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.