goa welcomes everyone with open arms and a vodka shot.