This Story is based on the experience of Bangalore To Goa on a train trip for a group of couples with detail description of Candolim Beach & Fort Aguada. Keep in mind for things to do in Candolim & Fort Aguada.
Goa needs no introduction, Goa is known to many as “Pearl of the Orient” or the “Tourist Paradise”. The probability of finding people who have arrived at the destination for the purpose of a casual, romantic or honeymoon trip is certainly high.
However, of late a new emergence has captured the reason to holiday in Goa and it can be a real stress buster from our hectic day to day life. If you want to avoid the daily grinds of life for a while, then don’t think twice and pay a visit to Goa.
The place presents you with a very unique holiday experience in a way that no other holiday destination can match up to. You can roam around late at night, the party as if there is no tomorrow. Visit the casinos. enjoy water rides and of course shop until you drop.
We went in a group of 4 couples for 6 days and 5 nights and opted to reside at a fully furnished 2BHK apartments. We booked it well in advance through “Cleartrip” as it can become tough finding a nice place, especially during long weekend days. Luckily we got accommodation in GOVEIA RESORTS & the GINGER TREE BEACH RESORTS.
The place was strategically located at Candolim not exactly at the beach but not very far away. I feel if you wish to explore the night life of North Goa along with Old and South Goa, Candolim is the best place.
Things to do in Candolim, Goa
Speciality & Gift Shops–Shop till you drop. Since Candolim is famous for gifts shops. Some stores you can check out are Hollywood Fashion, Lhasa Art, Indian Arts Exposition, Castle The Hidden Treasure, Sheek Emporium De Goa and the likes.
Parasailing at Candolim-If you want a bird’s eye-view of the Goan coastline and the lofty Western Ghats, para-sailing is the thing for you. The season for parasailing is usually between October and April when the skies are clear and the winds blow at the just-right speed.
Water skiing at Candolim–Feel the waves beneath your feet, while you’re pulled along by a Speed-boats. Speed-boats usually pull you forward and take you across the sea, while you stand perched up on the surf-boards and hold onto a long rope attached to the boat
Candolim is not so crowded so you can experience peaceful sleep. At the same time, it is not very far from Baga Beach- which is a must, if you really want to experience night-life. Tito’s lane is the go to place for the youngsters.
Calangute Beach area is good if you want to shop and buy some souvenirs for your family and friends. For shopping, however, you can also check out the Flea markets which are organized once a week near Anjuna and Arpora beach.
But then Goa is not only about nightlife and shopping. You can visit many other places of interest. Like the Fort Aguada goa. A famous attraction where the Bollywood blockbuster “Dil Chahta Hai was filmed.
Things To Do Near Vivanta By Taj – Fort Aguada, Goa
Fort Aguada- Located at the top with panoramic view of Arabian Sea, Aguada fort is must visit. The fort is open from 8 AM to 5 PM. It may be a good idea to visit at 8 in the morning as it gets really hot here!
Fort Aguada Lighthouse– From the top of the Lighthouse on the upper portion of the fort – the view of the sea is outstanding, the bottom portion is a 5-star resort property owned by the Vivanta by Taj group
Sinquerim Beach– Amongst the most active beaches of Calangute, Baga, and Sinquerim. Sinquerim is a cleaner and better beach. Water sports are available, however, expect high rates during peak season
Dolphin watching– Just beside the fort they organize Dolphin rides as well. Make sure you go early mornings to avoid the rush
Fort Aguada Goa
They say you see dancing dolphins in the morning if you are lucky. If you want to see Old Goa, ensure you visit St. Xavier’s church. If you are residing in North Goa and wish to indulge in some water sports, Candolim beach is a good option.
The beach itself is mostly clean. Beachside shacks and massage facilities are also available.
You can also go check out Vagator and Anjuna beaches. These beaches are less crowded and rocky, very beautiful nonetheless.
There is a lot about Goa that can’t be written but only experienced. It was a trip to remember. While returning to Bangalore from Goa by train we were also greeted with beautiful sceneries of the Western Ghats. The journey was full of caves and canals. Dudhsagar fall was a major attraction which remains etched in our memories for a long, long time.
The story was shared by “Abhishek Kumar” on his experience from one of his recent trip to Goa. He is an avid traveller. For any information required on planning Goa Trip, feel free to buzz us- [email protected]
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