Thursday, March 19, 2015

Aguada Beach: A Surrealistic Tourist Destination of Goa

Situated in the Northern end of Goa, the Aguada Beach is a highly visited destination. If you intend to catch the splendid view of Fort Aguada, then this site is a must-visit. There are numerous churches at this majestic destination that are worth visiting.  The Fort Aguada was constructed by the Portuguese for checking if any enemy is encroaching from River Mandovi. It also acted as a shield of Goa from external invasion. From the ramparts of Fort Aguada, you can get the grand and majestic view of the Golden beaches running up to the boundaries of Maharashtra.
Aguada Beach, Goa
How to reach Aguada Beach?
If you are planning for a Goa holiday here, then you can take the route of Dabolim International Airport, which is located at a distance of 29 Km from the city of Panaji. There are regular flights to major cities of India. Here, you can also find flights for International destinations.

Margao & Vasco Da Gama is the primary railheads of this beach state. Trains from various major cities and states are also available here. Goa has been linked to different parts of the country through an exceptional network of roads. KSRTC & MSRTC buses regularly run between major points of this state.

Accommodation in Goa:
There are a plethora of beach resorts in Goa. If we start counting these resorts, then the final figure would be mind boggling. So, when a visitor is expected to make a choice among the lot, he/she often lands in a soup. In order to avoid such a complicated situation, you can consider staying in United-21 Emerald Goa. Equipped with wide range of amenities & services, the air-conditioned rooms & suited of our hotel are bound to leave you some extremely memorable moments. The pinnacle level quality services of our hotel give even the best 3 Star & 4 star hotels in Goa a run for their money.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Places in Goa that are Worth Visiting During Monsoons

Monsoon is a time when the beauty of Goa is enhanced with vast expanses of greenery, rivers flowing with abundance, rushing streams, waterfalls, and the soothing sounds of downpours. The 3 star hotels in Goa have significant reductions in tariffs around this time of the year as compared to other seasons, making stays in them affordable for tourists. Wet season arrives in this region during early June, which provides great respite for many after the sweltering heat of summers. There are several places where travellers can experience the magic of monsoons.
Among these spots is the Arvalem Falls, which descend from the Rudreshwar temple. Experienced swimmers can have an exciting time in the lake which forms at the bottom of Arvalem Falls as the gushing waters cascade from a height of about 70 feet. Dudhsagar Falls is yet another beautiful spot to visit during monsoons in Goa. Tourists can choose to stay in any of the 4 star hotels in Goa located close to it. The name 'Dudhsagar' literally translates as 'Sea of Milk' in the local language, and is derived from the appearance of foamy milk that it carries. Having an accommodation in any of the Goa 3 star hotels would give travellers the opportunity to visit these places, while enjoying some ultra-modern facilities during their stay.

Situated in the midst of enchanting green hills in Bicholim is the Mayem Lake, which is a fabulous picnic spot for travellers. Another lake visited by guests of Goa 4 star hotels and backpackers staying in budget hotels alike, is the Carambolim Lake. Its surroundings wear a green cover during the monsoons, and it is the most sought-after destinations of migratory birds. Kesarval and Pomburpa, the two natural springs in Goa known for their medicinal properties, can also be visited by tourists during the monsoons.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Enjoy Entertaining Shows on Astronomy While Touring Goa

The very mention of Goa fills the tourists' minds with images of beautiful sandy beaches and vast expanses of swaying coconut palms. However, this small state in western part of India has much more things to offer to its tourists coming from different corners of the globe. There are plenty of options to be explored during a Goa holiday for unlimited fun and entertainment. Among them are places that allow tourists to explore the different aspects of science and technology.

Goa Science Centre is one such place, which conducts interactive shows in its modern Digital Planetarium for the purpose of explaining celestial phenomena in a simple and illustrative way. The planetarium conducts four shows daily and is occupied with a seating capacity of 53. Some of the holiday packages to Goa include a visit to the Goa Science Centre, as it is also equipped with a unique 3D Theatre. It screens some exciting 3D films on an HD projection system with Dolby Digital sound. Another exciting place for those enjoying a holiday in Goa and wanting to explore some astronomy is the Public Astronomical Observatory, located at Junta House in Goa's capital city, Panaji. It is open from the 14th of November to 31st of May every year.

In order to have greater convenience in visiting these places, tourists would need comfortable accommodations during their vacation. The hotels in this part of the world are well-equipped with all the latest facilities. Modern amenities in them like Wi-Fi connectivity, personal safe, shopping closets, and personal bar, make staying in them a memorable experience. There are many hotels that offer Goa holiday packages at reasonable rates. Visits to some of the most exciting attractions in the state are included in these packages, giving travellers the opportunity to explore the different aspects of Goa while vacationing in the state.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Mouth-Watering Cuisine of Goa

Call it a 'Tourist's Paradise' or 'Pearl of the Orient’; Goa is certainly a place where many travellers in the world love to spend their vacation. It is a small state on the western coast of India, which forms a part of the Konkan region. Vast expanses of scenic beauty and historic places make Goa one of the most favoured travel destinations among numerous tourists. Its rich culture and a laid-back atmosphere attract large number of people from different corners of the world every year.

Another great aspect of Goa is its fabulous cuisine, which offers a good variety in some lip-smacking dishes. All these delicacies have their share of Indian and Portuguese influences. Goan dishes make generous use of local spices, coconut, and the 'Kokum' fruit. Staple diet of Goan people is rice and fish curry. A variety of chilli called 'Peri Peri' is used in some Goan dishes, to make them spicy and delicious.
Some of the mouth-watering local cuisines can be enjoyed by tourists along with other popular dishes during their time spent in this region. Multi-cuisine restaurants of the best hotels in Goa include most of the local delicacies on their menu, besides all the other popular cuisines.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Enjoy the Calm & Serene Ambiance of Baga Beach

Considered in the list of most sought after beaches in India, Baga Beach is a key tourist attraction in the state of Goa. The pleasant ambiance and scenic views around this beach attract more and more visitors every year for enjoying a Goa beach holiday. During early morning hours, fishermen can be seen setting off in the sea for catching fishes. You can also witness lots of fishing boats docked near the shoreline.
Baga Beach in Goa
Unlike other beaches in Goa, Baga is relatively secluded from the outside world, which makes it an ideal destination for all those individual who are seeking a calm and serene destination. The calm atmosphere, soul soothing breeze during evening hours and a plenty of water activities would make you immediately fall in love with this place.
Water Sports Activity at Baga Beach
Amongst a plethora of activities, dolphin spotting, parasailing, banana boat ride and sun-basking are highly demanded activities on this beach. Feel the adrenalin rush as you involve in a watersports activity. Though you can visit this heavenly destination at any part of the year, but in order to have maximum, you should consider visiting here from November to March.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Birthday of Jesus Christ is a Big Day in India

A Christmas vacation normally begins with a visit to the church and greeting close relatives and friends. People exchange gifts with everyone at home and enjoy some special delicacies prepared for the occasion. Outside their homes, there are some great decorations, such as, electrical lighting on a Christmas tree, and star-shaped lanterns hung near the entrance.
Wish you Merry Christmas
Small shops and other commercial establishments also welcome the festive season with elaborate decorations. Some have a Santa waiting besides a Christmas tree to greet customers and delight them with some goodies. Men and women shop for their favourite items, while kids enjoy the Christmas goodies presented to them by Santa Claus. Before the Christmas holidays, teachers and students in schools organize some exciting events and Christmas parties.

Boys and girls participate in these events, in which, they may even get the chance to sing carols and to visit the neighbourhoods for some philanthropic activities. Tourists who are in India during the Christmas season can enjoy their stay in Hotel United-21 Emerald, Goa and get the opportunity to celebrate Christmas with the local population.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Goa is One of The Best Indian Beach Destinations

Fondly called 'Rome of the East' by many travellers, Goa is visited by millions of tourists every year. It has been ranked as the best state of India in terms of infrastructure and quality of life. According to some Hindu scholars, this region was known by several names in the past, such as, Gomanta, Govapuri and Govem. Goa is referred to as Govarashtra or Goparashtra in Mahabharata, an ancient Hindu text.

beaches in goa
 Goa has a tropical monsoon climate, and its atmosphere remains hot and humid for most parts of the year owing to its location in the tropical zone and closeness to the Arabian Sea. May is the hottest month in this Indian state, with daytime temperatures occasionally rising above 35-Degree Celsius. Monsoon makes its presence felt in this region during the period from June to September. Winters from mid-December to February are highly pleasant with moderate humidity and temperatures rarely rising above 28-Degree Celsius.

Tourists mostly choose to visit the coastal areas of Goa, but there are plenty of attractions in store for those who wish to explore its historical attractions. The budget hotels in Goa give travellers the chance to visit some of the best temples and churches in this region, besides its marvellous beaches.