About Goa

Goa, people say, is not just a place, it’s a state of mind. It also means many things to many people. To some, it represents freedom, to others, it’s a haven for family fun. For many, it’s all about the rocking party scene, while for some, it’s all about serenity. But one thing is universal. If you ask anyone in India to recommend the best vacation spot, one that combines fun and peace, it will almost always be Goa. But what is it exactly about this state, which didn’t even belong to India until 1961, that makes it such a desirable destination?

Fast Facts

Best time to visit: Mid-November to Mid-February
Special Cuisine:
Festivals: Goa carnival, São João, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, Three Kings Feast, Goa Cashew & Coconut Festival, Shigmo, Bonderam Festival

Top Experiences

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Food Trail

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Raeeth vagator
Raeeth is Vagator’s hippest new nightspot

Drawing inspiration from the legendary parties of Tulum, Mykonos and Ibiza, Raeeth in Vagator has all the makings of a stellar night out.  “Raeeth is a unique concept of highlighting three aspects…

O'aido
Preserving stories with recipes at O’Aido

O’Aido is an intimate cocktail bar in an al fresco setting in Anjuna. And Chef Ruben Pinto’s Indo-Portuguese menu is splendid.  O’Aido means courtyard in Portuguese. This garden café is a part…

Drinks Guide

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Tamras gin distillery experience centre

Unfolding the Tāmras story

India’s newest gin offers a glimpse into its production at a first-of-its-kind gin distillery tour. Devika Bhagat and Khalil Bachooali enjoyed their spirits. Bhagat was a vodka drinker, and Bachooali liked Scotch. …

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