As one of the last long weekends of the year approaches, many of you are probably already planning a short getaway. If you are in Bombay, just stop thinking anything and head over to Goa. And why not? This quaint little state is the perfect getaway, having everything from a revitalising dose of nature to the unleashed fun to one of the hottest party destinations in the world.
Still not convinced? Well, for starters Mumbai to Goa flights will help you reach in roughly about an hour, and usually you can find a lot of offers with Indigo Airlines most of the time. Accommodation, too, is about as cheap as picturesque as it can get – from cosy tree-houses to gorgeous shacks on the beaches – there’s no end to the ways Goa will keep impressing you.
If you are heading to Goa, avoid crowded areas like Vagator or Anjuna or even Colva, and instead head towards less explored localities like Cavelossim – approximately 15 km south of Margao – or Morjim. These two and a few other areas are where you can explore the native culture of Goa, especially the fishermen villages which are absolutely mesmerizing. Make at least one attempt to witness the whole fishing haul early morning which is a beautiful mix of chaos and the simplicity of life. And if you are a foodie, you can lay your hands on the freshest and most succulent seafood.
But if you are first timer, I bet you would dying to have your Dil Chahta Hain moment with your besties. Head to Chapora, the iconic fort and a indulge in absolute break from your life on the cliff. I will not tell you how you feel, but i bet it would be something totally worth. And of course, don’t forget to get a scooty and relive the iconic moment with your friends because Goa is that one place where you find a definition to your youth and you really grow up.
Goa, to many of us who have visited this beauty over and over, is a serendipitous destination – you will never know what surprise the place will throw at you each and every single time. And this what makes Goa the perfect no-questions-asked weekend getaway for anyone of any age!