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Goa sight seeing and shopping info needed!

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Lilly07, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. Lilly07

    Lilly07 Bronze IL'ite

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    We are planning to visit Goa during Dec and it would be great if someone gives some info about sight seeing list and shopping in Goa.
     
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  2. vidyasundar

    vidyasundar Bronze IL'ite

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    as most of you know there are many beaches in goa important beaches not to be missed is colva beach, calangute, marmgoa, dona paula( where the portuguese princess and her lover fisherman comitted suicide and their portrait is there) and majorda.

    other beaches are palolem, mabor, varaca,aguada, baga, miramar, agonda, benalim, cavalossim, arjuna, arambol, vagator, bogmalo..........

    shopping you can do in panjim especially cashews are cheaper bibinca is a kinda goan sweets. ofcourse drinks especially wine and beer you get good ones and cheaper.

    restaurants... as there are many restaurants in place to place dont miss Kentucky(the restaurant name not KFC) in colva beach and Martins corner( where you can see the photographs of celebrities like sachin tendulkar and most bollywood stars who visited) near Majorda resort.

    food.......... if your are a vegetarian you can find south and north indian items along with goan food but is you are a non vegie you can explore new varieties of food especially seafood......... you can select the fish size of the crab etc. dont miss squids fry(kalamari), pomfret fry and crab masala...............

    if you take drinks then you can try cock tails give a try to pina coloda and sex on the beach(cocktail name), Martins special (martins corner) even you get good mock tails. you would like it.............. even becardy breezers especially lemon flavour is a good combo with seafood.

    apart from beaches the places to visit are mangeshkar temple, boat cruise, saleem ali island and the churches........... basilica bom jesus, the rachol seminary, the se cathedral, church of our lady rossary, church of saint francis of assisi.

    bigfoot museum where you can learn about goan cculture and portugal invasion and their lifestyle

    if you have driving licence you can hire bikes or car and it is affordable......... you can hire taxi also.

    in beaches you have many activities all kinda water sports especially para sailing, water scooter. if you like adventures try and njoy...................

    hope you find this useful......... if you wanna know anything particular just let me know im always here............

    regards
    vidyasundar
     
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  3. malspie

    malspie Platinum IL'ite

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    Dear Lilly07,

    I visit Goa twice a year and do not bother much of my stay as I spend 80% of my leisure hours on the beach.
    Calangute is a family beach you will enjoy the crowd.
    Majorda is a secluded beach
    Baga if you are the HIP HOP TYPES.
    Do not forget to shop on Wednesdays and Saturdays as on these days there are 'Flea Markets' you can buy all that you wish for.
    I love to hang on the Calangute beach as its very crowded and lively.
    Water sports for the adventurers and the roaring waves for the romantics, Goa is always calling.
    Do not forget to go to "Mayem Lake" a beautiful lake where you can go paddle boating.
    Your names suggests you are non veg eater, so you can dig on all those deliciously cooked non veg items as my friends do.
    Agauda is wonderful for the photo session of the "Setting Sun".
    Do not miss the Vagator beach... its good to hold hands and sit with your loved ones.
    Churches and temples you must be aware of.
    You have boat cruise too.
    Wines pour like nectar and music fans your ears as Goans love to dance and sing.

    Pack your bags and rush.. you need not worry about the stay.. there are plenty from guest houses to rest houses to budget houses to 3 and 5 star houses, beach houses...

    Stay always depends on the personality of the person, if you wanna spend more time in your den, then pay the price. For a roller coaster like me, I look for very decent rooms with all the facilities including eateries and do not go with the hype. My life in Goa is on the beach, I have rolled on all the beaches of Goa..
    Do not venture out to Miramar.. its not worth it...
    Majorda is rich and clean beach.
     
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  4. Lilly07

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    Dear Vidya and Malspie,
    Thanks for your feed back. I am going to stay there for 3 days and hope to see as many things as as I can. I need some specific info like for shopping in GOA apart from cashews. Or if you know any standard shop, please let me know as I don't have time to explore things. Do we need to bargain in Flea market? Can I survive with English as I don't know hindi.

    I am a vegetarian Malspie ;)

    Thanks again.
     
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    Panjim - U.P. Trading - for dry fruits and liquor
    Panjim is the shopping hub of Goa.
    If you are looking for fun wears etc.. you can always shop at Baga beach...
     
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    Thanks for your reply.
     
  7. Lilly07

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    Any ethnic dress for kids and Ladies from Goa not to be missed in shopping list?
     
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    If you are visiting Goa in December, I hope you have your accommodation already booked.

    The travel around Goa is simply superb. The taxi guys are very nice and all of them speak English. The general public too are good at English. The hotel or place where you stay can arrange a taxi for taking you everywhere you want to go!. Our experience was always good, and we even engage the same taxi guy every time we visit Goa. They all have cell -phones.

    In general people are nice in Goa s the place is full of tourists and the general public is very helpful too. In Panjim, the buses are good too. And small autos too take one around every where if you want to see the city. For sight seeing the Goa tourism buses are good.

    If you are a vegetarian, it is better to know where good food is available. There are many restaurants, but compared to the fare for non-vegs, the veggies do suffer a little in Goa.

    Have a nice time and if you want any further information, i hope I can be of use.
     

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