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Goa | Top Places, Food & Hotels

Explore Goa - Top Places, Best Beaches, Shopping Havens, and Best Budget Hotels in Goa with OYO Rooms

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Goa | Top Places, Food & Hotels

  1. 1. GOA - At a Glance #1 Best Time To Visit: Winter & Summer #2 Official Language: Konkani #3 Languages Spoken: Konkani, Marathi, Hindi #4 Climate: Coastal #5 Main Attractions: Beaches, Forts & Churches
  2. 2. What to See? Top 5 Places to Explore in Goa
  3. 3. It is one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. It is famous for the mortal remains of St. Francis Xavier kept inside the Basilica. Built on Baroque architecture, it was the first basilica to be built in India. Located in Old Goa region, it was built in 1594 with marbled floor and valuable stones. An Interesting Fact: The body of St. Francis Xavier is kept inside a casket which goes on exhibition every 10 years. #1 Basilica of Bom Jesus
  4. 4. Also known as the Sea of Milk, the waterfall is a beautiful spectacle on Mandovi river and is 60 kms from the capital of Goa, Panaji. Surrounded by a thick cover of daciduous forests, the waterfall divides the Goan and Karnataka states. The best time to visit this spot is Monsoons when the water is flowing at full gush. An Interesting Tip: You can take a train from the Castle Rock station to get here. The train stops at Dudhsagar station for a minute. The station is an unscheduled stop so don’t expect a platform here. Just descend the steep train stairs and get going. #2 Dudhsagar Waterfall
  5. 5. Standing on Sinquerium Beach overlooking the Arabian Sea, Fort Aguada is a 17th century Portuguese wonder. One of the main attractions here is its four-storied lighthouse. It was constructed in 1613 and used for guarding the area from the Dutch and Maratha armies coming by sea. An Interesting Fact: A freshwater spring located inside the fort premises was used by the passing Portuguese ships to replenish their water storage, hence the name Aguada. #3 Fort Aguada
  6. 6. Located in the Colva village of south of Goa, Colva beach is famous for its powder white sand and lines of coconut trees extending along the shore. During the Portuguese rule of the state, Colva was considered to be a retreat, where officials would come for leisurely holidays. The area has many villas and a number of old Portuguese ruins. An Interesting Tip: It is the perfect stop for tourists as the beach offers cheap hotel stays, beach shacks, food stalls and many clubs and bars. #4 Colva Beach
  7. 7. #5 Anjuna Beach Anjuna beach is situated in the village of Anjuna, one of the 12 Brahmin communities of this area of Bardez. It also has the famous St. Michael’s Church located here where feasts take place on every 29th September in the memory of St. Michael. An Interesting Tip: For all you party animals- It is famous for hosting trance parties. It is also a shopper’s heaven as a flee market is in full swing every Wednesday from morning till evening.
  8. 8. What Else? Wanna explore more…
  9. 9. Calangute Beach The beach attracts peak rush in New Years and Christmas seasons. Apart from that, it also offers water sports like skiing, parasailing etc. An Interesting Tip: Apart from the beach, one can also check out St. Alex Church and the Tinto market of Calangute.
  10. 10. Cabo De Rama A Goan beach fort named after Lord Rama, it is located in Canacona, Goa which is merely 25 kms from Margao. It is the oldest fort in Goa, constructed even before the Portuguese came here. As per the Hindu mythology, Lord Rama took refuge here with his wife Sita when they were on a 14 years exile from Ayodhaya. An Important Fact: The Portuguese renovated the place and installed 21 guns and constructed their barracks inside. The present ruin of the fort is also a reminiscence of the old Portuguese construction
  11. 11. Baga Beach Thousands of tourists come here every year to visit the Baga Beach and the Baga Creek. One can see rows of shacks and fishermen boats at the beach everyday. One can come here to enjoy water sports like parasailing, dolphin cruises and more. An Interesting Fact: The beach derives its name from Baga Creek that feeds into Arabian sea at the beach’s northern end.
  12. 12. Sunburn Festival Welcome to Asia’s largest Music Festival at the shores of Goa. Sunburn is the largest EDM (Electronic Dance Music) fest that is held every year in Vagator, Goa. In 2009, CNN ranked it as the 9th best festival across the world. Artists from all over the world perform simultaneously on different stages. An Interesting Fact: Sunburn is a 3-day continuous festival that, apart from music, also offers loads of food and shopping to its patrons.
  13. 13. Night Life When it comes to Goan Night Life, you are literally spoilt for choices. From people handing out club pamphlets on the beach to taxi drivers advising you to go to a certain pub, it’s not possible for you to ditch the party scene here. An Interesting Fact: Club Cubana in Arpora Hill, is considered to be the best night club in Goa and possibly in entire India. It levies a cover charge of Rs 400/- and gives unlimited drinks all night out. It also offers bikini competitions, pool games and other activites inside the premises.
  14. 14. What to Eat?
  15. 15. Goan Food The staple diet of Goan people is fish curry with rice. Coconut oil, vinegar and chilli pepper are some of the ingredients of elaborate and mouth watering Goan dishes. An Interesting Fact: Goan Hindu food and catholic food are two kinds of Goan food prepared here.
  16. 16. AmbotTik Sour and Spicy It is a sour and spicy gravy served with shark or catfish meat. It is served with simple steamed or poached rice. It is one of the most loved Goan cuisines. An Interesting Fact: The gravy is made by adding tamarind, peppercorn and dried red chillies. It is a real treat for all spicy food lovers.
  17. 17. Crab XecXecA It is a famous Goan dish whose gravy is made with coriander, dry roasted spices and grounded coconut. Full of crab meat, it is a mouth-watering dish that crab lovers cannot miss. An Interesting Tip: It is best served with steamed or poached rice or bread. So dig in an enjoy this delicious Goan preparation.
  18. 18. Fish Curry and Rice The most popular of Konkani food, this is a thali preparation also known as Xittcodd in Konkani. The fish gravy is made by adding chillies and turmeric and hence the reddish-yellow color of the gravy. An Interesting Tip: It is served with an assortment of vegetables and rice. The fish commonly used in this gravy is bangda or mackerel.
  19. 19. What to Shop?
  20. 20. Anjuna Flee Market The flee market is organized every Wednesday on Anjuna Beach. One can buy holiday souvenirs and beach clothes among many other things here. the market has to offer beautiful Tibetan artifacts and trinkets. Also on display are Kashmiri and Gujarati trinkets. One can also explore the handicraft market. An Important Tip: Due to tough competition here, one can bargain as much as they want. So, enjoy shopping!
  21. 21. Arambol Hammock Boutique Located on Arambol beach, this premiere Goan trademark place has a lot of innovative and attractive hammock designs to offer. Overseeing the Arambol hill, this canopy- covered space is surrounded by lush green gardens and one can use and experience these hammocks before buying. An Important Tip: The place has to offer product lines along three different ranges: The flying carpet, The Flying Chair and Classic Hammock.
  22. 22. Artjuna Boutique For all you lifestyle and home décor enthusiasts, this place is a perfect heaven. It offers attractive antique furniture pieces, designer home décor items like rugs, wall hangings and drapes among other home accessories. An Interesting Tip: The place also sells delicate jewellery plated in gold and silver.
  23. 23. Where to Stay?
  24. 24. After a day long sun-bath, biking, food experiments, shopping, football & volleyball trysts and above all after partying all night, we’re sure you’d love to book an OYO to relax in OYO Budget Rooms starting at Rs.999/- at www.oyorooms.com/goa
  25. 25. Free High Speed Wi-Fi Complimentary Breakfast 24x7 Front Desk Beautiful Swimming Pool Spotless Linen, AC Rooms, LED TVs
  26. 26. And above all, a great Oyo experience to make you #stayawesome Party All Night & Sun Soak Each Day. Shop, Eat, Live Goa and find your best budget hotel deal in GOA starting Rs.999/ with OYO Rooms
  27. 27. Who We Are?
  28. 28. Experience the best of budget hotels in India with OYO Rooms, India’s fastest growing chain of Standardized Budget Rooms where we believe in giving you a Predictable Budget Hotel Experience and aim that OYOs become your choicest Stay partner across India!
  29. 29. At www.oyorooms.com we want to change your general perception of Budget Hotels. Passionately each moment, we aim at expanding our chain of budget hotels in India by creating Predictable Budget Hotels where each customer knows that all basics of a new age traveler will be provided with great hospitality and there’s no haggle to make your #stayawesome

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